India won the fifth and final ODI in Wellington against New Zealand by 35 runs to clinch the five-match ODI series by 4-1. Ambati Rayudu, who top-scored with 90 to help India recover from 18-4 was adjudged Player-of-the-Match. India posted 252 runs on board after opting to bat first.
One of the critical points in the game came in the 11th over when Hardik Pandya got rid of in-form Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor. Taylor was given out leg before the wicket. Taylor consulted Williamson whether to take the DRS or not. Williamson felt it was out and advised Taylor against taking the review. But later it was found that the ball was missing the stumps.
“I heard about that not long after I got out which is extremely frustrating. We had a conversation and Ross has been batting absolutely beautifully so it breaks your heart when you realise you make a mistake like that through communication,” Williamson said at the post-match conference.
He added, “Yeah, he walked past me and asked, ‘what do you reckon, and maybe it’s too high, and maybe it’s umpire’s call,’ and unfortunately it’s one of those things that we move on (from).”