New Zealand vs India Match Details
- New Zealand have an edge as they won the first One Day International by seven wickets.
- The team was brilliant with the bat as it took them only 47.1 overs to chase the target of 307 runs.
- India will have the last chance to save the series on Sunday and continue their winning ride in the 50-over format.
New Zealand need just one more victory to be done and dusted with the three-match ODI series. After losing the T20I series by 1-0, the team bounced back in the 50-over format. They hammered India by seven wickets in the first One Day International to take a lead of 1-0 in the series. The Blackcaps will be now eager to take an unassailable lead as they will square off against India in the second One Day International of the three-match series at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.
The first match saw New Zealand winning the toss and opting to bat bowl first. Batting in the first innings, India got off to a dream start with both the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill, in excellent form. The two batters hammered 72 and 50 runs respectively to stitch an opening partnership of 124 runs. Shreyas Iyer continued the exploits in the middle by playing a whirlwind knock of 80 runs off 76 balls.
However, the Indian bowlers could not continue the momentum. The second innings saw New Zealand batters dominating the game. Tom Latham exceeded all expectations with a knock of 145 runs. Meanwhile, skipper Kane Williamson also stamped his authority over the field by hammering 94 runs. The two together took the team to victory in 47.1 overs.
The Kiwis will be hoping to make the most out of the momentum gained on Sunday.