Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja gives a dramatic finish to the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand

The 3rd ODI between India and  New Zealand ended up dramatically as India managed to tie the match thanks to the all-round effort of both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin .After winning the toss Indian skipper MS Dhoni decide to field first which went against his favor as New Zealand posted a huge total of 314 runs in 50 overs.

New Zealand lost their first wicket on 36 runs.Kane Williamson joined Martin Guptill after the dismissal of the first wicket.Both this players batted superbly to set up a strong platform for the kiwis.This pair added 153 runs for the 3rd wicket.Martin Guptill scored a very impressive 111 facing 129 ballls and Kane Williamson made 65 runs.Wicket keeper Luke Ronchi palyed a very good innings down the order scoring 38 runs of just 20 balls.Indian pace attack was not very impressive today.Mohammad Shami took 2 wickets given away 84 runs of his 10 overs and Ravindra Jadeja also picked up 2 wickets for 47 runs which was a very decent bowling performance.

After getting a big total of 314 runs Indian openers provided a good start to India.They were able to post 64 runs as an opening pair before Shikhar Dhawan got out.Indian batting line up fumbled after the dismissal of Dhawan as kiwi bowlers picked up the next three wickets pretty quickly.India were in a very big trouble when Dhoni and Raina joined in.Both of them batted very well to take India to 146-4.Suresh Raina got out on a short pitch delivery.Skipper MS Dhoni got out after getting his fifty.Ashwin started scoring runs very quickly with Ravindra Jadeja.Both of them took India to a better position.Ashwin got out caught when India was on 269.Martin Guptill showed a great presence of mind while taking the catch of Ashwin in the leg side boundary.India in the last over needed 18 runs.Jadeja smashed the very first ball of the over for a boundary.He hit two fours and one massive six in the last over of the match and was able to score 17 runs in the last over which helped India to tie the match.Overall it was a very good one day game.

Ravindra Jadeja was chosen the man of the match for his brilliant all-round performance which kept the hopes of Indian fans alive in the series.Now India will have to win the next two matches to level the series.