That's it! India win by eight wickets! Ambati Rayudu scores the winning run. A comprehensive win for India as they go 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series. Shikhar Dhawan finishes unbeaten on 75. Full Scorecard.Do join us back for the second ODI on January 26.
OUT! A consolation wicket for New Zealand. Virat Koli falls five runs short of his half-century. The Indian captain is caught behind. Kohli c Latham b Lockie Ferguson 45(59)
India now 33 runs away from the victory. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is now nearing his half-century and we sense some acceleration from the Indian captain and his partner.
That's half-century up for Shikhar Dhawan. 26th ODI fifty for the left-hander. India marching along nicely and need46 more runs to finish this game.
The partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli is now worth 53 off 58 balls. Both the batsmen are looking to spend sometime in the middle. Meanwhile, India now need 62 more runs to win.
Shikhar Dhawan is nearing his half-century. Meanwhile, India 80 more runs away from win now. Just FYI, due to stoppage of play we had because of sun strike, India's target has been revised to 156 in 49 overs. It won't make much difference though.
Tom Latham has just dropped Shikhar Dhawan. The batsman got a top-edge and the ball went high in the air. Latham tried to get underneath it but eventually missed out. India meanwhile need 106 more runs to win.
Ok, the play is about to resume.
UPDATE: The play will resume in around 30 minutes and no overs will be lost during this period.
It’s a start of a new series for high on confidence Indian cricket team. Fresh from the historic series win in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI), India now takes on New Zealand. The two teams will battle it out in limited-overs fixtures and to kickstart the action, India and New Zealand meet in the first ODI at McLean Park today (January 23). Stay on this page for Ind vs Nz 1st ODI live score updates. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs New Zealand ODI Series 2019 on Hotstar: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast Details of IND vs NZ 1st ODI Match on TV & Online.
The series is expected to be a closely fought one as India and New Zealand are ranked first and second on the ICC Rankings for Teams in ODIs. Interestingly, India have won only one out of seven ODI bilateral series in New Zealand. The win came during the 2008/09 tour when India under MS Dhoni’s leadership won the five-match series 3-1. Ahead of IND vs NZ 1st ODI, Here’s a Look at India’s Record at McLean Park in Napier.
Coming back to the first ODI, it will be interesting to see what sort of combination both the teams play. India could well field the unchanged side that played the last ODI against Australia. Meanwhile, the pitch at McLean Park is expected to be a high scoring one. Interestingly, since the start of 2017, McLean Park in Napier has not hosted any international cricket game. IND vs NZ 1st ODI Live Score & Ball-by-Ball Commentary.
India ODI Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill. India vs New Zealand 2019: 5 Records & Stats You Need to Know Ahead of the IND vs NZ ODI Series.
New Zealand ODI Squad: Kane Williamson(c), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.