New Zealand register their highest successful ODI run chase against India

New Zealand register their highest successful ODI run chase against India


New Zealand chased down the target of 348 in the first ODI on 5-Feb, Wednesday to record their highest successful run chase in ODI cricket against India. New Zealand's previous highest successful run chase against India had come on October 22, 2017 when they chased down 281 runs in Mumbai. India's 347/4 today is their highest ODI total in New Zealand.

Ross Taylor named Man of the Match as he scored 109 not out on just 84 balls and took New Zealand to the victory as New Zealand registered their first victory in the current series.



In Post match presentation Ross Taylor said:



It was nice to get across the line. Restricting them under 350 gave us a chance. We were fortunate with the left-right hand combination and we were able to target the short boundary. Tom came in and took pressure off me. I told the boys that it's like sleeping in your own bed, Southee said why don't you take it around then(smiles, when asked about his good show in Hamilton)! It's been a happy hunting ground for me. Hopefully we can put up a good performance in the next game. It was nice to be there at the end after I got out thrice towards the end in the T20 series.