New Zealand defeated India by seven wickets in the first ODI. Chasing a mammoth target of 307 runs, the New Zealand team won easily. The team achieved the target in 47.1 overs. For the Kiwi team, Tom Latham scored 145 runs in 104 balls with 19 fours and five sixes and captain Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten inning of 94 runs in 98 balls. Williamson hit seven fours and a six in his innings.
This is the second time in Auckland that the New Zealand team has achieved the target of 300+ runs in ODIs
New Zealand team achieved the target of 300+ runs in ODIs for the second time against India. Earlier, the Kiwi team had achieved a target of 348 against India in Hamilton in 2020. At the same time, this is the second time in Auckland that the New Zealand team has achieved the target of 300+ runs in ODIs. Earlier in 2007, New Zealand achieved a target of 337 runs against Australia.
This was New Zealand’s 13th consecutive win in ODIs at home. The team has won all ODIs at home since February 2019. He surpassed his previous record. Earlier, from January 2015 to December 2015, New Zealand won 12 consecutive ODIs at home. At the same time, between December 2017 and February 2018, New Zealand won nine consecutive ODIs on home soil.
Morgan and Bopara played an unbeaten partnership of 226 runs in Dublin in 2013
Kane Williamson and Tom Latham shared an unbeaten 221-run partnership for the fourth wicket. This is the second highest partnership for the fourth or lower wicket in an ODI chase. Its record is in the name of Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara of England. Morgan and Bopara shared an unbeaten 226-run partnership in Dublin in 2013. The partnership between Williamson and Latham is the highest for any wicket for New Zealand in ODIs against India. Earlier this record was in the name of Ross Taylor and Tom Latham. Both of them played a 200-run partnership in Wankhede, Mumbai in 2017.
For the third time, Latham became part of a 200+ run partnership in ODIs. This is the most by any New Zealand player. He left behind Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Williamson in this matter. All of them have two 200+ run partnerships each in ODIs. Latham scored an unbeaten 145. This is the biggest innings by New Zealand in ODIs against India. Earlier this record was in the name of Nathan Astle. Astle had scored 120 in Rajkot in 1999.
Both of them added 124 runs for the first wicket
Batting first in the first match played in Auckland, India scored 306 runs losing seven wickets in 50 overs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 runs and Shubman Gill scored 50 runs. Both of them added 124 runs for the first wicket. However, Shreyas Iyer scored the most runs for India. He played an inning of 80 runs in 76 balls. Shreyas hit four fours and four sixes in his innings.
There, Rishabh Pant could score 15 runs, Suryakumar Yadav four runs, Sanju Samson 36 runs. Washington Sundar finally played an unbeaten inning of 37 runs in 16 balls. For New Zealand, Tim Southee and Loki Ferguson took three wickets each. In response, only Williamson and Latham won from New Zealand. Finn Allen was dismissed for 22 runs, Devon Conway scored 24 runs and Daryl Mitchell scored 11 runs.