India in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date & Time: 05 February 2020

New Zealand 348/6

RR: 7.22 | New Zealand beat India by 4 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Kedar Jadhav & b Shardul Thakur c Kedar Jadhav & b Shardul Thakur 324110
Henry Nicholls run out run out 7882110
Tom Blundell stumped Kuldeep Yadav stumped Kuldeep Yadav 91010
Ross Taylor not out not out 10984104
Tom Latham c Mohammed Shami & b Kuldeep Yadav c Mohammed Shami & b Kuldeep Yadav 694882
James Neesham c Kedar Jadhav & b Mohammed Shami c Kedar Jadhav & b Mohammed Shami 91410
Colin de Grandhomme run out run out 1200
Mitchell Santner not out not out 12911
Tim Southee
Ish Sodhi
Hamish Bennett
Extras 29 (b 0, lb 4, w 24, nb 1)
Total 348 (6 Wkts, 48.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
85-1 (Martin Guptill,15.4), 109-2 (Tom Blundell,19.1), 171-3 (Henry Nicholls,28.3), 309-4 (Tom Latham,41.4), 328-5 (James Neesham,45.2), 331-6 (Colin de Grandhomme,46),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jasprit Bumrah10 1 53 0 5.30
Mohammed Shami9.1 0 63 1 6.92
Shardul Thakur9 0 80 1 8.89
Ravindra Jadeja10 0 64 0 6.40
Kuldeep Yadav10 0 84 2 8.40
Prithvi Shaw 0 0 0 0 0
Mayank Agarwal 0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Shreyas Iyer 0 0 0 0 0
KL Rahul 0 0 0 0 0
Kedar Jadhav 0 0 0 0 0

That's all we have from this contest! It was a high-scoring match but New Zealand scaled down a big target with 11 balls to spare. They have taken a lead in the 3-match series which makes the second ODI in Auckland a must-win for India. Do join us for that on Saturday, 8th February, at 1500 local (0200 GMT). Cheers!

New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham says that it was a great performance by the boys and it's been nice to cross the line. Adds that to have partnerships is always the key and the left-right combination helped them (during the century stand with Taylor). Mentions that to have wickets in hand helped them. On Ross Taylor, Latham says that he has done that for them time and again and it was a fantastic knock. Admits that their bowling is one area he is looking for improvement and hopes to achieve that in the coming games.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was an outstanding performance by New Zealand. Adds that they batted outstandingly well. On their bowling show, Kohli replies that they were patient enough to pick wickets and got a run out as well. Admits that Tom Latham's innings took the momentum away from them. Credits the two batsmen (Latham and Taylor) for the way they batted. States that fielding is one area they were decent but it was not their best effort. Tells that the way New Zealand played, you have to admit that overall they were the better side. Praises the new Indian openers and hopes they will continue to do the same. Lauds Shreyas Iyer also for his knock under pressure and adds that KL Rahul was brilliant too. Considers these as positive signs. Feels that sometimes the results don't go your way but if you are playing good cricket, you are in good space.

ROSS TAYLOR IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that it's been an interesting summer for them and it was nice to cross the line. Mentions about the contribution of the top order and also praises the bowlers for restricting India under 350 which gave them a chance. Lauds Tom Latham for his batting and the way he targeted the short boundaries. Admits that Latham's knock made it easy for him. On completing 2000 international runs at Seddon Park, Taylor smiles and says that it's been a happy hunting ground for him. Hopes to put up a good performance in Eden Park as well. Shares that you try to not take the hangover of the last games and it was nice to stay till the end to finish this match.

India weren't too poor in the field but the dropped catch of Ross Taylor on 10 cost them the match. Their bowlers tried hard on a flat deck but the execution of the plan, especially when the pair of Taylor and Latham was batting, was not up to the mark. They would consider it as a rare off day at work and would look to bounce back in the second ODI. Stay tuned for the presentation...

What a scintillating knock by Ross Taylor! By no means, this was an easy chase. The Kiwi openers provided a decent start but it was not a quickfire one. The asking rate was quite high and the partnership between Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls didn't take care of it at all. The Men in Blue were on top till the run out of Nicholls and the landscape of this run chase took a complete turn once Tom Latham arrived in the middle. The southpaw batted against his nature and stroked a 48-ball 69. He punished the Indian bowlers in the middle overs and snatched the momentum away from them. Rosco also joined the party and bathed in the light of renewed energy that Latham brought to the crease. Together the pair amassed 138 runs off 80 balls and brought the chase on track. The wickets did fall after that but the presence of Taylor meant that the Black Caps always had the game in their grasp.

