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NZ vs IND: Team India got new finisher, shot in Suryakumar Yadav style, all-rounder of IPL

Auckland: Washington Sundar played a blistering inning in the first ODI against New Zealand. In the last over, an unbeaten aggressive innings of 37 runs in 16 balls took the team’s score beyond 300. During this, he hit three fours and as many sixes. Washington Sundar, who came to bat at number seven, also made a big record during this period. He has become the batsman with the highest strike rate in any One Day International played abroad.

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India’s score was 160 for four after 33 overs. Shreyas Iyer (80) got good support from Sanju Samson (36) here and both shared a 94-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Samson once again missed the half-century, but he played many good shots in his 38-ball innings. Washington Sundar, who came to the crease after Sanju’s dismissal, expressed his intentions as soon as he arrived. Washed every bowler fiercely. The shot against Matt Henry in the 49th over would remind one of Suryakumar Yadav and AB de Villiers. Two fours and a six were hit in the last three balls of this over.

Indian with the highest strike rate in ODIs (away)
231.25 Washington Sundar v NZ Today
225.00 Vinay Kumar v Zimbabwe, 2013
218.18 Virender Sehwag v SL, 2005
215.62 Yuvraj Singh v BAN, 2004
211.11 – Suresh Raina v NZ, 2009

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Shreyas Iyer (80), skipper Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) scored half-centuries in the opening match of the three-match series. Only then India was able to score 306 runs at the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. While Iyer hit four fours and four sixes in his 76-ball innings, Dhawan hit 13 fours in 77 balls. He shared a 124-run partnership for the first wicket with Gill. Gill hit one four and three sixes in his 65-ball innings. Lockie Ferguson (59 runs in 10 overs) and Tim Southee (73 runs in 10 overs) took three wickets each for New Zealand.

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