IND VS NZ 5th ODI : India win by 35 runs, clinch series 4-1

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HAMILTON: India overcame a disastrous start to earn a hard fought 35-run win over New Zealand in the fifth One Day International (ODI) on Sunday to finish the series with a 4-1 scoreline in their favour, proving the heavy loss at Hamilton was an aberration.

At 18 for four, India were heading towards another sub-100 total before Ambati Rayudu (90 off 113) and Vijay Shankar (45 off 64) forged a 98-run stand to ensure India ended with a fighting 252.

Hardik Pandya's 45 off 22 balls also went a long way in India posting a challenging target and his two wickets later on showed why he is such an important member of the team.