New Zealand finally taste success! They have broken the deadlock. The Kiwis came close to winning on so many occasions in the T20I series but failed to cross the final hurdle. But not this time. Ross Taylor was the culprit in the past but he made sure that he stayed till the end to see his side home. This is now New Zealand's highest successful chase in ODIs.

M Shami to R Taylor, NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 4 WICKETS! Slightly short in length on middle, Taylor swings his bat across the line and sends it behind backward square leg. The fielder stops it from crossing the fence but cannot stop the batsmen from taking the winning run.
S Thakur to R Taylor, Rosco takes one on the body! Thakur surprises the batsman with a short ball. Taylor picks it late and then tries to duck. It brushes his left shoulder and goes behind to the keeper. Santner calls his partner for a quick leg bye. Scores are levelled!
S Thakur to M Santner, A mistimed pull shot! Short in length around off, Santner camps back and mistimes his pull shot over the bowler's head. The mid off fielder cuts it off and they cross.
S Thakur to M Santner, FOUR! 3 more needed! Fuller length ball around off, angling away, Santner gives it the full whack of his bat and drills it down to long off for a boundary.
S Thakur to M Santner, Beaten! Slower one, on a length outside off, Santner pokes at it and misses.
S Thakur to M Santner, SIX! Santner has nailed it! Thakur goes short and around off, Santner is on top of the bounce in a trice and pulls it emphatically over mid-wicket. 7 needed more!
S Thakur to R Taylor, Direct hit would have been curtains for Ross Taylor! That would have made this game very interesting. A length ball outside off, Rosco taps it down to point and attempts to steal a run right under Jadeja's nose. Sir misses his shy at the bowler's end and Rosco survives.

14 needed off 18 balls. Shardul Thakur (8-0-68-1) is back on.

J Bumrah to M Santner, Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mitchell once again pushes at it and misses. Top over by Bumrah, only 3 runs off it!
J Bumrah to M Santner, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
J Bumrah to M Santner, Beauty of a delivery! A slower delivery, on the shorter side around off. It lands and grips as it cuts away. Santner pushes inside the line and misses.
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Width on offer outside off, Taylor moves back and slaps it down to the right of third man for a run.
J Bumrah to M Santner, Bumrah goes short around off, Santner lifts his front leg and pulls it in front of square leg for a run.
J Bumrah to M Santner, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it with soft hands to mid off.
J Bumrah to M Santner, Wide! Back of a length delivery angling down the leg side, Santner tries flicking but misses.

Mitchell Santner comes in now. To be part of another choke. Can he do something to stop it? Jasprit Bumrah returns. 9-1-50-0 so far.

M Shami to R Taylor, OUT! Colin de Grandhomme is well short of the crease. Short in length and around off, Taylor gets on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground to deep mid-wicket. He wants the second run and Colin responds but very slowly. Shreyas Iyer sends in a flat throw to the bowler's end where Kohli collects the ball and breaks the stumps. He sets off in celebration as the on-field umpire goes upstairs. The replays spell the end of de Grandhomme. Are we in for a comeback from India?

Appeal for a run out! Virat Kohli is once again sure and runs in celebration. The third umpire is referred...

M Shami to de Grandhomme, It's an attempted yorker on middle, de Grandhomme picks the low full toss his pads and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
M Shami to de Grandhomme, Fullish and outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.
M Shami to R Taylor, Slower delivery outside off, Taylor pushes at it and gets an inside edge. It beats the stumps and rolls towards fine leg for one.

Well, we have been in this scenario before, haven't we? The match heading towards a finish, New Zealand coasting through but stuttering towards the end. Will they choke one more time? Colin de Grandhomme walks in now.

M Shami to J Neesham, OUT! Is there some twist in the tale? 20 needed off 28 balls. Shami delivers a length ball around middle and leg, Neesham attempts to send it over cow corner but gets more height than distance behind his shot. Kedar Jadhav moves across to his left in the deep and takes the skier safely. Neesham's visibly disappointed on his way back.
M Shami to R Taylor, Short in length on middle, Taylor takes his eyes off the ball as he tries to pull. It deflects off his helmet to fine leg and they cross.

21 needed off 30 balls. Mohammed Shami (8-0-58-0) is back on.

