What a humdinger of a match it turned out to be at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. India took on New Zealand in the first of the three-match ODI series and after opting to bat first the Men in Blue posted 349, powered by Shubman Gill’s record-shattering double hundred (208). In response, the Kiwis kept on losing one wicket after the other and were 6 down for 131 with the required run rate quickly escalating to over 10.
However, the Blackcaps did the unimaginable and took the match into the last over from there. Michael Bracewell played one of those innings that will be remembered despite coming in a losing cause. He scored 140 off 78 deliveries and almost took them over the line before finding himself on strike with 1 wicket remaining and 20 to get off 6 balls. Bracewell even smashed a six off the first ball of the over to put everyone on the edge of their seats before Shardul Thakur delivered a near-perfect yorker to dismiss him LBW.
The 12-run win has helped India take a 1-0 lead but it has also showed that it is not going to be a cakewalk moving further in the series. New Zealand are the number 1 side in the world and even without some of their first choice players they made a match out the game when they were staring at a defeat much earlier in the match.
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When will the IND vs NZ 2nd ODI be played?The second IND vs NZ ODI is scheduled to be played on January 21 (Saturday).When will the IND vs NZ 2nd ODI be played?The second IND vs NZ ODI will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur.
At what time will the IND vs NZ 2nd ODI begin?The first ball of the IND vs NZ 2nd ODI will be bowled at 01:30 pm (IST). Toss will happen at 01:00 pm (IST). Fans can catch IND vs NZ Score Live and all ball-by-ball updates on ABP Live.
Where to watch IND vs NZ ODI Live?Fans in India will be able to watch IND vs NZ 2nd ODI LIVE on Television only on the Star Sports Network.
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