Michael Bracewell’s innings made sleepless, Shubman Gill’s double century; Know five big things about India’s victory
India beat New Zealand by 12 runs in the first ODI. In a thrilling match, Michael Bracewell scored 140 for New Zealand, while Shubman Gill scored 208 for India.
India defeated New Zealand by 12 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series. With the help of Shubman Gill’s double century, India gave New Zealand a target of 350 runs. Seeing such a huge target, once it felt that if India dropped a few wickets early, then the team would easily win the match. But Michael Bracewell made India struggle to win the match and shared a century partnership for the seventh wicket with Mitchell Santner, with the help of which the New Zealand team came close to victory, but Siraj took two wickets in the 46th over for Team India. Made a comeback in the match. However, Bracewell did not stop here as well and kept the hope of the team’s victory alive till he was dismissed.
India scored 349 runs losing 8 wickets in 50 overs. In response, the New Zealand team could only manage 337 runs in 49.2 overs. Here we are going to tell you about five big things about India’s victory.
Shubman Gill’s double century
After showing his talent in the Under-19 World Cup 2018, Gill is being touted as the next star in Indian cricket. He hit six sixes in his innings after completing 150 runs. It was his second consecutive three-point inning. Gill faced 149 balls and scored 208 runs, in which 19 fours and nine sixes were hit. India scored 349 runs for eight wickets thanks to the first double century of Shubman Gill.
Mohammad Siraj’s four
Local boy Mohammad Siraj bowled brilliantly in the match being played in Hyderabad. In the initial overs, he gave the team the first success. He dismissed the infielder Devon Conway. He then dismissed New Zealand captain Tom Latham in the middle overs. After this, Rohit handed the ball to Siraj in the 46th over and he took two wickets (Mitchell Santner and Shilpi) in the same over to bring the Indian team back into the match.
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Economical bowling by Kuldeep Yadav
After the dismissal of the openers, Kuldeep Yadav got India two more wickets in the match, putting the Kiwis under pressure. Kuldeep dismissed Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell to give New Zealand big jolts with a margin of few runs.
Brilliant start from Rohit and Gill
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to a good start once again. Batting first, the pair added 60 runs for the first wicket. Rohit was dismissed for 34 off 38 balls, while Gill brought up his maiden ODI double century, becoming only the fifth Indian batsman to do so.
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Indian bowlers showed patience in the last two overs
New Zealand needed 24 runs from the last 12 balls. Saving runs was not going to be easy for India. Because the Kiwi team scored 17 runs against Shami in the 48th over. But Hardik bowled tight and dismissed Ferguson. In the 49th over, Hardik gave only 4 runs and also took a wicket. The last over went to Shardul Thakur, who was already struggling after hitting 6 wides. He had to save 20 runs, but on the very first ball, Bracewell hit the fans for a six. Shardul put the second ball wide. However, on the next ball, Shardul ended the innings of the Kiwi team by putting Bracewell out LBW by putting a yorker.