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We're very much on target to win series against India: New Zealand wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi

Monday, 27 January 2014 - 11:56am IST | Place: Hamilton | Agency: PTI

Unperturbed by India's remarkable come-from-behind performance in the thrilling tied third ODI, New Zealand wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi today said with a comfortable 2-0 lead, the hosts are well on course to win the five-match ODI series.

The series currently stands at 2-0 in favour of New Zealand after India lost the first two ODIs in Napier (by 24 runs) and Hamilton (by 15 runs), while the third ODI at Auckland finished in a scintillating last-ball tie on Saturday.

New Zealand just need one win our of the two remaining ODI to seal the series, and Ronchi exuded confidence of achieving the target.

"We didn't lose in Auckland. We obviously would have liked to won. I think a tie was pretty fair result since both sides played some good cricket. It was a serious game of cricket to watch and be a part of. I think it was a fair result in the end," he said ahead of the fourth ODI here tomorrow.

"We are still playing good cricket and still in a good mind frame, we have to keep going that way. We are very much on target to win the series," he said.

The Black Caps had scored 314 runs and India looked set to go down 0-3 in the series, before stunning half-centuries from Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja helped the visitors snatch a sensational tie from the jaws of defeat in the last game.


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