New Zealand vs India Match Details
- It is a must-win match for India as they are lagging behind by 0-1 in the three-match series.
- New Zealand recorded a stunning seven-wicket win in the first One Day International while the second match was washed out due to rain.
- India have won 55 off 105 total One Day matches played between India and New Zealand.
New Zealand will be playing without any pressure on Wednesday in the third One Day International against India at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The hosts are leading the three-match series by 1-0 and thus, in no position, can lose the ODI series. India, on the other hand, need to score a victory to end the series in a draw.
The first One Day International between the two sides saw Indian bowlers delivering a disappointing performance. Visiting batters did well by putting up a total of 306 runs in their allotted 50 overs. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Shubman Gill played outstanding knocks. However, the bowlers failed to replicate the same performance.
Defending the score in the second innings, the Men in Blue started well. Shardul Thakur picked the first wicket for India while it was Umran Malik who picked the second wicket in the form of Devon Conway. With both the openers back in the pavilion within 16 overs, India had a perfect chance to seal the game. However, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham had other plans as they lit up Eden Park with their batting exploits. The two players stitched a crucial unbeaten partnership of 212 runs to ensure a victory for the hosts in 47.1 overs.
India’s plans of making a comeback in the second ODI were destroyed by rain. The team was playing at 89 for one in 12.5 when rain interrupted the match. However, they have a chance on Wednesday to redeem themselves.