India Pulling off a thrilling win New Zealand In the first ODI of the three-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18.
Batting first, India amassed a mammoth total of 349/8 on the board in their allotted overs. The opening batter Good luck Gill Made his highest score in the format and joined the elite club of ODI double centurions.
Gill scored 208 off just 149 balls with 19 fours and 9 sixes. Captain Rohit Sharma (38 off 34) and Suryakumar Yadav (31 off 26) Two other batsmen crossed the 30 mark in the Indian innings.
Besides Gill’s worried ton, there were other highlights in the first essay Controversial dismissal of vice-captain Hardik Pandya. Although Pandya managed just 28 runs after facing 38 balls, he kept the scoreboard ticking before being dismissed in the 40th over.
He bowled the fourth delivery of the over Daryl Mitchell, Pandya tried to defend the ball, angled towards him. The white leather, which went very close to the stumps, was collected by the New Zealand wicketkeeper. Tom Latham. One person’s bail has been rejected in this process. The decision is then relayed upstairs to the TV umpire, who, after viewing the incident from various angles, decides to ‘out’ the ball.
Former Indian cricketer Ravi ShastriWhoever was commentating at this point, believed that the decision was unfair to the batter. “Oh, it’s a given! Daryl Mitchell should be happy. Shastri said on-air.
“Should be really happy, because, if you look again at where the keeper’s gloves are, where the ball is when it crosses the stumps, it looks like the ball is at least an inch, inch-and-a-half above the stumps … the ball is obviously over the bails. It looks like. You can see it goes into the gloves, there’s no red light, it’s just after him. Here. From that angle you can see the gloves are closer to the bail than the ball.” she added.
Just like Shastri and many others, the decision did not go down well with Hardik’s wife Natasa Stankovic As he took to his Instagram to criticize the controversial sacking. He uploaded a picture of Hardik’s suspicious dismissal on his Instagram story and captioned it, “There was no bat involved, no outs. So how does it work out?”
Meanwhile, in response to India’s huge score, New Zealand managed to score 337 in 49.2 overs. Skilled in all aspects Michael Bracewell Brilliant for the Blackcaps, 140 off just 78 balls (12 fours and 1. Was the last man out in the 50th over of the second innings).