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Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Full Cricket Score: Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan help visitors take 1-0 lead

Date: Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 14:41 IST

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Match Ended

India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

157/10 OV : (38.0) RR.(4.13)
156/2 OV : (34.5) RR.(4.52)
Match Ended:

India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

Man Of the Match:

This over 34.5

  • 1
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1


Shikhar Dhawan

  • 75 (103)
  • 4s X 6
  • 6s X 0

Ambati Rayudu

  • 13 (23)
  • 4s X 2
  • 6s X 0


Trent Boult

  • 19 (6)
  • M X 1
  • W X 0

Tim Southee

  • 36 (6.5)
  • M X 0
  • W X 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket

24 ( 6.1 ) R/R: 3.89

Ambati Rayudu 13(23)

Shikhar Dhawan 10(14)

132/2 (28.4 over)

Virat Kohli 45 (59) SR: S.R (76.27)

c Tom Latham b Lockie Ferguson

India in New Zealand 5 ODI Series 2019 1st ODI Match Result India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Full Cricket Score: Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan help visitors take 1-0 lead


14:32 (IST)

It was a professional performance from India. Victory in the first ODI in New Zealand is a special occasion for the visitors. Great to see Shami getting the Player of the Match award for his brilliant spell. A lot of positives for India - Dhawan scoring runs, Rayudu spending some time in the middle, Kuldeep and Chahal shining together.

Kiwis have a lot to work on. Think Williamson need to rework the playing XI in the next match after reading the pitch. They missed Ish Sodhi for sure here.   

The second ODI is on 26 January and the match will resume at 7.30 am. Hope to see you again. Till then, take care and good bye. 

14:29 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India captain: It is one of the most balanced performance by us. 150-odd on that wicket was quite an easy target to chase. The fast bowling unit believe they can knock any side together. This is the fittest I have seen him (Shami). Spinners cramped the batsmen really well. We spoke about in the break that why it is important for Dhawan to finish the match in our favour and bat till the end. 

14:22 (IST)

Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: Certainly wasn't our best effort. India, we expected them to be good and they really were on top of the game. Wasn't a traditional wicket. Obviously 150 on the board on a surface where 250 was par was hard, I think the lengths they bowled were immaculate. We do think, it was lack of adjustment. Sometimes you come here and think it's 350-plus. The wicket required much more graft. All the Indian bowlers contributed but we do need to be better. I do think our energy in the field and with the ball was good though and we need to move on from this game quickly

14:22 (IST)

Mohammed Shami is Player of the Match

It is teamwork. We played well in 2018 and our support for each other is there to be seen. We decide everything together as a bowling unit and efforts are there to be seen. Injury changed things for me and for 18 months I was in rehab and when I came back, everyone backed me. People pushed me to work hard on my fitness. Pitches are quite similar to Australia. Weather conditions are different. Australia was much hotter and here weather is pleasant. It was important to adapt.

14:13 (IST)

And that’s it. A sharp again Dhawan anchors India to victory. No hassles as such for the batsmen after a power house bowling performance. New Zealand were never in the game after scoring 157 and honestly, they have been blown away. 

India take a 1-0 series’ lead and now must build on it at a new venue, Bay Oval at Mt. Maunganui. Back to back ODIs there. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Napier
14:13 (IST)
14:11 (IST)

After 34.5 overs,India 156/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 75 , Ambati Rayudu 13)

India win the first ODI by 8 wickets (DLS method) and this win will give them huge confidence. In the end, it was the nervous-looking Rayudu who hit the winning run for India. But it was Dhawan and Virat, who paved the way. Dhawan, with 75 off 103, looked a different batsman than what he was a few days back in Australia. India go 1-0 up in 5-match series.  


14:11 (IST)

This is India's largest victory in-terms of wickets remaining against New Zealand in New Zealand in ODIs. The previous highest was of seven wickets came at Auckland in 1994.

14:08 (IST)

That's it. Single off the penultimate ball of the over and INDIA WIN by 8 wickets.

14:07 (IST)

FOUR! Finally, Rayudu hits the muc-nneeded boundary, hits it through covers and scores are tied. 

14:06 (IST)

After 34 overs,India 150/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 74 , Ambati Rayudu 8)

Rayudu is struggling here and again very strange to see this. He is trying to play too many big shots here, getting beaten. On other occasions, sticking to defending the balls. Should look to middle the ball and rotate strike. Indian team is in a position right now where him getting out of form will solve a lot of puzzles. 

14:02 (IST)

Bracewell continues. 

14:01 (IST)

Rayudu looking rough and edgy as ever. If this is not a worry for India, I don't know what is. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Napier
14:01 (IST)
14:01 (IST)

After 33 overs,India 148/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 73 , Ambati Rayudu 8)

This is strange from India here. Not looking for boundaries and taking risky singles. Playing dots after dots. Rayudu edged one to the keeper but no one in the Kiwis ranks appealed, adding more to the strange aspect in this phase of the game. India need 8 now.

13:57 (IST)

Ferguson continues. 

13:57 (IST)

After 32 overs,India 145/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 71 , Ambati Rayudu 7)

New Zealand have done well to delay the loss in first ODI with some disciplined bowling. Seems like a period in the game where they are trying to get back into bowling rythm and Indian batsmen trying to have a good batting practice.


13:53 (IST)

Bracewell continues. 

13:52 (IST)

After 31 overs,India 142/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 68 , Ambati Rayudu 7)

Good to see Kiwis still at it. There is a leg slip in place for Rayudu as Ferguson charges in. India's No 4 is looking very nervous in the middle, having beaten on a number of occasions. India need 14 more to win.

13:49 (IST)

Ferguson continues. 

13:48 (IST)

After 30 overs,India 139/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 66 , Ambati Rayudu 6)

Good over this by Bracewell in his comeback over. Just 3 runs. But the match has already slipped away. 17 more needed for India. Good chance for Rayudu to play a little knock here and go unbeaten. Will do a lot to his self confidence.

13:46 (IST)

Kohli gone. Well, the least helpful dismissal from India's point of view. Rayudu has a few runs to play with, but New Zealand will attack him seeking an opening. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
13:46 (IST)
13:46 (IST)

Bracewell brought back.

13:45 (IST)

Virat Kohli missed out on scoring his 100th fifty-plus score in List-A cricket today.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
13:45 (IST)
13:45 (IST)

After 29 overs,India 136/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 65 , Ambati Rayudu 4)

Ferguson has at least stopped Kohli from scoring another fifty in ODIs. He has settle win this achievement until the next match as despite the dismissal, India are on road to victory. Rayudu had his heart in his mouth on the second last ball though. Almost gave an easy catch behind the stumps. 

13:44 (IST)

FOUR! Almost another wicket for Ferguson. Rayudu edges it between the keeper and first slip to fetch a boundary. 

13:41 (IST)


Short ball from Ferguson, continued to rise on Kohli and he tried a pull but the ball touched the edge of the bat and flew to Latham behind the stumps. Kohli walked instantly. Kohli c Latham b Lockie Ferguson 45(59)

13:38 (IST)

Ferguson continues. 

13:38 (IST)

After 28 overs,India 131/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 64 , Virat Kohli (C) 45)

Easy now for India. Both the batsmen dealing in singles. They know the target is in grasp now. Partnership into 90s. Needless to say such stands are key in chases. 25 more needed. 

13:37 (IST)

Santner continues

13:35 (IST)

After 27 overs,India 126/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 62 , Virat Kohli (C) 42

Ferguson brought back in Williamson's last attempt probably to make things happen. Kohli meanwhile inches close to another fifty. India need 30 more. This one looks done and dusted now.

13:31 (IST)

Ferguson back on. 

13:30 (IST)

After 26 overs,India 123/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 60 , Virat Kohli (C) 41)

Williamson should agree that he made a mistake by not playing Ish Sodhi here. Short boundaries yes but he could have been handy here, bowling in tandem with Santner who is not getting the much-needed support. 

13:27 (IST)

Santner continues. 

13:27 (IST)

After 25 overs,India 117/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 57 , Virat Kohli (C) 38)

Close call for LBW and umpire raised his finger. Kohli was the batsman and he asked for DRS instantly. Was very confident he was not out and rightly so as he had nicked it to his pads. Feather touch really. India going smoothly here. 

13:25 (IST)

Fifty for Dhawan. Will go a long way in calming down his critics that said he didn’t poay domestic cricket. He is a rhythm batsman, as weird as it sounds. A good run here will keep him going for a bit. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Napier
13:25 (IST)
13:24 (IST)

This is Shikhar Dhawan’s first fifty-plus score after nine ODI innings. His last fifty-plus score came against Pakistan at Dubai in 2018 before today.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
13:24 (IST)
13:22 (IST)

Southee continues. 

13:21 (IST)

After 24 overs,India 115/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 56 , Virat Kohli (C) 37)

Santner bowling with variations in pace and length but has not been able to effect a wicket. This is the same pitch where Chahal and Kuldeep did what they did. He would be disappointed if he goes back without taking a wicket or two here.

13:19 (IST)

Santner continues. 

13:19 (IST)

After 23 overs,India 110/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 52 , Virat Kohli (C) 36)

Southee brought back. Dhawan bring back his form with the bat. Fifty in first ODI. Could not get going in Australia but has bettered that now. India need 46 to win.

13:18 (IST)

Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 26th ODI fifty. Steers the ball through covers, collects two and completes the landmark. 

13:16 (IST)

Southee back into the attack. 

13:15 (IST)

After 22 overs,India 106/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 49 , Virat Kohli (C) 35)

Santner mixed it up nicely with fuller deliveries and fligted ones. However. Kiwis continues to wait for the wicket. India need 50 more now. Plenty of overs left. The stand is getting better and better.

