Team India won by 8 wickets for the first one-day match played in Napier between India and New Zealand. With this victory, India has made a 1-0 lead against New Zealand in the five-match series. This victory was very special for Team India, as this victory in Napier ended the Indian team’s 9-year drought.
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This victory for Team India has been special because India has won the first win in any format after nine years on New Zealand’s land. Earlier, India’s last win in New Zealand was in the first match of the Test series played in 2009. India won the match played at Hamilton by 10 wickets. After the 2009 Indian team visited New Zealand in 2014. On that tour, the Indian team could not win even one ODI match. The five-match ODI series was named by Kevy Team 4-1. At the same time, the series of two Test matches also came from New Zealand 1-0. That is, on that tour, India had a craving for an ideal victory.
New Zealand won the toss and batted first, losing all wickets, scored a score of 157 runs. Captain Ken Williamson scored 64 runs for the team in this innings. Apart from this, no other batsman has been able to do much good for the hosts. For India, Kuldeep Yadav took the maximum number of four wickets. Apart from this, Mohammed Shami got three wickets and Yusufendra Chahal got two wickets. Kedar Jadhav got a breakthrough. After that, India achieved the target of 158 runs by losing two wickets in 34.5 overs. Dhawan scored the highest score of 75 * by India. Ambati Rayudu also remained unbeaten on 13 runs. Kohli also scored 45 runs.
Shami achieved this achievement
In this match, Shami achieved the feat of being the first Indian to complete the fastest 100-wicket haul in the International ODI. He has left behind former player Irfan Pathan. Shami achieved the distinction of completing a century in the 56th one-dayer, while Pathan got the mark in the 59th ODI. At the international level, Shami has compared the record of New Zealand bowler Trent Bolt. He also made 100 appearances in 56 matches.
Dhawan also achieved this
Dhawan faced 103 balls in this match. He scored six boundaries At the same time, he also got the distinction of becoming the second Indian batsman to complete the fastest 5,000 ODI runs. Kohli is in first place in this list. Kohli had achieved his feat of completing 5,000 ODI runs in 114 innings, while Dhawan has achieved this position in 118 innings. In the batsmen achieving this achievement at the international level, Kohli is third and Dhawan is in the fifth position.