India vs New Zealand highlights, 1st ODI: Opener Shikhar Dhawan helped India win the first ODI against New Zealand by 8 wickets. He scored 75 off 103 deliveries. After New Zealand set the target of 158 runs, he was well supported by skipper Virat Kohli with 45 runs. The target was reduced to 156 runs in 49 overs after the match was stopped in the midway as the sun was directly coming to the batsmen’s eyes.
Insi was in a comfortable position since the beginning and never looked in trouble. Batting first Kiwis started losing its wickets like a pack of cards eventually falling for 157 runs.
While Kuldeep Yadav was most successful Indian bowler with four wickets, Mohammed Shami also chipped in with three wickets to put India is a strong position. Men in Blue are now1-0 up in the series.
Skipper Virat Kohli-led team is riding high on confidence after a convincing series win, both in Tests and ODI, against Australia and is looking to maintain their winning streak in the current series. The Men in Blue have won only 11 out of 36 ODIs against the Kiwis in their home turf. This includes a 0-4 thrashing in 2014.
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It’s all over now. Opener Shikhar Dhawan helps India win first ODI of five-match series against New Zealand at Napier. He scores match winning 75 runs for the team, India won the match with 85 balls to spare.
Team India at 145/2 at the end of 32 overs. Dhawan is still going strong at 71 runs, Ambati Rayudu is giving him company with 7 not out. Visitors now need 10 runs to win.
Ambati Rayudu: 7 runs
Shikhar Dhawan: 67 runs
India lose their second wicket as Virat Kohli goes for 45 runs. He is caught by Latham off the bowling of Ferguson. Visitors 132/2 in 28.5 overs. Need 20 more runs to win.
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have together put on 90 runs partnership till now. Team India now 132/1. Need 24 runs to win.
India now need 37 runs to win with Virat Kohli batting on 40 runs and Shikhar Dhawan 59. Both batsmen have together put on 80 runs partnership.
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan put 65 runs partnership for the second wicket to put India in comfortable positions against New zealand. Visitors now need 49 runs to win in 26.3 overs.
Men in Blue now need 59 runs to win from 28.5 overs. While Shikhar Dhawan is batting on 47 runs, Virat Kohli is in 29 runs. India 99/1 in 20.3 overs.
Virat Kohli: 27 runs
Shikhar Dhawan: 43 runs
Virat Kohli currently has most number of hundreds between both sides. He has scored six 100s in 23 innings against Kiwis. He is followed by current indian captain Virat Kohli who slammed 5 tons in 20 ODI innings against New Zealand.
India now need 103 runs to win with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan at the crease. Earlier India lost the wicket of opener Rohit Sharma who was out for 11 runs. Men in Blue are currently 61/1 in 12.5 overs.
Virat Kohli: 5 runs
Shikhar Dhawan: 38 runs
India is currently third in the ODI ranking, while Kiwis are in fourth position. The table is lead by Australia followed by Sri Lanka. With such close ranking, the ongoing series is expected to be quite interesting. Both sides are surely not going to leave any stone unturned.
Highest total between India and New Zealand is 392/4 by visitors at Christchurch in 2009. For New Zealand the highest score was 349/9 at Rajkot in 1999.
India and New Zealand have played against each other in 101 ODIs . Of them, India has won 51 matches and lost 41 of them. Five matches saw no results.
The play has stopped as players ave gone off the field. The sun has stopped play. It appears that the sun is in the batsman’s eye from one end.
India lose first wicket as Rohit Sharma goes for 11 runs. India 44/1 in 10 overs. New man in is Virat Kohli. Shikhar Dhawan is batting on 29 runs. Visitor now need 114 runs to win the first ODI against Kiwis.
Players are gearing up to resume the first ODI after innings break. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan at the crease. The team is in a comfortable position to win the match.
Team india will play five ODIs and 3 T20I in New Zealand . They are already all set to win the first ODI, needing 117 runs to win 41 runs before heading for a break. Both openers are at the crease.
