During the first one-day international match between India and New Zealand, all-rounder Washington Sundar had a strong cameo with the bat.
Washington Sundar made his return to the Indian team after a lengthy sabbatical and immediately shown why he should be considered a permanent member of the Indian team. The cricketer who was born in Tamil Nadu scored 37 runs thanks to three fours and three sixes off of only 16 balls that he faced during the game.
One of the boundaries that came from Sundar’s bat was a scoop shot, which, in all likelihood, caused the majority of his supporters to be confused.
The left-handed batter even lost his balance while attempting to hit a scoop shot when he was up against Matt Henry in the 49th over of the innings. Because of Sundar’s hard work, the ball was able to make it all the way to the edge of the field.
Even though it is indisputable that Sundar has made significant strides as a batter in recent times, it is clear from the way that he hit the scoop shot that Suryakumar Yadav has probably had some impact on him.
The ability of Sundar to make such a shot has wowed fans to the point that some of them have even speculated that he may be a supernatural player.
Sundar’s cameo appearance was essential in the Indian team’s achievement of a respectable score of 306 runs. However, Shikhar Dhawan’s team was unable to perform as well with the ball as was anticipated, and as a result, they were eliminated from the competition in the 48th over.
Latham’s unbeaten 145 off 104 balls and Kane Williamson’s 94 not out off 98 deliveries helped the hosts reach the target with 17 balls to spare. Together, they added 221 runs for an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership. As for the game itself, the home team had the last laugh in the end. They reached the target with 17 balls to spare.
At the end of the 39th over, New Zealand needed 91 runs in 66 balls, which worked out to an average of about 8.30 runs per over.
Latham had accumulated 25 runs by the time Shardul Thakur (1/63) had finished his forgettable 40th over, and the home team was in complete command of the game. Latham’s contributions to his total included four fours, a six, and a four.