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New Zealand thrash India in the 4th ODI by 7 wickets, clinch series 3-0
With the help of Ross Taylor's brilliant century, New Zealand defeated India in the 4th ODI by 7 wickets. Taylor, who scored 112 runs off 127 balls in the innings helped the Kiwis to clinch the series, 3-0. Apart from a splendid inning, Taylor also built a useful partnership with Kane Williamson (60) putting on 130-runs for the third wicket and later with skipper Brendon McCullum (49 n.o), an unbroken 92 runs for the fourth wicket.

Earlier in the day it was India, who won the toss fourth time in a row and finally decided to bat first. The team had witnessed some changes, as Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina were replaced by Ambati Rayudu and S. Binny. Virat Kohli walked into bat as an opener along with Rohit Sharma, but the plan failed with Kohli only adding two runs to his credit. Rohit played well to score 79 runs in the match.

In the end, it was skipper Dhoni along with Jadeja who accelerated the innings by some brilliant fireworks all over the ground. Dhoni scored 73 runs with 7 fours and 3 sixes, while Jadeja scored 62 off 54 balls, which included 8 fours and 2 sixes, adding 127 runs for the sixth wicket, which helped India put up a decent target of of 279 runs.

New Zealand who were high on spirits by leading the series 2-0, also shuffled their team by resting Corey Anderson and Mitchell McClenaghan and bringing Kyle Mills and James Neeesham in their place. Kiwi openers gave a brilliant start to the team adding 54 runs in just 7 overs. Ryder got out scoring 19 runs in the 7th over and Guptill got out in the next over with 35 runs to his name. This was the only positive thing for India, as Ross Taylor played superbly well to help New Zealand win. Williamson and Taylor primarily laid the foundation stone for the black caps victory. When Williamson got out in the 35th over the score read 188 runs, but he had already placed the kiwis in the driver's seat.

The Indian Indian bowlers struggled with their line and length, as the black caps batsmen scored easily and steadily. They won the game with 11 deliveries to spare.

With this, India has lost two series in a row. The last one being their defeat to South Africa late last year. This loss has also put a question mark on the performance of the reigning world champions, who are struggling to leave their mark on foreign pitches, and seems to be struggling with the form in both the batting as well as the bowling department.

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