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India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI in Napier, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs New Zealand: Catch all the highlights of the first ODI between India and New Zealand in Napier.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 23, 2019 14:25 IST

As It Happened: Ambati Rayudu hits the winning runs as India win the match by eight wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the day for India as he struck an unbeaten 75. As the bowling department goes. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, ending with four wickets. ((Full Scorecard))

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14:10 hrs IST

Bowlers shine in Napier

Bowlers were the real stars of the day for India as they restricted the hosts for just 157. Kuldeep scalped four wickets and not to forget the contribution of other bowlers - Shami picked three, Chahal took 2 and 1 wicket went into the kitty of Kedar Jadhav.

14:04 hrs IST

Match ends

Ambati Rayudu hits the winning runs as India win the match by eight wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the day for India as he struck an unbeaten 75. As the bowling department goes. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, ending with four wickets.

13:59 hrs IST

Close shave for Dhawan

The two Indian batsmen went for a quick single and Dhawan almost paid the price for it. Rayudu defended the ball and ran as just when Dhawan entered the striker’s end, the bails were taken off by the fielder. Close shave but Dhawan was inside the crease.

13:53 hrs IST

Good batting from Dhawan, Rayudu

Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu are now dealing in singles and double as India are moving closer to the Kiwi target. It has been a comprehensive performance from India so far and they will look to end the game soon.

13:46 hrs IST

Edge but four

Ferguson almost had his second wicket of the day as Ambati Rayudu edged the ball but luckily for him, it went in between the keeper and the fielder at first slip.

13:41 hrs IST

Virat Kohli dismissed

In trying to hit a pull shot, Virat Kohli edge the ball into the hands of keeper Latham. First wicket of the day for Ferguson as India lose their second wicket. Kohli falls for 45.

13:36 hrs IST

Dhawan-Kohli stand frustrates Kiwis

The duo have now put together 85 runs for the second wicket and it seems that Dhawan and Kohli will put together another century stand considering India need 30 more runs to win.

13:30 hrs IST

Six singles in the over

Kohli and Dhawan are playing good easy cricket as they took six singles from that over from Santner. India just need 33 runs off 138 deliveries and that is why the batsmen aren’t going for anything spectacular.

13:24 hrs IST

DRS saves Kohli

Virat Kohli was adjudged LBW by the on field umpire after a Tim Southee delivery crashed into his pads. Kohli opted to use the DRS as he felt he had nicked it. Replays showed that it was indeed the case and the India skipper survives on 37.

13:18 hrs IST

Half-century for Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan takes a double off Tim Southee and with that he completes his half-century. This is his 26th ODI fifty and his first in 10 innings. India are motoring along nicely towards the target.

13:11 hrs IST

India cross 100

The parntership between Dhawan and Kohli keeps on swelling as India have now crossed the 100-run mark in the chase. The duo are taking things easy as they are not moving along nicely towards the Kiwi score.

13:05 hrs IST

Stat attack

Fifty runs stand between Kohli and Dhawan. This is the third fifty-run stand for second wicket in last 5 ODIs. 13th fifty-run stand between the two batsmen.

13:00 hrs IST


The 50-run partnership is up between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohlia s the duo have anchored the innings really well after the fall of Rohit. India are on the verge of going past the 100-run mark.

12:54 hrs IST

Half-chance but four

Virat Kohli comes dancing down the track to Mitchell Santner and tried to hit the ball on the up but didn’t get the desired elevation. Luckily for him, the ball went between the two fielders at cover. Lucky boundary for the Indian skipper.

12:48 hrs IST

Kohli gets into the act

Virat Kohli seems to have had enough with playing cautious cricket as he hits back to back boundaries off Ferguson. First, he pulls the ball towards mid wicket for his first boundary and then opens the face of the bat for a four towards point.

12:42 hrs IST

Four and four

Shikhar Dhawan hits his sixth boundary of the innings as he creams the ball through the covers off Lockie Ferguson. Then, two balls later, the right arm pacer bowls on the pads of Kohli and it touches his thigh and goes for a boundary.

12:36 hrs IST

Dropped chance

Shikhar Dhawan top-edged a Doug Bracewell delivery but fortunately for him, the keeper spilled it. Tom Latham ran towards the ball at square leg but could not catch hold of the ball. Dhawan survives for 31.

