It won't be long before these two teams meet in the actual tournament and then the Kiwis will have the mental edge. Indian bowlers though had a good work out as the wicket flattened out and the spinners tried to alter the pace of the ball to be successful.
This contest got over rather quickly. It was a dead-rubber and the series-winners didn't turn up for the match. In the absence of Kohli and Dhoni, the Indians were skittled out cheaply.
After the loss of the openers, the untested middle-order had a golden opportunity to show their mettle. Unfortunately for India, none of them stood up. Yes, the ball was swinging around and batting was tough, but surely it wasn't a track to get bowled out for a score less than A wake up call?
On the other hand, it was a much-needed victory for Williamson's men. Having lost the series, they have avoided a whitewash at home.
Will the end result be of ? Join us on Sunday for the final ODI. Williamson: We didn't expect the surface to behave like this.
Nice to restrict them to a odd total. It stood up a little bit and nipped a bit. It spun as well. One of those days, things went well. Credit to the areas guys bowled.
We always wanted early wickets, to be able to that was a real step at the right direction. It was swinging, that was a weapon we wanted to use. Because we were able to put India under pressure, we were able to pick regular wickets.
We exploited really well and chased down nicely as well. We always play to win and today was an outstanding performance. We'll be on a different surface at Wellington.
Cricket will be different. Great to have a win today, Against a team like India, it's going to be a strong challenge. He Henry Nicholls played beautifully, it was challenging. Guptill whacked it around and other guys chipped in as well. An opportunity to play against best team in the world - great opportunity to improve, Rohit Sharma: One of our worst performances with the bat in a long, long time.
Something we didn't expect. You got to give credit to the NZ bowlers. It was a magnificent effort. Something to learn for us.
At times, you need to absorb pressure when asked about how to bat in swinging conditions. We need to blame ourselves for it. Thing were looking good at that stage.
It was about applying ourselves. Once you get in, things will start to look easier.
We played some bad shots as well. It's always challenging when the ball is swinging. Having a good run in the limited formats for a number of series. Everyone knows what went wrong. There will be times when it swings and we need to deal with it. When you are playing for your country, you try to give your best.
Good teams usually keep ticking the boxes and today we didn't tick the right boxes.
Trent Boult, Man of the Match: Nice to see the ball moving around, made the most of it. Nice to chase it down as well. It swung around nicely; pretty satisfying.
To make most of it is another thing. It was good fun, nice to bowl them out cheaply. I tried to pitch it up as much as possible. It was tough going down , but to pull it back is satisfying.
On his plans for the evening I'm not sure. I'll have lunch and enjoy the win.