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“Bowled A Lot On A Short Of A Length”, Dhawan Slams Indian Bowlers

Indian stand-in ODI captain Shikhar Dhawan slams Indian bowlers for bowling a lot on a short length which Tom Latham attacked. Dhawan also admitted that they were poor in fielding.

Dhawan Slams Indian Bowlers

As per India tour of New Zealand 2022 India will play 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs between November 18 – 30.

In the first ODI match, winning the toss New Zealand opted to bowl first, and let India to bat first. Openers Dhawan and Gill made an impressive start and scored 124 runs for the first wicket. Gill departs for 50 while Dhawan walks to pavilion after scoring 72 runs.

“We felt good with the total. The ball was seaming in the first 15 overs. This ground is a bit different than other grounds. We bowled a lot on a short of a length, and Latham attacked. We misfielded on a few balls,” a disappointed Dhawan said.

“But as I said, we were quite short to Latham, and that’s where he took the game away. He hit four boundaries in the 40th over, and that’s where the game shifted. Surely lots of learning for the boys.”

With Shreyas Iyer’s impressive 80 runs India crossed 300 runs and ended up scoring 306 runs for 7 wickets loss at the end of the 50 overs.

Williamson Praises Tom Latham

Chasing a required run rate of over eight, Latham spanked Shardul Thakur for 25 runs in the 40th over that include six and four boundaries that shifted the momentum of the match.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Williamson said Latham played a special knock at Eden Park, where anything is chaseable because of the dimensions of the square boundaries.

“It was a competitive total. If you build partnerships here at Eden Park, you can chase anything. Incredible innings from Tom Latham.

“On these drop-in pitches, you bowl full and straight, and it can be difficult. It was one of the most special ODI knocks I have seen. You are always in the game with the dimensions,” Williamson said.

“Spin played a big role today. The seamers did an excellent job. There were moments when we put them under pressure. Nice to make a contribution, and with Tommy going the way he was, it was about complementing,” he added.

Man of the Match Latham felt it was one of those days when everything went according to his plans.

“Just one of those days when everything comes off. Having a bit of fun in the end…It was nice to put the ball in the gaps and run hard. I guess the preparation has been nice,” he said.

“Washington Sundar was getting a bit of turn. Small ground, so you can capitalise in the end. Nice partnership with Kane, who played beautifully.”

The second ODI match of the India tour of New Zealand 2022 will be played on Seddon Park, Hamilton.

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