India's Shreyas Iyer bats during the Twenty/20 cricket international between India and New Zealand in Auckland. Photo: AP | PTI
Young batsman Shreyas Iyer's maiden One Day Internatioanl century went in vain as New Zealand cricket team defeated India cricket team by four wickets in the series-opener, at Seddon Park in Hamliton on Wednesday. Producing a commanding batting performance, India posted a competitive 347 for four but seasoned Ross Taylor anchored the Kiwi chase with an unbeaten 109-run knock. The hosts overhauled the stiff target with 11 balls to spare with the Indian bowlers struggling badly despite having a big total to defend.
It was New Zealand's first win since India landed in the country with the hosts suffering a humiliating whitewash in the five-match T20 series. The Kiwis were quite comfortable in their chase but lost wickets of Tom Latham (69) and James Neesham (9) and Colin de Grandhomme (1) when they were close to the target. Taylor ensured that the host do not snatch yet another defeat from a strong position.
Earlier, sent into, Iyer (103 off 107 balls) scored his maiden ODI century, while KL Rahul (88 not out) and skipper Virat Kohli (51) made fine fifties in the first match of the three-game series. Tim Southee (2/85) picked up two wickets for the hosts.
India playing 11:Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, K L Rahul (w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand playing 11: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett
3:44 PM IST
New Zealand: 348-6
Ball 1: Ross Taylor whips towards deep fine leg for a single and wins the match for New Zealand
3:42 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 6 0 4 1 1lb ; New Zealand: 347-6
Shardul Thakur [8.0-0-68-1] is back into the attack
Ball 6: One leg byes.
Ball 5: A single for Santner
Ball 4: Santner hits over mid-off for FOUR
Ball 3: Shardul beats Santner by a slow delivery outside off.
Ball 2: A short delivery and Santner hoicks towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
Ball 1: Ross Taylor dabs towards backward point for a risky single.
3:37 PM IST
Over Summary; Wd 0 1 1 0 0 0 ; New Zealand: 334-6
Ball 6: DOT
Ball 5: Santner tucks towards short mid-wicket for no run
Ball 4: Bumrah beats Santner outside off.
Ball 3: Ross Taylor cuts towards third man for a single.
Ball 2: Santner pulls towards deep square leg for a single.
Ball 1: Santner defends on front foot
Ball 1: WIDE
Mitchell Santner, left handed bat, comes to the crease
3:32 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 W 1 0 1 1,W ; New Zealand: 331-6
Mohammed Shami [8.0-0-58-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: A short delivery and Ross Taylor pulls towards deep mid-wicket and Grandhomme gets runout wihile trying to take the second run.
Ball 5: A low full toss and Grandhomme hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Ball 4: Grandhomme hits towards short extra cover for no run.
Ball 3: Ross Taylor collects a single towards fine leg.
Colin de Grandhomme, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Ball 2: James Neesham tries to go big and holed up to long-on, GONE. Neesham c Kedar Jadhav b Shami 9(14) [4s-1]
Ball 1: Taylor glances towards fine leg for a single.
3:26 PM IST
Over Summary; 0 1 1 0 1 1 ; New Zealand: 327-4
Jasprit Bumrah [8.0-1-46-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Taylor gets an outside edge to third man for a single.
Ball 5: Neesham steers down to third man for a single.
Ball 4: DOT
Ball 3: Ross Taylor gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a single
Ball 2: Neesham clips towards deep square leg for a single.
Ball 1: DOT
3:21 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 0 1 1 1 0 ; New Zealand: 323-4
Kuldeep Yadav continues
Ball 6: DOT
Ball 5: Neesham collects a single
Ball 4: Ross Taylor collects a single.
Ball 3: Neesham collects a single.
Ball 2: DOT
Ball 1: Ross Taylor collects a single to bring up his century.
3:18 PM IST
Over Summary; 0 4 0 Wd 0 0 2Wd 1 ; India: 319-4
Mohammed Shami [7.0-0-50-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Ross Taylor drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
Ball 6: TWO WIDES
Ball 5: DOT
Ball 4: A short delivery and Neesham tries to pull it, misses. DOT
Ball 4: A short delivery and Neesham tries to play a pull shot misses, WIDE for height called.
Ball 3: DOT
Ball 2: A short delivery and Neesham gets a top edge towards fine leg boundary for FOUR
Ball 1: DOT
3:12 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 0 1 W 1 1 ; New Zealand: 311-4
Kuldeep Yadav [8.0-0-76-1] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Neesham gets an inside edge to square leg for a single
Ball 5: Ross Taylor clips towards backward square leg for a single.
James Neesham, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Ball 4: Latham tries to go big, holed up to long-on. GONE. Latham c Shami b Kuldeep Yadav 69(48) [4s-8 6s-2]
Ball 3: Ross Taylor collects a single.
Ball 2: Latham whips toward short mid-wicket for no run.
Ball 1: Latham sweeps towards deep square leg for a single.
3:07 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 5Wd Wd 1 4 1 2 0 ; New Zealand: 307-3
Ball 6: DOT
Ball 5: Ross Taylor collects a couple of runs
Ball 4: Latham pushes towards long-on for a single
Ball 3: Latham carves towards third man for FOUR as Shami dives over it.
Ball 2: Ross Taylor collects a single towards left of cover.
