The Black caps got bowled out with clinical precision by our Men In Blue for a mere paltry run of 157 in the first ODI held today.
Despite, a good start by their captain Kane Williamson who scored 64 of 81 balls . The most successful bowler for India was Kuldeep Yadav , 4 wickets for just 39 runs in 10 overs. While Mohammed Shame finished his excellent spell with 3/19 in six overs. Thus , becoming the fastest Indian bowler to get 100 wickets overtaking Irfan Pathan. Yuzvendra Chahal with his orthodox leg spin got 2 scalps to his name.
Thus in the process bowling out New Zealand for 157 runs.
Deciding to bat first , the Kiwis lost both their both opening batsmen Martin Guptill and Colin Munro within the first five overs with just 18 runs on the board.
Shami shines on first Odi
By sending back Guptill in his 56th match, the 28-year-old Shami became the fastest Indian to reach 100 wickets in ODIs.
Mohammed Shami was the successful bowler on both occasions as he went through Munro with an indipper from round the wicket, moments after he forced Guptill to play one, which moved in on landing, onto his stumps.
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After a huge successful series in 2018, the experienced Ross Taylor looked good in his 41-ball 24, but was brilliantly caught and bowled by Chahal. He lured lured the batsman to dance down the pitch a tad too early with his change of pace.
Tom Latham was dismissed in similar fashion, with leg-spinner Chahal being the bowler.
Things were Good for New Zealand, when Taylor and Williamson was on the pitch , as the duo played a few glorious shots. Especially skipper whose trademark backfoot punch through the covers stood out among all .
Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner came, swung their willows for a six and a couple of boundaries. But got out to Jadhav and Shami respectively as New Zealand stuttered at 133 for six in the 30th over.
Kane Williamson too had enough. By the time , he got out , he was trying to hoick Kuldeep Yadav over long on. ,Thus getting bowled out for 157.