India clinched the ODI series on the eve of Diwali as New Zealand collapsed like a pack of cards – from being in a comfortable position at 63/2, to getting all out for 79.

The win was India’s fourth largest in ODIs in terms of runs, as they beat the visitors by a humongous margin of 190-runs. Amit Mishra (5-18) wrapped up the New Zealand innings as he claimed a five-wicket-haul that earned him the Man-of-the-Match award. He was also named Man of the Series for picking up 15 wickets.

It was an emotional win as well, with the Indian team offering its Diwali wishes in the form of a win to the Indian Army soldiers, after the #Sandesh2Soldiers campaign was launched by Prime Minister Modi. It was also remarkable as it was one of those rare times when players display names of their mothers on their jerseys instead of their usual names. It was an initiative to offer respect to mothers all over the world under the campaign #NayiSoch.

As India won its major bilateral series in a time span of 2 years, we take a look at the top tweets from the match:

https://twitter.com/unforced_errorz/status/792413749265268738

https://twitter.com/stifliar/status/792413557010886656

 

 

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