India vs. NZ 2023 1st ODI Stats Highlights: Shubman Gill, Michael Bracewell among records as India beat New Zealand, 1-0 series lead

India vs. NZ 2023 1st ODI

Shardul Thakur held his nerve and produced a fine performance to deny Michael Bracewell and New Zealand a win Indiana won the first ODI. 2023 in the three-game series 1-0 by 12 runs. The crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium witnessed an array of emotions as it once looked like India was way ahead in the match. But the crowd was silenced by Bracewell, who bowled a gem of an innings. He and Mitchell Santner added a 162-run partnership for the seventh wicket in 102 balls to not only keep New Zealand alive but also take the game to the final. Bracewell struck at a time when New Zealand was fully populated. at sea but he gave Rohit Sharma a headache when he took the Indian bowlers down the ground. The left-armer scored his second ODI hundred, hitting 12 fours and 10 huge sixes.

Santner contributed to New Zealand's formidable partnership and scored a 45-ball 57 to keep his side in the hunt. Even in the last over, with 20 runs needed, it looked like it was going New Zealand's way when Bracewell hit Thakur for a massive six on the first ball. A wide followed and then Thakur's delivery caught the leg stump straight in front of Bracewell and the Indians were delighted as OUT flashed on the screen.

Earlier, it was Shubman Gill's performance as he became the youngest run scorer of all time. two hundred He became the fifth Indian to achieve the feat and the second in recent times after Ishan Kishan broke the 200-run mark against Bangladesh in December 2022. The young batsman developed into an opener as he once again benefited from a good start. and then brilliant shots from both sides. The way he hit three sixes to reach his 200 was always going to be a pleasing sight for fans in the stadium as well as those watching from home as he entered the history books in style. He bowled almost the entire innings and the next top scorer was skipper Rohit Sharma (34).

India vs. New Zealand 1st ODI 2023 Station Highlights:

#Shubman Gill hits his maiden double century, becoming the fifth Indian to do so.

#He scored his 10th double-century in ODIs.

#Gill is the youngest to do so at 23 years and 132 days.

#Shubman Gill scored the highest individual score (208) in ODIs for New Zealand.

#Earlier in his innings, he became the fastest to 1000 ODI runs in 19 innings.

#His 208 is the highest score by any batsman at this venue.

#Rohit Sharma breaks MS Dhoni's record for most ODI sixes in India. Indian captain now has 125 while Dhoni has 123.

#Michael Bracewell scores his second ODI hundred.

#He is also the second player after Dhoni to have two double-hundreds, scoring seventh in ODIs.

#His century off 57 balls was New Zealand's third-fastest in ODIs.

#His stand of 162 with Mitchell Santner is the seventh-highest partnership against India in ODIs.

#This is also the third most in ODIs.

#Mitchell Santner scores his third ODI fifty.

1-0 lead, the action of this series shifts to the 2nd ODI where India will hope to put in a better performance with the ball in hand. Despite the loss, New Zealand will take a lot of inspiration from Bracewell's fiery knock and hope it will level the series in Raipur.

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