Fri, 25 November 2022
1st ODI Updates: New Zealand down India by 7 wkts
14:54 Latham, Williamson steer NZ to victory
NZ 309-3 (47.1 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Thakur comes back into the attack, with New Zealand needing 11 for victory from four overs.
A single to Williamson, who is happy to take the ones and not worry about getting to his century, needing another 11 to reach the landmark.
Latham pulls the next for two runs followed by a single to bring up the 300 for the Kiwis.
Another short ball as Latham pulls it for a four as New Zealand close in on the win.
Arshdeep to bowl the 48th over. Williamson steers the first ball fine on the off-side for a four to take New Zealand to a thumping seven-wicket victory in the series opener.
Latham stroked a magnificent 145 from 104 balls, while Williamson was content to play second fiddle for 94 from 98 balls, with the duo putting on an unbroken stand of 221 runs to take the Kiwis to victory.
New Zealand continue their unbeaten run in ODIs at home, having won 13 matches in a row since 2019.
Umran bowled with a lot of pace to take 2/66, while Sundar was tidy with the ball but the rest of the bowlers went for plenty of runs as India once again struggled to take wickets in the middle overs.
14:44 Latham hits century; NZ set for win
NZ 296-3 (46 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Arshdeep comes back into the attack, with New Zealand needing 38 from six overs for victory.
Arshdeep overpitches as Latham plays a beautiful drive through the covers for a four.
Arshdeep drops short as Latham easily pulls it over the fine leg region for a six and then takes a single to mid-off.
Two more singles as Arshdeep concedes 13 runs from his eighth over, for a total of 64 runs in eight overs.
New Zealand look set for an easy win with 25 needed from five overs.
Chahal drops short as Latham continues his attacking approach, pulling the leg-spinner for a four over midwicket.
He reverse paddles the next ball, cleverly using the back of the bat, for another four.
The last ball is hit to deep square leg where Umran misfields to concede the third four of the over, as the duo raise the 200-run stand for the fourth wicket.
14:35 Latham hits century; NZ in control
NZ 265-3 (43 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Umran, who took 2/47 in eight overs, is back into the attack with India needing a few quick wickets to get back into the contest.
He does well to give away six runs in his ninth over with New Zealand happy to play the fast bowler without any unnecessary risks.
Chahal, who has three overs left, comes back. Williamson clips the first ball for a single to fine leg.
Latham sweeps but can't get it in the gap before he comes down the track and gets just a single off an inside edge looking to swing it over the leg side.
Chahal bowls a wide followed by two singles as five runs come from the over.
Umran continues as Latham misses the pull first ball before the pacer oversteps to concede a no-ball.
Latham swings hard at the free hit delivery, but gets a big fat top edge as the ball flies over the wicketkeeper for a six.
Good length delivery from Umran as Latham is beaten for pace before he takes one and Williamson plays a beautiful flick through midwicket for a four.
Williamson steals a quick single from the last ball as New Zealand reach 265/3 in 43 overs, needing another 42 from seven overs for victory.
A good debut for Umran despite going for runs as he finishes with 2/66 in 10 overs.
14:16 Latham hits 76-ball ton; NZ on top
NZ 241-3 (40 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Arshdeep is back into the attack and he switches to round the wicket. Williamson nudges the second ball off his pads for one before Latham pulls the short ball over square leg for a six.
Arshdeep goes for the yorker which slips down the leg side and is ruled a wide as Latham misses the glance and he keeps strike with one from the last ball as New Zealand bring up their 200.
Sundar to bowl his final over. He starts with a short ball which Latham pulls for a four and then takes one to short thirdman and Williamson also picks a single off the next.
Latham slaps the fourth ball through the covers for one but Williamson can't get a run off the last two balls.
Sundar ends his spell without a wicket, conceding 42 runs in his 10 overs.
Arshdeep starts his new over with a cracking yorker as Latham manages to get his bat down in time, getting an inside edge which narrowly misses the stumps and goes fine for a four.
Latham clips a full toss in the gap through midwicket for three runs and Williamson gets an inside edge for another run.
Latham keeps strike with a single from the last ball as nine come from the over.
Thakur comes into the attack. He starts with a short ball which Latham pulls for a six over square leg followed by a wide.
Thakur fails to learn from his mistake as he drops short again and this time Latham pulls over midwicket for a four.
Another short ball down the leg side as Latham pulls it fine off his pads for another boundary, to make it 15 from 3 balls.
This is poor bowling from Shardul. He tries the slower bouncer which Latham easily despatches over short fine leg for another boundary.
Shardul goes full and wide as Latham goes for the drive but it goes off the outside half past short thirdman for the fourth four in a row.
Things getting worse for Shardul, who bowls a wide down the leg side and Latham drives the last ball to long-on to race to his century from 76 balls.
25 runs from the over as New Zealand reach 241/3 in 40 overs, needing another 66 from 10 overs for victory.
Latham's superb assault on Thakur has put the Kiwis in complete control of the contest.
13:53 Williamson, Latham hit 50s; NZ on top
NZ 191-3 (36 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Sundar, who has three overs in hand, is back into the attack. Williamson pulls the first ball for a single and Latham clips the next for one.
Williamson flicks the fourth ball for another run and Latham picks a single off the next to bring up his fifty from 51 balls.
Williamson takes one off the last ball as Sundar gives away five runs in his eighth over.
Umran continues as Williamson clips the first ball for a single on the leg side and Latham inside edges the pull back on to his pads before another bottom edge off the pull shot gets him a single.
Umran bowls a good yorker which beats Latham, who then flicks the last ball over midwicket for a four.
Williamson, on 86, gets a lifeline as Dhawan puts down the catch at midwicket after the Kiwi skipper had flicked Sundar uppishly.
A wide from Sundar down the leg side to Williamson, who hits the next through the covers for a single.
Sundar has continued to be tight, conceding four runs in his ninth over, but India need to break this partnership, which has put on 103 runs so far.
New Zealand need 116 from 14 overs for victory at an asking rate of 8.2.
13:40 Williamson, Latham keep NZ in the hunt
NZ 175-3 (33 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Some extra bounce for Thakur as Williamson making room is hit high on the bat while he fends it on the off-side.
Three dots in a row to Williamson, who then takes a single off the fourth.
Latham pulls the short ball to deep square leg for another run before Williamson makes up by pulling the last ball for a four over midwicket.
In the next over, Latham is struck on the pads as he looks to sweep Chahal. The leg before decision is turned down before India take the review but the ball has pitched outside the line of leg stump.
Williamson growing in confidence as he flicks Chahal past midwicket for two runs.
He then carves the full delivery from the leggie over the off-side for three runs before Latham misses the reverse sweep but gets a leg bye.
India desperate for a wicket as Umran is back into the attack. Latham pulls the first ball but can't get hold of it before he cuts the next past point for a four.
Umran goes short and down the leg side as Latham pulls it over fine leg for a six, making most of the bowler's extra pace.
Umran goes full as he bowls a wide yorker to beat Latham, who then takes two runs through midwicket.
25 runs from the last three overs as New Zealand reach 175/3 in 33 overs.
13:25 Williamson hits fifty to revive NZ
NZ 150-3 (30 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Arshdeep makes a good start to his new over with two dot balls in a row to Latham, when nudges the third to square leg for one.
Three more singles as Arshdeep gives away just four singles in his fifth over.
Chahal comes back for his second spell. Williamson picks a single from the second ball before Latham hits a cracking reverse sweep, beating the fielders inside the circle for a four.
Latham jumps down the track as Chahal adjusts his length, forcing the left-hander to defend using his pads and he tries another reverse but on the bounce to the keeper and the last ball hit to the fielder on the off-side.
Pacer Thakur is back into the attack. He starts with a half-tracker which Williamson pulls for a four to raise his fifty in some style, from 54 balls.
He picks one next ball before Latham slashes hard at a short wide delivery, getting a thick outside edge to thirdman for another boundary.
In the next over, Williamson drives Chahal through the covers for a single and Latham plays the sweep for another run.
A single to Williamson on the off-side before Latham plays the sweep once again for two runs as Siryakumar fails to gather the ball cleanly at deep square leg and reverses the next for one.
New Zealand are 150/3 in 30 overs, needing 157 from 20 overs for victory at under eight per over.
Williamson has made 54 from 58 balls, while Latham has made 35 from 40 balls, with the duo adding 62 runs so far for the fourth wicket.
New Zealand are slowly but steadily seizing the momentum with 35 coming from the last five overs.
13:05 Williamson, Latham steady New Zealand
NZ 124-3 (26 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Sundar continues as Williamson flicks the first ball uppishly over the fielder at midwicket for a single.
Latham keen to get the boundaries as he sweeps the spinner behind square on the leg side for a four.
He tries to run the next ball past short thirdman but hits it to the fielder in the slips before he misses the last ball and is struck on the pads.
Umran, who has taken 2/29 in six overs, makes way for Arshdeep Singh, who went for runs in his first spell.
He starts with a couple of dot balls to Williamson, who then takes a single to square leg.
Latham takes one off the fifth ball and Williamson steers the last ball fine as Sundar makes a good stop to his left at thirdman and keep it down to two runs.
At the halfway mark, New Zealand are 115/3 in 25 overs, needing another 192 runs from the remaining 25 overs for victory.
Williamson looks to take charge as he lofts the flighted delivery from Sundar straight back over his head for a six.
Sundar goes slightly short as Williamson clips it past square leg for one.
12:56 Umran picks 2nd wicket; NZ in trouble
NZ 106-3 (23 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Williamson drives a full toss from Chahal to long-off for one and Latham inside edges the next on to his pads before defending the fourth ball with a straight bat.
The left-hander sweeps the fifth ball past short fine leg for a four to get off the mark.
A break for Umran, after a superb second spell, in which he took two wickets for 10 runs in three overs, as Sundar comes back into the attack.
Williamson slaps the first ball through point for a single and Latham gets the outside edge off the next ball for two runs but is unable to get a run off the last four balls.
Infact, Umran has a change of ends as he takes over from Chahal, who went for 26 runs in his four overs.
Williamson clips the first ball off his pads for a single before Latham looks to cut but gets the outside edge which flies to thirdman where Thakur makes a mess of an easy stop to concede a boundary.
Umran bowls a quick bouncer which sails high over Latham and wicketkeeper Pant nearly takes evasive action as he has to leap high to collect it.
Umrah goes short and wide as Latham cuts it past point for the second four of the over.
Umran switches to over the wicket as Latham pokes and is beaten followed by another play and miss as the left-hander misses the cut shot.
12:42 Umran picks 2nd wicket; NZ in trouble
NZ 88-3 (20 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Chahal, who was hit for a couple of fours in his first over, is back into the attack.
Williamson clips the first ball for a single before Mitchell is struck on the pads as he misses the clip.
Mitchell doesn't want Chahal to settle down.He comes down the track and lofts the fourth ball back over the spinner's head for a six and pushes the last ball on the off-side.
Umran has settled into a good rhythm, not giving anything away. Williamson showing great respect as the youngster generates some good pace. He defends the first two balls before steering the third to thirdman for a single.
Mitchell plays out the last three balls to end another good over from Umran, who has concede just 14 runs from four overs.
Chahal will be relieved to have bowled a tidy over after going for runs in his first two overs.
Chahal getting his length right, bowling it a lot fuller with generous flight as he gives away just three runs in his third over.
Umran produces a beauty, a full delivery at pace moving away slightly as Williamson gets the edge but it flies to the right of wicketkeeper Pant through the vacant slip region for a four.
The next ball is again quick but bounces a lot more with Williamson beaten trying to slash it over thirdman.
Williamson gets a single from the fourth ball before Mitchell swings at a full wide delivery but gets it off the toe end of the bat and is caught at deep point for 11.
Superb bowling from Umran, who picks up his second wicket, to leave New Zealand in a spot of bother.
Umran has good figures of 2/19 in five overs as he enjoys a dream start to his ODI career.
New Zealand need 219 runs from 30 overs for victory at an asking rate of 7.30.
12:25 Umran strikes on debut; NZ 2 down
NZ 72-2 (16 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Sundar drifts down the leg side as Williamson helps it towards fine leg for a single and Conway tries the reverse sweep but straight to the fielder.
Another reverse sweep this time finer as Gill makes a good diving stop to keep it down to a single.
Williamson is unable to get a run off the last three balls as Sundar concedes just two singles in his fourth over.
Sundar has kept things tight from his end, conceding just nine runs from four overs.
Spin from both ends as Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack, in place of Umran, who bowled just two overs in his first spell.
Conway pulls the first ball for a single to deep square leg and Williamson pulls the next over midwicket for a four.
Another half-tracker and Williamson latches on to it, pulling it for another boundary over the leg side, to release the pressure.
Chahal has conceded nine runs from his first three balls -- the same number of runs given by Sundar in his four overs.
Williamson pulls the fourth ball but this time to long-on for one and Conway gets a single from the last ball.
A poor start from Chahal as he gives away 11 runs in his first over.
New Zealand are 68/1 in 15 overs, with Williamson on 20 and Conway on 24.
Change of ends for Umran. He strikes first ball of his new spell as Conway throws his bat at a full wide delivery but gets the edge and is caught behind for 24.
A memorable moment for the young Umran, who grabs his maiden wicket in ODIs.
Daryl Mitchell gets the incoming delivery first up which he flicks through midwicket for two runs to get off the mark.
Umran goes past 150!!!
The second ball is clocked at 153.1 kmph -- the second fastest delivery of the match after Lockie Ferguson's 151.4 kmph ball during India's innings.
Mitchell clips the fourth ball off his pads to deep square leg for two runs and he keeps out the last two balls.
12:10 NZ's batters struggle; India on top
NZ 55-1 (13 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
India finally unleash fast bowler Umran Malik, who comes in to bowl the 11th over.
Williamson, who has played quite a few times in the nets for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, blocks the first ball (146kmph) on the leg side and pushes the next on the off-side.
He steers a wide full delivery to thirdman for a single and Conway drives the next through the covers for another run.
Umran generally ramping up his pace as the fourth delivery is clocked at 147kmph.
A superb delivery from Umran as Williamson looks to clip it through the leg side but the ball does a little bit, to take the outside edge to thirdman for one.
The last ball is nudged towards square leg as Conway picks another easy run with Umran clocking 149kmph.
Change of ends for Sundar, who takes over from Thakur, who bowled a fantastic first spell of 1/14 in five overs.
Conway lap sweeps the second ball fine on the leg side for one and Williamson slaps the next past point for one.
Another single to Conway before Williamson mishits the fifth ball but it goes over the fielder at midwicket for another run.
The last ball is flighted right up as Conway watchfully keeps it out.
Umran continues as Williamson clips the first ball to fine leg for one as the J&K pacer clocks 150kmph.
The next ball is again 150kmph as Conway leaves before he collects a quick single on the off-side.
Williamson drives a full delivery through the covers for three runs.
11:57 Thakur strikes; NZ lose 1st wicket
NZ 42-1 (10 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Sundar continues as Conway picks a single off the first ball and Williamson defends the next four balls before taking one off the last ball.
New Zealand were 33/0 in five overs but have since lost their way, scoring just four runs from the next overs, while losing their opener Allen.
Thakur keeps plugging in the Test match channel, getting the ball to swing away from just on and around the off-stump, as the Kiwis continue to struggle.
Conway breaks the shackles as he comes down the track and carves the pacer over the off-side for a four.
He comes down and has another big swing but is beaten.
New Zealand are 42/1 in 10 overs, scoring just nine runs from the last five overs.
11:52 Thakur strikes; NZ lose 1st wicket
NZ 35-1 (8 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Interesting bowling change for India as Arshdeep makes way for off-spinner Washington Sundar in the Powerplay, to bowl the seventh over.
Allen plays the first ball with the spin, clipping it on the leg side for a single and Conway looks to defend with utmost caution.
He is happy to play safe against Sundar, as he keeps out five deliveries in a row to end a very good over from the spinner.
Thakur starts his new over with a wide down the leg side to Allen.
The next ball is flicked straight to Chahal at midwicket who puts down one of the easiest catches you will ever see.
However, two balls later Thakur gets his man as Allen pokes away from his body and gets a fine edge to be caught behind for 22.
Kane Williamson gets a beauty first up as Thakur gets the ball to move away before he keeps out the next two balls.
Thakur has taken one wicket for one run in two overs, with the only run conceded being a wide.
11:40 New Zealand off to a good start
NZ 33-0 (6 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Allen flicks the first ball from Thakur in the gap through midwicket for two runs.
The pacer follows it up with a virtually unplayable delivery, as the length ball pitched on around off and middle stump, jags away sharply to beat Allen all ends up and he must consider himself lucky not to have edged it.
Allen picks a single and Conway also takes one to get four from the over.
Arshdeep continues but not before a chat with vice-captain Pant after he had gone for some runs in his previous over.
He makes the mistake of bowling it in the slot, overpitched and full, and Conway plays a beautiful cover drive for a four.
Arshdeep errs with his length as he tries get some swing but to no avail. He immediately shortens his length a bit as Conway picks a single.
The last ball is short as Allen goes for the pull but gets the top edge which flies fine on the leg side for a six.
Not a good start for Arshdeep in ODIs as he gives away 25 runs in three overs.
Thakur doing well from the other end. He has settled into a good rhythm not overpitching or too short, keeping it in the right areas.
Conway plays out a maiden over from Thakur, as New Zealand reaching 33 for no loss in six overs.
11:29 New Zealand off to a quick start!
NZ 18-0 (3 ovs) vs India 306-7 | Scorecard
Finn Allen and Devon Conway are the two openers for New Zealand, who will be looking for a quickfire start in the Powerplay.
Debutant Arshdeep Singh opens the bowling for India. The first ball is wide of the stumps as Allen offers no shot and does the same next ball.
Allen square drives the third ball past point for three runs to get off the mark before left-hander Devon Conway pokes and is beaten, before he plays and misses again two balls later, to end a good first over from Arshdeep.
Shardul Thakur gets the new ball ahead of Umran Malik. Allen taps the first ball on the leg side before he smashes the next past point for a four.
Thakur goes full but close to the stumps forcing Allen to defend the remaining four balls of the over.
Arshdeep continues as Allen has a close shave first ball. Conway taps the first ball on the leg side and calls for risky single as Suryakumar swoops in quickly but misses the direct hit with Allen struggling to make his crease.
Arshdeep bowls a full toss which Allen drives straight back past the bowler for a four while the bowler has overstepped to concede a no-ball.
Allen can't make most of the free hit delivery as he walks across and tries to scoop but can't make good connection and gets just a single.
Conway flicks the last ball over midwicket for another four as Arshdeep goes for 11 in his second over.
10:43 Sundar's attack powers India to 306
Henry, who has given away just 31 runs in nine overs, will bowl the 49th over.
He starts with a wide to Sundar, who opts to leave the short ball before getting a single off the next and Iyer picks one to thirdman.
Sundar pulls the short ball over midwicket for a four before he walks across a long way, goes quite low and scoops the full toss over short fine leg for a four, to slam his way to 26 from 13 balls.
The last ball is swatted over midwicket for a six to end the over in style as Henry gives away 17 runs in his final over.
Southee to bowl the final over. Iyer miscues the first ball but it falls safely to get him a couple of runs to bring up India's 300 but he pulls the next straight to Conway at deep midwicket.
Iyer walks back after a good innings of 80 from 76 balls, hitting four sixes and as many fours.
Shardul Thakur walks in at No 8 with four balls remaining. He walks across and tries to scoop but fails to get hold of it, to get a single.
Sundar makes room and plays a superb inside out lofted shot over the covers for a four as he continues to find the boundaries.
He pushes the fifth ball on the leg side for a single and Thakur swings hard but gets a thick outside edge to be caught behind.
India finish on a huge 306/7 from their 50 overs, scoring 58 from the last five overs.
It was Sundar, who provided the boost in the death overs, as he smashed his way to an unbeaten 37 from 16 balls, with three sixes as many fours.
10:33 Samson out for 36; India lose 5th wkt
Southee, who has two overs in hand, comes back for a new spell. Two singles from the first three balls before Sundar lofts the pacer with a clean strike over long-on for a six.
A well-disguised slower ball as Sundar slices it over the off-side for a single.
Stand and deliver as Iyer swings Southee over midwicket to end the over with a four.
Milne to bowl the 48th over. The first ball is short and slanted across as Sundar waits on the backfoot and ramps it over the wicketkeeper for a six.
He clips the next ball for a single and Iyer misses the heave and is struck on the pads to get a single.
Sundar takes one on the leg side before Iyer makes a lot of room and leaves the full delivery expecting a wide but the ball has gone between his legs.
Iyer clips the last ball behind square on the leg side for a four, to get 13 from the over.
Despite looking ugly at times, Iyer has been instrumental in keeping the runs flowing, stroking his way to 77 from 73 balls.
10:24 Samson out for 36; India lose 5th wkt
Iyer comes down the track and lofts Santner back over his head for a straight six.
A single to Iyer before Samson rocks back and pulls the short ball in the gap through square leg for a four and then takes one.
Iyer tries to cut Santner but gets it off the outside edge which falls short of short thirdman.
Iyer attempts the reverse sweep last ball as he misses and even the wicketkeeper fails to collect, to concede two byes.
Fast bowler Henry comes back for his final spell. Three singles from four balls before Iyer top edges the pull shot and gets the boundary and inside edges the next ball trying to slog.
Milne back from the other end. He starts with a wide down the leg side to Iyer, who swings at the next for a single and Samson collects one off the next, followed by another wide.
Samson looks for the big hit across the line but skies it high and Glenn Phillips takes a superb catch running to his left at deep square leg.
Samson walks back after a good hand of 36 from 38 balls.
Washington Sundar gets off the mark with a single from the last ball of the over.
10:07 Iyer hits half-century to rally India
Ferguson, who has two overs in hand, comes back for his last spell. A single each to Samson and Iyer before the former pulls the third ball towards fine leg for two runs followed by a wide.
A full delivery on the stumps as Samson defends it with a straight bat and runs the next to the left of point for one, followed by singles off the last two balls.
Santner, who also has two overs in hand, is back. Four runs from the over, including a wide as New Zealand look to keep things simple but not giving away too many boundaries.
Iyer picks a single from the last ball to bring up his fifty from 56 balls.
Ferguson ends his spell with a tidy over, conceding five singles, to finish with good figures of 3/59 in 10 overs.
09:55 Iyer, Samson build India's total
Pacer Southee is back into the attack. Samson steers the first ball fine on the off-side for a single before Iyer is struck on the pads as he plays across the line to the full delivery which nips in.
Southee quite confident with the appeal but the umpire unmoved and New Zealand not interested in the review as the ball looked to be heading down the leg side.
Iyer gets another reprieve as he miscues it high on the off-side looking to heave it across the line and Allen runs back from point and gets under the ball but ends up dropping the catch.
Samson keeps strike with a single from the last ball.
In the next over, Samson does well to wait for the ball before opening the face of the bat to guide Milne fine on the off-side for a four.
A few balls later, Samson nudges Milne fine off his pads for another four and keeps strike with one from the last ball.
Iyer cuts loose in the next over. He powerfully pulls Southee for a four over midwicket and lofts the next over long-on for a six.
Iyer plays the pull shot for a single to deep square leg and Samson quietly collects another single to race to 21 from as many balls.
Iyer again takes on the short ball from Southee but this time he miscues it as the ball lands safely over midwicket for two runs, also raising the 50-run stand for the fifth wicket from 43 balls.
37 runs from the last four overs as Iyer and Samson looking to lift the tempo.
09:42 Pant, SKY perish; India in trouble
Spinner Santner continues as Iyer hits the first ball through the covers for one and Samson takes a single to long-off to get off the mark.
Three more singles as five runs come from the 34th over.
Ferguson starts his new over with a short ball which Iyer keeps out off the backfoot and blocks the next followed by a single to thirdman.
Ferguson bowls a cracking delivery to beat Samson's outside edge, who was looking to clip it on the leg side but misses the full delivery which moves away slightly.
Samson gets a thick inside edge next ball which narrowly misses the stumps and goes to fine leg for a four.
A close shave to Iyer in the next over. Samson clips Santner with soft hands towards short fine leg as Iyer looks for the quick single but is sent back. He has to dive at the end and is lucky that the fielder missed the direct hit as it looked really close.
Santner bowls another tidy over, giving away just three singles.
Milne is back into the attack. Iyer punches the first ball through the covers as the fielder does well in the deep to keep it inside the ropes with a desperate dive and the two batters do well to rush across for three runs.
Samson guides the next ball to thirdman for one before Iyer makes room and slashes the short wide delivery over thirdman for a six.
09:24 Ferguson's double strike rocks India
Iyer, on 11, gets a lifeline as he tries to ramp Milne and gets the edge but wicketkeeper Tom Latham puts down the catch, as he leaps high to take it one-handed but fails to hold on.
After four dots in a row, Iyer keeps strike with a single from the last ball, with Milne giving away just two runs in his sixth over.
Spinner Santner comes back into the attack. Iyer hits the second ball to long-off for a single and Pant clips the fourth ball off his pads for another run.
Iyer cuts the fifth ball square on the off-side for two runs and pulls the last ball for two more runs as India go past the 150-run mark, in the 32nd over.
Ferguson is back into the attack. The first ball is a freebie, full and down the pads, as Pant helps it fine on the leg side for a four -- the first boundary after seven overs.
However, Ferguson strikes off the next ball as Pant drags it back on to his stumps to be bowled for 15.
Suryakumar Yadav walks out to a loud cheer from the Indian fans in the stadium.
He gives them more reasons to cheer as he plays a beautiful drive through the covers off the first ball he faces, to get off the mark with a four.
However, Ferguson gets revenge two balls later. Suryakumar pushes away from his body as the ball moves away enough to take the edge, which is taken by Allen, standing on the edge of the circle at slip.
Suryakumar walks back for four as Ferguson's double strike reduces India to 160/4 in the 33rd over.
Sanju Samson watchfully keeps out the last ball of the over.
09:09 Gill, Dhawan perish as NZ fight back
Iyer waiting on the backfoot expecting a short ball from Ferguson. He does well to ramp the bouncer over the wicketkeeper for a six to get off the mark in aggressive fashion
Another half-tracker which Iyer pulls to fine leg for a single and Pant pushes away from his body to be beaten outside the off-stump.
He has a big cross-batted swing at the next ball but misses before he comes down the track and miscues the lofted shot towards mid-on for a single.
Milne is back for a new spell. Pant cuts the second ball past point for a single before Iyer is struck on the pads by the incoming delivery but the leg before shout is turned down.
New Zealand take the review and Iyer is narrowly saved as the ball tracker shows that the ball is the clipping the top of the middle and leg stump as the umpire's decision stays.
Iyer chips the fifth ball over point for two runs and keeps strike with a single from the last ball.
Pacer Henry is back into the attack. He starts with a short wide delivery as Iyer is beaten trying to play the cut shot before he nudges the next to square leg for one.
Pant gets a leading edge as he closes the face of the bat early but the ball falls safely well short of the bowler and pulls the fifth ball for another run, as just two singles come from the over.
The runs have dried up since the wickets of the two openers in quick succession.
Milne builds up the pressure as he gives away just a single in his fifth over.
Henry does the same in the following over with just one run conceded off his eighth over.
India have slowed down considerably, scoring 16 runs from the last five overs, to reach 144/2 in 30 overs.
Iyer has made 11 from 20 balls, while Pant is on nine from 18 balls.
08:45 Gill, Dhawan perish; India 2 down
One wicket leads to another for the Kiwis.
Dhawan also gifts his wicket away with a tame shot. He steers the wide delivery from Southee straight to Finn Allen to walk back after a good innings of 72 from 72 balls.
Both the openers perish in the space of nine deliveries as India are reduced to 124/2 in the 25th over.
Rishabh Pant gets a thick outside edge first ball which flies to the left of the wicketkeeper for a four, to get off the mark.
08:40 Gill out for 50; India lose 1st wkt
Against the run of play, New Zealand strike with the wicket of the well-set Gill.
The India opener, who stroked 50 from 65 balls, clips Ferguson off his pads but straight into the hands of the fielder at deep square leg.
Gill walks back disappointed as he gives his wicket away with a loose shot as he played a controlled chip shot.
Gill put on 124 runs from 23.1 overs for the opening wicket with Dhawan to give India a good start.
Shreyas Iyer at No 3 and he gets a full delivery first up which he defends.
Two balls later, he makes room and looks to slash it past point but is beaten.
The slip is gone with a man placed at deep forward short leg in Iyer's vision with New Zealand making their intent quiet clear of bowling short to the right-hander.
Ferguson bowls full as Iyer defends and then keeps out a short ball on the off-side.
A wicket-maiden for Ferguson as he gives New Zealand the much needed breakthrough.