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side
Ball 2: A bumper goes over batsman and keeper's head for FIVE WIDES
Ball 1: Latham collects a single towards backward square leg
3:01 PM IST
Over Summary; 0 6 1 Nb 6 4 4 ; New Zealand: 292-3
Shardul Thakur comes into the attack
Ball 6: Ross Taylor smashes FOUR
Ball 5: A short of length delivery and Ross Taylor flashes hard, gets an outside edge through vacant slip region for FOUR
Ball 4: FREE HIT, A wide yorker and Ross Taylor carves towards deep point for SIX
Ball 4: NO BALL
Ball 3: Latham hits towards long-on for a single
Ball 2: Latham pulls towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
Ball 1: DOT
2:54 PM IST
Over Summary; 2 4 1 0 1 1 ; New Zealand: 270-3
Jasprit Bumrah [6.0-1-22-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Latham dabs towards gully region for a single.
Ball 5: Ross Taylor pushes down the ground for a single
Ball 4: Ross Taylor dabs on the pitch for no run.
Ball 3: Latham works towards deep fine leg for a single.
Ball 2: Latham carves towards left of third man for FOUR
Ball 1: Latham collects a couple of runs.
2:49 PM IST
Over Summary; 1 1 2 3 4 0 ; New Zealand: 261-3
Kuldeep Yadav [7.0-0-65-1] is back into the attack
Ball 6: DOT
Ball 5: Ross Taylor smashes FOUR
Ball 4: Latham hits over mid-off for three runs
Ball 3: Latham hits towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs
Ball 2: Ross Taylor collects a single
Ball 1: Latham hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
'Hungry' Bumrah ready to be hardest worked in room
Jasprit Bumrah was at his lethal best in the fifth and final T20I where he returned magical figures of 3/12 to help India sweep the series 5-0 against New Zealand. On the eve of the first ODI here, pace spearhead Bumrah is hungry for more and is ready to be the "hardest worker in the room."
"Be honest. Be hungry. And be the hardest worker in the room," Bumrah said in a tweet with a stylish picture of him in a suit.
Returning from a long injury layoff, Bumrah looked rusty initially in the T20I series and was taken to the cleaners by Kane Williamson in the third game. But the pacer was at his best on Sunday as he hardly gave anything away and executed his yorkers to perfection.
"Feeling very good. The match got close at one point but we had belief that if we can squeeze in one or two good overs, the match can get close," he had said after the match.
"It was windy, I was trying to use the wind and the longer side of the boundary. Very happy with the learnings, different ground dimensions, first time in New Zealand; great result," he said.
Bumrah gained 26 places to reach 11th position too in the ICC rankings.
Disappointing to lose Williamson for 2 ODIs: NZ stand-in captain Tom Latham
Ahead of the first ODI against India, Kiwi stand in skipper Tom Latham on Tuesday said that it is disappointing to lose a key player like Kane Williamson for the first two matches of the series.
Williamson has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against India, and in his absence, Latham will be leading the side. Mark Chapman has been named as Williamson's replacement.
Williamson is recovering from an inflamed AC joint niggle in his left shoulder. He was injured during the third T20I last week and missed the remaining two matches. Tim Southee led New Zealand in his absence. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Bench strength will help India tackle injury woes, feels Zaheer
An excellent pool of cricketers means India won't suffer a great deal in the absence of Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya and now Rohit Sharma, feels former India pacer Zaheer Khan.
Hardik has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand cricket team as he travelled to London for a review of his back by spinal surgeon James Allibone. He has been out of action since September. Senior pacer Ishant twisted his right ankle during a Ranji Trophy game in Delhi and is unlikely to recover in time for the first Test on February 21. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
India's Rohit Sharma hits a six during 5th T20 International between India and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui. Photo: AP | PTI
Injured Kane Williamson ruled out of two ODIs against India
New Zealand cricket team skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two One Day Internationals (ODI) against India cricket team as he continues to battle an inflamed AC joint in his left-shoulder and has been replaced by Mark Chapman.
The injury occurred while fielding in the third T20 International in Hamilton last Wednesday and prevented him from playing the final two matches of the series.
Team physio Vijay Vallabh has said they would continue to cautiously manage Williamson's return to play.
"Kane has had an X-ray scan which cleared him of anything serious, but it's best for his recovery that he avoids aggravating the joint for the next few days," Vallabh was quoted as saying by New Zealand Cricket.
"He will continue his fitness training sessions throughout the week and will start batting again on Friday with the prospect of being available for game three next Tuesday." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
WATCH: Here's what Virat Kohli said about India batting order
Hamilton weather will be partly cloudy on the match day. However, the humidity will not be too high. This will keep the rain gods away. The strong breeze blowing across the ground in the evening might provide bowlers a bit of a nip in the air.
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI predicted playing 11
India tentative playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, K L Rahul (WK), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand tentative playing 11: Martin Guptill, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholas (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
When and where to watch India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live
Date: February 5, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 am (IST)
Toss Timing: 7:00 am IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD with English commentary. The same broadcast with Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD. You could also watch the live streaming of the match on the Hotstar website and app. The live telecast will also be available in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bangla on the respective regional-language channels of Star Sports 1.
Here are the squad of both the team
India squad: K L Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Prithvi Shaw, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur
New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk/c), Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Preview
Injuries to key players has opened the door for exciting youngsters such as Prithvi Shaw to make an impression in the Indian line-up against a low-on-confidence and depleted New Zealand in the three-match ODI series starting here on Wednesday.
This is India's third ODI assignment after the World Cup last year, having previously beaten West Indies (away) and Australia (at home).
The Black Caps, on the other hand, play their first ODI since that infamous loss at Lord's in the World Cup final against England.
The last time these two sides met in the 50-over format, New Zealand had knocked India out of the World Cup with an 18-run win over two days in the second semi-final at Manchester.
India extracted revenge with a 5-0 T20 whitewash that concluded on Sunday.
In the current context, stakes aren't that high as both sides prepare for the T20 World Cup later in Australia this year. In fact, the upcoming two-Test series later this month bears more significance than this ODI clash. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE