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In the first match of the three-match ODI series between India and New Zealand, the Kiwi team defeated India by seven wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, India set a target of 307 runs in front of New Zealand. In response, the Kiwi team scored 309 runs losing three wickets in 47.1 overs and easily achieved the target. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham batted brilliantly for New Zealand. Both made their team win by sharing a record partnership of 221 runs. With this victory, New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Batting first, India scored 306 runs losing seven wickets due to half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson took three wickets each for New Zealand. Umran Malik took maximum two wickets for India. However, all the Indian bowlers proved to be very expensive in this match. Sundar definitely gave away runs, but he could not take any wicket.
Williamson-Latham lead New Zealand to victoryChasing a target of 307, New Zealand’s start was nothing special. Finn Allen left the team after scoring 35 runs. He scored 22 runs. After this, Conway was also dismissed after scoring 24 runs. At this time New Zealand’s score was 68 runs. Daryl Mitchell was also dismissed for 11 and New Zealand looked in trouble after losing three wickets for 88 runs. After this, Williamson and Latham together turned the match. Latham scored an unbeaten 145 off 104 balls with the help of 19 fours and five sixes. At the same time, Williamson remained unbeaten after scoring 94 runs off 98 balls. He hit seven fours and a six.
Tom Latham and Kane Williamson made the match one-sided by sharing a partnership of more than 200 runs. During this, Tom Latham scored the seventh century of his ODI career. He completed his century in 76 balls. Both of them batted carefully at first and played big shots openly after the century partnership. During this, Latham scored 25 runs in one over of Shardul. It was from here that the hold of the Kiwi team became stronger in the match. Latham also played the biggest innings for New Zealand in ODIs against India. He along with Kane Williamson made the highest partnership for New Zealand against India in ODIs. It was also Latham’s biggest innings in ODIs.
Umran-Arshdeep thrashed fiercely in debut matchIn this match, Indian fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh made their debut in ODI cricket. However, for Arshdeep, his first ODI was a forgettable one. Umran definitely took two wickets, but he also looted runs fiercely. Arshdeep gave 68 runs in his 8.1 overs and did not get any wicket. His economy was 8.30. At the same time, Umran Malik gave away 66 runs in his 10 overs. His economy was 6.60. Apart from these two, Indian bowlers looted runs fiercely. Only Washington proved to be pretty economical. He gave 42 runs in 10 overs, but could not take any wicket. Shardul scored 63 and Chahal scored 67 runs.
Dhawan-Gil pair shines againBatting first after losing the toss, India got off to a slow but solid start. Captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill shared a 124-run partnership for the first wicket. After this both the batsmen were dismissed in the same over. From here New Zealand got a chance to make a comeback. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant stitched a 32-run partnership to bail India out, but Lockie Ferguson brought the Kiwis back into the game by dismissing Pant and Suryakumar in the same over. After this, Shreyas shared a 94-run partnership with Samson to take India’s score beyond 250 runs. In the end, Washington Sundar took India’s score beyond 300 runs by batting fast. India scored 306 runs losing seven wickets and set a target of 307 runs in front of New Zealand.
Shreyas Iyer scored the maximum 80 runs for India. Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 72 and Shubman Gill for 50 runs. Sanju Samson played an inning of 36 runs. In the end, Washington Sundar played a stormy inning of 37 runs in 16 balls. Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson took three wickets each for New Zealand. At the same time, Adam Milne got a wicket. However, the Saudis proved to be very expensive as they went for 73 runs in 10 overs.
Saudi made a unique record in his nameTim Southee made a special record in this match. Southee has become the first bowler in the world, who has taken more than 300 wickets in Tests, 200 in ODIs and 100 in T20s. At the same time, Saudi has also come in fourth place in the list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets for New Zealand. Tim Southee has taken 347 wickets in Tests. At the same time, he has 202 wickets in ODIs. Saudi has so far taken 134 wickets in T20. Apart from this, Saudi has joined the list of bowlers who have taken the most wickets in ODIs for New Zealand. Daniel Vettori has taken the most wickets for New Zealand in ODIs. He has 297 wickets to his name. At the same time, Kyle Mills is in second place in this matter. Mills has taken 240 wickets. Chris Harris, who is at number three, has 203 wickets. At the same time, Tim Southee is fourth with 202 wickets and Chris Cranes is fifth with 200 wickets.
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