IND vs NZ: The first ODI between India and New Zealand was a hard-fought game that eventually ended in favour of the home team. The Black Caps almost pulled off a miracle win while chasing a huge target of 350 runs. They just fell short by 12 runs and went all out for 337 runs. It was a brilliant inning from Michael Bracewell that pushed India onto their feet. He scored a 57-ball century and made 140 runs off 78 balls.

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However, the game also saw an exceptional double century from the bat of Shubman Gill, who became the youngest to achieve this feat. He smashed a 149-ball 208 to take India to 349/8 in their first inning. Then in the second inning, it was Mohammed Siraj, who provided important breakthroughs for the team, including the wicket of Santner, who shared a 162-run partnership with Bracewell. Siraj ended up with a figure of 4/46, including two maiden overs.

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IND vs NZ: Watch: Rohit Sharma trolls Yuzi Chahal on this future with the Indian team

Both teams will now take on each other in the second game on Saturday at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur. The hosts will look to square off the series with a win in the second game, while it is a must-win match for the hosts. Meanwhile, just ahead of the second ODI, the BCCI posted a video on Twitter that has Yuzi Chahal in it, who was giving the tour of the Indian dressing room.

Chahal showed the message table and said, “Yeh humara massage table hai. Jab bhi kisi ko back relief ya koi treatment chahiye hota hai, toh vo iss table pe hota hai. (This is our massage table. Whenever someone needs back relief or any kind of treatment, then it is given on this table.)” 

In the video, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma also appeared and said, “Acha future hai tera. (Your future is bright.)” That comment from Rohit caught Chahal in splits; he couldn’t stop himself from laughing. Notably, the veteran leg-spinner was part of the first ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. But he missed the other two games due to fitness, and Kuldeep Yadav replaced him. But then Kuldeep performed really well and also played in the first game against New Zealand.

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