A brilliant all-round effort helped India thrash New Zealand by eight wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method in the first One Day International match at the McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday. Asked to field first, the Indian bowlers were right on the money as they restricted the hosts to a paltry score of 157 and then Indian batters displayed a clinical performance to hand India a 1-0 lead in the five match series.
Here are some records from the game
Mohammed Shami bagged his 100th ODI wicket in the match. He became the fastest Indian player to reach the milestone, in 56 ODIs. Shami had 99 ODI wickets in his pocket before the match. He dismissed Martin Guptill to bag his 100th wicket in ODIs. He also dismissed Colin Munro and Mitchell Santner to take his ODI wickets tally to 102.
With his unbeaten 75 runs, Shikhar reached the 5000 runs mark in ODIs, becoming the second fastest Indian to do so after Virat Kohli. Shikhar reached 5065 with his knock in his 119th ODI.
With 45 runs in today’s match, Virat Kohli entered the top 10 list of cricketers with most no. of runs. Virat reached the mark of 10430 runs, surpassing former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara (10,405). There are only 13 players with more than 10000 ODI runs at present and Virat is on the 10th Other than Kohli, there are four Indians in the list including Sachin Tendulkar, Soarav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni.