Indian bowlers crumbled within the face of Tom Latham’s counter-attacking hundred as New Zealand rallied to crush India by seven wickets within the first ODI right here on Friday.
On a floor the place a 300-plus whole had been chased solely as soon as, India fancied their probabilities after posting 306 for seven after which leaving the New Zealanders at 88 for 3 within the twentieth over.
The hosts had the final giggle ultimately although, reaching the goal with 17 balls to spare because of Latham’s unbeaten 104-ball 145 and skipper Kane Williamson’s 94 not out off 98 deliveries as they added 221 runs for an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership.
On the finish of the thirty ninth over, New Zealand wanted 91 in 66 balls at practically 8.30 runs an over.
By the point Shardul Thakur (1/63) had accomplished a forgettable fortieth over, the hosts have been in whole management of the sport, with Latham amassing 25 runs with the assistance of 4 fours and a six.
That over swung the match firmly in New Zealand’s favour because the guests struggled to comprise Latham who galloped in direction of victory.
Latham’s belligerent innings comprised as many as 19 boundaries and 5 sixes, whereas Williamson hit seven fours and one most.
Tearaway pacer Umran Malik (2/66) made his presence felt on debut along with his thunderbolts after a formidable present by the Indian batters, although the teen from Jammu proved to be costly.
Coming off a first-ball duck, Shreyas Iyer discovered kind with a neat half-century earlier than Washington Sundar blazed away to a 16-ball 37 to information India to a aggressive whole.
Moreover Iyer’s 76-ball 80, Shikhar Dhawan (72 off 77 balls) and Shubman Gill (50 off 65), too, struck fluent fifties after the vacationers have been despatched in to bat.
Umran bagged his maiden ODI wicket when Devon Conway went for an expansive drive off a fast supply, solely to get an out of doors edge for Rishabh Pant to finish a straightforward catch.
Daryl Mitchell grew to become Umran’s second sufferer when he slashed one in direction of deep level. That wasn’t one the very best of deliveries bowled by him on the day however the strain he generated along with his earing tempo definitely helped him in getting the wicket.
Nevertheless, Williamson and Latham rallied to raise the Kiwis to victory with a giant partnership, leaving the Indians surprised.
Earlier, Sundar smashed three sixes and as many fours to prop up India on the loss of life, whereas Iyer hit 4 maximums and 4 boundaries, having entered the sport after his duck within the remaining T20 Worldwide two days in the past.
New Zealand determined to area first after profitable the toss and whereas Kane Williamson’s bowlers prevented the Indians from getting off to a flyer, skipper Dhawan and Gill opened up after being watchful.
Having reached 40 within the first 10 overs after Gill was dropped by Lockie Ferguson off the bowling of Matt Henry, the Indian openers sought to enhance the run fee and seemed for boundaries.
Their quest paid off as India went previous 100 within the twenty first over with each Dhawan and Gill clearing the ropes regularly.
Dhawan slashed Henry behind deep level and clipped him off pads within the fifteenth over to get two successive fours.
The India captain then received two extra boundaries, off Adam Milne, together with a sensible higher reduce to convey up India’s hundred.
Having already hit two sixes over long-on and third man, for which he employed a wonderful ramp shot, Gill received his third most when he smashed left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner down the bottom and into the sightscreen.
At the same time as Dhawan received two boundaries towards Tim Southee, Gill swept Santner for a boundary and closed in on fifty. Nevertheless, proper after reaching his half-century, Gill received out after failing to clear Devon Conway within the deep off Ferguson.
Wanting in positive fettle, Dhawan too was dismissed quickly after as he hit Southee straight to Finn Allen at level.
When on 11, Iyer was supplied a life by Tom Latham after the batter had tried the ramp shot towards a brief Milne supply.
Nevertheless, a ball after guiding Ferguson to the positive leg boundary, Pant went for the pull and dragged it onto his stumps, bringing to an finish an innings that did not encourage confidence.
That introduced into the center the man-in-form, Suryakumar Yadav, who received off the mark with an beautiful cowl drive. However, two balls, later, he was strolling again to the dressing room after edging the nippy Ferguson to Allen at first slip.
The the duo of 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.
India: 306 for 7 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 80, Shikhar Dhawan 72, Shubman Gill 50; Lockie Ferguson 3/59, TimSouthee 3/73)
New Zealand: 309-3 in 47.1 overs (T. Latham 145 not out, Okay. Williamson 94 not out; U. Malik 2-66, S. Thakur 1-63)
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, 4 Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.