New Zealand vs India 2022
Shikhar Dhawan was pleased with the total of 306 Indians in Auckland and claimed that they couldn’t perform their bowling strategies with Tom Latham, who hit the match-winning 145 not out.
The Short Version
- New Zealand chased down 307 with just 17 balls left in the 1st ODI
- India has paid for choosing only five bowling options
- India will try to even with the other teams in Hamilton on Sunday.
By India Today The India Today Web Desk: India captain Shikhar Dhawan on Friday said that he was satisfied with the total of 306 runs even though it appeared to be a little below par in the initial match of a three-match ODI series with New Zealand in Auckland. The result was not enough, as New Zealand rode on a spectacular 140 not out of Tom Latham and a steady 94 not out from Kane Williamson to chase down the goal in 47.1 overs to take the lead by 1-0.
Shikhar Dhawan dominated in the first innings, scoring a 76-ball 72, but the captain standing in could not push forward and put up a 3-figure score when he was shifting gears. Dhawan, as well as the opener Shubman Gill, added 125 for the first wicket. However, middle-order batsmen Rishabh Pant (15) and Suryakumar Yadav (4) couldn’t contribute to the innings at speed they would like.
New Zealand vs India 1st ODI Highlights
Shreyas Iyer scored an 80-ball 76 to ensure India had a decent score. However, a lightning-fast 36 (17 balls) assisted India in getting to 300. The strategy of Iyer and Pant after the stand of 125 runs has been scrutinized because the batters gave their New Zealand bowlers them to get back to the game.
Dhawan was adamant about India’s strategy using bats and said the pitch did some good to those New Zealand bowlers after Williamson took the toss and decided to play in the series opener.
“We felt very satisfied with the overall. The first 10-15 overs, the ball was very active. It’s different from other pitches. You must plan accordingly.” Dhawan added.
The captain slammed the bowlers, saying that they couldn’t implement plans and that they were bowling too short of the length required for Tom Latham cost them the game.
India missed the mark in playing just five bowlers. They were also not able to identify alternative bowlers in the wake of leaks by Arshdeep Singh Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur released a lot of leaks.
Latham joined Williamson as New Zealand had a tough spot at 88 for three in the twentyth over. Umran Malik shone on his debut ODI, whipping the BlackCaps batters using his speedy velocity to grab Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway’s wickets. Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell after Shardul Thakur had snatched the opener, Finn Allen. Still, Latham attacked the Indian bowling team by dominating speed and spin in the middle overs.
Latham’s 76-ball century was the second-fastest by a New Zealand batter against India in ODI. His 221-run partnership in the game, along with Williamson, was the best for the BlackCaps in their battle against opponents, the Asian giants.
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“Today, we were bowled short of length, and Latham took us to task there. He removed the game from us, particularly during the fortieth ball. This is where the momentum changed. Enjoying playing in this tournament. I would have been happy had we won, but that’s an element of the.
“They’re all youngsters and have they have a lot of learning to do. We must implement our plans with more care and be sure that we don’t force the batsmen to be a force to be reckoned with,” he added.
India is expected to try to win the series when they play New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.