Monday, February 6, 2023

New Zealand win series against India after rain washes out final ODI

A sloppy India lost the three-match ODI series against New Zealand 0-1 after rain washed out the third and final game here on Wednesday.
Chasing 220, New Zealand were cruising at 104/1 in 18 overs, 50 runs ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis par score, when rain interrupted the game yet again in the white-ball series.
Kane Williamson and Co, needing just 116 runs from as many as 32 overs, though had to be content with a ‘no result’ as the game was two overs short to be technically called complete.
Having won the first ODI in Auckland by seven wickets, New Zealand thus sealed the series 1-0.
The second match in Hamilton, too, was abandoned after two stoppages.
Overall, only two matches in the six-ball white-ball series produced result, exposing the poor planning on part of the concerned authorities. The series was organised less than a week after the T20 World Cup in neighbouring Australia. As for India, the series exposed their flawed selection policy.
Brief scores:
India: 219 all out in 47.3 overs (Washington Sundar 51, Shreyas Iyer 49; Adam Milne 3/57, Daryl Mitchell 3/25).
New Zealand: 104 for 1 in 18 overs (Finn Allen 57; Umran Malik 1/31).

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