08:36 Dhawan, Gill hit 50s; India cross 100
Dhawan lofts Milne over the leg side for a four wide of long-on to bring up his half-century from 63 balls.
He cuts the next ball past point for two runs before he ramps the fifth ball over the wicketkeeper for a four to bring up India's 100 in the 21st over.
He comes down the track to carve the last ball square on the off-side for a single.
In the next over, Gill comes down the track to launch Santner back over his head for a six and then gets one off the off-side.
Dhawan shuffles across before he sweeps the spinner past short fine leg for a four as the runs continue to flow for the Indians.
The experienced Southee is back into the attack. A single to mid-off brings up Gill's half-century from 64 balls before Dhawan pulls the next for a four.
The last ball is steered quite fine on the off-side as Dhawan does well to use Southee's extra pace for another boundary.
08:23 Dhawan, Gill give India a good start
Milne is back for a new spell as New Zealand look for the breakthrough. Dhawan hits the first ball square on the off-side for a single and Gill clips the fourth ball for another run, as just two come from the 17th over.
Santner continues as Gill hits the first ball through the covers for a single and Dhawan pulls the short ball for another run.
Gill swings the fifth ball in the gap through midwicket for two runs as the fielder at long-on cleans up and he slaps the last ball past point for another couple of runs.
Milne starts his new over with a short wide delivery which Dhawan slashes through thirdman for a four but misses out on a full delivery down the leg side as the ball strikes his pads before it is collected by the wicketkeeper with a dive to his right.
Another half-tracker from Milne as Dhawan again slashes it over point for the second four of the over followed by a single.
Santer to bowl his fourth over. Dhawan pulls the first ball for a single through midwicket before he comes down the track but clips the next to the fielder.
Singles off the last two balls as India reach 90 for no loss in 20 overs.
Dhawan has hit 47 from 62 balls, while Gill has made 41 from 58 balls.
08:05 Dhawan, Gill give India a good start
Spin introduced as Mitchell Santner comes into the attack. Gill defends the first two balls before he clips the third ball to midwicket for a single.
Dhawan comes down the track to hit the fifth ball towards long-on for one and Gill picks a single off the last ball.
In the next over, Gill pulls the short ball from Ferguson for a couple of runs to deep square leg and then takes a quick single.
Dhawan clips the fourth ball to deep square leg for two runs before the India captain cuts the fifth ball for a four past point.
He comes down the track and flicks the last ball off his pads through midwicket for another boundary.
14 runs from the over as India reach 68 for no loss in 15 overs with both openers on 33.
Santner bowls another tidy over, giving away just two singles but India's openers have laid down a good platform, and both will be keen to cash in on the middle overs.
07:55 Dhawan, Gill take India past 50
Ferguson continues as Gill gets a big leading edge off the first ball to thirdman for one and Dhawan is beaten next ball as he tries to upper cut it over the slips.
Another short rising delivery slanted across the left-hander, who pushes away from his body and is beaten, before taking a single to fine leg.
Henry to bowl his sixth over of the first spell. Dhawan comes down the track but miscues the lofted shot which clears Williamson at mid-off, to get the batter a single.
Gill steers the fourth ball wide of the fielder at thirdman for two runs and then takes one to midwicket.
In the next over, Gill steers a short wide delivery past point for a four to bring up India's 50 in the 13th over.
He then cuts the fourth ball to thirdman for a single before Dhawan makes room but is beaten by a short wide delivery which bounces a bit more.
07:42 Dhawan, Gill give India a good start
India 40-0 (10 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard
Southee drops short as Dhawan has enough time to rock back and pull it through square leg for a four.
Southee immediately goes a bit fuller as Dhawan is happy to ignore it before he defends the next back to the bowler and keeps out the last two balls.
Henry has looked quite good with the new ball, as the Kiwis miss out the guile of the experienced Trent Boult in the early overs.
A good short ball from Henry just outside the line of off-stump as Gill avoids before he runs the fourth ball down to thirdman for one.
Dhawan down the track but can only defend Henry before he blocks the last ball.
Change in the bowling as Lockie Ferguson replaces Southee. Gill steers the first ball to thirdman for a single and Dhawan looks to do the same fourth ball but gets a thick outside edge which flies fine for a four.
In the next over, Gill plays a beautiful ramp shot, steering the short ball from Henry over the fence behind the wicketkeeper for a six.
Gill looks for another lofted shot down the ground but gets a thick outside edge which falls just short of the fielder at thirdman.
India have progressed well to reach 40 for no loss in 10 overs, with Gill on 19 and Dhawan on 20.
07:26 India off to a watchful start vs NZ
India 23-0 (6 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard
Henry bowls another good over, with six dots in a row to Dhawan. He has, infact, bowled 12 dots in a row and the only run he has conceded in two overs has been the wide.
In the next over, Gill drives an overpitched delivery from Southee through the covers for two runs and then takes a single in the same region off the next.
