Kiwis shatters team India in the first ODI match at Auckland

New Delhi: Team India has lost the first ODI against New Zealand by 7 wickets. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first India gave a target of 306 run in 50 overs at the loss of 7 wickets. Meanwhile, the Kiwis scored 309 runs in 47.1 overs at the loss of 3 wickets.

Team India’s scorecard

Shreyas Iyer topped the runs chart. he scored 80 run off 76 deliveries. He scored 4 fours and 4 sixes. He was followed by captain Shikhar Dhawan who scored 72 runs off 77 balls. He was able to garner 13 fours. Shuham Gill scored half-century in 65 deliveries with 1 four and 3 sixes. Washington Sundar too played a quick and swift innings by scoring 37 run off 16 deliveries with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes.

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Tim Southee took 3 wickets in 10 overs at the cost of 73 runs. He maintained a economy rate of 7.30. Lockie Ferguson also took 3 wickets in 10 overs by giving away 59 runs. He maintained an economy rate of 5.90 and even bowled 1 maiden over. Matt Henry was the most economical bowler for the Kiwis who gave away only 48 runs in 10 overs. He to balled a maiden over.

New Zealand’s scorecard

Tom Latham topped the runs chart for New Zealand. He scored 145 runs off 104 deliveries. He scored 19 fours and 5 sixes. He was followed by captain Kane Williamson who scored 94 runs off 98 deliveries. He stroked 7 fours and 1 six. They maintained a partnership of 145 runs.

Indian bowlers were unable to do well in the game today. They were unable to take wickets when the game demanded. Chahal, Malik, Arshdeep and Thakur, all had an economy rate of 6 or above. Only Washington Sundar could maintain an economy rate of 4.2.

India and New Zealand first ODI

First ODI between India and New Zealand is being played in Auckland. Batting first in this match, India scored 306 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs. New Zealand have to score 207 runs to win. Top-3 batsmen have played half-century innings for Team India. Shreyas Iyer, who came to play at number-3 in place of Virat Kohli, scored the highest 80 runs.

India’s playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand’s playing XI

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (w), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.

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