IND beat NZ by 8 wickets (D/L method) | New Zealand vs India Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

Date: Jan 23, 2019 Start Time: 07:30 IST | 02:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
NZ
157/10 Overs: 38.0
IND
156/2 Overs: 34.5
India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

New Zealand vs India Live Cricket Score - 1st ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 34.5 IND: 156/2

That is all we have for you from this first ODI. A convincing win in the end for India but they cannot afford to relax. New Zealand are know for their comebacks. The 2nd ODI will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The game will begin at 1500 local time (0200 GMT). Join in for that, till then adios!

34.5 1

That will do. Length ball outside off, Rayudu taps it with soft hands to the off side and responds to Dhawan's call who makes it in time. INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 8 WICKETS!

34.4 0

Still level! Outside off, Rayudu pushes it to point.

34.3 0

Not yet, Rayudu punches it to cover-point.

34.2 4

FOUR! Scores tied! Pitches it up outside off, Rayudu comes down the track and lofts this over covers. Boundary. Just one run away now.

34.1 1

Outside off, Dhawan pushes it to deep covers to get off strike.

End of Over : 34 2 Runs IND: 150/2
33.6 0

Follows Rayudu and serves it on the leg side. Rayudu comes down the track and punches it to covers.

33.5 0

Bouncer! Rayudu gets away from it.

33.4 0

Fuller in line of the stumps, Rayudu blocks it with a straight bat.

33.3 0

Pushed to the cover region by Ambati.

33.3 1

Wide! Short ball down the leg side, Rayudu goes to pull but cannot reach it. 150 comes up with that wide. More 6 runs required.

33.2 0

Full on middle and leg, Rayudu gives it for the mid on fielder to collect.

33.1 1

Played through mid-wicket by Dhawan. The batsmen have run through for a single.

End of Over : 33 3 Runs IND: 148/2
32.6 1

Shikhar opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.

32.5 0

Defended off the back foot by SD.

Summary

Riding high on confidence, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli will look to maintain their winning run when they take on hosts New Zealand in the first contest of the five-match ODI rubber at the McLean Park on Wednesday. The Men in Blue are brimming with high spirit after a convincing series win, both in Tests and ODI, against Australia in their backyard.

 

However, the tourists have won only 10 out of 35 ODIs against the Kiwis in their home turf, which also includes a 0-4 thrashing in 2014. The Indian team boasts of a strong batting lineup with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and an in-form Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Openers Rohit and Dhawan are once again expected to give an excellent start looking at their recent form, nothing seems difficult for the duo.

 

Also, Kohli, as usual, is at his peak and would once again be the main strength of the Indian batting line-up. The Indian run-machine had scored a century in his previous outing at this venue during their last tour here in 2014.

 

What could be a significant relief for the team management and Kohli will be the current form of Dhoni, who ended the just-concluded ODI series against the Aussies as leading run scorer with a string of half-centuries.The stumper is once again expected to replicate his form against the Kiwis.

 

In the bowling department, medium pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will once again lead the attack along with Mohammad Shami. The two were the most consistent performers during the ODI series down under.

 

Meanwhile, looking at his recent outing, Yuzvendra Chahal, who emerged with career-best figures of 6/42 against Australia in the final ODI, is likely to be picked in the playing eleven on Wednesday ahead of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja will once again play the crucial role of an all-rounder if he gets a chance in place of newcomer Vijay Shankar.

 

Coming to New Zealand, Ross Taylor, who recently played a vital role in the Kiwis whitewash of Sri Lanka, will be the man to look out for. Taylor amassed 281 runs against the Lankans, which included a couple of the fifties and a century in three games.

 

Henry Nicholls, who smashed an unbeaten 124 in the last affair against the Islanders, will try to replicate his show against the No. 2 ranked India. The Kiwi batting line-up also has some other big guns like Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and skipper Kane Williamson. Kane has been the most consistent performer for the home side while Munro carries the ability to change gears depending upon the situation swiftly.

 

Regarding bowling, the Kiwis posses one of the most attacking pace attacks with Trent Boult and Tim Southee. The duo is well known for their ability to get early breakthroughs and in death overs. Also, the pair is likely to get able support from pacer Lockie Ferguson, who too, was impressive in their last series.

 

In a spin, leg spinner Ish Sodhi, who was New Zealand's key performer against Lanka after picking eight wickets from three ODIs, could be another dangerous weapon against the tourist. Overall, another tight contest will be on the cards when the World number two and three-ranked sides clash.

 

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Khaleel Ahmed.

 

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, and Matt Henry.

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