It was yet another clinical performance by the Indian team as they beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the 3rd ODI to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series. Kiwis' decision to bat first backfired as regular wickets dented their cause. Ross Taylor's 93 too couldn't stitch their innings together as the hosts were bowled out for 243. In reply, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma with a fifty each laid a perfect foundation. Rayudu & Karthik took the visitors past the finish line as India clinched their 3rd consecutive bilateral ODI series.