IND vs NZ 1st ODI: India Beat New Zealand 12 runs, Michael Bracewell’s fight didn’t work

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: India has defeated New Zealand by 12 runs in the first ODI match played against New Zealand today. It was a thrilling match and the final moments of the match were breath-taking.

Earlier, playing first, India scored 349 runs for 5 wickets in 50 overs. For India, Shubman Gill played a brilliant innings of 208 runs and scored the first double century of his career.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Highlights, Player Of The Match, Double Century

The first match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand was played today at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. India won the toss today and decided to bat first considering the weather conditions.

Batting first, India scored 349 runs in allotted 50 overs where Shubman Gill scored a brilliant 208 runs in 148 balls with the help of 18 fours and 9 sixes. Chasing 350, New Zealand put up a very good fight and made the Indian bowlers sweat.

But could not score the required 20 runs in the last over and lost the match by 12 runs. For New Zealand, Michael Bracewell scored a brilliant 140 off 74 balls.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Player Of The Match

Shubman Gill was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant double century. He scored 208 runs in 158 balls which included 18 fours and 9 sixes.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill Become Youngest Player-

Shubman Gill became the youngest batsman to score a double century, at 23 years and 133 days. Before him, Ishaan Kishan was the youngest batsman to score a double century. He scored a double century against Bangladesh in December last year when Ishan Kishan was 24 years and 145 days old.

Michael Bracewell’s Struggle Didn’t Worked

When Michael Bracewell came on the field in the 29th over, New Zealand were 6 for 131 and New Zealand were on the verge of defeat. But Bracewell batted aggressively from the start and put the match in a winning position.

At one stage, the Indian team, who looked confident of victory, came to life when only 22 runs were needed in the last over and Bracewell hit the first ball for a six over long-on. But on the next ball he was out LBW while playing behind the wicket.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Full Match Highlights

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: India and New Zealand Playing 11

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: India playing11

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: New Zealand playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: India Batting

Electing to bat first, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a good start. Both the batsmen batted smoothly for India without taking any risk and did not allow a single wicket to fall till the first power over.

The total score of the Indian team in the first 10 overs was 52 runs without losing a wicket.  Rohit Sharma was playing on a personal score of 31 runs and Shubman Gill on 23 runs.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: First Wicket- On the first ball of the 13th over, Rohit Sharma could not understand Tickler’s slow bowl and the ball stood up in the air.  Daryl Mitchell standing at mid-off took a simple catch. Rohit Sharma contributed 36 runs and added 60 runs for the first wicket with Shubh Mangal.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Second wicket- Virat Kohli, who came after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, started the batting while taking the game forward but was dismissed on the second ball of the 16th over.  Mitchell Santner’s ball did not turn much and went straight. Kohli could not judge the ball and got clean bowled.

In form batsman Kohli could manage only 8 runs today and after his dismissal, India’s score was 88 for 2. After him Ishaan Kishan came to bat on the field.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubman Gill Fifty- Ishaan Kishan along with Shubman Gill started leading the team’s score.  Meanwhile, in the 19th over, Shubman Gill hit Mitchell Bracewell’s fifth ball for a six and completed his half-century, as well as completing 100 runs for the Indian team. This was the sixth half-century of his ODI career.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Third Wicket- Ishaan Kishan got out as the third wicket. On the fourth ball of the 20th over, Ishaan was caught by Kishan Ferguson’s short length ball to wicketkeeper Tom Latham.  After 20 overs, India’s total was 114 for the loss of three wickets.

After the dismissal of Ishaan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav came on the field and along with Shubman Gill, started pushing the score of the Indian team.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: India’s 150 run- Shubman Gill was consistently batting well and contributing significantly to Team India’s score.  India’s 150 runs were completed on the third ball of the 25th over and after 25 overs India’s total was 154 for three wickets.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Fourth Wicket- Both the batsmen were batting well and there was also a 65-run partnership between the two. Then in the 29th over, on the third ball, Suryakumar Yadav played Daryl Mitchell’s ball lightly and the ball went straight into the hands of Mitchell Santner. Suryakumar contributed 31 runs in 26 balls.

On one hand wickets were falling at regular intervals while on the other hand Shubman Gill remained on the wicket continuously. Hardik Pandya came on the field after 4 wickets.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill’s Century- Meanwhile, Shubman Gill completed his century in 30 overs. This was the third century of his ODI career and the first against New Zealand. Shubman completed his century in 87 balls. With this, after 30 overs, India’s total score was 185 for 4 wickets.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill after his Century against New Zealand
IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill after his Century (Image Credit: Twitter)

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill’s 1000 runs- Both the batsmen were batting with patience and taking the team’s score forward.  Meanwhile, Shubman Gill also completed 1000 runs of his ODI career by hitting a four on the fourth ball of the 33rd over.

