India vs New Zealand Live, 1st ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill Provide India Cautious Start


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India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Live Score Update: Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill gave Team India a cautious start after New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first ODI of the three-match series at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday. Omran Malik and Arshdeep Singh are making their ODI debuts and the likes of Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav are also in the squad. Shikhar Dhawan India is leading and New Zealand is leading Ken Williamson. Earlier, Team India won the three-match T20I series 1-0 and they will now hope to win the ODIs as well. (Live Scorecard)

Here are the live score updates of the first ODI match between India and New Zealand live from Eden Park, Auckland


  • 07:33 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Lockie Ferguson in attack

    Kane Williamson dropped Team Southee out of the attack and brought in Lockie Ferguson. Wait for the bouncers barrage!

    India 28/0 in 8 overs

  • 07:24 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Six!

    Shubman Gill shows his intent and after playing a few dot balls he smashes Matt Henry for a six! India 23/0 in 6 overs

  • 07:16 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Matt Henry’s daughter

    Matt Henry bowled over Maiden! India 12/0 in 4 overs

  • 07:15 (Actual)

    IND vs NZ: Matt Henry bowling probing length

    Matt Henry is bowling in good channels and testing both Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill

    India 12/0 in 3.3 overs

  • 07:10 (Actual)

    IND vs NZ: FOUR! Vintage Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan stamped his authority and he smashed the ball past the covers to register his second boundary of the match.

    India 9/0 in 2.1 overs

  • 07:08 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Matt Henry bowls in the second over

    Matt Henry bowls the second over of the match and Shubman Gill is on strike.

  • 07:03 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan off the mark

    Indian captain Shikhar Dhawan registered the first boundary of the match! Straight down to the ground.

    India 4/0 in 0.2 overs

  • 07:01 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Dhawan, Gill out at middle

    Indian opener Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle! New ball in the hands of Tim Southee for New Zealand!

    The match begins.

  • 06:55 (Actual)

    IND vs NZ: National Anthem Time!

    All the players are out in the middle and it’s time for the national anthem!

  • 06:55 (Actual)

    IND vs NZ: Dhawan handed over debut cap to Arshdeep

    Shikhar Dhawan handed over the cap to Arshdeep Singh and bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule handed over the cap to Umran Malik.

  • 06:49 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: No place for Kuldeep Yadav

    India chose to go with an off-spinner and a leg-spinner! Chahal and Washington got the nod over Kuldeep Yadav.

  • 06:43 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: What Kane Williamson said at the toss

    “We will have a bowl first. There are new surfaces and some unknowns. We have to make sure we stick to our ODI blueprint and make fine adjustments. Most teams will have a lot of ODI cricket now. Make every game an opportunity as a side. Unique, there have been a lot of great games. Usually it makes for really good games of cricket. Guys are looking forward to this series. We are going with 4 seamers – Lockie, Adam Milne, Southee and Matt Henry – with Santner. It’s a bit different with Neesham at the moment. Balance,” Williamson said after winning the toss and electing to bowl.

  • 06:38 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: What Shikhar Dhawan said on the toss

    “It’s an amazing place, I enjoy playing here. There was no problem batting first, I used to bowl first. I feel the wicket is a bit sticky but the sun is out and it should dry out soon. With this team, we have played. A few before. series. This is a good opportunity for all the youngsters to perform and show their talent. We are very lucky to have Indians all over the world and they continue to support us, we are thankful for that. We’ve got 2 debutants – Arshdeep Singh and Omran Malik, ” said Shikhar in the toss.

  • 06:38 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Here’s the playing eleven

    India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (W), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Omran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal

    New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (w), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

  • 06:36 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: New Zealand opt to bowl

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first against India. Omran Malik and Arshdeep Singh are making their ODI debuts

  • 06:28 (actual)

  • 06:24 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: We’re minutes away from the toss

    We are minutes away from the toss, and all eyes will be on what Team India puts together.

  • 06:12 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Toss at 6:30 am

    The first ODI between India and New Zealand will be tossed at 6:30 am! Stay tuned…

  • 06:04 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Will Omran Malik stand a chance?

    Will tearaway pacer Omran Malik get a chance in the XI and make his ODI debut? One needs to wait and see!

  • 06:01 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: How’s the weather?

    It is good to know that the weather is all clear for the first ODI between India and New Zealand. The sun is out in Auckland and a full 50-over-per-side contest is on the cards.

  • 05:59 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Will Sanju Samson stand a chance?

    Will Sanju Samson get a chance in the first ODI after not getting a single match in the T20 series against New Zealand?

  • 05:58 (actual)

    India vs New Zealand: Shikhar Dhawan leads India

    Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team as Rohit Sharma has been rested in this series!

  • 05:52 (actual)

    IND vs NZ: Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first ODI between India and New Zealand! Toss will start at 7 AM with live action at 6:30 AM

    Stay tuned…

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