New Delhi. The Indian cricket team has faced defeat in the first match of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Batting first, India scored 306 runs for 7 wickets against New Zealand. In response, thanks to Tom Latham’s blistering century and captain Kane Williamson’s 90 runs, the team easily achieved the target of victory by losing 3 wickets in 47.1 overs.
Match winning innings of Tom Latham-Williamson
Chasing the target, the New Zealand team suffered 3 setbacks for 88 runs, but captain Kane Williamson, along with Tom Latham, played an innings that changed the outcome of the match. Latham scored 76 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes, scoring his second century against India and 7th in ODIs. In ODIs, he scored 145 runs in 104 balls while playing his biggest innings. This is the biggest ODI innings by any country’s wicket-keeper batsman against India. This was the biggest innings against India by any wicketkeeper in ODIs against India. Captain Williamson played an inning of 94 runs off 98 balls.
Dhawan- Gill’s slow innings cost dearly
For India, experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan along with young Shubman Gill gave the team a good start once again. The innings was definitely a bit slow but both together added 124 runs for the first wicket. Gill scored 50 runs in 65 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four. While scoring 13 fours in 77 balls, he played an inning of 72 runs. Both made this score with a strike rate of less than 100, it was heavy for India.
Pant and Suryakumar fail
Team India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant’s flop show continues in ODIs after T20. After playing 23 balls, he was able to play only 15 runs in the innings. At the same time, T20 king Suryakumar Yadav missed out on scoring runs in this format against New Zealand. He was seen struggling in another ODI. Loki Ferguson got him caught by Finn Allen for 4 runs.
Shreyas and Washington’s innings wasted
Shreyas, who has been scoring runs continuously in ODIs, played another excellent innings to get the team out of trouble. During his innings of 80 runs off 76 balls, he hit 4 fours and as many sixes. He got the support of Sanju Samson who played an inning of 36 runs. In the end, Washington Sundar hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in 16 balls to reach the score of 300 runs in an innings of 37 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 14:56 IST