He completed this 1000 runs in his 19th match and became the second fastest batsman to complete 1000 runs jointly with Imam-ul-Haq. Fakhar Zaman is at number one in the list of fastest batsmen to score 1000 runs in 18 matches.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Fifth Wicket- Hardik Pandya was supporting Shubman Gill with restraint and was continuously giving strike to Shubman.  Then in the 40th over, a ball from Daryl Mitchell passed near the wicket and it seemed that Hardik was bowled.

The field umpire also did not understand anything and referred the decision to the third umpire. Hardik was bowled out by the third umpire after a very close analysis.

However, the ball seemed to be going a long way off the stumps and the bails were seen falling off the gloves. India’s total after 40 overs was 251 for the loss of 5 wickets.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill’s 150 runs- Shubman Gill was still on the ground after scoring 139 runs and in the 43rd over, Shubman Gill completed his 150 runs by hitting a six off Michael Bracewell’s third ball.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Sixth wicket- Washington Sundar, who came in after Hardik Pandey’s dismissal, gave good support to Shubman Gill but he was out LBW on the last ball of the 45th over off Shipley.

On one hand, Shubman was continuously scoring runs and increasing the team’s score.  Only then in the 46th over did India complete its 300 runs.  India completed this 300 runs at a run rate of 6.52 and on this ground, India has scored more than 300 runs for the third time.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubhman Gill’s 200 runs- Shubman Gill was heading towards his maiden double century and was on the ground after scoring 184 runs.

Then in the 49th over, Shubman completed his double century by hitting three consecutive sixes off Ferguson’s balls and became the 5th batsman to score a double century from India.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Seventh Wicket- Shubman Gill was dismissed by Shipley in the last over. He was dismissed by Glenn Phillips with a brilliant catch at the boundary. Shubman scored 208 runs in 149 balls in his marathon innings and hit 19 fours and 9 sixes And India scored 349 runs and set a target of 350 runs in front of New Zealand.

IND vs NZ 1st ODI: New Zealand Bowling-

Henry Shipley and Daryl Mitchell were the top wicket-takers for New Zealand, both taking two wickets each.Β Apart from him, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner and Mitchell Santner got one wicket each.

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IND vs NZ 1st ODI: New Zealand Batting-

Chasing a target of 350 runs, the New Zealand openers got New Zealand off to a good start. Finn Allen and Devon Conway, who came to bat, scored 28 runs in the first 5 overs and did not allow a single wicket to fall.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: First wicket- But on the first ball of the sixth over, Conwey played a blind shot on Mohammad Siraj’s short pitch ball and gave an easy catch to Kuldeep Yadav standing at deep fine leg.

After the first wicket, the Indian bowlers dominated the New Zealand batsmen. Especially Mohammed Siraj, who was today’s local boy and was playing in front of his family today.

In 7th over Mohammed Shami suffered an injury when he was bowling to Finn Allen and while stopping Finn Allen’s shot in the follow-through, his left hand was hurt. He was immediately carried off the field.

At the end of 10 overs of the first power play, New Zealand’s total was 42 for one and the required run rate had increased to 7.67. Batsmen Finn Allen and Henry Nicholls were present on the field and were fighting the Indian bowling.

Then in the 11th over, Finn Allen punished Hardik Pandya’s uncontrolled balls well. Fin Allen scored a total of 20 runs in this over of Hardik by hitting 3 fours and 1 six.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Second Wicket- But on the fifth ball of the 13th over, Finn Allen was caught out on the score of 70 runs. Finn Allen wanted to step out and play the ball early but Shardul Thakur cleverly bowled a short pitch and the ball went to Shahbaz Ahmed at deep midwicket. Finn Allen contributed a total of 40 runs.

Captain Tom Latham came on the field when Fell was dismissed and started handling New Zealand’s innings.

New Zealand’s required run rate was increasing and the required run rate had increased to above 8 run per over. Its pressure on his players could be seen.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Third Wicket- Henry Nicholls also could not understand the spin of Kuldeep Yadav in the 16th over and got clean bowled. He scored 18 runs with the help of three fours before getting out.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Fourth Wicket- Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling was continuously troubling the New Zealand batsmen and in the meantime Daryl Mitchell was also out LBW on a down ball from Kuldeep Yadav.

