Shikhar Dhawan told the reason behind India’s defeat against New Zealand in the first ODI

Shikhar Dhawan told the reason behind India’s defeat against New Zealand in the first ODI


Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan believes his bowlers failed to execute their plans and bowled too short to attacking batsman Tom Latham who took advantage of the opportunity to register a career-best ODI score here on Friday. Latham scored an aggressive 145 not out off 104 balls, while skipper Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 94 off 98 balls as New Zealand chased down India’s target of 307 to take a 1-0 lead in seven wickets and 17 balls. Took an edge Match Series. The second ODI will be played in Hamilton on Sunday.

“We were feeling good with the total. The ball was seaming in the first 15 overs. This ground is a bit different than other grounds. We bowled a lot of short lengths, and Latham attacked. We hit a few deliveries. Wrong fielding,” said a disappointed Dhawan.

“But like I said, we were well short of Latham, and that’s where he took the game away. He hit four fours in the 40th over, and that’s where the game turned. Definitely a lot to learn from the boys.” found.” New Zealand captain Williamson said that Latham played a special innings at Eden Park where anything can be achieved because of the size of the square boundaries.

“It was a competitive total. If you build a partnership here at Eden Park, you can chase anything. Incredible innings from Tom Latham.

Williamson said, “On these drop-in pitches, you bowl full and straight and that can be difficult. It was one of the most special innings I have seen in ODIs. You are always in the game with big size. Huh.”

“Spin played a big role today. The pacers did a fantastic job. There were moments when we put them under pressure. It was nice to contribute and it was about complementing the way Tommy was going,” he added.

Man of the match Latham felt it was one of those days when everything was going according to plan.

“One of those days when everything pays off. Finally having a bit of fun… It was good to put the ball in the gaps and work hard. I think the preparation has been good,” he said.

“Washington Sundar was getting a bit of turn. Small ground so you capitalize at the end. Good partnership with Kane, played beautifully.”

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