Shardul Thakur: The first match of the ODI series between India and New Zealand was played at Eden Park. In this match, after losing the toss, the Indian team came out to bat first and gave a target of 306 runs. In response to which the New Zealand team made a solid start. The openers made a decent start. New Zealand’s batsmen were scoring runs continuously, in which India’s poor fielding also had a big hand. Shardul Thakur’s fielding has also disappointed the team after Chahal dropped the catch in the initial moments of the match. The video of his bad fielding is becoming quite viral on social media.
Shardul Thakur gave 8 runs due to bad fielding
Against the Indian team, the New Zealand team was scoring runs continuously at a good run rate. The wickets of the team also fell but the run rate did not decrease much. Captain Williamson and Tom Latham looked helpless in front of Umran Malik at the crease. Both the players were able to score only one or two runs. In such a situation, in the 22nd over, Latham wanted to take one or two runs by playing a normal shot on Umran’s ball, but Shardul did not stop the ball from reaching the boundary while fielding very disappointingly.
After this, on the very next ball, once again on the short ball, Latham played the ball towards the third man. This ball could also have been stopped before reaching the boundary, but due to Shardul’s poor fielding, the New Zealand team got another four runs. Where there should have been 2 or 3 runs in two balls, Shardul looted 8 runs.
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this is how the competition has been so far
In the first ODI match between IND vs NZ, New Zealand team won the toss and decided to bowl first. India’s openers played a century partnership. Shubman Gill, Captain Shikhar Dhawan And Shreyas Iyer played a half-century innings but got the team off to a strong start, after which in the last over, Washington Sundar took the team score beyond 300 by playing a fiery innings. Chasing the target of 306 runs, the New Zealand team got off to a very poor start and lost the first wicket in the form of Finn Allen at 35 and the second wicket in the form of Conway at 68 runs. Till the writing of the article, the New Zealand team has scored 207-3 runs in 37.4 overs.