India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Date & Time: 23 January 2019

India 156/2

RR: 4.47 | India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Martin Guptill & b Doug Bracewell c Martin Guptill & b Doug Bracewell 112410
Shikhar Dhawan not out not out 7510360
Virat Kohli c Tom Latham (W) & b Lockie Ferguson c Tom Latham (W) & b Lockie Ferguson 455930
Ambati Rayudu not out not out 132320
MS Dhoni
Kedar Jadhav
Vijay Shankar
Kuldeep Yadav
Yuzvendra Chahal
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mohammed Shami
Extras 12 (b 0, lb 5, w 7, nb 0)
Total 156 (2 Wkts, 34.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
41-1 (Rohit Sharma,9.2), 132-2 (Virat Kohli,28.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Trent Boult6 1 19 0 3.17
Tim Southee6.5 0 36 0 5.54
Lockie Ferguson8 0 41 1 5.13
Doug Bracewell7 0 23 1 3.29
Mitchell Santner7 0 32 0 4.57

That is all we have for you from this first ODI. A convincing win in the end for India but they cannot afford to relax. New Zealand are know for their comebacks. The 2nd ODI will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The game will begin at 1500 local time (0200 GMT). Join in for that, till then adios!

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, says that when he lost the toss, he felt that about 300 par was coming. Praises the bowlers for restricting the Kiwis and adds that one could not have asked for anything better. Stresses that the entire fast bowling group believes that they can knock any side over and on Shami, reckons that this is the fittest he has seen him. On the pitch, Kohli says that it got slower in the second half of the innings. Credits the wrist spinners for varying their pace and lines and lengths in the first half. On Dhawan's knock, Virat says that he has always been in good touch but he needs to develop the habit of closing out games. On the players walking off due to the 'sun' effect, VK smiles and says that never in his life has he walked off the field due to this reason and when he last played here in 2014, he felt the same experience. At that time, he says that this rule was not there and is glad that it has been introduced.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that it was not the best effort from New Zealand. Agrees that India were at their best on a surface which was not great for the batsmen. Credits the Indian bowlers for choking the Kiwi batters and feels that at least 250 was minimum on this surface. On the 12-day break before this game, Williamson says that sometimes long breaks help, sometimes they don't but does not want to cite it as an excuse. Flatly says that the Black Caps did not adjust to the conditions. Wants his team to move on from this game quickly and come back harder in the second game.

MOHAMMED SHAMI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Virat Kohli is translating for him. Shami says that all his success is due to the team work. Stresses that the main part is of execution of the plans. Adds that if plan A does not work then plan B is discussed with the skipper. On his fitness, Shami says that he spent 18 months after injury in rehab and the trainers over there helped him get back to cricket. On the comparison of the pitches between Australia and New Zealand, Shami says they are more or less similar but points out the differences in the ground dimensions and the weather. States further that the last series here was a good learning curve for the bowlers. Ends by saying that all the bowlers enjoyed bowling here since they have come into cooler conditions from the hot ones in Australia.

The Kiwi bowlers were good but didn't have enough runs to play with. Ferguson and Bracewell got a wicket each but that was all about it. You cannot win a match if you have 157 on the board and not take the opposition all out. Earlier on, Shami, Kuldeep and Chahal restricted New Zealand to a paltry 157. Stay tuned for the post match presentation.

As easy as it gets! After some wonderful bowling, India back it up with good batting and win the first match of the series. Dhawan and Rohit played Powerplay 1 well enough. The players then had to stop play because the 'sun' was disturbing them. After they came back, Rohit fell but Kohli anchored the innings well and didn't allow the Black Caps a sniff. The Indian skipper missed out on a fifty but Dhawan went on and scored his 50 taking India to victory alongside Rayudu, handing India a big 8-wicket win.

