At the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, team India defeated New Zealand by 12 runs thanks to a huge knocks from Shubman Gill and a four-wicket haul from Mohammed Siraj. After deciding to bat first, Team India totaled 349/8 in 50 overs thanks to Shubman Gill's 208 and first double century. Later, New Zealand got off to a rough start by losing quick wickets, but Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner, who struck up a huge partnership, helped the visitors get back into the game.
Mohammed Siraj, however, made two strikes, got rid of Santner and Henry Shipley in one over, and put some pressure on New Zealand. Later, Bracewell led the way and scored 140 runs, but Shardul Thakur eventually got rid of him in the final over, giving the hosts a 12-run victory. In addition to Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur each claimed two wickets. India now has a 1-0 series lead after this victory.
India has won the toss and chosen to bat against New Zealand in the opening ODI. This ODI series consists of three games, with the second and third games taking place in Raipur and Indore, respectively. Another three-match T20 match between these two teams will come after it.
In this series, India is missing Lokesh Rahul and Axar Patel. After the Sri Lanka series, the pair will have time off for family obligations. In Rahul's place, Ishan Kishan is added to the Indian eleven. Although he will bat in the middle order, he will keep wickets. Continued opening of the innings by Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. All-rounder player Shardul Thakur replaces Axar Patel in the lineup. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacer Umran Malik lose their positions in favor of wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar.
Due to a back injury, Shreyas Iyer was forced to withdraw from this series. In the Indian middle order, Suryakumar Yadav gains from his absence and keeps playing. After taking a break from the third ODI against Sri Lanka, all-rounder Hardik Pandya is now available. India won 3-0 over Sri Lanka. Tim Southee and Kane Williamson, two senior New Zealand players, have missed none of the six games. While Williamson is out, Tom Latham is the Kiwis' captain. In place of Williamson and Southee, Henry Nicholls and Blair Tickner are mentioned. Due to an ankle injury sustained in Pakistan, leg spinner Ish Sodhi is unable to play in this game. In the most recent ODI series, the Black Caps defeated Pakistan 2-1.
The 2nd One-Day International between India and New Zealand will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur. Can New Zealand win this time? Watch out and keep updated only here at 11ic.