IND vs NZ ODI Series: A series of three ODIs is being played between Team India and New Zealand. The first match of the series took place in Hyderabad, in which the Indian team won by 12 runs. Now the second match of the series will be played in Raipur on 21 January. Batting first in this match, the Indian team scored a big score of 349 runs. After this, the Indian bowlers quickly got the New Zealand opening batsmen running. Team India’s victory was being considered confirmed, but in the meantime there was a great partnership for the seventh wicket between number seven batsman Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner. However, somehow Team India won the match by 12 runs and took an edge in the series. Although Team India has suffered heavy losses even after the victory.
Team India fined 60% of match fee for slow over rate
Team India won the first match of the series by 12 runs. But now the news is coming that the ICC has considered the Indian team guilty of slow overrate, so the Indian team has been fined 60 percent of the match fee. Slow overrate means that the team has taken more time than the time required to complete its 50 overs. The Indian team could not complete the overs within the stipulated time. However, watching the match also showed that Team India is lagging behind.
In fact, the Indian team had set a target of 350 runs in front of New Zealand. When it seemed that the match was going out of hand. Then the captain and the bowlers were seen having a long discussion between the overs. Many times in the middle of the over, the players were seen talking to each other as to what strategy should be adopted next. This caused more delay. The ICC is very alert about the slipover rate and whenever a team is found guilty of it, it is also punished.
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI will be held in Raipur
Meanwhile, Team India is now ready to play in the second match. India and New Zealand teams have reached Raipur and the second match is on Saturday. The Indian team will try to capture the series by winning the second match as well. While the New Zealand team will definitely want to make a comeback so that the series is decided from the last match.
However, even after chasing 350 runs, the kind of game New Zealand has shown, it is clear that the series is not going to be easy and the second match will also be an equal fight. Team India’s batting is doing well at the moment, almost every match scores 300-plus, but there is something wrong with the bowling, otherwise after scoring 349, the match becomes one-sided. It has to be seen how both the teams perform in the second match.