Shardul Thakur dismissed Michael Bracewell, who virtually took New Zealand to a win.© Twitter
Shubman Gill slammed a superb double century as India edged out New Zealand within the first ODI by 12 runs in Hyderabad. Gill, who turned the youngest batter to attain a double ton, hit 208 and helped India submit a formidable whole of 349-8 after an innings spanning 149 balls and that includes 19 fours and 9 sixes. In reply, Michael Bracewell scored 140 off 78 balls earlier than falling within the ultimate over when he was pinned leg earlier than wicket by Shardul Thakur. Within the ultimate over, Shardul made a robust comeback after being hit for a six within the first ball over.
He took the decisive wicket of Bracewell, who virtually took New Zealand to a well-known win.
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India appeared to be coasting to victory with New Zealand in serious trouble at 131-6 whereas chasing 350 after opener Gill made simply the tenth double hundred in ODI historical past.
Disciplined early spells by India quick bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj restricted New Zealand earlier than Bracewell’s late fireworks gave them hope of a sensational win.
Finn Allen struck a breezy 40 on the prime of the order however New Zealand have been dealing with a heavy defeat as soon as Siraj eliminated Latham for the sixth wicket.
Bracewell was then joined by left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who hit 57 of 45 balls as a part of a formidable 162-run partnership earlier than falling to Siraj.
Bracewell smacked 12 fours and 10 sixes however completed on the shedding facet as Siraj was the choose of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4-46.
With the win, India took a 1-0 lead within the three-match collection.
(With AFP Inputs)
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