Team India’s losing streak continues in ODI cricket against New Zealand. In the first match of the three-match series played in Auckland on Friday, the Kiwi team defeated India by 7 wickets. The 2nd ODI finished with no result due to rain.
In the 1st ODI Batting first, after losing the toss, India scored 306 runs losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. For India, three batsmen captain Shikhar Dhawan (72), Shubman Gill (50), and Shreyas Iyer (80) scored half-centuries.
In response, New Zealand achieved the target by losing 3 wickets in 47.1 overs. The Kiwi team’s 3 wickets had fallen for 88 runs. After this, captain Kane Williamson (94) and Tom Latham shared a 145-run partnership for the fourth wicket to snatch the match from India.
This was India’s fifth consecutive defeat at the hands of New Zealand in ODIs since the 2019 World Cup for India.
The pitches in New Zealand always assist the bowlers. The pitch of Christchurch is also known for its pace and bounce. The team winning the toss will choose to ball first here because rain is expected in the match DLS may come in the contest.
There is some bad news from Christchurch regarding the weather. Scattered showers are predicted for the match day here in Christchurch.
After the defeat in the first match, team India would like to bounce back. The batting unit performed well in the first match, almost all the batters of the team contributed to the team.
Team India’s bowling was not effective. The fast bowlers took 3 wickets in the beginning, but the Indian bowlers did not get any success in the middle order. Indian bowlers proved costly on Auckland’s drop-in pitch. Everyone looted runs in abundance. There was no bowler who had spent less than 50 runs. Arshdeep was the most expensive. He gave 68 runs in 8.1 overs.
The fielding of the Indian team was also average in this match. They dropped 3 catches. First Chahal dropped the catch of Finn Allen, although Allen could only score 22 runs.
After that Dhawan dropped the catch of Kane Williamson when he was playing on 68 runs. Apart from these two catches, Shardul Thakur did a lot of miss fielding.
India has come here to play 3 T20 and 3 ODI matches. In which a series of 3 T20 matches have been played, India won 1-0. New Zealand won the first match of the ODI series, while the second ODI ended with no result. The 3rd ODI will be played tomorrow, November 30.
Tom Latham and Kane Williamson shared a 221-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham scored his 7th ODI century. He has overall 19 centuries to his name. The left-handed batsman has scored 12 Test hundreds.
On the other hand, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has scored 3000 ODI runs on his home grounds. He has completed his half-century. Williamson completed his half-century in 54 balls. Kane picks up the bat with a boundary.
In this match, Indian captains Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill completed their half-centuries with boundaries. 50+ runs partnership with Kiwi captain and wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham.