The match was full of action right from the get-go as New Zealand took the lead courtesy of a goal from Oriwa Hepi (2’) but India equalised within fifteen seconds as Deepika Soreng (2’) found the back of the net with an astonishing finish.
After the conclusion of the third 20 match against NZ in Dunedin, Babar Azam became the first Asian Batsman to register three fifty-plus scores in a losing cause.
Even as MS Dhoni is lovingly called Captain Cool, he himself wouldn’t feel bad if the title was given to Kane.
India wins the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand in Mumbai. The two teams square off against each other again after India beating them by 4 wickets in Dharamsala.
Currently, Pakistan have 8 points and are scheduled to clash with England on Sunday.
Saturday's doubleheader involving a match between traditional rivals, defending champion England and five-time winners Australia and the other pitting New Zealand against Pakistan could decide the fortunes of all four teams.
Australia’s previous best against New Zealand in the World Cup came in the 2007 World Cup when they posted 348/6.
But to strengthen their bowling in Hardik’s absence, India have brought in Shami and left out a fast-bowling all-rounder in Thakur. The
It remains to be seen if Shardul Thakur, the person closest to Pandya’s skillsets, will be retained in the seam-friendly venue or Ravichandran Ashwin can come in, as Dharamshala has also shown to help spinners too in its previous games.
Sunday will serve cricket fans a tantalising treat when India and New Zealand, the two unbeaten sides of 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup, will clash in the league stage at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala on Sunday.
Hardik Pandya, the fast-bowling all-rounder and India’s vice-captain will not be traveling with the team to Dharamshala ahead of Sunday’s clash against New Zealand due to a left ankle injury, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
India have qualified for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final of the 2021-23 cycle at The Oval starting from June 7, after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in a thrilling last-ball win at the Hagley Oval on Monday.
History was created in Wellington as New Zealand became just the fourth team ever to win a Test match after being forced to follow on.
Conway made a 35-ball 52, while Mitchell smashed a 30-ball unbeaten 59.
Prime Minister Hipkins will reshuffle the cabinet next week. Besides the top leadership role, Hipkins himself will be the minister of national security and intelligence.