New Zealand after their loss in T20i series they draw their first blood in ODI taking 1-0 lead in three match series.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl,Tom Blundell for New Zealand, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw for India are the debutants . India started their innings with two odi debutants,looked in confidence but both the openers fell after getting their starts.
But India looked comfortable with Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer,where both tried to make a partnership.And Virat Kohli reached yet another fifty but fell soon after for Ish Sodhi’s googly.
Then Kl Rahul came into arena and continued his good form in ODI as well he batted brilliantly and started to take the bowlers for cleaners once he got settled and both Shreyas Iyer and Kl Rahul started to put pressure on New Zealand bowlers.
Then Kl Rahul brought another half century and Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden odi century, then Shreyas Iyer was picked by Tim Southee then Kedar Jadhav 26(15) played brilliant cameo towards the end to set a target of 347(Kl Rahul(88*),Shreyas Iyer(103),Kohli(51)).
Then New Zealand made a cautioned start to their innings as Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill gave a brilliant start to the New Zealand however the 85 run stand was broken by Shardhul Thakhur. Then Henry Nicholls wont on to score his fifty but Tom Blundell was picked by Kuldeep Yadav.
Then Henry and Ross Taylor stitched a useful partnership and looked like settled but Virat Kohli had brought a wicket for India as he made Henry Nicholls run out. Then came Tom Latham who stitched a match winning partnership with Ross Taylor and they both took the Indian bowlers for cleaners and also took the game away from the India.
Then Tom Latham scored his fifty in just 38 balls but fell for Kuldeep .Then Ross Taylor brought up his century,then came another run out of De Grandhomme and James Neesham was gone soon and New Zealand looked nervous as they just need to score 14 runs in 28 balls. But then came Mitchell Santner who held his nerve and won the game for New Zealand (Taylor(109),Latham(69),Nicholls(78)) and took 1-0 lead in ODI’s.