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India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

          1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series, India beat New Zealand by eight wickets

New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI in McLean Park, Napier

The match began at 7.30 AM IST and the New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat first.

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

NZ Batting: Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are the match openers in the midst of New Zealand. Bhuvneshwar Kumar initiated the Indian pace attack. Mohammed Shami dismissed Martin Guptill for five runs in 1.5 over and Colin Munro for eight runs. With this, Mohammed Shami becomes quickest among Indian bowlers to reach 100 ODI wickets in 55 innings. Vijay Shankar and Chahal are also on their attack against the black caps. Chahal strikes to trap the big fish by dismissing Ross Taylor (24) in 14.3 over and Tom Latham in 18.5 over. Kedar Yadav replaces Chahal and started to wrap New Zealand innings quickly and released Henry Nicholas for 12 in 25.5 over.

Kane Williamson takes his best shots to save the black caps. Mohammed Shami claimed his third wicket by dismissing Mitchell Santner for 14 runs in 29.4 over.  After a short break, the match began Kuldeep Yadav removes Kane Williamson for 64 runs in 33.1 overs, Doug Bracewell for 7, Lockie for 0 with the help of MS Dhoni from behind. Trent Boult, the last man standing man was finally fired by Kuldeep. An amazing bowling performance from Team India, New Zealand bundled out for 157 runs at the end of 38 overs.

Highlights:

  • NZ Captain Kane Williamson gives a top-score of 64 runs
  • Wickets: Kuldeep Yadav (4), Mohammed Shami (3), Yuzvendra Chahal (2) and Kedar Jadhav(1)
  • Mohammed Shami becomes the fastest to reach 100 ODI Wickets in 56 matches

IND Batting: India starts their chase with openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan; likewise Trent Boult opens New Zealand’s pace attack. The ODI match dialects an impressive batting and bowling skill. Shikhar Dhawan becomes the fastest Indian to reach 5,000 ODI runs.

Rohit plays a confident shot down the ground. At McLean Park, its dinner break, Team India goes with 41/0 in 9 overs, chasing 157 (117 runs needed to win). Just after the dinner-break, Doug Bracewell dismissed Rohit Sharma (11 runs) in 9.2 overs. The play was stopped for a while, as the batsmen were being distracted by the sunlight. As per the declaration of the on-field umpires Shaun Haig and Shaun George a quick break was announced since the setting Sun hampered vision.

The play was resumed after 30 minutes, 1 over has been reduced for team India and 1 run reduced for NZ. Target is revised to 156. Shikhar and Virat stand chasing the target. Shikhar Dhawan scores his 26th ODI fifty from 69 balls lifting India 109/1 in 22.5 overs. The NZ wicket-keeper Lockie Ferguson dismissed King Kohli for 45 runs. Rayudu comes to bat supporting the team with Shikhar. Shikhar smashed an unbeaten 75 run knock as India chased down the revised goal of 156 runs with 86 balls remaining.

Highlights:

  • Shikhar Dhawan becomes the fastest Indian to reach 5000 ODI runs
  • The ‘Man of the Match’ award goes to Mohammed Shami
  • Virat Kohli moved into the Top 10 ODI Scorers of all time

INDIA WON BY 8 WKTS (DLS METHOD)

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