India has won the toss and they will bat firstin the fifth and final One Day International cricket game against New Zealand being played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Saturday, October 29, 2016

The day/night match starts at 1:30 p.m. IST, 8 am GMT.

Final scores: India win by 190 runs and series by 3-1

India wins by 190 runs and series by 3-1

New Zealand 79 all out

India 269/6 (50.0 ov)

The Indian line-up:V Kohli, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Jadhav, Rahane, Patel, J Yadav, A Mishra, Rohit Sharma, Yadav and JJ Bumrah.

The weather is hot and humid even though it did rain last night.

Rain forecast later in the day, but it is unlikely to affect the game much.

Very rarely does any team square a five ODI series against India in India by a margin of 2-2. New Zealand will create history if their players can pull off a win in today's game as i don't remember when last a team won a ODI series in India.

The 4th ODI was a big loss for the hosts. Very rarely does India lose a game chasing a modest total of just 260 runs at home, considering the batting depth they have until the end. But the hosts can expect hostile batting and bowling from the Indians in this decider.

TV telecast and live streaming online details.

The list of Tv channels that will broadcast the game live in various countries is as below:

  • India : Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD and Doordarshan
  • New Zealand: Fox Sports
  • United Kingdom: Sky Sports
  • United States: Willow TV
  • Africa : SuperSport
  • Pakistan: Ten Sports

The game can be watched online on the official website of Star Sports in India and Willow.TV in the US.Hotstar will also be live streaming the game online at its website hotstar.com.

Pitch and weather report

Earlier there were threats of cyclone Kyant to hit the Visakhapatnam city, but now it seems to be weakened.

There was heavy rain on Thursday and even on Friday evening. Saturday also rain is forecast at

On Saturday too rain is forecast at Vizag, the curator said 80% of the outfield is covered and the excellent drainage system of the pitch should take care of any rain during the game.

However, the ball is expected to come on to the bat quickly and that should help the batsman.

The team that wins the toss will decide on what to do based on the conditions at that time, but most probably batting first would be idle for any team.

The stats of this venue also does not favour India as they have lost four games out of five. They won only one game here against the West Indies team in 2013.

Ina another international game today, Bangladesh is playing England in the 2nd Test. Follow that match live on Blasting News here.

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