India and New Zealand performed out an absolute nail-biter when the 2 sides confronted one another within the first One-Day Worldwide (ODI) of the continued three-match sequence at Rajeev Gandhi Worldwide Stadium on Wednesday.
Chasing the large goal of 350, the Black Caps had been in serious trouble, having misplaced six wickets for 131 in 28.4 overs. The goal appeared far out of sight for the guests, and the Indian bowlers appeared in full management to complete the proceedings early.
Nevertheless, a twist within the story was ready to greet the house crew as Michael Bracewell pulled off all of the hopes of Indian followers by enjoying a blistering knock and took the sport right down to the wire. The standard all-rounder smashed his second century and shifted the stress again onto the Indian bowlers by taking them to the cleaners.
Bracewell virtually took his aspect over the end line earlier than Shardul Thakur held his nerves and dismissed him within the ultimate over handy India an exhilarating victory. The left-handed batter smashed 140 from simply 78 deliveries, together with 12 fours and 10 enormous sixes.
Highest particular person rating at quantity 7 or under in ODIs:
170* – Luke Ronchi vs SL Dunedin 2015
146* – Marcus Stoinis vs NZ Auckland 2017
140 – Thisara Perera vs NZ Mt Maunganui 2019
140 – Michael Bracewell vs Ind Hyderabad 2023
Earlier, Shubman Gill registered historical past along with his maiden double hundred within the 50-over format. Gill grew to become solely the fifth Indian to register 200 in ODIs. The precise-handed batter, who scored 100 in his earlier ODI innings, managed to achieve the landmark within the penultimate over of India’s innings. General, Gill smashed 9 sixes and ended up slamming 208 from simply 149 deliveries.
Driving on Shubman’s magical knock, the hosts managed to achieve an enormous 349/8 of their allotted 50 overs. For the touring celebration, spinner Mitchell Santner was the least costly bowler as he conceded 56 runs in his quota of 10 overs and likewise received the prized scalp of Virat Kohli.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Introduced a lifeless sport to life and virtually pulled off the unattainable! Take a bow @braceyourself10 and Santner 🙌🏽 Particular efficiency from @mdsirajofficial as soon as once more 👏🏽 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/jRAlOsyVyn
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 18, 2023
This sport has given one-day cricket such a shot within the arm. There may be nonetheless time to come back again.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2023
Two batting stars of first ODI: Gill & Bracewell – What an exhibition. pic.twitter.com/3Nt0GnUUDd
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 18, 2023
— ICC (@ICC) January 18, 2023
That finger slowly going up and bowling crew successful with a LBW. Shardul jogged my memory of Shardul.
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) January 18, 2023
Lastly, India wanted Lord Shardul 🙏
He watched the toes of the batter. Valiant effort from M Bracewell. Sure, now we have seen glimpses of what he can do within the latest previous.
In these situations (dew), a very good batting unit can chase 350-360.
Matches have to start out earlier within the WC
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) January 18, 2023
Shubman Gill 😮 💯 💯 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) January 18, 2023
A stupendous knock with every shot being extra elegant than the sooner one.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 18, 2023
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 18, 2023
All class 💯💯
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 18, 2023
Unbelievable efficiency from @ShubmanGill! A double century towards @BLACKCAPS is a testomony to his ability and dedication. Congrats on the milestone! @BCCI#DoubleCentury #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/U6qixSkMgm
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 18, 2023
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 18, 2023
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 18, 2023