Thursday, December 1, 2022

IND vs NZ 1ST ODI: Indian bowlers looked helpless in front of the Kiwi team, the target like a mountain was too small

Team India suffered a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the first match of the three-match ODI series played in Auckland. In this match held on Friday (November 25), the Indian team had given a target of 307 runs to the Kiwis, but they achieved it in 47.1 overs only. The heroes of the New Zealand team’s victory were Kane Williamson and Tom Latham, who entertained the home crowd with their batting.

Williamson-Latham blew India’s senses

New Zealand had a very poor start and lost their three wickets for 88 runs. After this, captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham shared a partnership of 221 runs on 165 balls. Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 145, which included 19 fours and five sixes. At the same time, Kane Williamson remained unbeaten after scoring 94 runs on 98 balls. Kane Williamson hit seven fours and a six in his innings. Tom Latham was chosen as the player of the match.

India had a slow start

In the match, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first, taking advantage of which the bowlers of the Kiwi team prevented India from getting off to a fast start. Dhawan and Gill batted well in the initial overs, due to which the team’s score was 40 runs after 10 overs. Meanwhile, Ferguson dropped Gill’s catch on Match Henry’s ball. Dhawan and Gill then increased the run pace and sent the ball across the boundary line at regular intervals.

During this, Dhawan hit two consecutive fours against Matt Henry in the 15th over. He then hit two fours against Adam Milne, in which the team completed a century in the 21st over with a brilliant uppercut. Dhawan then hit two fours against Saudi, while Gill completed his half-century by hitting a six off Mitchell Santner. However, he could not take his innings much further and in the 23rd over, he was caught by Devon Conway off the bowling of Ferguson. Gill played an inning of 50 runs.

Pant once again flopped with the bat

In the next over, Southee gave a double blow to the team for the same score by walking Dhawan. Good starts by the openers had set the stage for the middle order. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were at the crease. When Pant opened the account with a four off Southee’s ball, Iyer hit an uppercut against Ferguson. Wicketkeeper Tom Latham gave life to Iyer on Milne’s ball, while Pant (15 runs) got Ferguson after hitting a four in the 33rd over. Got bowled on the ball of.

surya could not show magic

On the other hand, the bat of Suryakumar Yadav, who was running in a brilliant rhythm, did not work this time. This player, who opened the account by hitting a four on the cover drive, returned to the pavilion by catching Allen standing in the slip off Ferguson’s ball. With this setback, after 33 overs, India’s score was 160 for four. Iyer got good support from Sanju Samson (36) here and both shared a 94-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Samson once again missed the half-century.

Sundar blasted in the last over

But he made many good shots in his 38-ball innings. During this, Iyer became only the second batsman to play four consecutive innings of more than 50 runs in New Zealand. Earlier only Rameez Raja had done this in New Zealand. In the last over, Washington Sundar’s unbeaten aggressive innings of 37 runs in 16 balls took the team’s score beyond 300. During this, he hit three fours and as many sixes.

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