13:15 (IST)

50 partnership was long up. India cross 100 now too. This is good batting practice for remainder of the series. Of course, the Indian top-order is hogging all the runs again. A school of thought here... maybe Rayudu should have come out to bat at number three? 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Napier
13:15 (IST)
13:13 (IST)

Santner continues. 

13:12 (IST)

After 21 overs,India 103/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 48 , Virat Kohli (C) 33)

Boult pitches short to Kohli and fuller to Dhawan. He is asking the Indian captain to pull him, there is a fielder placed at deep in the leg side for any mistake on Kohli's part. Evaded well. 6 runs off the over. 100 comes up for India as well. 

13:09 (IST)

Boult continues. 

13:09 (IST)

After 20 overs,India 97/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 46 , Virat Kohli (C) 29)

Santner doing a fine job here, containing the batsmen but don't think the Indians are worried about the required rate. Even if they continue scoring for a while at this rate, they will be hom comfortably. Kiwis want them to play that silli shot and lose a wicket here.

13:05 (IST)

After 19 overs,India 94/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 44 , Virat Kohli (C) 28)

Trent Boult brought back into the attack. Kohli pulls him to deep mid-wicket for just 1 though. Just 2 from the over. Just what the captain wanted. A few cheap overs here and can effect a bad shot and maybe a wicket.

13:01 (IST)

Boult returns to the attack. 

13:01 (IST)

After 18 overs,India 92/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 43 , Virat Kohli (C) 27)

Santner more fullish in this over. Good over from him. Keeps the batsmen looking for gaps but does not give one. Just 1 off the over and Kiwis need more of these overs.  

India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, Latest Updates, 1st ODI: India win the first ODI by 8 wickets and this win will give them huge confidence. In the end, it was the nervous-looking Rayudu who hit the winning run for India. But it was Dhawan and Virat, who paved the way. Dhawan, with 75 off 103, looked a different batsman than what he was a few days back in Australia. India go 1-0 up in 5-match series.

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Preview, 1st ODI: Riding high on confidence, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli will look to maintain their winning run when they take on hosts New Zealand in the first contest of the five-match ODI rubber at the McLean Park here on Wednesday.

The Men in Blue are brimming with high spirit after a convincing series win, both in Tests and ODI, against Australia in their own backyard.

Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Full Cricket Score: Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan help visitors take 1-0 lead

File image of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and India captain Virat Kohli. AFP/AP

However, the tourists have won only 10 out of 35 ODIs against the Kiwis in their home turf, which also includes a 0-4 thrashing in 2014.

The Indian team boasts of a strong batting lineup with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and an in-form Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Openers Rohit and Dhawan are once again expected to give a fine start looking at their recent form, nothing looks difficult for the duo.

Also, Kohli, as usual, is in his peak and would once again be the main strength of the Indian batting line-up. The Indian run-machine had scored a century in his previous outing at this venue during their last tour here in 2014.

What could be a major relief for the team management and Kohli will be the current form of Dhoni, who ended the just concluded ODIs series against the Aussies as leading run scorer with a string of half-centuries.

The stumper is once again expected to replicate his form against the Kiwis.

In the bowling department, medium pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will once again lead the attack along with Mohammad Shami. The two were the most consistent performers during the ODI series down under.

Meanwhile, looking at his recent outing, Yuzvendra Chahal, who emereged with carrer best figures of 6/42 against Australia in the final ODI, is likely to be picked in the playing eleven on Wednesday ahead of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

Ravindra Jadeja will once again play the crucial role of an all-rounder if he gets a chance in place of newcomer Vijay Shankar.

Coming to New Zealand, Ross Taylor, who recently played a key role in the Kiwis whitewash of Sri Lanka, will be the man to look out for. Taylor amassed 281 runs against the Lankans, which included couple of fifties and a century in three games.

Henry Nicholls, who smashed an unbeaten 124 in the final affair against the islanders, will try to replicate his show against the No. 2 ranked India.

The Kiwi batting line-up also has some other big guns like Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and skipper Kane Williamson. Kane has been the most consistent performer for the home side while Munro carries the ability to swiftly change gears depending upon the situation.

In terms of bowling, the Kiwis posses one of the most attacking pace attack with Trent Boult and Tim Southee. The duo are well known for their ability to get early breakthroughs and in death overs. Also, the duo are likely to get an able support from pacer Lockie Ferguson, who too, was impressive in their last series.

In spin, leg spinner Ish Sodhi, who was New Zealand's key performer against Lanka after picking eight wickets from three ODIs, could be the another danger weapon against the tourist.

Overall, another tight contest will be on cards when the World number two and three-ranked sides clash.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, K. Khaleel Ahmed

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry

With IANS inputs


Updated Date: Jan 23, 2019