Kane Williamson misses out on a century in the first ODI
Tom Latham played a fine century of 145 runs
New Zealand won the first ODI by seven wickets
New Delhi. New Zealand defeated India very easily in the first ODI. Under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian team made a big score of 300 runs. But this score proved too small in front of host New Zealand. Tom Latham was the biggest hero of New Zealand’s victory. He played a blistering inning of 145 off 104 balls. Latham created such a ruckus during the batting that it lost the century of his own captain Kane Williamson. Let us tell why and how this happened.
The first match of the three-match ODI series took place in Auckland on Friday between India and New Zealand. Through this match, India’s two young bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh started their ODI career. India batting first in the match. He scored 306 runs for 6 wickets. Shreyas Iyer scored 80 runs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) also scored half-centuries.
New Zealand had lost 3 wickets for 88 runs at one time in response to India’s 306 runs. At that time it seemed that India would win this match. But Tom Latham, who came to the crease after the fall of the third wicket, changed the picture of the game. He scored a quick century. Latham got the best support from captain Kane Williamson. Both of them made an unbeaten partnership of 221 runs for the fourth wicket and returned out of the ground only after winning the match.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 17:07 IST