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India vs New Zealand 2019: Unnoticed things from the first ODI

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2) New Zealand registered their second lowest total against India at home

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The Indian team currently has one of the strongest bowling units in world cricket. The pace battery which consists of star bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar & Mohammed Shami along with the two extremely talented wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav makes the line-up one of the strongest. In front of these fiery bowlers, every team in the world looks weak.

The Indian bowling line-up performed brilliantly in the first ODI against New Zealand as well. Kane Williamson had elected to bat first after winning the toss but as the Indian bowlers started doing their magic, this decision soon started to look like a poor one.

Mohammed Shami did the damage first up as he sent both the openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro back to the pavilion in back to back overs.

The two wristies then made sure that the hosts do not make a comeback as they took a total of 6 wickets among them. Amidst the chaos, Kedar Jadhav also grabbed a wicket.

The Kiwis were eventually dismissed for a total of only 157 runs. This was their second-lowest total against India on their own soil, while the total of 142 runs at Auckland in 1994 still remains their lowest.