Mount Maunganui: India comfortably beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third One-Day International to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, here Monday.

Ross Taylor top-scored for the hosts with a 106-ball 93, while Tom Latham hit a 64-ball 51.

For India, Rohit Sharma (62) and skipper Virat Kohli (60) hit half-centuries.

The fourth match will be played on Thursday in Hamilton.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 243 all out in 49 overs (Ross Taylor 93, T Latham 51; Mohammed Shami 3/41, Hardik Pandya 2/46).

India: 245 for 3 in 43 overs. (R Sharma 62, V Kohli 60, A Rayudu 40 not out; T Boult 2/40) (PTI)

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