A terrific bowling display from India meant that they clinched the first ODI quite comprehensively by 8 wickets and take the early momentum in the 5 match ODI series. Now the two teams will travel to the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui for the second one-dayer.
On a good batting strip, the Blackcaps could only manage 157 runs on the board as they were bundled out in 38 overs. Skipper Kane Williamson played a lone hand by scoring 64 off 81 deliveries which included 7 fours but no other batsmen were there to hold the other hand.
It was Mohammad Shami who caused the early damage by cleaning up both the openers inside 4 overs, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor (24 off 41) tried to steady the ship after the early blows but it wasn’t enough.
India’s reply was totally one-sided despite an early hiccup in the form of Rohit Sharma who was dismissed for 11, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli stitched a 91 run stand for the second wicket which made their way easy to chase a modest 156 DLS target.
Where – Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
When – January 26, Saturday at 07:30 AM IST
New Zealand Squad:
Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami. (Doubt: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja)
Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Tom Latham, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Martin Guptill, Doug Bracewell, Colin Munro, Trent Boult. (Doubt: Ish Sodhi, Colin de Garandhomme)
Fantasy picks from India –
Their batting will heavily rely on the big three Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Apart from them, Kedar Jadhav would be handy with both bat and ball.
Mohammad Shami bagged 3 in the last game, the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav accumulated 6 scalps between them.
Fantasy picks from New Zealand-
Skipper Kane Williamson scored a crucial fifty in the last game and looked pleasant throughout his innings. Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill would be the others on whom Blackcaps batting will revolve.
Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner will be the leading bowlers for the Blackcaps.
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