OVERS 16.1: FOUR! First delivery after the drinks break and Kohli cover drives a de Grandhomme delivery for his third boundary.
OVERS 14.3: FOUR! Shreyas Iyer square drives a de Grandhomme delivery for his first boundary.
OVERS 13.5 FOUR OFF A FREE HIT: A yorker from Neesham goes wrong and Kohli slams the full toss straight down the ground for his second boundary.
James Neesham has been introduced in the attack
OVERS 10.1: FOUR! Southee has a fielder at fine leg for the bouncer but this bouncer doesn’t rise that much and Virat Kohli is able to pull it in front of square for his first boundary.
OVERS 8.4: OUT! Agarwal (32) cuts a Southee delivery to backward point for Tom Blundell to take a fine catch. India 54/2
OVERS 7.6: OUT! de Grandhomme has Shaw (20) caught behind by Latham. India 50/1
OVERS 7.5: Agarwal cuts to third man to bring up the Indian fifty
Colin de Grandhomme has been introduced in the attack
OVERS 6.3: FOUR! Short and wide from Southee and Agarwal cuts over point for his fifth boundary.
OVERS 6.1: FOUR! Agarwal edges to third man for another boundary. New Zealand have three slips but no fielder at third man.
OVERS 5.4: FOUR! Bennett pitches it short and Shaw pulls it to square leg for another boundary.
OVERS 4.5: FOUR! Agarwal cover drives for four. That’s a fine shot.
OVERS 4.3: Narrow escape for Agarwal as he survives a close LBW appeal against Southee. The review was taken and the replays showed the ball going just over the stumps
OVERS 3.6: FOUR! Shaw square drives on the up for his second successive boundary.
OVERS 3.5: FOUR! Shaw flicks a Bennett delivery through mid-wicket
OVERS 2.2: FOUR! Agarwal drives straight down the ground for the first four of the match
. India 11/0
OVERS 1.6: Agarwal too gets off the mark in ODIs, punches through the gap at cover point
OVERS 1.4: Shaw off the mark in ODIs, hits through the covers for two runs
Hamish Bennett bowls the second over for the Kiwis, a leg bye is conceded, India off the mark
It’s a maiden to begin with, good start for New Zealand
ALL SET: Tim Southee bowls the first over for New Zealand, Prithvi Shaw on strike
It is time for the 1st ODI and New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bowl first. #NZvIND https://t.co/Bzov9lb5hD
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TOSS: Stand-in New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl against India at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
DEBUTANT OPENERS: Openers Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal make ODI debuts.
Tom Latham has won the toss and has opted to bowl first at Seddon Park. Tom Blundell will make his debut as ODI BLA… https://t.co/TNXKHth9nP
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New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham, says that the reason is due to history where chasing is favoured in the ground as it becomes difficult to defend under lights. Informs Neesham and de Grandhomme are the all-rounders while the seam attack comprises of Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett. Further says that Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi would be their spinners. On being asked whether they could take confidence from an ODI which was played as long as 5 months ago, Latham is confident that they can maintain their good run.
Indian captain, Virat Kohli too, admits he would have bowled first, as it is a short ground and under lights, batting gets easier. But is now looking to bat well, especially in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Is super excited to see a new opening combination in Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal. Informs that Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal are the 5 guys missing out from the squad. Believes that Kuldeep Yadav’s variety tips him ahead of Chahal. Feels that at home, they can be dominant as anyone but it is foreign conditions which will test them. Hence, he believes that a 5-0 win in the T20Is puts them in really good perspective. Adds that since this year has a major focus on T20Is, one would see plenty of new faces being tried out in the ODIs.
India (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham(w/c), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
PITCH REPORT: Scott Styris says that the soil used is the Mohali soil. VVS Laxman observes that there is no grass cover as the batting of New Zealand is not that strong. Believes that it is a good pitch to bat on and might aid spin later on in the innings. Styris adds that the pitch looks a bit tacky, so the ball might stick on the surface initially but then should come onto the bat as the game goes on.
Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw all set to make their ODI debut for #TeamIndia. Proud moment for this duo 🤝🤝… https://t.co/Jn8vogO8oB
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