New Zealand gained the opening ODI at Eden Park, in Auckland, by seven wickets. The remaining two ODIs – in Hamilton and Christchurch – have been washed out on account of rain.
Eyeing a 2-0 sweep, New Zealand have been 50 runs forward on the Duckworth-Lewis technique however at the very least 20 overs of play have been wanted for the match to be full.
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Devon Conway (38 not out) and skipper Kane Williamson, who was but to open his account, have been on the crease through the rain interruption.
Devastating opening batsman Finn Allen (57 off 54) was the one wicket to fall for New Zealand. Proper-arm pacer Umran Malik claimed Allen’s wicket.
Earlier despatched into bat, India rode on Washington Sundar’s 51 and Shreyas Iyer’s 49 to cross the 200-run mark.
(With PTI inputs)