result
1st ODI (D/N), Hamilton, Feb 5 2020, India tour of New Zealand
347/4
(48.1/50 ov)348/6
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ross Taylor
New Zealand
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Ross Taylor tops Shreyas Iyer as New Zealand go 1-0 up

Hosts chase down 348-run target to snap losing streak in international cricket

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
India347/4(50 overs)
New Zealand348/6(48.1 overs)

11.30pm Happy Waitangi Day to all our NZ followers. Hope all of you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Shashank Kishore. Cheers

Latham: Great performance from the guys. Long time between drinks to get across the line. It was probably a few more than we would have liked. For us, it's about having partnerships and we managed to build them really well. It was obviously nice to make the contribution and the way Ross played was fantastic. He has done it time and again for us.

Kohli: It was an outstanding performance by NZ. They batted outstandingly well. We thought 348 was good enough. Ross is the experienced batsman they have, but Tom's innings was the one that took away the momentum. Credit to Taylor and Tom. Look, we didn't grab onto one chance, but we were decent. Something we need to keep improving. We can't focus on too much things. Today, the opposition played better than us and they deserved to win. I think the debutants gave us a good start and hopefully they continue. Iyer was outstanding getting his first ODI hundred under pressure, KL again. These are positives for us.

Taylor, Man of the Match: It has been an interesting summer, so as to speak, good to get across the line. To restrict them under 350, gave us a chance. We were fortunate with the right-left combination and we targeted the short boundary. Tom released the pressure of me. I told my boys Hamilton is like sleeping is my bed. Southee said you can take the bed with you. You try not to have a hangover, but nice to be there at the end to finish it off.

11.13pm Riding on Taylor's unbeaten 109 off 84, New Zealand have gunned down 348. After suffering all those Super Over heartbreaks, they've snapped their losing streak. The smiles are back on the faces of the NZ players. Taylor led the way and stand-in captain Tom Latham collared India's spinners in the middle overs with his variety of sweeps. Latham holed out for 69 off 48 and then there was a late wobble, but Taylor and birthday boy Santner hung onto seal the win. This means Iyer's century goes in vain. Do stick with us for the presentation.

Jacob George: "When you have someone like Navdeep Saini in your squad, sidelining him for someone of the sorts of Shardul Thakur does not make sense at all. Moreover, Chahal would have been a better option than Kuldeep as that gives more variation to the spinning department. Kedar was not used even for an over when runs were flowing. Team selection put India down, though they batted beautifuuly... "

48.1
1
Shami to Taylor, 1 run

there it is! Fittingly, Ross the Boss finishes it off. Back of a length and angling in, hockey-swiped to long leg

Shami. NZ need just 1 for Super Over for victory

end of over 4813 runs
NZ: 347/6CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Ross Taylor108 (83)
Mitchell Santner12 (9)
Shardul Thakur9-0-80-1
Jasprit Bumrah10-1-53-0
47.6
1lb
Thakur to Taylor, 1 leg bye

bouncer, angling in at off, Taylor ducks into it, cops a blow on the blow and hares across to the other end. The scores are tied at Hamilton

47.5
1
Thakur to Santner, 1 run

banged in short and outside off, flat-batted over the bowler's head for just a single

47.4
4
Thakur to Santner, FOUR runs

punched straight of mid-off. On a length and outside off, slower one again, he stays leg-side of the ball and strikes it on the up for four

47.3
Thakur to Santner, no run

slower offcutter, Santner swings and misses, runs past the outside edge

47.2
6
Thakur to Santner, SIX runs

Happy birthday, Mitch. Slower ball, short and sits up outside off. He rocks back and smacks a pull over midwicket for six

47.1
1
Thakur to Taylor, 1 run

knuckle ball it is, short and wide outside off, tapped to point. And they risk a single. A direct hit from Jadeja could have dismissed Taylor at the non-striker's end. Panic in the NZ camp

Thakur. Third man and fine leg up. Watch out for that knuckle ball, Ross

end of over 473 runs
NZ: 334/6CRR: 7.10 • RRR: 4.67 • Need 14 from 18b
Mitchell Santner1 (5)
Ross Taylor107 (81)
Jasprit Bumrah10-1-53-0
Mohammed Shami9-0-62-1
46.6
Bumrah to Santner, no run

another slower ball, offcutter, Santner plays inside the line again, not too far away from off stump. NZ have seen off Bumrah. Can they breathe easy yet?

46.5
Bumrah to Santner, no run

back of a length on middle, fended off to short midwicket

46.4
Bumrah to Santner, no run

back of a length, Santner plays for the angle but this offcutter swerves past the outside edge

46.3
1
Bumrah to Taylor, 1 run

on a length and wide of off, slashed past the right of Kuldeep at deep third man

Abdul Rehman: "NZ lost 3 T20 Matches which they were winning in last T20 series, I hope this match is not going in that way."

46.2
1
Bumrah to Santner, 1 run

banged in short and outside off, Santner miscues a hook to deep square. They settle with just the single

46.1
Bumrah to Santner, no run

on a length and outside off, patted to the covers

46.1
1w
Bumrah to Santner, 1 wide

banged in short and angling sharply down leg from round the wicket, wide

Can birthday boy Santner hang on with Taylor and finish it off for NZ?

end of over 464 runs • 2 wickets
NZ: 331/6CRR: 7.19 • RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Ross Taylor106 (80)
Mohammed Shami9-0-62-1
Jasprit Bumrah9-1-50-0
45.6
W
Shami to Taylor, 1 run, OUT

banged in short and outside off, Taylor controls a hook to deep midwicket. De Grandhomme, Taylor chance a second, Kohli believes he has him. Indeed, he's gone. De Grandhomme doesn't bring out the dive, Kohli gathers the ball at the non-striker's end and takes the bails off. Are we onto something here?

Colin de Grandhomme run out (Iyer/Kohli) 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
45.5
1
Shami to Grandhomme, 1 run

full-toss on off stump, flicked out to the left of deep midwicket

45.4
Shami to Grandhomme, no run

back of a length and outside off, punched through the line to Kohli at short cover

45.3
1
Shami to Taylor, 1 run

inswinging yorker, jammed past leg stump for one

De Grandhomme joins Taylor, with NZ needing 20 off 28 balls

45.2
W
Shami to Neesham, OUT

too full on the pads, Neesham picks it up and lifts it straight into the lap of long-on. Jadhav settles under it. It was right in Neesham's swinging arc, but he couldn't get enough bat on ball

James Neesham c Jadhav b Mohammed Shami 9 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.29
45.1
1
Shami to Taylor, 1 run

banged in short on middle, Taylor top-edges a hook to long leg. Okay, it stuck him flush on the helmet and rolled away. No bat involved. Ouch. Taylor opts to go on

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109 runs (84)
10 fours
4 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
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23 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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SS Iyer player portrait
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103 runs (107)
11 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
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28 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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Kuldeep Yadav
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10
M
0
R
84
W
2
ECO
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Tim Southee portrait
TG Southee
O
10
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1
R
85
W
2
ECO
8.5
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W
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Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of New Zealand
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 4235
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days5 February 2020 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal
Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw
Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell
Umpires
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Langton Rusere
New Zealand Image
Shaun Haig
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad