IND vs NZ: Shikhar Dhawan said after the defeat in Auckland ODI – the total of 306 runs was good but we ..

Auckland. New Zealand defeated India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series on Friday. Batting first, India scored 306 runs for seven wickets. In reply, New Zealand won by scoring 309 runs for three wickets in 47.1 overs. New Zealand’s wicketkeeper Tom Latham turned the tide of the match by playing an aggressive century innings of 145 not out in 104 balls. Captain Kane Williamson also scored an unbeaten 94 runs.

Indian bowlers were seen craving for wickets. Umran Malik, who made his debut for India, definitely took two wickets for 66 runs in 10 overs. Spinner Yuzvendra did not get any wicket.
Washington Sundar definitely bowled economically from India. Although he did not get the wicket either. He gave 42 runs in 10 overs. After slow batting from India, directionless bowling became a major reason for the defeat. Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 runs in 77 balls while Shubman Gill scored 50 runs in 65 balls. Shreyas Iyer scored 89 runs in 76 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes and looked in rhythm. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant once again failed to play any big innings.

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After the match, Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan said, ‘We thought that the target of 307 runs was good. The ball was getting seamed in the first 10-15 overs. This ground is slightly different from other grounds. We bowled more of short length and taking advantage of this, Latham batted aggressively. We made mistakes in fielding as well. As I have said earlier, Latham took the match away from us. He reversed the trend by hitting four fours in the 40th over. We will definitely get a chance to learn a lot from this defeat.

After the victory, a big smile was seen on the face of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Reacting to the win, he said, ‘The target was challenging. If you make a big partnership, then you can achieve any target on this ground. Tom Latham played a memorable inning. In my view, this is the most special innings in ODIs. Today spin bowlers played an important role.

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