New Zealand defeated India by 7 wickets in the first ODI.
The second match between New Zealand and India will be played on 27 November.
New Delhi. The ODI series between India and New Zealand has started. In the first match on Friday, the Kiwi team defeated the guests by 7 wickets. However, in this match, excellent batting was seen from Team India. Except for Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav, other batsmen played an important role in taking the team to a good score. These players also included the team’s young all-rounder Washington Sundar.
Kane Williamson won the toss and invited the visiting team to bat first. Team captain Shikhar Dhawan (72) and young batsman Shubman Gill (50) gave a good start to the team. After that, Shreyas Iyer, who came to bat, also played a strong inning of 80 runs with the help of 4 fours and as many sixes. Sanju Samson also contributed for the team by scoring 38 runs. Washington Sundar, who came to bat after that, won everyone’s heart with his aggressive batting. Meanwhile, he has destroyed the record of former Team India veteran cricketer Suresh Raina.
Washington Sundar scored runs at a strike rate of 231
Washington Sundar batted at a fast pace in the last over. He played a stormy inning of 37 runs in just 16 balls with the help of 3 fours and as many sixes. During this, his strike rate was 231.25. Sundar has left Suresh Raina behind as the fastest batsman to score more than 30 runs. Raina scored 38 runs in 18 balls against New Zealand in 2009 but now the young all-rounder has overtaken him.
New Zealand won the match with 17 balls to spare
The Indian team had given New Zealand a target of 307 runs. At the same time, the host team chasing the target achieved it with 17 balls to spare. Captain Kane Williamson played an inning of 94 runs in 98 balls for the Kiwi team. At the same time, Tom Latham played a match-winning inning of 145 runs in 104 balls and proved to be the hero of the match. His innings included 19 fours and 5 sixes. Team India will compete against the Kiwi team in a do or die match on 27th November.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 18:37 IST