We didn’t deserve to win, they deserve 3-0 – Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli looked dejected after India suffered only their fourth whitewash in a series of three or more ODIs.* It was a first for Kohli, too, as Indian captain. However, Kohli admitted that India did not deserve to win and New Zealand did because the hosts showed better “composure under pressure”.

After losing T20 series 5-0, New Zealand bounced back strongly, winning the each of the three ODIs convincingly. In Hamilton, Ross Taylor and stand-in captain Tom Latham chased down a record target to surprise Kohli’s men. In Auckland, chasing 274, India’s batsmen struggled and fell short by 22 runs. And on Tuesday, New Zealand won with just under three overs to spare in a chase of 297. Poor fielding and bowling were two areas Kohli pointed at after the loss.

“The games are not as bad as the scoreline suggests,” Kohli said to the host broadcaster during the post-match presentation. “The…

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