This was Rahul's (112) first century while batting at the number five position. However, Rahul (112) and Pandey (42) perished in the 47th over, leaving India at 269/6.
India score 296/7 in their 50 overs in the third ODI against New Zealand
New Zealand brought in Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner in place of Tom Blundell and Mitchell Santner. On the other hand, India decided to give Manish Pandey a chance in place of Kedar Jadhav.
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New Zealand managed to take wickets at regular intervals, and India was left dependent on Jadeja. Navdeep Saini who came out to bat at number nine provided support to the experienced Jadeja and the duo put on 76 runs.
India had set Pakistan a target of 420 runs in the match and the visitors got off to a steady start as openers Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar put on 101 runs for the first wicket.
Bushfire relief match was slated to be played between Ponting XI and Warne XI, but now Adam Gilchrist will be taking over the captaincy from Shane Warne, as the former spinner has prior commitments.
The 25-year-old played a knock of 103 runs to enable India to post a score of 347/4 in the allotted fifty overs. He found support in wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul and the duo put on 136 runs for the fourth wicket.
KL Rahul, who came in to bat at number five provided the much-needed impetus to the innings. He along with Iyer put on a stand of 136 runs for the fourth wicket.
Rohit Sharma has also been ruled out of the ODI series against the Kiwis after injuring his calf in the final T20I. Mayank Agarwal has been named as Rohit's replacement for the ODIs.