Hardik Pandya lost his wicket because of Virat Kohli's century. Here's how

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"Great opportunity to win a series in India for the first time, but we're just looking to enjoy ourselves today", Williamson said at the toss at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium.

India will heavily rely on skipper Virat Kohli to lead the side from the front in the batting department alongside opener Shikhar Dhawan, middle-order batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Panya who have looked in good nick throughout the series.

Virat Kohli has been stitching up his own records and one such record came on Sunday when the Indian cricket captain became the fastest batsman to get to 9,000 ODI runs.

In the end, New Zealand's fearless chase of the target fell just six runs short to hand India a 2-1 victory after a hard-fought series. The visitors have displayed resilience and fighting power to keep the three-match series alive till the decider, even though they could not make a match of it in the second ODI in Pune.

The 28-year-old achieved the 8000-run mark in ODIs in just 175 innings, again breaking AB de Villiers' record, who took 182 innings.

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Earlier, paceman Tim Southee sent Kohli packing but not after the in-form batsman, who became the quickest to get to 9000 runs during his 106-ball knock, registered his 32nd ODI century.

Currently, team India is playing at 3rd and final match against New Zealand as they already leveled he series with 1-1. When he crossed 10, Kohli reached 2000 runs for the year.Next in the list is Hashim Amla, who has 1988 runs in 34 matches.

The difference between the both sides would have been Trent Boult and India did a maflgnificent job to blunt him down in the first spell.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not have the best of days with the ball.

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