12:30 hrs IST

Match resumes

The players are back on the field and we are underway after the match was stopped due to sunlight. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have resumed proceedings for the visitors while Lockie Ferguson is bowling the first over after the stoppage.

12:24 hrs IST

Why play was stopped due to sunlight

We have put a story together to explain why the match had to be stopped due to sunlight. Read here

12:14 hrs IST

The wait continues

The officials are out in middle as they are keeping a close eye on when the conditions become better for the cricket. Let us tell you once again that the sun is setting and is shining directly into the face of the batsman and that is why the game had been stopped. We are still some away from the resumption of the match.

12:06 hrs IST

Ross Taylor

‘I have played here a lot of times and I have never seen something like this. The fans will be disappointed but I am sure we will be back out in the middle soon.”

11:59 hrs IST

What the umpires said

The two umpires in the middle have said that it will still be a 50-over match despite the 30-minute delay that is expected because of the sun. They said that the setting of the sun was making it difficult for the batsman to spot the delivery and that is why they opted to stop the play.

11:53 hrs IST

Sun has stopped the match!

The match has been stopped for a short while as Shikhar Dhawan wasn’t able to spot the ball because of the sunlight. Dhawan apparently told the umpires that he wasn’t able to spot the ball as the sunlight was coming straight into his eyes. The players have made their way back into the hut.

11:47 hrs IST

Rohit Sharma departs

Doug Bracewell break the opening stand as he gets rid of Rohit Sharma on the second delivery after dinner break. Rohit edges the ball into the hands of Guptill at first slip as India skipper Virat Kohli now makes his way into the middle.

11:42 hrs IST

Players back on field

The Indian openers are about to make their way back into the middle and we are about to get underway. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has called his team into a huddle as they look to take early wickets and put pressure on the visitors.

11:30 hrs IST

Good performance so far from India

The bowlers have done their job and the batsmen are also looking good for the visitors. So far, it has been a professional all-round performance by Team India and they will now look to get over the line comfortably. The target of 158 was never going to trouble the high profile batting line-up of India and it has been the case so far.

11:16 hrs IST

Dhawan looking good

After an average campaign Down Under, Shikhar Dhawan is looking good early on in Napier. This bodes well for the team as apart from Dhawan, all the other top-order batsmen were among the runs in Australia. Now, it seems Dhawan too has struck form finally.

11:02 hrs IST

India on top at break

Shikhar Dhawan hits a boundary on the last ball of the 9th over from Lockie Ferguson and with that, India have reached 41/0 at break. India need 117 more to go 1-0 up in the series. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are looking comfortable in the middle, batting at 29 and 11 respectively.

10:58 hrs IST

Dhawan dealing in boundaries

Shikhar Dhawan is now taking the attack to Tim Southee as he hits him for two boundaries in one over. First he hit the ball straight down the group for a boundary past the mid-off fielder. Then, on the fourth ball, he plays the square drive to perfection.

10:53 hrs IST

Four and four

Rohit Sharma comes down the track and hits a boundary off Tim Southee past the long-on fielder. He mis-timed the ball but still got a boundary for it. In the next over, Trent Boult bowls onto the pads of Dhawan and he plays a whip shot to gets a boundary square of mid wicket.

10:48 hrs IST

Milestone for Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has become the second-fastest Indian to score 5,000 ODI runs. Only Virat Kohli is ahead of Dhawan in this list as the India skipper had crossed this milestone in 114 innings.

10:43 hrs IST

Leading edge and boundary

Shikhar Dhawan tries to play against the line of the delivery and the ball takes a thick outside edge. Luckily for the southpaw, the ball goes over the infield for a boundary towards the cover region. First boundary of the innings for India.

10:39 hrs IST

Indian openers steady

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have made a steady start in the chase as after three overs they have scored just 6 runs. The duo aren’t taking any unnecessary risks as they know the target is a small one.

10:32 hrs IST

Run-out chance

Rohit Sharma defends a Tim Southee delivery and goes for a quick singles. Wicket-keeper Tom Latham reaches the ball and throws towards the non-striker’s end but the ball hit Rohit. Close shave for the Indian opener as replays showed that Rohit was out of his crease when the ball hit him.

10:27 hrs IST

Indian chase begins

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle and they will begin the Indian chase. Trent Boult will be bowling the first over of the innings as India chase 158 to win the first ODI.

