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.
‘Felt good about the total’: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan said, “We felt good about the total. First 10-15 overs the ball did a lot. It’s a bit different than other grounds. Have to plan accordingly. Today we’ve bowled short of length and Latham attacked us there. That’s where he took the game away from us especially in the 40th over. That’s where the momentum shifted.”
He further said, “Really enjoy playing here. Would’ve been happier if we won but that’s part and parcel. They’re all young boys and lots of learning for them. Bowling side and fielding side as well (what areas need improvement?). We need to implement our plans more wisely and make sure we don’t make the batsmen play on their strength.”
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.