Hello Cricket Fans, The first ODI match between India and New Zealand ended on a thrilling note. India was successful in winning this high-scoring match by 12 runs. After winning the toss, the Indian team came out to bat first and gave a target of 350 runs to New Zealand. With the help of Shubman Gill’s innings, the Indian team scored 349 runs losing 8 wickets. However, Bracewell took it upon himself to attack the Indian bowlers in the last few overs, scoring a solid 140 off just 78 balls. But Shardul Thakur got him lbw out on the second ball of the last over and he too failed to win his team.
Great performance from the batsmen
Shubman Gill’s performance
Shubman Gill scored the most runs from the Indian team. This opener played a memorable inning of 208 runs in 143 balls. He hit 19 fours and 9 sixes in his innings. He hit 6 sixes in his innings after completing his 150 runs. Gill also became the youngest batsman to score a double century and did it at the age of 23. Due to this quick inning of Gill, India added 57 runs in the last over.
After bowling first, the New Zealand team, which came down to chase the target, had lost its 6 wickets for just 131 runs in 28 overs. New Zealand reached a respectable score with the help of Bracewell and Santner’s partnership. Both these batsmen shared a record 162 runs. Bracewell fought alone till the end but despite his quick innings, he failed to win his team. Bracewell played an inning of 140 runs in just 78 balls. He hit 12 fours and 10 sixes in his innings. At the end of his innings after being hit for a six on the first ball in the last over, Shardul Thakur got him out lbw on the next ball.
Maintaining the form of the previous series, Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets. The man of the match Shubman Gill was selected.
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