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India-New Zealand ODI: New Zealand beat India by 87 runs, win ODI series 4-0

Wellington: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson continued prolific summers with the bat while Matt Henry claimed four wickets on debut as New Zealand beat India by 87 runs to complete the one-day international series 4-0
India TV Sports Desk January 31, 2014 15:18 IST
India TV Sports Desk
Wellington: Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson continued prolific summers with the bat while Matt Henry claimed four wickets on debut as New Zealand beat India by 87 runs to complete the one-day international series 4-0 winners on Friday.



Taylor scored his second century in consecutive innings and Williamson his fifth half century of the series as New Zealand made 303-5 batting first. Henry then took 4-38 in an impressive debut as India was all out for 216 in 49.4 overs.

The win continued seventh-ranked New Zealand's complete dominance of top-ranked India in the series, the third match of which was tied. New Zealand won the first two matches by 24 runs and 15 runs and the last two more emphatically, by seven wickets and 87 runs.
   
New Zealand's emphatic performance in the series owed a great deal to its consistency with the bat, and that in turn owed much to Taylor and Williamson.
   
Taylor followed his 112 not out in the fourth match on Tuesday with 102 on Friday, and also scored two half centuries in five innings, totalling 343 runs in the series at an average of 85.75.
   
Williamson became only the second player, after Pakistan's Yasir Hameed, to score half centuries in every innings of a five match series.