Mohali: Captain Virat Kohli slammed a swashbuckling century helped the Indian side take a 2-1 lead against the blackcaps in the third one-day international played at Mohali on Sunday. Manish Pandey finished the match emphatically by cracking boundary when India need one run in the 49th over.
Dropped a catch when Kohli was at 6 runs, Kiwis went on to pay heavy price as kohli showed temperament and patience equally as during the innings of 154 runs in 130 balls. Kohli and Dhoni added a partnership of 234 runs giving firm grip to reach the target. Manish Pandey too came handy chipping 28.
Ajinkya Rahane, on whom the India pinned hopes, was out for five runs while opener Rohit Sharma made 13 runs. Earlier, New Zealanders put a descent score of 285 on the board.