New Zealand won the 1st ODI against India with the highest run chase of 348 runs. After the bounty win against New Zealand in the T20i format the ODI loss came in as check for the blue jerseys. The Indian team was tested with both bowling and batting by New Zealand, as well as the home ground players seemed restless until the job was achieved.
One just cannot point the Indian bowling order rather notice the experienced Ross Taylor’s effort even after scoring a century at the pitch, overruled the maiden century moment by the Indian player Shreyas Iyer. Bowlers were bowling with the heat when they are fielding against the opponent, but the Indian balls lacked focus while the Kiwis bowlers fought against every Indian batsman.
Bumrah gave clipped runs, but Shardul Thakur bowling hit boundaries. In the batting side, Kedar Jadhav’s contribution was not enough for the team. Although Kiwis batting order came in handy while chasing down the big score, Latham’s and H. Nicholls runs had the Indian skipper on toes. Altogether the host brought the expectation of the decider match from the Bangalore.
Team India is to face the Kiwis on 8th February 2020 for the 2nd ODI match at Eden Park. The toss plays a vital role because the 2nd time fielders in Auckland have less chance of controlling the balls. Limited overs with unlimited potential awaits the audience.