With 117 runs required to win in 41 overs, Team India is all set to win the first ODI against New Zealand. Earlier visitors bundled out Kiwis for 147 runs. In reply Team India at the moment is on 41 runs with openers at the crease
Kuldeep Yadav was earlier most successful Indian bowler after taking four wickets. Shami also took three wickets to become fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in ODIs.
Its Innings break now. Men in Blue at the moment look certain to go up 1-0 in the series. With the target of 148 runs, Tem India is currently on 41 runs, needing 117 more runs to chase. Openers have laid good foundation for other batsmen to follow.
India need 117 more runs to win in 41 runs. Kiwis have earlier set them the target of 148 runs. While Rohit Sharma is batting on 11 runs, Shikhar Dhawan is on 29. India 41/0 in 9 overs.
Rohit Sharma: 11 runs
Shikhar Dhawan: 29 runs
Required run rate 4.55. Current run rate: 2.85
Rohit Sharma hits aboundary off the bowling of Southee. Moves on to 7 runs. Team India at the moment 18/0 in 6 overs. With targer of 158 runs in full 50 overs Men in Blue have started their run chase in a right direction.
Rohit Sharma: 2 runs
Shikhar Dhawan: 9 runs
Men in Blue have begin there chase with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan at the crease. India need 158 runs to win the first ODI against Kiwis. While Dhawan id batting on 4 runs, Sharma is on 2.
New Zealand have lost their 9th wicket as Ferguson son goes for a duck. New Zealand at the monment 150/9 . Kiwis trying to pace up innings with Southee hitting six off Kuldeep Yadav.
New Zealand have lost 8 wickets now as Williamson and Bracewell deprt ibn quick succession. While Williamson is out for 64 runs, Bracewell goes for 7. Kuldeep Yadav took both wickets. New Zealand at the moment. 148/ 8 in 35.1 overs.
Bracewell hits boundry off the bowling of Chal. Moves on to 7 runs. Ken Williamson on the other hand is batting on 64 runs. New Zealand at the moment 146/6 after 30 overs.
Having lost sixth wicket, New Zealand are in a worrying position at the moment. They required build a good partnership from here on to put up agood show. On the other hand Team Inia, fresh from successful Australian tour are keen to start off the series with a victory. At the momemt Kiwis are 138/6 in 31.2 overs. Shami is the pick of the bowler with three wickets.
New Zeland have lost sixth wicket as Mitchelll Santner goes for 14 runs. The new man in is DAJ Bracewell. After 30 overs, hosts are 129/6. India continues to remain on top at the moment with Mohammed Shami leading Indian attack with 3 wickets.
New Zealand: 132/5
Ken Williamson: 57 runs
Mitchell Santner: 14 runs
Partnership for 6th wicket: 25 runs. Current run rate: 4.52
Another New Zealand wicket goes as Hanry Nicholls goes for 12 runs. He is caught by Kuldeep Yadav off the bowling of Jadhav. New Zealand at the moment 108/ 5 in 25 th over of the match. This is the first ODI of the ongoing series between two sides.
With the team in trouble, Ken Williamson decides to take full control, hits back to back boundary off the bowling of Chahal. After 21 overs Kiwis now. 95/4. For India Chahal and Shami have taken two wickets each till now.
New Zealand: 82/4
Kane Williamson: 30 runs
Henry Nicholls: 3 runs
After losing three wickets, New Zealand in spot of bother at the moment. After a successful Australian tour India seems to have gained a lot of confidence as they look to start the Kiwi tour with a positive frame of mind.
Marking a strong start, India send three to pavilion marking a strong start. The dynamic Yuzvendra Chahal gets this one wicket to fire in and gets Ross Taylor in all sorts of a jam.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munto open the New Zealand innings. First two balls are dots and the third is flicked off his leg by Guptill. Dinesh Karthik has been left out while Ambati Rayudu is back into playing XI. Kuldeep Yadav is also back. Ravindra Jadeja is benched. The dropping of Karthik is a big surprise going forward.
It is now a grand achievement for Shami. 100 ODI wickets and counting for