India are confident they can win their two remaining one-day internationals in New Zealand to salvage a draw from a series they were expected to dominate.
Although a series win is out of reach for India, who trail 2-0, spinner Ravi Ashwin said the dramatic tie in the third match in Auckland showed the tide is turning for the tourists, who have slipped to number two in the rankings.
New Zealand were denied a series-clinching victory on Saturday when a late flourish by Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced a cliffhanger finish, with India scoring 17 off the last over.
"We were quite disappointed that we didn't shut the game down. We would have loved to win the series, but we kept it open and we can tie it down now," Ashwin said Monday on the eve of the fourth game in Hamilton.
Coming into the series, India held the number one ranking and they were strongly favoured to beat the home side.