India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first ODI at Dharamsala. It was a completely convincing performance from the Indians as they take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
Chasing 191, India were off to a decent start with Ajinkya Rahane providing the fireworks. After losing both the openers in quick succession and Manish Pandey against the run of play, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni took the team home with ease. Kohli remained unbeaten on 85 off just 81 balls while Dhoni was run out for 21.
After putting into bat first, the New Zealand batsmen failed to apply resistance as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya started off really well with the new ball as they picked up the first five wickets inside the first 12 overs. Kedar Jadhav chipped in with a couple of wickets before Amit Mishra cleaned off the tail. Tom Latham remained unbeaten on 79 as the Kiwis were dismissed for just 190. Let us take a look at some of the stats from this match.
900- This is India’s 900th ODI match, the most by any team.
4- This is the fourth time New Zealand have lost the toss in this tour.
215- Hardik Pandya becomes the 215th player to represent India in ODIs.
4- Ross Taylor has scored 4 ducks in his last 8 International innings.
25- Luke Ronchi is yet to cross a fifty in his last 25 ODI innings.
3-31- This is Hardik Pandya’s best List A figures.
2-6- This is Kedar Jadhav's best bowling figures in any form of cricket.
Hardik Pandya’s 3-31 is the fourth best bowling figure by a debutant for India in ODIs.
5/48- This is the 2nd lowest score for which a team has lost half the side in an ODI against India in India.
7- New Zealand’s number 3, 4, 5 and 6 scored a combined total of 7 runs in this match, their lowest in ODIs.
65- 65 is the lowest score at the fall of the 7th wicket in ODIs vs India in India.
Tom Latham became the second New Zealand batsman to score 50 or more in his maiden Test & ODI inngs in India. Ross Taylor was the first batsman to do so.
Amit Mishra took his 50th ODI wicket when he dismissed Doug Bracewell. He achieved this feat in 32 matches, the best by an Indian spinner and fourth best (Ajit Agarkar, Mohd. Shami and Irfan Pathan are the other three) by an Indian bowler.
Tim Southee became the first New Zealand’s no.10 batsman to score a fifty in ODIs.
Tom Latham is now the first New Zealand player and 10th in overall to carry bat through a completed innings in ODI cricket.
4- Number of 50s scored by Tom Latham in this tour. No other New Zealand batsman managed to score more than 1 fifty.
37- Virat Kohli scored his 37th ODI fifty.
10,000- MS Dhoni faced his 10,000th ball in ODIs
7- India have defeated New Zealand in their last 7 ODIs at home.
108- This is MS Dhoni’s 108th ODI win as a captain, the second most by any captain in ODIs.
4- Hardik Pandya becomes the fourth Indian after Sandeep Patil, Mohit Sharma and KL Rahul to win the Man of the Match award on his ODI debut.