New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Despite scoring 306 runs in Auckland ODI, Team India had to face defeat. Tom Latham scored a brilliant century for New Zealand.
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The score of 306 runs in ODI cricket is very big. but in auckland Team India The bowlers proved this score too small due to poor performance. New Zealand overcame the challenge of 307 runs comfortably. New Zealand won the match by 7 wickets and achieved the target in just 47.1 overs. After the victory, New Zealand is now 1-0 ahead in the ODI series. In New Zealand’s victory, its experienced batsmen Kane Williamson and Tom Latham played amazing innings. Latham-Williamson both scored a century.
But the question is, how did a team that dominated the first 20 overs of New Zealand’s innings lose the match? What is the reason for this big defeat of Team India? Let us tell you 3 big reasons for this.
Poor performance by Indian fast bowlers with the old ball
The Indian team bowled well in the first 20 overs. New Zealand had only 88 runs in 120 balls and their 3 wickets had fallen. But after this, as soon as the ball became old, the line-length of the Indian fast bowlers was lost somewhere. Williamson was in poor form but this player got set by batting against the poor line-length. After this, Latham spoiled the line-length of the bowlers as soon as he came in.
bad team combination
The second biggest reason for India’s defeat was its team combination. India fed only 5 such players in the playing eleven who can bowl. It is known to all that a bowler has a bad day in ODI and T20 cricket, but despite this, India did not feed the sixth bowling option.
Amazing batting from New Zealand
The wonderful batting of New Zealand was also the reason for the defeat of Team India. Tom Latham Scored a brilliant century. This left-handed batsman hit a century in just 76 balls. Latham made India out of the match by sharing a partnership of more than 200 runs with captain Williamson.