New Delhi: Amit Mishra's magical spell of 5/18 against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam led Team India to an emphatic 190-run win in the 5th one-day international.
The victory was of importance for the team as it was their first bilateral series win against a top 8 team since 2014.
Mishra bowled with a lot of guile and mastery to completely fox the Kiwi batsmen who were all at sea in front of the leg-spinner's craftsmanship.
The five-wicket haul, Mishra's second in ODIs, meant the leggie finished the five-match series with 15 wickets.
This is the second best performance by an Indian spinner in a five-match ODI series. The best performance is also registered in Mishra's name, when he picked up 18 wickets against Zimbabwe in 2013.
He landed the 'Man of the Series' award on both occasions, but this performance will be of greater satisfaction as it came against the team that finished as the runners-up in last year's ICC World Cup.
Mishra credited captain MS Dhoni and coach Anil Kumble during the post match presentation for his good performances.