NZ vs IND LIVE: Shreyas Iyer fails to score a half-ton as India lose their fifth batsman


India lost their fifth crucial batsman after Shreyas Iyer “intended try to hit over the covers” failed and the batsman had to walk back to the pavilion, having successfully scored 49 runs.

It was Lockie Ferguson who managed to bag in his first wicket and a very significant one.

Earlier in the game, the Indian openers  lost it’s openers, owing to a weak start for the blues as Shubman Gill scored 13 off 22 while skipper Dhawan scored 28 runs off 45 deliveries. Adam Milne was successful in bagging both the crucial wickets to give a strong start to the hosts.

After already taking the wickets of the opening pair, Adam Milne once more distinguished himself to secure his third wicket. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed cheaply for 6 runs after failing to turn his innings into a productive strategy.

In the prior, Rishabh Pant too attempted to hit a huge shot out of annoyance at having to defend the deliveries, but he failed and had to return to the pavilion.

The results for Team India were not favourable as they were defeated by New Zealand by 7 wickets and the second One-Day International was called off in Hamilton owing to heavy rains. To tie the three-match ODI series, the Men in Blue now need need to win this third game.