India had won the first match of the ODI series by 12 runs in a closely contested match against New Zealand. For India, opener Shubman Gill became the youngest player to score a double century in Men’s ODIs when he scored 208 off 149 balls, helping the team score 349/8. In reply New Zealand were out and out on 131/6.
All-rounder Michael Bracewell hit 12 fours and 10 sixes in his 78-ball 140, while adding 162 runs in just 102 balls for the seventh wicket with Mitchell Santner, who made 57 off 45 balls, but India bowled out New Zealand for 337. He was run out and managed to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Now the next match of the series is on January 21 in Raipur. The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Cricket Stadium in the capital of Chhattisgarh is all set to host its first international match.
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