India vs New Zealand highlights, 1st ODI: Tom Latham, Kane Williamson deflate India with massive win | Cricket News – Times of India

Tom Latham made a mockery of a difficult complete at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday, when, chasing India’s 306/7, the left-handed batter struck 145 not out off simply 104 balls to deflate India’s bowling assault that at one level was impressed by debutant Umran Malik‘s two-wicket burst, however it did not show sufficient.
In partnership for the fourth wicket with skipper Kane Williamson, Latham struck a century and added unbeaten 221 runs to take the house staff to victory.
AS IT HAPPENED
India, who performed with 5 bowlers solely, rued lacking a sixth choice and will certainly mull that over earlier than selecting their eleven within the subsequent match, which they need to win now to maintain the three-match sequence alive.
Debutant Umran Malik was the choose of the Indian bowlers with figures of 2/66, however the different debutant, Arshdeep Singh, had a forgettable day as he went for 68 runs in 8.1 overs and not using a wicket. Shardul Thakur was the opposite wicket-taker in his 9-over spell of 1/63.
It’s solely the second time New Zealand have efficiently chased down a 300-plus-run goal in opposition to India in ODIs.

This was New Zealand’s thirteenth consecutive ODI win at dwelling, their longest profitable run in ODIs at dwelling and likewise Latham’s profession highest ODI rating.
Earlier, put in to bat by New Zealand, India rode on half-centuries by Shreyas Iyer (80), skipper Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50), alongside with an unbeaten 16-ball cameo of 37 not out by Washington Sunder, to publish a difficult 306/7 on the board.
Sundar’s massive hitting propped up India on the dying and supplied the flourish the guests sought within the final 5 overs to take the full previous the 300-run mark.
Before that, it was the 124-run opening stand between Dhawan and Gill that laid the muse for India after preliminary battle in opposition to a disciplined New Zealand tempo assault.

Gill was dropped by Lockie Ferguson off the bowling of Matt Henry, after which the Indian openers sought to enhance the run-charge and appeared for boundaries.
India went previous the 100-run mark within the twenty first over. However, proper after reaching his half-century, Gill obtained out, falling to Ferguson. It become a double blow when Dhawan too fell in fast succession as he hit Tim Southee straight to Finn Allen at level. The rating at that time learn 124/2.
While Pant obtained off the mark with a 4 to deep third-man area after he pushed at a Southee size ball, Iyer performed the higher reduce off a fast Ferguson supply to start his innings.
When on 11, Iyer was supplied a life by Latham after the batter had tried the ramp shot in opposition to a brief Milne supply.

Pant went for the pull however dragged it onto his stumps, strolling again for 15. Suryakumar Yadav obtained off the mark with a canopy drive for 4. But two balls later, he took the lengthy stroll again, edging Ferguson to Allen at first slip.
Iyer and Sanju Smason (36 off 38 balls) then solid a 94-run partnership to regular the ship till the latter fell to an excellent catch by Glenn Phillips.
After that it was the Washington Sundar present, as he smashed three fours and as many sixes in his 16-ball keep.
With this win, New Zealand now lead the three-match sequence 1-0. India had earlier received the rain-hit three-match T20I sequence 1-0.
(With company inputs)


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