During the first one-day international match between India and New Zealand, which took place on Wednesday in Hyderabad, Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, voiced his disapproval of Virat Kohli’s play after the right-hander was dismissed by Mitchell Santner for a low score.
Kohli entered the series on the heels of two enormous hundreds scored against Sri Lanka, however he was unable to replicate his previous success in the series.
After Kohli failed to make any contact with the ball with his bat, Santner bowled him a straight ball that didn’t move very far off the ground. The ball slammed into the off stump after it had already been hit by the ball.
“Because he played inside the line, the ball was given the opportunity to turn ever so little and travel beyond the boundary of the playing field.
He should have played forward to the ball, but instead he played the ball behind him. It wasn’t a fast ball by any means. It only swung a little bit, but it was enough to get by the outer edge of a batter who is now in incredible form “he remarked.
India beat New Zealand in the first one-day international of the three-match series on Wednesday in Hyderabad. Shubman Gill’s coming of age double hundred helped put an end to the debate over who would open the batting for India, and the team was able to pull off a nail-biting victory by beating New Zealand despite Michael Bracewell’s blitzkrieg.
Gill’s extraordinary performance of 208 runs off 149 balls and his continuous batting throughout India’s innings helped the team reach 349 for eight.
It was very much a one-man show, as evidenced by the fact that the team’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, had the second greatest score of the innings with 34 runs off of 38 balls.
Michael Bracewell scored 140 runs off 78 balls to pull his team back into the game after they had been eliminated and were down and out at 131 for six while chasing a large target. His century brought New Zealand back into the game from nowhere.
To put India on edge, he put together the greatest seventh wicket stand for New Zealand in one-day internationals by scoring 162 runs off 102 balls with fellow left-hander Mitchell Santer (57 runs off 45).
New Zealand’s innings came to a conclusion at 337, and bowler Mohammed Siraj (4/46), who was playing in front of his home fans, made the effort that ended up winning the match.
After India made the decision to bat first, the 23-year-old Gill took control of the situation and set a new record by being the youngest player in One-Day International history to hit a 200.
By doing so, he surpassed the mark held by Ishan Kishan, who was controversially removed from the Sri Lanka One-Day International squad after hitting a double century in Bangladesh the previous month.
Gill, who has been hailed as the next big thing in Indian cricket ever since he demonstrated his talent at the 2018 U-19 World Cup, hit 19 fours and nine sixes during his innings, with six of his sixes coming after he had already reached the milestone of 150 runs. In addition, the double century was his second score in a row to reach the three-digit mark.