Blackcaps vs India: India cruise to big win over NZ in third one-day international

India have coasted to another effortless win in the third one-day international against the Blackcaps to clinch their five-game series with two matches to spare.

The visitors continued their dominant form with bat and ball, restricting New Zealand to just 243 all out, before easing to victory with seven overs to spare at Bay Oval.

Opener Rohit Sharma was the pick of the Indian batsmen, laying the foundation for this side's chase with a well compiled 62.

That was closely followed by a superb captain's knock from Virat Kohli, bidding farewell to New Zealand with a knock of 60 - his 49th ODI half century.

Seamer Trent Boult was NZ's best with the ball taking two wickets for 40 from his 10-over allotment, while spinner Mitchell Santner fought hard for figures of 1/45.

Earlier, Ross Taylor did his best to salvage a competitive total for New Zealand in light of another failure from the top order, falling agonisingly short of a century as he edged behind on 93.

He combined with Tom Latham (51) for a partnership of 119, but NZ were unable to capitalise on their wickets in hand entering the final 10 overs once the two departed.

The series now shifts to Hamilton on Thursday  for the first of two dead rubbers.

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