10:22 hrs IST

Stat attack

Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling figure of 4/39 is the third best bowling figures by a spinner at this venue. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (5/30) and Daniel Vettori (4/18) are ahead of Kuldeep on this illustrious list.

10:17 hrs IST

Kiwis All-out

Kuldeep Yadav scalps the last wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Trent Boult for 1. Kuldeep finishes with 4 wickets and as the leading wicket-taker of the innings for India. Shami scalped 3 while Chahal ended two wickets.

10:12 hrs IST

Second six of the innings

Tim Southee sweeps a Kuldeep Yadav delivery for a huge six over mid wicket boundary. Second six of the innings for the Kiwis as Santner had hit the first one. With that, New Zealand have crossed the 150-run mark.

10:06 hrs IST

Kiwis nine down

Lockie Ferguson is stumped by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav who picks his third of the day. Third umpire was called up to check the foot of the batsman which was on the line when Dhoni took off the bails.

10:00 hrs IST

Second wicket for Kuldeep

Kuldeep Yadav scalps his second wicket of the day as he gets rid of Doug Bracewell for 7. The right hander chops the ball back onto his stumps as Kiwis lose their eight wickets. On the last ball, Kuldeep bowled a googly and the ball crashed into his pads. The umpire said not out but replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps. India didn’t have a review left.

09:55 hrs IST

Williamson departs

This is the wicket that India wanted as Kuldeep Yadav gets rid of Kane Williamson. The right hander hits the ball into the hands of the fielder at long on. Kiwis have lost seven wickets now.

09:47 hrs IST

Stat attack

Shami picks up his 3rd wicket in the match by dismissing Santner. This is his 7th wicket at Napier which is the second most by a visiting bowler in ODIs. Javagal Srinath leads the charts with 9 wickets to his name in four matches.

09:41 hrs IST

Wicket for Shami

Mohammed Shami bowls from around the wickets and the ball crashed into Mitchell Santner’s pads. Umpire raises his finger after thinking for couple of seconds and the batsmen opt against using the review. Kiwis have lost their second wicket now.

09:36 hrs IST

India lose their review

Kuldeep Yadav beat the outside edge of Mitchell Santner’s bat but there was some noise and India skipper Kohli oprted to use the DRS. Replays showed that there was no edge and no chance of stumping as well.

09:31 hrs IST

‘Nahi, nahi, nahi’ - Dhoni to Kuldeep

Kuldeep Yadav bowls a short delivery and Kane Williamson pulls it for a boundary. Seventh boundary of the innings for Williamson. When Dhoni saw Kuldeep had pitched the ball short he said there words from behind, asking him to change the length.

09:22 hrs IST

Half-century for Captain Marvel

Kanel Williamson is holding the innings from one end and he completes his 36th half-century. This is also his 6th consecutive fifty at home against India. The hosts will need their skipper to continue to bat like this for the remainder of the innings.

09:16 hrs IST

Stunning catch from Kuldeep

Henry Nicholls hits a Kedar Jadhav delivery on the leg side and Kuldeep Yadav took a brilliant flying catch to get rid of the batsman. First wicket of the day for Jadhav as Kiwis have lost their fifth wicket.

09:10 hrs IST

Stat attack

Tom Latham has some interesting number at home compared to his away record in ODIs. His batting average drops by almost 50 % and balls per dismissal rate is worse at home. Out off his 6 ducks in ODIs, five have come in home conditions.

09:05 hrs IST

Williamson steady

The Indian bowlers have taken wickets at regular intervals in this game till now but that doesn’t seem to be bothering the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson. He is looking in fine touch at the moment and with two consecutive boundaries off Chahal, he has made his intentions quite clear. India 91/4

08:57 hrs IST

Chahal strikes again

Another wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal! The spinner dismisses Tom Latham as New Zealand are 76/4 in 18.5 overs. Latham played the ball straight back to the bowler and although it was a tough chance, the youngster made no mistake as Kane Williamson lost another partner.

08:51 hrs IST

Bowling change

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced into the attack and he replaces Vijay Shankar. Kuldeep bowled well in Australia and will look for a similar sort of impact in New Zealand now.

08:44 hrs IST

Dropped catch

India may left to rue this dropped chance as Kedar Jadhav drops Kane Williamson for 20. The Kiwi skipper hit a short delivery straight down the throat of Jadhav at fine leg but he dropped an easy catch.

