Today New Zealand have chase down 348 runs big total with the brilliance Performance of Tyler.
New Zealand’s cricket team, after a humiliating defeat in the Twenty20 series, thrashed India by 4 wickets in the first match of the one-day series.
New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl first
India Team Innings
In the first match of the series witch played in Hamilton, New Zealand’s acting captain Tom Latham won the toss and invited India to bat first. So the guest team gave a big target where the Kiwi bowler failed to stop runs.
Pathavi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal started the innings and contributed 50 runs
But Grand Home dismissed Parthivi, who scored 20, after which Mayank Agarwal also returned to the pavilion, scoring 32 runs.
Virat Kohli scored half-centuries with the usual responsible bat, but Tim Southee prevented him from playing big innings.When the Indian captain came out for 51 runs, the team’s score was 156 for 3 wickets, after which Sharias Iyer and KL Rahul made a long contribution and swept the team to a big score. India scored 347 runs in the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs, Rahul scored 88 runs off 64 balls with 3 fours and 6 sixes and Jadeo made 26 runs without being out.
Tim Southee pickup 2, Grand Home and Ash Soodhi took one wicket each.
New Zealand Innings
The hosts chased a difficult target with great start of 85 runs partnership that was included Henry Nichols’ 78 and Martin Guptill’s 32. Blendale’s who scored only 9 runs was the second wicket fall.
New Zealand veteran batsman Russ Taylor played a crucial role in the team’s victory by scoring an incredible 109 runs off 84 balls, but skipper Tom Latham supported his side with 69 off 48 balls.
New Zealand achieved the target in the first ball of the 49th over by losing six wickets for which Taylor 109 and Sentner were unbeaten on 12.
Yadav taken two wickets, Mohammad Shami and Thakur took one wicket each.
After the Match Captains Comments
Tom Latham | New Zealand Team Captain: A great performance from the guys. It was nice to keep our focus at the end and cross the line. For us it was about building partnerships. The total was a lite more than what we would have liked to chase. But we managed to get off to a good start and keep wickets in hand. We saw how hard it was to defend with the left-right combination. It’s nice to make winning contributions. The way Ross played was fantastic. We weren’t quite where we wanted to be with the ball. So we got to improve and hopefully we will play the perfect game at Eden Park.
Watch Live streaming New Zealand vs India
New Zealand won the first match of the 3-match series by 4 wickets to take a 1-0 lead.
Man of the match
Russia Taylor was named the best player of the match on a spectacular batting.
Match Score Card.
INDIA: 347 With the fall of 4 Wickets in 50 Overs
NEW ZEALAND: 348 With the fall of 6 Wickets in 49.1 Overs
The second match between New Zealand and India will be played in Auckland on February 8.