J Bumrah to R Taylor, Yet another slower delivery by Bumrah, on a fuller length close to off, Taylor plays late and guides it to third man for a single.
J Bumrah to J Neesham, Well played! Slower delivery, on a length around middle, Neesham picks it and opens the face of his bat to guide it behind backward point. They pick up a single.
J Bumrah to J Neesham, Bumrah switches to 'round the wicket and spears in a very full ball on middle, Neesham digs it out back to the bowler.
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Slower delivery induces a false shot! On a length outside off, Taylor pushes at it and the ball takes the inside half of his blade. It rolls towards square leg for one.
J Bumrah to J Neesham, Angling down the leg side, it's nudged through square leg for one.
J Bumrah to J Neesham, Fuller length ball around off, slower in pace, Neesham flicks it towards mid-wicket.
K Yadav to R Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 10-0-84-2, expensive Kuldeep has bowled out!
K Yadav to J Neesham, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.
K Yadav to R Taylor, Short and wide outside off, Taylor cuts it wide of point for a run.
K Yadav to J Neesham, Full and flighted around middle, Neesham mistimes his shot in the air and Kuldeep tries to get across to his left to stop the ball. Fails to do so and it travels to long on. They cross.
K Yadav to J Neesham, Beaten! This one goes straight on outside off, Neesham pushes inside the line and misses.
K Yadav to R Taylor, HUNDRED FOR TAYLOR! What a knock by the experienced campaigner under pressure! A wrong 'un on the shorter side around off, Taylor moves back and pulls it behind square leg for a single. Marvelous knock by Rosco, brought all his experience into play and has now put New Zealand on the cusp of a record win!
M Shami to R Taylor, Taylor moves to 99! Fuller length ball outside off, Ross drives it through cover-point for one.
M Shami to J Neesham, Two wides! Shami slips a length ball down the leg side, Neesham tries to flick but misses. Rahul fumbles and the batsmen cross to add more incentive to the bonus.
M Shami to J Neesham, Slower length ball on middle, Neesham delays his shot and pushes it towards point.
M Shami to J Neesham, Another bouncer, around middle and leg, Neesham ducks.
M Shami to J Neesham, Wide called for height! Shami bangs in a short ball around off, Neesham tries to pull but it bounces over his bat. A stifled appeal for a caught behind by the keeper but nothing doing.
M Shami to J Neesham, A length ball on middle and off, Neesham sticks back and pushes it with an angled bat to point. Wait is the call from Neesh!

Beaten black and blue in the T20Is! A 5-0 thrashing! New Zealand will be under immense pressure heading into the 3-match ODI series. So far, they have failed to find a way to close a match. The scoreline of their series loss doesn't tell the true story entirely. In all the last three matches, New Zealand were in with a shout but ended up snatching defeats from the jaws of victories. This is a kind of issue that can resurface even in the ODIs and the Kiwis will have to find a way out. Their squad remains more or so similar but in the presence of Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham and Jimmy Neesham, they will have more solidity and assurance in batting, in spite of the regular skipper Kane Williamson missing from action. Trent Boult once again will be absent and that leaves the Kiwi bowling on the lighter side. Tim Southee has not been up to the mark of late and apart from him and Ish Sodhi, there ain't enough experience. Picture in the Indian squad is rosy despite injury concerns. Gone are the days when they used to sweat over the fitness of the key players. No Rohit Sharma, no Shikhar Dhawan but still they have a back-up ready to replace them. Their bench strength has grown so much over the years and that's the main reason for their dominance. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are straight into the reckoning to open for India and after that, they have a formidable batting line-up comprised of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey and KL Rahul. In stark contrast to the Black Caps, the Indian bowling resource is fit and raring to go. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami combine to make a deadly pace attack and then there are Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur to play the perfect supporting role. Once again it will be a choice to make between Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and the former is the likeliest to get the nod. The Men in Blue appear to have all the bases covered and it's going to be a daunting task for the hosts to outclass them.

New Zealand Team Squad -Henry Nicholls,Martin Guptill,Ross Taylor,Colin de Grandhomme,James Neesham,Mark Chapman,Mitchell Santner,Scott Kuggeleijn,Tom Blundell,Tom Latham,Hamish Bennett,Ish Sodhi,Kyle Jamieson,Tim Southee

India Team Squad -Kedar Jadhav,KL Rahul,Manish Pandey,Mayank Agarwal,Prithvi Shaw,Shreyas Iyer,Virat Kohli,Ravindra Jadeja,Shivam Dube,Rishabh Pant,Jasprit Bumrah,Kuldeep Yadav,Mohammed Shami,Navdeep Saini,Shardul Thakur,Yuzvendra Chahal