Daryl Mitchell was dismissed on 9 individual score and after his dismissal, the team’s total score became 89 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 17.4 overs. New Zealand’s total after 20 overs was 97 for the loss of 4 wickets.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Fifth Wicket- After four wickets, captain Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips were batting slowly on the ground to advance the team’s run score, but in the 25th over, Glenn Phillips was also clean bowled by Mohammad Shami, who came back on the field after injury.

The pressure from the Indian bowlers was such that the New Zealand players were unable to bat freely. Their required run rate had reached above 10 runs per over and he was unable to bat even at the rate of 6 runs per over.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Sixth Wicket– Tom Latham also could not last long and he was also dismissed in the 29th over. He was caught by Washington Sundar at deep square leg in an attempt to hit the short length ball from Mohammad Siraj. He contributed 24 runs in 46 balls.

Michael Bracewell came to the field after the dismissal of Tom Latham. And when they came, the team was completely standing on the side of defeat. The team had to score runs at the required run rate of 10.50 and 6 New Zealand players were dismissed and returned to the pavilion.

Michael Bracewell tried to increase the run rate along with Mitchell Santner and played a good innings. Michael Bracewell took the team’s score forward by scoring fast and he completed his half-century by hitting a four and a six in the first and second balls of the 37th over.

He completed his century in just 31 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. In this over of Shardul Thakur, Bracewell scored 15 runs and the team’s score started moving fast.

Meanwhile, both the batsmen completed the 100-run partnership for the seventh wicket and by the time of 40 overs, the team’s score was 257 runs. India’s score was 251 for 5 in 40 overs.

The stormy batting of Michael Bracewell thrashed the Indian bowlers fiercely and now the lines of worry were also visible on the forehead of the Indian captain.

No bowler could understand where to bowl Bracewell. Bracewell was scoring runs in every corner of the ground and taking weak balls across the boundary.

Then Bracewell completed his century on the second ball of the 43rd over, hitting a brilliant six off Mohammed Shami to complete his hundred and faced only 57 balls.

Mitchell Santner, playing with Bracewell, also faced the Indian bowlers and completed his half-century in the 44th over. He completed his half-century in just 39 balls.

By the time 45 overs came, the match became completely exciting. After 45 overs, New Zealand’s total was 291 runs. Now Indian bowlers were under pressure as now 59 runs were required from 30 balls and both New Zealand batsmen were in full swing.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Seventh and Eighth Wicket- Local boy Mohammad Siraj again gave relief to India today. In the 46th over, he got India back in the match by dismissing Mitchell Santner and Henry Shipley.
Mohammed Siraj broke the pair by getting Santner out to Surya Kumar and Henry Shipley was clean bowled for a duck.

The pair of Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santnar added a quick 162 off 101 balls for the seventh wicket and brought New Zealand back into the match.

But India’s worries still did not subside, Michael Bracewell was still on the field and he was still scoring fast runs. Bracewell scored fast runs and took New Zealand’s score to 324 runs in 48 overs.

The match had become completely breathless as New Zealand now needed 26 runs from 12 balls and Bracewell was still on the field.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Nineth Wicket- In the 49th over, Hardik Pandya got Lockie Ferguson caught out and conceded only 6 runs. Now New Zealand needed 20 runs in the last over and Michael Bracewell was standing in front.
thrill of the last over
Shardul Thakur came on the field to do the last over. Bowled the first ball short length. Bracewell hit the very first ball for a six over long-on.

The pressure of the entire match was now on Shardul Thakur. This time he bowled a short length ball, but the ball bounced over Bracewell’s head, which the umpire called a wide ball.

Now New Zealand needed only 13 runs in 5 balls. The match had now become absolutely breath-taking, especially by looking at the faces of the Indian spectators.

Now Captain Rohit went to explain to Shardul and after discussing with Shardul for some time, sent Shardul again for bowling.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Tenth Wicket- Now Shardul Thakur went on the run up and this time he put the ball at Bracewell’s feet. Bracewell shuffles towards off stump and tries to play the ball towards fine leg.

But the ball missing the bat, hit Bracewell’s pads and Bracewell was found right in front of the wicket. The umpire had no problem in giving him out LBW.

With the dismissal of Micheal Bracewell, New Zealand were all out for 337 runs and India won the match by 12 runs.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: India Bowling
Today’s local boy from India did the best job in the bowling department and took the

maximum of 4 wickets. Apart from them, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur took 2–2 wickets. Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya also took 1–1 wickets.

IND VS NZ 1st ODI: Conclusion-
India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series by winning the first match.

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