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Recent match report – India v New Zealand 1st ODI 2022/23

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50 balances India 306 for 7 (Iyer 80, Dhawan 72, Gill 50, Ferguson 3-59, Southee 3-73) vs New Zealand

After being positioned, Dhawan and Gill set the platform by including 124 in 23.1 overs, their place of their fourth century in 9 innings. New Zealand batted down the center, and for some time it regarded like they may preserve India to inside 300. However Iyer and Sanju Samson gave the impetus with their stalemate 94 runs, simply 77 for the fifth wicket. Washington then broke an unbeaten run of 37 from 16 balls to use the ending touches.

Earlier, a little bit one thing for James Neesham upset New Zealand’s steadiness considerably, as they have been pressured to play 4 front-line gamers alongside Mitchell Santner.

With the brand new ball shifting, Dhawan and Gill began vigilantly. They confronted 44 out of the primary ten overs, and the scoring fee was below 4 after 14.

There have been some moments of intent, nonetheless. Dhawan used his ft to drive Tim Southee into the protection boundary, and Gill caught two sixes, chipping Matt Henry lengthy after which shifting him into third. On the entire, nonetheless, New Zealand sailors hardly bowled unhealthy balls.

Throughout this era, Gill additionally gained a life. Within the last tenth, he went after a full supply from Henry, solely to finish up slicing again to 3rd. Lockie Ferguson got here ahead, dove and acquired his fingers below the ball. However he did not.

It was Dhawan who lastly stepped up, hitting Ferguson for 4 in a row within the last 15. Three overs later he took two extra fours off Adam Milne after which hit his half-century, off 63 balls, with an additional 4 off him. Gill got here into motion hitting Santner for six in a row as India made 34 runs in three overs.

Gill hit his fifty from 63 balls however fell off quickly after, hitting Ferguson straight into deep sq. leg. Within the subsequent over, Southee had Dhawan in the reduction of for his two hundredth ODI wicket, turning into solely the fifth New Zealand man to realize the feat.

These two wickets put the brakes on the scoring fee, with Iyer and Rishabh Pant managing simply ten runs over 27 to 31. Milne might have despatched Iyer again when he didn’t get the carry off a ramp kick. However Tom Latham didn’t time his leap behind the stumps and seized his probability.

Pant’s tough beat of 15 for 23 got here to an finish as he dragged a brief Ferguson supply to his stumps. Suyakumar Yadav opened his account with a chic 4 off the primary ball, however two balls later Ferguson caught him on the primary slip.

Iyer and Samson consolidated barely earlier than opening. Each hitters took benefit of the tempo to bat and adjusted the tempo of the innings with their hitting sport. Iyer most popular the aerial route, whereas Samson landed extra on the bottom.

Samson fell to 36 balls from 38 however Iyer continued. Having raised his fifty balls to 56, he went on an all-out assault. On the opposite facet, Washington deployed the whole lot from an rise to a tug and a falling again shot to take the boundaries.

Iyer fell within the last by 80 from 76 balls, however India’s late acceleration meant they scored 96 within the final ten overs to put up what Washington known as “a good complete”. They’ve an inexperienced bowling assault to defend it. Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik are making their debuts, and there is not a sixth bowling possibility both.

Hemant Brar is a sub-editor for ESPNcricinfo

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