Tuesday, March 3, 2009

India thrashed New Zealand by 53runs (D/L method) in 1st ODI at Napier

Chasing a rain reduced target of 216 runs to win in 28 overs, New Zealand fell short by 53 runs to hand over India their first win of the tour. When rain interrupted the game during New Zealand chase, New Zealand was 111/4 in 20.5 overs. But after resumption they get huge task of chasing 105 runs in 43 balls. There impossible looking run chase begin badly as they lost J.Oram on the very first ball bowled by Yuvraj Singh after rain interruption to reduce New Zeland score to 111/5 at the end of 21 over.Suresh Raina and M.S.Dhoni partnership of 110 runs in just 74 balls to helped India to post a massive total of 273/4 in just 38 overs. Suresh Raina looks in prime form and was in full flow right from ball one. In his inning of 66 runs of 39 balls he hit four huge sixes and five fours. M.S.Dhoni on the other hand played a role of holding one end and made 84 runs of 89 balls with six fours. Suresh Raina got out in the 35th over of Indian inning, but it was too late for kiwis. Yusuf Pathan sues long handle to good effect scoring 20 runs of 10 balls with one huge six and two fours.

M.S.Dhoni was declared Man of the Match for his inning of 84 runs of 89 balls.

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