Shikhar Dhawan displays on loss vs New Zealand in 1st ODI; says bowlers did not execute plans


Picture Supply : PTI Umran Malik debuted in for India in ODI’s and scalped two wickets.

India misplaced to New Zealand by an enormous margin of seven wickets after placing on a mammoth whole of 303. The Kiwis, nonetheless, made brief work of the goal and chased it down with virtually 3 overs to spare. 

Speaking to the media submit the match, Indian skipper Dhawan stated that the bowlers could not actually execute their plans and bowled brief to batter Tom Latham. 

Latham hit an attacking unbeaten 145 off 104 balls whereas skipper Kane Williamson struck an unconquered 94 off 98 deliveries as New Zealand chased down India’s 307-run goal with seven wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.

The Whole Was Good?

“We felt good with the total. The ball was seaming in the first 15 overs. This ground is a bit different from other grounds. We bowled a lot on a short of a length, and Latham attacked. We misfielded on a few balls,” a dissatisfied Dhawan stated.

Failed To Execute Plans

“But as I said, we were quite short to Latham, and that’s where he took the game away. He hit four boundaries in the 40th over, and that’s where the game shifted. Surely lots of learning for the boys.”

What Did Williamson Say?

New Zealand skipper Williamson stated Latham performed a particular knock on the Eden Park, the place something is chaseable due to the scale of the sq. boundaries.

“It was a aggressive whole. In the event you construct partnerships right here at Eden Park, you’ll be able to chase something. Unimaginable innings from Tom Latham.

“On these drop-in pitches, you bowl full and straight, and it can be difficult. It was one of the most special ODI knocks I have seen. You are always in the game with the dimensions,” Williamson stated.

“Spin played a big role today. The seamers did an excellent job. There were moments when we put them under pressure. Nice to make a contribution, and with Tommy going the way he was, it was about complementing,” he added.

Man of the Match Latham felt it was a type of days when all the pieces went in line with his plans.

“Just one of those days when everything comes off. Having a bit of fun in the end…It was nice to put the ball in the gaps and run hard. I guess the preparation has been nice,” he stated.

“Washington Sundar was getting a bit of a turn. Small ground, so you can capitalise in the end. Nice partnership with Kane, who played beautifully.” 

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Staff India will subsequent be in motion on November 27 on the Seddon Park, Hamilton.

(Inputs PTI)

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