India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights: IND won by 8 wickets

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Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant innings won the match for India
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights: IND won by 8 wickets

India took 1-0 lead in 5 match series, won the first match by 8 wickets against New Zealand. The match was played in McLean Park on 23rd January, 2019. New Zealand showed poor batting performance, they scored only 157 runs in 38 overs.

After winning the toss NZ decided to bat first. New Zealand openers got out quickly and also the other batsmen could not able to score a healthy run for the team. Only, Captain Kane Williamson stood their and his 64 runs knock helped to reach the total to 157, but none of other batsmen abled to built a good partnership with him. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers. He took 4 wickets with just 3.9 economy.

Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets, young star Chahal picked up 2 wickets also and Kedar Yadav took 1 wicket. India bowled well to retain NZ in a low total.

In the batting, India started nicely. Rohit Sharma lost his wicket early, but the partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan took the game in home. Virat Kohli was playing nicely, but missed his half century by only 5 runs. Shikhar Dhawan was the star tonight, he remained unbeaten on 75 with 6 fours, and bring India home with a winning note. Ambati Rayudu was not out on 13. India got the total in 35 overs.