Dhawan comes and cuts a short ball but straight to thirdman for one and Gill plays out the last two balls.
India off to watchful start as they manage just 16 runs in five overs.
Dhawan has made 11 from 17 balls, while Gill happy to take his time for four from 13 balls.
Henry has started off well with the ball. He starts his third over with a cracking delivery to beat Dhawan outside the off-stump as he pokes away from his body followed by another play and miss.
Dhawan picks a single on the leg side to end the run of 14 dot balls in a row and Gill releases the pressure as he lofts Henry straight down the ground for a six over over long-on.
07:13 India off to a watchful start vs NZ
India 12-0 (3 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard
Captain Shikhar Dhawan walks out to open the batting with the young Shubman Gill, while veteran Tim Southee opens the bowling for the hosts.
The first ball is full and swings in sharply as Dhawan watchfully keeps it out before he plays a beautiful straight drive next ball to get off the mark with a confident boundary back past the bowler.
Dhawan defends the next into the covers and taps the fourth ball on the leg side followed by a leave.
He keeps out the last ball to end the first over of the match.
Fast bowler Matt Henry from the other end. He starts with a big wide outside the off-stump as he misses the line with the outswinger and Gill blocks the next.
Henry keeps on a good line outside the off-stump as Gill watchfully defends before he leaves one and inside edges the last ball on to his pads as he plays six dots in a row.
Southee from the other end. Dhawan comes down the track and drives the first ball in style through the covers for his second four and then takes a quick run on the off-side.
Gill pushes the fourth ball into the covers for a quick run to get off the mark and Dhawan takes one off the next.
07:03 Arshdeep, Umar make their ODI debuts
Check out the playing XIs of the two teams:
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (w/k), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.
India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w/k), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
06:39 Umran, Arshdeep debut for India
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first ODI in Auckland on Friday.
J&K pace sensation Umran Malik makes his ODI debut along with Arshdeep Singh, who has impressed in T20 cricket recently.
Shubman Gill is back to open the batting in ODIs after missing out on the T20 series, while Sanju Samson plays in the middle order as a specialist batter along with Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer, while Rishabh Pant takes over the gloves.
India have gone in with five specialist bowlers with Shardul Thakur the third pacer, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar are the two specialist spinners.
06:26 India eye winning start in ODIs
Welcome to the coverage of the first One-Day International between India and New Zealand in Auckland on Friday.
Copping a lot of flak for its archaic approach in T20Is, the Indian cricket team is expected to turn a new leaf in a different format as it takes on New Zealand in a three-match ODI series, which will mark the start of preparations for next year's World Cup.
India had endured a nightmare back in 2020 in New Zealand when Virat Kohli's side was blanked 0-3 in one of the most lopsided series where the bowling effort was below par.
Exactly 11 months are left for the 50-overs World Cup in India and this series will give the team an initial idea about some of the middle-order slots and also the bowling arsenal in India's armoury.
With five seniors -- skipper Rohit Sharma, the talismanic Virat Kohli, team management's favourite KL Rahul, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and No.1 ODI all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja not part of this series, the management can only get a rough idea in which direction the team would move.
All these big guns will now play a lot of of ODI cricket, starting with the Bangladesh series, and the team combination will undergo a sea change once they all come back in due course.
Shikhar Dhawan will be close to 38 during next year's World Cup and in ODIs in the last two years, he has scored nearly 1000 runs. This is the only international format he plays. Since T20 got more precedence, his appearances has been pretty sporadic.
But to put things in perspective, both Kohli and Rohit have played one third of the ODIs that Dhawan played as they concentrated more on Tests and T20Is with World Test Championship and back-to-back T20 World Cups lined up.
In the meantime, Shubman Gill has shown his prowess as an ODI opener in a dozen of games he has played so far with an average of 57 plus and a strike-rate of 100 plus.
But even in this format, Dhawan has been a cautious starter in Powerplays and then picked up pace. Team's philosophy will be the main thing along with a decision whether the Delhi southpaw would be persisted for next one year with Rohit, Rahul and Gill also there.
Rahul, in ODIs, has started batting down the order at times and Shreyas Iyer has been one of India's consistent ODI players despite his problems with short ball. Suryakumar Yadav, who is in the form of his life can't be dropped from the middle-order if he is fit to play.
Sanju Samson, the phenomenal talent from Kerala, with his wide range of strokes can't be ignored for a long time either and Deepak Hooda brings his all-round skills to the table.
Deepak Chahar is expected to start and is likely to have the seasoned Shardul Thakur for company since both offer decent batting option lower down the order.
Arshdeep Singh is likely to be the third option but he has been constantly playing so there could be a chance to check out a Kuldeep Sen or an Umran Malik. The flip side is short ground. There is every chance that their pace could become a disadvantage.
Washington Sundar is also likely to be in playing XI and due to the short dimensions of Eden Park ground, with its awkward angles, Dhawan might prefer an extra pacer instead of an extra spinner.