34.5
1
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, That will do. Length ball outside off, Rayudu taps it with soft hands to the off side and responds to Dhawan's call who makes it in time. INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 8 WICKETS!
34.4
0
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, Still level! Outside off, Rayudu pushes it to point.
34.3
0
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, Not yet, Rayudu punches it to cover-point.
34.2
4
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, FOUR! Scores tied! Pitches it up outside off, Rayudu comes down the track and lofts this over covers. Boundary. Just one run away now.
34.1
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Outside off, Dhawan pushes it to deep covers to get off strike.
33.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Follows Rayudu and serves it on the leg side. Rayudu comes down the track and punches it to covers.
33.5
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Bouncer! Rayudu gets away from it.
33.4
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Fuller in line of the stumps, Rayudu blocks it with a straight bat.
33.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Pushed to the cover region by Ambati.
33.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Wide! Short ball down the leg side, Rayudu goes to pull but cannot reach it. 150 comes up with that wide. More 6 runs required.
33.2
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Full on middle and leg, Rayudu gives it for the mid on fielder to collect.
33.1
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Played through mid-wicket by Dhawan. The batsmen have run through for a single.
32.6
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Shikhar opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
32.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Defended off the back foot by SD.
32.4
1
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Rayudu nudges this ball fine and goes for a quick run. The fielder hits the timber but Dhawan is well home.
32.3
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Almost! Outside off, Rayudu looks to run it down but misses it. The ball goes through to the keeper. Now then, Snicko shows us that there was a spot on the bat once it passed the bat. New Zealand don't appeal, wouldn't have mattered though in the contest of the game.
32.2
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Short ball on off, Dhawan hops and guides it to third man and gives Rayudu the strike.
32.1
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Over the stump height, Dhawan guides it to short third man.
31.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, On the stumps, Rayudu blocks it. Dot to end the over.
31.5
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Darts this on the pads, Shikhar tucks it away to fine leg for a single.
31.4
2
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Bouncer outside off, Dhawan controls his pull well and finds the gap through mid-wicket. Comes back for the second.
31.3
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Around off, cut to the point region.
31.2
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, On top of off, pushed to the off side. Dot ball.
31.1
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Length ball over the stumps, Dhawan blocks it in front of him. Luckily for him, the ball doesn't rock back onto the stumps.
30.6
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Outside off, cut past cover-point for a single.
30.5
1
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Not this time. Drives it towards covers and gives the strike to Shikhar.
30.4
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Once again to that cover region where the single is refused.
30.3
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Comes back in and beats Rayudu. He plays the ball late and is beaten for pace.
30.2
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Rayudu pushes it to the cover region and sends Dhawan back. Could have pinched a run there as the fielder was a bit deep.
30.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Dhawan has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
29.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, All calm from Rayudu. Gets behind the ball and blocks this.
29.5
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length ball outside off, Rayudu punches it off his back foot.
29.4
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length and outside off, no movement. Rayudu leaves it alone.
29.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, On the off pole, Rayudu is happy to block it.
29.2
2
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length on the pads, Rayudu tucks it away around the corner for a couple of runs.
29.1
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, Dhawan punches it to extra cover to give the number 4 strike.

Doug Bracewell back on to bowl.

28.6
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Beaten! Length outside off, Rayudu looks to block it but is beaten.
28.5
4
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, FOUR! Edge and a boundary! Length ball outside off, Rayudu feels for it and gets an outside edge past the diving keeper to the third man fence.

Ambati Rayudu walks into the middle next.

28.4
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, OUT! Back-to-back dismissals in the 40s for Virat Kohli. He departed for 46 in the MCG ODI. Him not converting is very rare. Short ball down the leg side, Kohli looks to hook it but gets a feather off the glove to the keeper behind. The keeper appeals and Virat walks. We have seen a similar dismissal like this before. Too little too late for the Kiwis though.
28.3
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Kohli has driven it to mid on.
28.2
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Back of a length outside off, Kohli taps it in front of him with a straight bat.
28.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full and wide outside off, Shikhar drives it to deep point and gives Kohli the strike.