New Zealand beat India by 7 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The second match of the series between India and New Zealand will be held on 27 November.
New Delhi. The ODI series between India and New Zealand started on a grand note. In this match, New Zealand defeated Team India by 7 wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the series. The second match will be like a do or die situation for Team India which will be played on 27th November. In the first match, great batting was seen from India but the bowlers succumbed. Before this match, former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor had given a surprising reaction which seems to be true after this match.
Ross Taylor had said before this match that it is very difficult to beat the New Zealand team at home in ODIs. He warned the Indian team before the series. He said in his statement, ‘According to me, New Zealand can win the ODI series at home. He is well aware of this format. This is a young and excellent Indian team and when they beat us 5-0 in T20s in the 2020 tour, we beat them 3-0 in ODIs. We will wait for the result but looking at the records, we can say that we will be strong contenders to win this ODI series.
Visitors battered in front of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham
Excellent batting was seen from Team India. Thanks to three half-century innings from the team, the Indian team set a target of 307 runs in front of the hosts. But this target was achieved by the hosts with 17 balls to spare thanks to the innings of captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham. Kane Williamson played an unbeaten inning of 94 runs in 98 balls. At the same time, Latham played a match-winning inning of 145 runs in 104 balls with the help of 19 fours and 5 sixes.
India will have to return on October 27
New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by winning the first match. In such a situation, it will be important for India to make a comeback in the second match. If Team India equalizes the series by winning the second match, then the last match on November 30 will be decisive. If New Zealand wins this series, then Ross Taylor’s words will prove to be 100% true. The second match of the series will be played on 27 November.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 19:42 IST