Home India tour of New Zealand, 2022 Batters Fueled India to Put a Decent Target of 307 for New Zealand

Batters Fueled India to Put a Decent Target of 307 for New Zealand

Batters Fueled India to Put a Decent Target of 307 for New Zealand

Key Highlight:- 

  • New Zealand opted to field first
  • India scored 23 runs during the powerplay
  • Dhawan, Shubham, and Iyer completed their fifties to help India put 306-7
  • Southee and Forguson took 3 wickets individually for NZ. 

The first ODI 2022 of New Zealand Vs. India was held on 25 November 2022 at Eden Park, Auckland. Heavy rains on Thursday would leave the outfield significantly wet. Even as much rain isn’t expected on the match day, cloudy conditions will likely appear. Let’s see who will win the first match of the India tour of New Zealand 2022. 

New Zealand won the toss and invited India to the field first. The first inning of the match started with Dhawanand Shubham Gill on the crease, and Southee opened the attack. In the first 5 overs, India struggled to make runs as they scored 23 runs without losing any wickets.

During the powerplay, Dhawan and Shubham tried to hit boundaries but could not make any difference as the scoreboard of India reached only 40 runs in the 10 overs.

After the 10 overs, it seemed like both the players settled on the field as they hit some excellent boundaries in the 15th over. 14 runs were credited to the account of India from the 4th over of Ferguson. 

Even after trying hard, New Zealand bowlers could not dismiss the single opener in 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubham Gill completed their fifty in the 21st and 23rd overs, respectively.  New Zealand got the first wicket in the 24th over when Ferguson dismissed Shubam Gill. 

Dhawan also lost his wicket in 24.3 overs. Within two overs, both the Indian openers were dismissed. Southee pitched up this, and Dhawan sliced it straight to Allen at a point. 

India lost the two crucial wickets of Rishab Pant and Surya Kumar Yadav in the 33rd over. NZ did well to pull things back after the opening partnership. India lost four wickets after that solid start, and the run rate has gone to less than 5. Sanju Samson and  Shreyas Iyer picked the pace after losing two crucial wickets. 

Shreyas Iyer completed his fifty in 41.6 overs. The 104 runs partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Samson ended when Milne dismissed Samson in 45.4 overs. 

In the last over, Southee dismissed Shreyas Iyer with a slower-length ball. Shreyas was gone after scoring 80 runs in 76 balls. 

India was able to score a good run chase of 306 runs after losing 7 wickets. New Zealand needs 307 runs in 50 overs to turn the match on their side.

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