Coming off a first-ball duck, Shreyas Iyer discovered kind with a neat half-century earlier than Washington Sundar blazed away to a 16-ball 37 to information India to a aggressive 306 for seven within the first ODI in opposition to New Zealand right here on Friday, November 25, 2022.
In addition to Iyer’s 76-ball 80, Shikhar Dhawan (72 off 77 balls) and Shubman Gill (50 off 65) too struck fluent fifties after the vacationers have been despatched in to bat.
Sundar smashed three sixes and as many fours to prop up India on the demise, whereas Iyer hit 4 maximums and 4 boundaries, having entered the sport after his duck within the closing T20 Worldwide two days in the past.
Kiwis choose to subject
New Zealand determined to subject first after profitable the toss and whereas Kane Williamson’s bowlers prevented the Indians from getting off to a flyer, skipper Dhawan and Gill opened up after being watchful.
Having reached 40 within the first 10 overs after Gill was dropped by Lockie Ferguson off the bowling of Matt Henry, the Indian openers sought to enhance the run price and regarded for boundaries.
Their quest paid off as India went previous 100 within the twenty first over with each Dhawan and Gill clearing the ropes frequently.
Dhawan slashed Henry behind deep level and clipped him off pads within the fifteenth over to get two successive fours.
The India captain then obtained two extra boundaries, off Adam Milne, together with a sensible higher lower to deliver up India’s hundred.
Having already hit two sixes over long-on and third man, for which he employed a superb ramp shot, Gill obtained his third most when he smashed left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner down the bottom and into the sightscreen.
At the same time as Dhawan obtained two boundaries in opposition to Tim Southee, Gill swept Santner for a boundary and closed in on fifty. Nonetheless, proper after reaching his half-century, Gill obtained out after failing to clear Devon Conway within the deep off Ferguson.
Trying in wonderful fettle, Dhawan too was dismissed quickly after as he hit Southee straight to Finn Allen at level.
Each the India openers have been again within the hut after taking part in wise cricket, paving the best way for Iyer and Rishabh Pant’s arrival within the center.
Whereas Pant obtained off the mark with a 4 to deep third man area after he pushed at a Southee size ball, Iyer performed the higher lower off a fast Ferguson supply to start his innings.
However New Zealand managed to drag issues again with the wickets of Dhawan and Gill.
When on 11, Iyer was supplied a life by Tom Latham after the batter had tried the ramp shot in opposition to a brief Milne supply.
Nonetheless, a ball after guiding Ferguson to the wonderful leg boundary, Pant went for the pull however dragged it onto his stumps, bringing to an finish an innings that didn’t encourage confidence.
That introduced into the center the man-in-form, Suryakumar Yadav, who obtained off the mark with an beautiful cowl drive. However, two balls, later, he was strolling again to the dressing room after edging the nippy Ferguson to Allen at first slip.
On a floor with quick boundaries, the hosts regarded snug with India at 160 for 4 within the thirty third over.
However the duo of Iyer and Sanju Smason (36 off 38 balls) solid a 94-run partnership to regular the ship till the latter fell to an excellent catch by Glenn Phillips.
In the course of the course of his knock, Iyer additionally grew to become solely the second batter after Rameez Raja to attain 4 or extra successive 50 plus scores in New Zealand.
India: 306 for 7 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 80, Shikhar Dhawan 72, Shubman Gill 50; Lockie Ferguson 3/59, TimSouthee 3/73
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, 4 Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.