India chased down 156 with ease to register an eight-wicket win (DLS) over New Zealand in the 1st ODI in Napier
Some of the best action from india vs new zealand 1st ODI as India beat New Zealand in the first ODI in Napier to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
India win by roughly a truckload of wickets and overs to spare. They made excellent use of the new ball with Mohammed Shami striking twice in his opening spell. The wristspinners Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav giving them no place to hide. There were very few complications in the case as the target was only 158 after all – barring that little sun-stopped-play incident as Shikhar Dhawan struck his first fifty-plus score in nine ODI innings.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, after missing a fifty in ODIs, Will be rested in 4th and 5th ODI match against New Zealand
Virat Kohli says:
It was one of our more balanced performances in the last few games. When I lost the toss, I thought it was going to be 300 par. One-fifty-odd on that wicket was superb. The fast bowling group together believe they can knock any side over. And the belief in his own ability and his fitness – this is the fittest I’ve seen him in his career. And his Test form has translated into one-day cricket. The pitch got slow in the second half of the innings but in the first half the spinners bowled well, cramped the batsmen and they still made it difficult despite the dimesions on the field.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Venu:McLean Park, Napier
Series: India tour of New Zealand 2018/19
Toss: New Zealand , elected to bat first
Player Of The Match: Mohammed Shami
Series: result India led the 5-match series 1-0
Match number: ODI no. 4082
Match: days 23 January 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires: Shaun Haig, Shaun George
TV Umpires: Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire: Chris Brown
Match Referee: David Boon