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IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Shubman Gill’s double ton, Siraj’s early strike pose big challenge ahead of blackcaps

While other batters got a good start and could not convert, Shubman Gill did it in style to become the fifth Indian batter to score a double ton.




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New Delhi: Continuing their good form in the home season, India is facing New Zealand in the first ODI in Hyderabad. While other batters got a good start and could not convert, Shubman Gill did it in style to become the fifth Indian batter to score a double ton. The batter dealt in sixes to give the visitors a target of 350. The Indian opener hit a total of 19 fours and 9 sixes and showed that he can not only play big inning but also at a quick pace.

With Kane Williamson and Tim Southee rested for the series Tom Latham has taken the charge of the team. The blackcaps have power-hitting batters in Finn Allen, Devon Conway and Henry Nicholls, who will be crucial to chase the score.

Siraj struck early again and this time at his home ground to dismiss Devon Conway. New Zealand stands 42/1 in 10 overs and there is a long road to go.

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LIVE Updates:

# Four boundaries in a row by Finn Allen as he pulls he way through. New Zealand is looking to accelerate now.

# Short ball by Hardik and Allen delivers it for a six.

# End of the powerplay and New Zealand stands at 42/1 in 10 overs.

# Henry Nicholls goes off the mark after 10 deliveries.

# Local boy Siraj delivers again! Devon Conway departs after Kuldeep takes a good catch off a bouncer. Conway: 10(16)

# While there has been a boundary in all five overs, Shami and Siraj have managed to trouble the Kiwi batters, especially Finn Allen. Score: 28/0 in 5 overs

# Boundaries starting to flow for Conway.

# Finn Allen and Devon Conway open the batting with Mohammed Shami having the new ball.

# Summary:

Shubman Gill: 208(149); Rohit Sharma 34(38)

Daryl Mitchell: 30/2; Henry Shipley: 74/2

# India reaches 349/8 after 50 overs.

# A masterclass comes to an end. Glenn Phillips takes a brilliant catch and Shubman Gill departs for 208 off 149.

# Three sixes and Gill hits a double ton!

# Gill dealing in sixes as he scores the highest ODI score by an Indian batter against New Zealand.

# Gill slams the ball down the ground for a cracking six.

# Poor mixup between Thakur and Gill, and Shardul Thakur departs for 3 off 3.

# 300 comes up for India.

# Henry Shipley strikes! Sundar gets late with the timing and Shipley traps him lbw. Washington departs for 12(14) and India has a score of 292/6 with 5 overs to go.

# Edge and dropped by Latham and Gill survives!

# Gill does and does in style! Shubman Gill crosses the 150-mark with a six.

# Last 10 overs to go and India stands at 251/5.

# Hardik Pandya departs and everyone is stunned! Here is another controversial decision by the 3rd umpire. Given bowled while the commentators feel it was the keeper’s gloves hitting the stumps, not the ball.

# Shipley dops Gill! Shipley tries a caught and bowled chance but drops a tough one.

# End of the 35th over and India stands at 214/4. Gill: 113*(97), Pandya: 13*(25)

# Shubaman Gill becomes the fastest India to 1000 ODI runs.

# Gill scores his 3rd ODI century, crowd roars and the batter bows!

# A six off the backfoot and Gill moves to 99*.

# Daryl Mitchell strikes! Surya drives while the ball remains in the air and Santner takes a good catch. Suryakumar Yadav: 31(26)

# Stumping chance, but SKY survives!

# Gill enters ‘nervous nineties’, but does he even looks nervous?

# End of the 25th over, India stands at 154/3 with Shubman Gill on 78*.

# Suryakumar Yadav dealing in boundaries, might shift pressure in a tough situation.

# Ishan Kishan departs.

# Shubaman Gill completes his fifty in style, a long-long six.

# Virat Kohli bowled by Santner as the ball hits the off stump.

# Score: 88/1 in 15 overs

# Rohit Sharma departs after mistiming and handing the catch to Santner. Rohit: 34(38)

# End of the powerplay and India stands at 52/0.

# Gill punishes short balls off Blair Tickner with two back-to-back fours.

# Ferguson finds some movement against Rohit Sharma and the ball goes to the boundary after kissing the bat’s edge. Score: 43/0 in 8 overs.

# Five dot balls from Lockie Ferguson and Gill ends the over with a boundary. However, Ferguson got Gill tempted on the 5th and 6th delivery with the pressure built by the dot balls.

# Rohit pulls this time to send Shipley for a six.

# Rohit takes on Shipley with a six to end the over. Score: 20/0 in 3 overs.

# Gill begins with a four against Lockie Ferguson. Brilliant timing to push the ball to the square for a boundary.

# Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a boundary to end the over.

# Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill walk in to bat, Henry Shipley starts with the new ball for the Kiwis.

# India wins the toss and chooses to bat first.

# Game to begin at 1:30 pm IST, with toss at 1:00 pm IST.

# Shreyas Iyer is ruled out due to an injury in the back, KS Bharat replaces him in the squad.