- Shreyas Iyer made his maiden ODI century
- Virat Kohli’s spectacular run out stops Hendry Nicholls from scoring further.
- Ross Taylor’s century make Kiwis to lead the series(1-0).
After the pitch inspection in the afternoon,everyone conclude that it’s going to be a big score. As the pitch look good one to bat on. India heads to the batting with it’s new openers as Rohit Sharma ruled out due to his injury. Here’s the playing XI of India against New Zealand in 1st ODI.
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SHREYAS IYER’S MAIDEN CENTURY
New Zealand won the toss and decide to bowl first. The most expected Prithiv Shaw and Mayank Agarwal’s performance disappoints the Indian fans. The duo departed to the pavilion when India score 54/2 in ninth over. Iyer and Kohli slowly, yet steadily, rebuilt from scratch without offering the bowlers any chances. Shreyas Iyer contributes 103 off 107 with his maiden ODI century. And also the third Indian batsman to score ODI century after Sehwag and Dhawan at Hamilton. KL Rahul’s 88(64) and Virat’s 51(63) leads India to a total of 347. Southee’s 29 runs in two overs boost the India’s score. This massive score place the India in a comfortable zone.
VIRAT KOHLI’S STUNNING RUN OUT
Kohli who takes the fielding very seriously makes an stunning run out of Hendry Nicholas at 78 run. Which brought back the Indians in the match as Kiwis were ahead in the chase at that point.
KIWIS COME BACK PERFORMANCE
Kiwis starts their batting with a massive target of 348 to chase.The Kiwis were quite comfortable with Indian bowlers. But lost wickets of Tom Latham (69) and James Neesham (9) and Colin de Grandhomme (1) in fewer score. The Kiwis were quite convenient in their chase as Ross Taylors score an impressive 109(84). With a handy contributions from Henry Nicholls 78(82) ensure Kiwis chase down 348 with 11 balls to spare. India’s bowling performance need to get improve as they spilled 24 wides. Ross Taylor droped on 78 by KL Rahul in 38.0 over which leads him to a century. After the world cup 2019 loss and T20I whitewash series loss,New Zealand bounce back with their 1st ODI win against India. As the result Kiwis lead the series as 1-0 in the 3 ODI match series.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Batting: 109* off 84.
ROSS TAYLOR : It’s been an interesting summer for them and it was nice to cross the line. Mentions about the contribution of the top order and also praises the bowlers for restricting India under 350 which gave them a chance. Lauds Tom Latham for his batting and the way he targeted the short boundaries. Admits that Latham’s knock made it easy for him. On completing 2000 international runs at Seddon Park, Taylor smiles and says that it’s been a happy hunting ground for him. Hopes to put up a good performance in Eden Park as well. Shares that you try to not take the hangover of the last games and it was nice to stay till the end to finish this match.