Despite being pushed out of comfort zone by NZ class bowling attack in 4th ODI, India finished the series against NZ on a high as India beat NZ by 35 runs. Although Top order once again collapses on 17/3. But India's middle order show some resistance, unlike last ODI. Ambati Rayudu scored 90 runs and took the inning forward with Shankar. Pandya's 22-ball 45 proves to be a turning point which took the team to 252 on board.