IND vs NZ: The first ODI match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday ended with a nail-biting finish. with both teams scoring approximately 700 runs in the game. The match went until the very last over of the game, and in the end, it was Team India that clinched a brilliant win, which looked impossible at one point. Batting first, India posted a massive score of 349/8 and New Zealand looked struggling at one point.

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They were 131/6 at one stage, but then came the match-turning partnership for the 7th wicket between Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell for 162 runs, which took the visitors near the target. But in the end, New Zealand fell short by 12 runs and lost the game. Despite a blistering century by Bracewell, the visitors fell short. He scored a 53-ball century and made 140 off 78 balls, with 12 fours and 10 sixes.

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IND vs NZ: Ishan Kishan trolls Rohit Sharma when asked about missing three ODIs after a Double Century – Watch

For India, the young opener Shubman Gill carried on his good form and smashed his maiden ODI double-century. He became the youngest batter to achieve this feat and made 208 off 149 balls, including 19 fours and nine sixes. Gill became the eighth batter and fifth Indian to enter the 200-run club. After the win in the first ODI, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan welcomed Gill to the elite club of 200.

The Indian skipper is the only batter with three ODI double centuries, including the highest individual score of 264 runs against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Ishan smashed the fastest ODI double-century against Bangladesh in December 2023. But the left-hander had to sit out against Sri Lanka in three ODIs. That’s what Rohit asked Ishan during their conversation after the game.

He asked Ishan, “Ishan yaar, apne 200 bana k teen match nahi khela yaar? (why despite scoring 200 you sat out for 3 games?” Ishan gave a funny reply and stated, “Bhaiya yeh to aap btaoge, captain to aap the naa.”

For India, Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowler who took four crucial wickets in the second innings. He registered a match-winning figure of 4/46 in 10 overs, which became the game-changer in the match. India has taken a 1-0 lead in the series, and both teams will play the second game on Saturday, January 21 in Raipur.

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