After the conclusion of the rain-affected T20I series, which the Men in Blue won 1-0, the focus shifted to the ODIs as New Zealand thrashed India by 7 wickets to win the first match at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday (November 25). defeated. , With this easy win, New Zealand has taken a 1-0 lead in the series.
In the match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first. He decided to go with a combination of four fast bowlers – Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson – and one spinner – Mitchell Santner – in the playing XI.
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IndiaOn the other hand, fast bowler Umran Malik and in-form left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh were handed debut caps. Also, India’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan revealed that although he wanted to bowl first, he was comfortable batting first.
The opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill started the series with half-centuries as they put on 124 runs in 139 balls. Dhawan scored 72 off 77 balls and Gill scored 50 off 65 balls.
Then, India lost back-to-back wickets and slumped to 160/4. However, Shreyas Iyer, who was initially looking scratchy, brought India back into the game with an incredible half-century and found good company from Sanju Samson and Washington Sundar.
Iyer scored 80 off 76 balls, Samson scored 36 off 38 balls and Sundar scored a blistering 37 off 16 balls to help India post 306/7. Talking about the bowlers, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson took three wickets each, while Adam Milne took one wicket.
Chasing the target, the Black Caps lost young opener Finn Allen for 35. Senior opener Devon Conway was dismissed for 68 and Daryl Mitchell was clean bowled for 88.
However, there was an excellent partnership between Tom Latham and Kane Williamson which completely shifted the momentum towards the Kiwis.
Tom Latham scored a sensational century and scored 145* off 104 balls with the help of 19 fours and 5 sixes. Williamson scored 94* off 98 balls, which included 7 fours and 1 six.
There was an unbeaten partnership of 221 runs in 165 balls between them. This was the highest partnership for New Zealand against India in ODIs and the highest fourth wicket partnership overall against India in ODIs.
Here are the reactions of Twitter users after the 1st India vs New Zealand ODI at Eden Park in Auckland:
Brilliant! @blackcaps 👏🏽 300 made like 270. Williamson all class as usual but Latham steals the show. It is not easy for an opening batsman to come down the order and still be successful. India missed a trick by playing only 5 bowlers. #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/bcGnf6K5Ry
– Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 25, 2022
– Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) November 25, 2022
Tom Latham is hugely underrated. He is just showing why he is such a quality player. It’s been a great run chase by the 2 NZ anchors- perhaps reiterating the fact that ODI cricket is not T20 and we can’t put them under the same umbrella as white ball cricket. #INDvNZ
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) November 25, 2022
The shots attempted and the rate and ease with which he executed what he wanted, an exceptional knock from Latham. Ken was always going to take his time and knock off his pace as Tom was brilliant. Made him C and VC in fantasy, good day!
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 25, 2022
Over the years, only skipper Rohit Sharma has won a series against New Zealand at home.
– Anshuman🚩 (@AvengerReturns) November 25, 2022
I have never seen Kane really concerned about his own milestones which is why we will never have a captain like him. there is no one like him
— Sritama (version of Ross Taylor) (@cricketpun_duh) November 25, 2022
Indian team’s performance in last 5 ODIs against New Zealand:
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 25, 2022
India played 47 dot balls in the first 10 overs.
— Manya (@CSKian716) November 25, 2022
– 𝓓𝓪𝓲𝓲𝓲 (@imLovepreetS) November 25, 2022
Who loses like this? #INDvNZ
— infinity (@infinitz149) November 25, 2022
Chasing down a target of 308 in 47.1 overs, New Zealand beat India by 7 wickets with 17 balls to spare.
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) November 25, 2022
– Byomkesh (@byomkesbakshay) November 25, 2022
🇮🇳💔 Not our day! We go again on Sunday.
– The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) November 25, 2022
Sometimes I feel we get so focused on winning for India that we don’t enjoy good cricket. Latham and Williamson are playing excellent innings and we are not trying to enjoy it.#INDVNZ
– Shubham🇮🇳 (@shubham18298271) November 25, 2022
— Crickmania88 (@greencaps88) November 25, 2022
Deepak Chahar should be in playing 11..Arshdeep is T20I bowler..Umran bowled decently today..Get Rishab Pant out with white ball..Kuldeep should replace Yuji in ODIs..Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah is irreplaceable. ,#INDvNZ
— Pratik Bhai (@PratikB23074524) November 25, 2022
— Jaishan (VaidyaJaishankar) (@Jaishan) November 25, 2022
— Oggy (@SirOggyBilla) November 25, 2022
Remember how Latham gave up the opening slot and started batting at 5 to counter the spin bowling in the middle. Also introduced wicket-keeping to provide more variety to New Zealand. It feels great when such selfless players get so much recognition.
By #cricbuzz commentary team#INDvNZ #Tom Latham pic.twitter.com/1vTFH0VCIt
– Cricket Critics (@Cricket4critics) November 25, 2022
India is playing old white ball cricket, shreyas iyer/rishabh pant need to improve their game middle face was important, they both played at many points and you can’t win match or tournament with 5 bowlers thierry! #indvnz
– Hemant (@hemanbhavsar86) November 25, 2022
There is no sixth bowler in the playing 11.
I swear there are smarter street cricketers than the team to select me #INDvNZ
– The Sportsman (@MrKautilya) November 25, 2022
Congratulations New Zealand 🇳🇿 for winning the 1st ODI.
– Pratik Singh 🇮🇳 (@PratikSingh_) November 25, 2022
Team India: We can defend it
Williamson and Tom Latham: pic.twitter.com/IiXaBXVtD1
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) November 25, 2022
Chahal is being overrated, it’s high time to give Kuldeep a chance because in the World Cup, Chahal will be run only by giving machine marks, my words #INDvNZ
– Rajat Sharma (@filmytreez) November 25, 2022
Why play with only 5 bowlers? I’m over 50. You should have a sixth option. #INDvNZ
— Deadpool (@Surfer5757Stuff) November 25, 2022
Latham and Kane be like this is the wall of china no one can break it #INDvNZ
– Spo! lt_Brat (@Mirza17Mahtab) November 25, 2022
What if they let Pant go for the next few matches. Keep it with Sanju. Bring Hooda in as the 6th bowling option. Bring on Deepak Chahar, swings and produces an easy batsman. Take Kuldeep Yadav, he was very good against South Africa a month ago. #INDvNZ #NZvIND
— Shantanu Smart (@smartshantanu) November 25, 2022
— Amarta (@Ajay36Mittal) November 25, 2022
– Baiku Noyon 🤌🏿 (@Irr_Baya) November 25, 2022
This is called a big heart. Bhagwan saw that the team was losing so he decided to take all the blame from his teammates. #NZvIND
– Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) November 25, 2022
This idiot was also the reason we lost the last ODI in New Zealand tour 2020
— Udit (@udit_buch) November 25, 2022
Thakur… how long will you keep playing it. Lost bowling quality not worth his batting returns
— dweplea (@dweplea) November 25, 2022
— Akash Kumar Jha (@akashkumarjha14) November 25, 2022
Also read: IND vs NZ: Shikhar Dhawan did not get the respect he deserves; Most spotlight is on Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma – Ravi Shastri