New Zealand defeated Team India by 7 wickets in the first ODI.
Tom Latham played the match winning innings.
New Delhi. The ODI series between India and New Zealand has started. In the first match of the series, the captain of the host team Kane Williamson won the toss and invited India to bat first. The visitors gave a great start to the team. Excellent batting was seen from Captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. Although Team India appeared to falter in the middle, then Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson fulfilled their responsibility well. An important partnership of 94 runs was seen between the two batsmen.
Shreyas Iyer, who came to bat after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50), thrashed the hosts fiercely. But at the other end, the team’s explosive batsman Rishabh Pant once again proved to be a flop. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav also returned to the pavilion after hitting a boundary. After that Sanju Samson who came to bat supported him. Iyer played an inning of 80 runs in 76 balls with 4 fours and as many sixes, while Samson also scored 36 runs. With the partnership between the two batsmen, Rajasthan Royals remembered the pair of former Team India captain MS Dhoni and former aggressive batsman Yuvraj Singh. On this, former Indian veteran Akash Chopra shared a meme and made fun of Rajasthan.
Wait have some patience – Akash Chopra
After seeing the partnership of Shreyas and Sanju, Rajasthan Royals shared a photo of Dhoni and Yavraj on social media. In which it is written ‘Same Vibes’. On this, Akash Chopra has shared a meme by replying. There is no doubt that Yuvraj and Dhoni together have won many matches for Team India. Sharing the meme of the former veteran means that it may be too early to compare these batsmen with Dhoni and Yuvraj.
Williamson still happy after his own captain was denied a century
Team India got defeated
Thanks to three half-century innings, the Indian team set a target of 307 runs in front of the hosts. But this target fell short in front of the innings of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham. Williamson played an inning of 94 runs while Latham played a match-winning inning of 145 runs. The Indian team had to face defeat by 7 wickets in this match. The match of November 27 for Team India will be like a do or die situation. Now it will be interesting to see how Shikhar Dhawan and Co. perform.
Tags: Aakash Chopra, india vs new zealand, Rajasthan Royals, Shreyas Iyer
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 17:39 IST