Shardul Thakur dismissed Michael Bracewell, who almost took New Zealand to victory.© Twitter
Good luck Gill India scored a brilliant double century to bowl out New Zealand for 12 runs in the first ODI in Hyderabad. Gill, who became the youngest batsman to score a double century, scored 208 runs in a 149-ball innings with 19 fours and nine sixes to help India post 349-8. in reply, Michael Bracewell He scored 140 off 78 balls before falling in the last over when he was stuck in front of the wicket Shardul Tagore. Shardul made a strong comeback by hitting a six in the last over.
He took the crucial wicket of Bracewell, who almost led New Zealand to a famous victory.
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India are coasting to victory with New Zealand in deep trouble at 131-6 as they chase 350 after opener Gill hit just his 10th double century in ODI history.
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami and disciplined first spell Mohammad Siraj Limiting New Zealand before Bracewell’s late fireworks gave them hope of a sensational win.
Finn Allen The top of the order took a whirlwind of 40 runs but New Zealand suffered a major defeat when Siraj removed Latham for the sixth wicket.
Bracewell was then joined by the left-arm spinner Mitchell Santnerwho scored 57 off 45 balls as part of a brilliant 162-run partnership before falling to Siraj.
Bracewell hit 12 fours and 10 sixes but lost as Siraj preferred the Indian bowlers with figures of 4-46.
With this victory, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
(with AFP input)
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