New Delhi. India and New Zealand (Ind vs NZ 1st ODI) The team is facing off in the first ODI at Eden Park in Auckland. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss of this match and decided to bat India first. Batting first, the Indian team set a target of 307 runs in front of the hosts. For India, captain Shikhar Dhawan, young batsman Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer played brilliant half-century innings. For New Zealand, fast bowler Lockie Ferguson took three wickets for 59 runs. Team India scored 306 runs at the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Tim Southee also took three wickets.
After losing the toss, the Indian team came out to bat first. For India, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill shared a 124-run partnership for the first wicket. Gill scored an inning of 50 runs, scoring the fourth half-century of his ODI career. On the first ball of the 24th over, he was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson’s delivery by catching Devon Conway behind the wicket. As soon as he got out, Shikhar Dhawan also started walking in the next over. Dhawan played an inning of 72 runs in 77 balls. He also scored the 39th half-century of ODI career. Tim Southee sent Dhawan back to the pavilion.
Rishabh Pant failed to play big innings
A big inning was expected from Rishabh Pant in this match. Pant’s bat remained silent even in the first ODI after the T20 series. He was bowled by Lockie Ferguson after scoring 15 runs in 23 balls. At the same time, T20’s number one batsman Suryakumar Yadav did not live up to the expectations. He hit a four on the first ball as soon as he came. But on only the third ball of his innings, he caught Finn Allen. His wicket was also taken by Lockie Ferguson.
Shreyas Iyer-Sanju Samson set the tone
Sanju Samson did not get a chance in the T20 series. Everyone’s eyes were on him only. The batsman, who landed at number six, played an inning of 36 runs in 38 balls with the help of four fours. Samson also shared a 94-run partnership with Iyer for the fifth wicket. He was dismissed by giving a catch to Glenn Phillips on the ball of Adam Milne.
Washington Sundar brought Team India to 300
After a long time, Sundar, looking in good touch, played a blistering inning of 37 runs in 16 balls. He hit three fours and three sixes. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer played an inning of 80 runs in 76 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 10:45 IST