A sensational double ton by Shubman Gill and a top-class bowling effort from Mohammed Siraj which outweighed Michael Bracewell’s heroic ton and partnership with Mitchell Santner helped India overcome a late onslaught from these two all-rounders and clinch a 12-run win over New Zealand in the primary match of the three-match collection at Hyderabad on Wednesday.
With this, India have a 1-Zero lead over New Zealand.
Interestingly, it turned out to be a thrilling encounter and followers took to Twitter to specific their views on it. Here are a few of the reactions:
— Pranjal Deka প্ৰাণ্জ্ঞল ডেকা (@pranjalslash) January 19, 2023
Michael Bracewell is among the most damaging batsmen in the world. Omitting him from their T20 facet on the WC was one of many worst choice blunders I’ve ever seen.
He’s marginally weaker than Sodhi as a bowler, at worst. NZL batted until 6 or 7 and paid the worth.
— Prabhat (@Mukherjea) January 19, 2023
This could possibly be one of the best end in ODI if Michael Bracewell would have received it for Nz.
— CricLover (@MakingMistake) January 19, 2023
India beat New Zealand by 12 runs in a crunch high-scoring encounter. What a splendid efficiency by Shubman Gill and Mohd Siraj Jai ho ♥️ pic.twitter.com/jpNKmiRdnH
— Aparna Sodagum (@aparnadharmend3) January 19, 2023
Chasing 350, New Zealand misplaced their opener Devon Conway for simply 10 off 16 balls. It was Mohammed Siraj as soon as once more who had struck gold for Men in Blue in early overs. Kiwis have been 28/1 in 5.Four overs.
Following this, opener Finn Allen and Henry Nicholls stitched a partnership that took NZ past the 10 overs of necessary powerplay. At the top of 10 overs, NZ was 42/1, with Allen (17*) and Nicholls (10*).
The 42-run stand between the duo with Shardul Thakur stepping in, dismissing Allen for 40 off 39 balls, with Shahbaz Ahmed, a substitute fielder, taking an important catch at deep midwicket.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s spell landed the guests into greater bother as he despatched again Nicholls (18*) and Daryl Mitchell (9*) rapidly. Kiwis sunk to 89/4 in 17.Four overs.
NZ crossed the 100-run mark in 21.Four overs and skipper Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips wanted to sew a partnership. But Mohammed Shami rattled Phillips’ stumps when he was at 11 off 20 balls. Half of the Kiwis line-up was contained in the hut for 110 runs.
Siraj picked up his second wicket of the match, sending again skipper Latham for 24 off 46 balls. NZ was 131/6 at this level.
However, all-rounders Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner turned the tides in favour of the Kiwis. Both batters took Indian bowlers to the assault. Bracewell introduced up his half-century in simply 31 balls. Santner served as an anchor from the opposite level.
Indian bowlers discovered it exhausting to cope with the sheer power-hitting of Bracewell and the duo introduced up their 50-run stand after which 100-run stand simply. Kiwis reached the 200-run mark in 36.three overs whereas they reached the 250-run mark in 40.three overs.
Bracewell introduced up his half-century in simply 57 balls. Bracewell-Santner introduced up their 150 stand in simply 90 balls.
But Bracewell continued hitting from the opposite finish to maintain Kiwis alive. They wanted 24 in the ultimate two overs.
Pandya obtained Indians cheering as soon as once more, as he dismissed Lockie Ferguson for simply seven. NZ have been 328/9 and wanted 22 in 9 balls.
Kiwis wanted 20 runs in remaining over to be bowled by Shardul Thakur. Thakur was not off to a great begin as he was hit for a six on the very first ball. However, he dismissed Bracewell to clinch a 12-run win for his facet.
Bracewell scored an excellent 140 off simply 78 balls with 12 fours and 10 sixes, however didn’t win the match for his facet.
Siraj was once more a standout bowler, taking 4/46 in 10 overs. Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul took two wickets whereas Pandya and Shami obtained one.
Earlier, Shubman Gill entered the file books along with his maiden double century towards New Zealand to energy India to 349/8.
(With ANI inputs)