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885dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Pandya's debut three-for sets up India's six-wicket win

Sharing the new ball in conditions that initially encouraged seam and swing, Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav ran through New Zealand's top order to set India up for a six-wicket win in the first OD

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
85(81) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %97%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 3 32 11 6 23
TWM Latham
79(98) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 1 5 12 13 12 9 23

Best performances - Bowlers

HH Pandya
O7
M0
R31
W3
Eco4.42
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
A Mishra
O8.5
M0
R49
W3
Eco5.54
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

16 October 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

7.52pm A solid, convincing win for India. A performance led by India's seamers, who set the match up by reducing NZ to 48 for 5. In the chase of 190, India got a decent start and from there, it was always going to need a miraculous performance. That they did not get. Kohli treated Dharamsala and many viewers to an exhibition in cover driving, among other delectable shots. So a rather convincing win for India to take the lead in the series.

Time for the presentation.

Kane Williamson: We had to weather the storm a little bit, the first 10 overs they bowled really well and some soft dismissals. Disappointing with the bat. A little up and down with sideways movement (regarding the pitch). We lost too many wickets too early. Looked a bit worse, so some good scrapping towards the end. India were too good, very good chasing side and they showed it today. We were below par in all areas, we need to step that up. We're a tough unit, so we need to stick together and have to play our best cricket to beat India."

MS Dhoni: Fantastic performance from the fast bowlers. We had no clue it would help the fast bowlers. Hardik exploited the good length, a short of a good length. Umesh is somebody who has been quite quick consistently, he has gone from fit to one of the fittest. Hardik is deceptive, you think he'd bowl 132, but he crosses 135 consistently. Both Mishra and Axar bowled well. They did go for some runs. If we did not take early wickets, it was a 280-300 wicket. Important to bat in the middle, I was in no hurry. The more deliveries I play, the better for me. At times, the toss can be very crucial in this series."

Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match, on debut: "On a debut, getting the Man of the Match is special. This moment I will cherish in my life. Very happy. Good to be back, I was nervous a bit, but I bowled a lot in Australia and the domestic season. I wasn't looking to bowl fast, wanted to bowl with rhythm. On this wicket, I was focusing on a Test match length, a good length."

Amit Mishra: "Dhoni told me to go after the wickets, it's a good batting wicket. A good chance to prove myself. Anil bhai is a good help for me, teaching me how to bowl on flat tracks. Always talking about mental toughness."

33.1
6
Sodhi to Kohli, SIX runs, finished with six. If MS isn't there, Virat will. Dances down, gets to the pitch of the ball and nails his lofted drive easily over the bowler. Clears the boundary easily too. India go 1-0 up in the five-match series.

END OF OVER:
33 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 188/4 (3 runs required from 16.5 overs, RR: 5.69, RRR: 0.17)

  • KM Jadhav10 (12b)
  • V Kohli79 (80b)
  • MJ Santner6-0-18-0
  • IS Sodhi4-0-28-1
32.6
0
Santner to Jadhav, no run, tossed up outside off, Jadhav wants the * next to his name, blocked. Not giving it away. Exactly the way to do it.

There was an edge on the first ball of the over.

32.5
0
Santner to Jadhav, no run, ooh, stunning! Floated up outside off, rips past the edge

Apoorva Verma: "@Nikhil, class can't be described in a few matches. Jadhav is a newbie whereas Kohli has established himself at the stage" Again, just stating facts based on today's events.

Ashraf: " I've seen some stark contrast between cricinfo's commentary and TV commentary. A strong example is Dhoni's six today. Cricinfo described it as "not in control at all", while the TV commentator was praising Dhoni's touch and took his six as an example?" I don't believe you can drag a pull from off stump over fine leg and be in control of your stroke. It's just not the direction a ball would go to. He wanted to place his pull more towards backward square leg, but took the top edge. Hence, my statement.

32.4
4
Santner to Jadhav, FOUR runs, dropped short and pulled for four. A rank long-hop is muscled over midwicket. Easy
32.3
0
Santner to Jadhav, no run, flight outside off, blocked towards point.
32.2
0
Santner to Jadhav, no run, worked into the leg side

Chasing under the lights

32

No. of fifty-plus scores by Virat Kohli while chasing in day/night ODIs from just 70 inns. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more such scores - 34 from 107 inns.

Latham carries the bat

9

No. of batsmen before Tom Latham to carry their bats in an ODI innings. Latham is the first NZ batsman to do so.

NZ's highest at No.10 & 11

0

No. of NZ batsmen who had made a fifty batting at No.10 or 11 in ODIs before Tim Southee. Previous highest was 44* by Kyle Mills v Australia, in 2004.

Latham shows up for NZ

4

No. of fifties in seven international innings on this tour of India by Tom Latham. No other NZ batsman has got more than one.

Only time before

1987

Last and only time before this a team had lost 5 wickets in a ODI for a lower score against India in India. ZIM were 5 down for 47 in Mumbai on that occasion.

Taylor's woes continue

4

Number of ducks by Ross Taylor in his last eight innings in international cricket. This was his third duck of this India tour.

Six in a row

2003

Last time India lost an ODI at home to NZ, which was in Cuttack. They have a 6-0 win-loss record at home against NZ since then.