New Zealand thrashed India in the third ODI on Tuesday to clinch the three-match series by a 3-0 margin.
India managed 296/7 after KL Rahul (112) scored a ton.
In reply, New Zealand (300/5) rode on a collective approach to surge past the target in 47.1 overs.
Here we analyze the key takeaways from the ODI series.
India have found a solid option at number five in the form of Rahul.
The manner in which he sets himself up and paces his innings, is something for everyone to witness.
With three scores of 80-plus at number five this year, Rahul is someone who brings substance.
With Shreyas Iyer delivering consistently at number four, India are sorted in these two positions.
The ongoing tour saw Kohli amass just 75 runs from three matches.
Notably, an average of 25.00 is what Kohli managed.
This is his worst series average in the last five years.
He got scores of 51, 15 and 9 against the Kiwis.
He couldn't quite get a hold.
The Indian pacers were not up to the mark in the three-match ODI series.
They failed to defend 347 runs in the first ODI and then let New Zealand off the hook in the second encounter.
On Tuesday, the pacers conceded 205 runs in 27.1 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah failed to take a single wicket in the series.
Also, the team's fielding was below-par throughout.
This series belonged to Ross Taylor. The veteran middle-order batsman amassed 194 runs in the series.
He was the chief architect in the first ODI and scored a match-winning century (109*).
It was also his unbeaten 73 in the second match that helped New Zealand snatch momentum.
Taylor, who missed out in the T20Is at crucial junctures, stood up for his side.
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