India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets and leads 5 match ODI series 1-0. Indian pacer Mohammad Shami won the man of the match.
New Zealand Inning
New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first on McLean Park, Napier. But two openers Martin Guptill and Collin Munro bold to Mohammad Shami by 18 run on the scoreboard.
Then New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson made 34 runs with Ross Taylor before Ross Taylor became a pickup to Yuzvendra Chahal. Captain Kane Williamson got Tom Latham to 24 runs and Yuzvendra Chahal again got the breakthrough.
Then Henry Nichols and Mitchell Santner couldn’t company well with the captain. Losing 6 wickets from 133 runs New Zealand’s last hope was Captain Kane Williamson. But Captain Kane Williamson got a pickup to Kuldeep Yadav at 146 runs.
Kane Williamson scored 64 runs from 7 boundaries. New Zealand inning came to an end by Trent Boult’s wicket at 157 runs only.
Kuldeep Yadav got 4 wickets from 39 runs only and led the wicket-taking festival. Mohammad Shami got two openers and got the first hit on New Zealand. Yuzvendra Chahal picked two-wicket with the excellent bowl and catch.
On the target of this tinny target, India started well. The opening partnership brought 41 runs before Rohit Sharma went back scoring 11 runs. Then Virat Kohli companied another opener Shikhar Dhawan till 132 runs and surrendered to Lockie Ferguson 5 runs apart from fifty. His 45 runs off 59 balls inning came from 3 fours.
As the target reduced to 156 runs from 49 overs for lake off light. But India took 34.5 overs for this target. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeatable inning of 75 runs from 103 deliveries with 6 fours. India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets and leads 5 match ODI series 1-0. Lockie Ferguson and Doug Bracewell got the two wickets of Visitors.
Man of the match
” Till now, whatever we have achieved has been a team effort. We enjoy each other’s success and are able to execute our plans. If we have a plan A that doesn’t work, there’s always a Plan B. As a bowling unit, we decide things together. Injuries changed my outlook. I made a comeback after a long time and spent a good time at our rehab centre which is world class. The management and support staff have been really cooperative, as has been my captain who has always encouraged me. Pitches were similar to Australia but the grounds there were bigger and climate was warmer, here the venues are smaller with pleasant temperatures. Important to adapt and we’re enjoying it. “
Finally, India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets and leads 5 match ODI series 1-0 but New Zealand’s batsman ruled the bowlers in last Sri Lanka series. Hope New Zealand will back to the form soon.