08:37 hrs IST

Chahal breaks the partnership

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has done the trick for the visitors as gets rid of dangerman Ross Taylor. The right hander hits the ball into the hands of the bowlers, who takes an easy catch. Kiwis are three down now.

08:32 hrs IST

Four and Four

Vijay Shankar bowls short and wide and Ross Taylor cut the ball on the off side and the ball goes over the point fielder’s head for a boundary. Then, Kane Williamson plays the perfect cover drives for a boundary. New Zealand have crossed the 50-run mark now.

08:24 hrs IST

Close shave for Taylor

Williamson hits a straight drive and the ball takes a touch of Shakar’s fingers and crashes into the stumps. Replays showed the ball batsman had made his way back into the crease before the bails were dislodged.

08:20 hrs IST

Spin has been introduced

After picking up six wickets in the last ODI against Australia, Yuzvendra Chahal will look to leaving a lasting impact today as well. He replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack.

08:15 hrs IST

Bowling change

All-rounder Vijay Shankar has been introduced into the attack as he looks to impress in absence of suspended Hardik Pandya. He will look to make an impact after doing decently well in Australia.

08:10 hrs IST

Run-out chance

Ross Taylor hits the ball towards mid wicket and tried to go for a single. Ambati Rayudu, who was present there, could not gather the ball in time and had he done so, Taylor was struggling to reach the non-striker’s end. Close shave for the right hander.

08:02 hrs IST

Shami keeping things tight

Another maiden over from Shami and this is his second in two overs. He has also picked up the two wickets and Shami is the reason why India are on top at the moment. The pacer has also scripted history as he became the fastest India to scalp 100 ODI wickets - READ HERE

07:55 hrs IST

Good over from Bhuvi

After conceding boundaries in the first two overs, Bhuvneshwar hits back and bowls well in his third over of the day. He concedes just one run to pile on the pressure on the batsmen.

07:49 hrs IST

Shami on fire

Mohammed Shami has picked his second wicket of the day as he now gets rid of southpaw Colin Munro. Shami tried his luck from around the wicket and Munro missed the line of the delivery and it crashed into the wickets. India on top early on in the match.

07:45 hrs IST

Munro on the attack

Southpaw Colin Munro takes the attack to Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he hits back to back boundaries of his second over. He played the ball on the up towards deep mid wicket for a boundary and then, smashed the ball over the long off fielder for the second four of the over.

07:38 hrs IST

Shami provides the breakthrough

Pacer Mohammed Shami has given India the ideal start as he gets rid of Martin Guptill for just five runs. There were couple of loud LBW appeals early on in the over and when the umpire said not out, Shami took matter into his own hands and uprooted the stumps. First wicket of the day for India.

07:31 hrs IST

Boundary to start proceedings

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a dot ball but then bowls onto the pads of Martin Guptill and he flicks the ball for a boundary towards mid wicket. Excellent way to get off the mark for the right hander.

07:25 hrs IST

National anthem time

The players are out in the middle for the respective national anthems of the two teams. This is the first match between played at this venue in 2 years and it is going to be a cracking contest between two best teams in the world.

07:15 hrs IST

New Zealand playing XI

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

07:08 IST

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

07:03 hrs IST

Toss update

New Zealand have won the toss and skipper Kane Williamson has opted to bat first. Kohli says during the toss that the team is well balanced and the players are really looking forward to this series.

06:55 hrs IST

Taylor names biggest threat for NZ

“Kohli’s a sensational player, probably the best one day player going round - easily, really,” Taylor was quoted as saying by Stuff. “It’s easy to get caught up in him, but they’ve got two pretty good openers up the top in [Rohit] Sharma and co to come out before Kohli gets in. [Shikhar] Dhawan’s got a very good record as well. I’m sure the fast bowlers will have their work cut out,” he added.

06:48 hrs IST


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja.

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

06:41 hrs IST

Players warming up

06:30 hrs IST

Kohli wary of Kiwi threat

“The fact they are No 3 in the world speaks about their consistency over the last couple of years. We played them in India and got beaten in Mumbai, and all the games were competitive and we felt they had a really good balance. They have that energy and that buzz about them and they play their cricket in the right way which is something we always appreciate,” Kohli said at the pre-series media conference.

06:15 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the first ODI between India and New Zealand in Napier. This is the first ODI of the five-match series between two teams. Both India and New Zealand will look to put their best foot forwards in the opener.

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