Why India lost 3-0 to New Zealand? Kohli explains

Indian skipper Virat Kohli blamed the team's lack of composure while bowling and fielding for defeat against New Zealand 3-0 in ODI series. 'The games were not as bad as the scoreline suggests. Batsmen coming back from tough situations was a positive sign for us, but the way we fielded and bowled, the composure wasn't enough to win games. We didn't deserve to be on the winning side at all in this series,' Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

'We haven't played so badly, but we didn't grab opportunities. It was a good experience for the new guys who came in. They are still finding their feet,' he added talking about the opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal who played in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan who are out injured.

Kohli conceded that the hosts were the better team and deserved to win 3-0. He also said India are now looking forward to the two-match Test series starting February 21 in Wellington.