Champions Trophy 2017: Warm-up Match India vs New Zealand, in London Live Score
As we all knows that a big event of ICC is being held in England this year again which is known as ICC Champions Trophy
In this event Top 8 teams will play and the 8 teams will be distributed in a group of 2 with each group have 4 4 teams in it. Firstly every team will play 2 2 warm up matches with their different opponents
Now we will discuss the latest match of today which is being played by the defending champions India and New Zealand.
As India is the defending champions this time so people have great expectations from them. Its successive wins in series against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia from September 2016 to March 2017 gives the team the required confidence to prove their mettle today.
In this article I will tell you about each and everything of Champions Trophy 2017 India vs New Zealand, Warm-up Match in London
Today on 28th may 2017 the defending champions India plays against New Zealand at the Oval in London in a warm up match. The two great players of India are mission one is Yuvraj Singh and second is Rohit Sharma Yuvraj Singh is missing due to some high and viral fever and this event MS Dhoni is not captaining India it’s the young blood this time the backbone of India Virat Kohli have taken guard this time.
Today match squads for both team are as follows?
India Team: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ajinkya Rahane.
New Zealand Team: Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi (WK), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson (C)
Now we will see what has happened in today’s crucial warm up match between India and New Zealand
New Zealand have won the toss and they elected to bat first Martin Guptil and Luke Ronchi have opened the innings for the kiwis.
Martin Guptill just departs on 9 and New Zealand lose their first wicket on 20-1 in just 3 overs
In the 4th over Hirithik Pandya was smashed 2 boundaries by Kane Williamson and at that time New Zealand was going far good.
But from 5th over when Mohammed Shami came to bowled in his first over he just give one run which sets back New Zealand a little bit
After that Mohammaed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowled really well and they both took 3 3 wickets which help India to restrict the kiwis below from 200 on this good batting pitch conditions which is also a great sign for Indian bowling.
From India’s point of view both these pacers took 3 3 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadev also bowled well.
Ravindra Jadeja took a big wicket of Luke Ronchi when he was batting really well and taking the game away from India. He departs at 66. Jadeja got rid off dangerous Ronchi in his typical style.
Ronchi was the best batsman for New Zealand while James Neesham remained unbeaten on 46.
And New Zealand bowled out on 189.
3 wickets each for Shami and Kumar were the pick up bowlers for India.
Now India need 190 runs in 50 overs to win this first crucial warm up match.
Ajiniya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are the opening batsmen of India.
Rahane goes out early just by making 7 runs Trent boult fact pace bouncer gets pulled him out of the crease and the catch was taken by Tim Southee at fine leg and India were at 30-1
Then the backbone of India the captain of India Virat Kohli came to the crease to survive his team.
Then a great partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan was hel which help India to get going.
But when both they were going well Dhawan got out on 40 and India lose their 2nd wicket at the score of 98-2. James Neesham took the wicket of Dhawan and Corey Anderson took his catch.
Then India got another hick-up when Dinesh Karthik got out by Trent Boult fast pace bowling and India lose their 3rd wicket on the score of 104-3.
Now all the responsibility is in the hands of the great player and backbone of India the Great Virat Kohli.
Former captain of India MS Dhoni joined Kohli then to survive his team. and then these 2 both batsmen set a great partnership in a way to set their team to home and provide them a victory and kohli also struct a brilliant 50 again which leads India inching towards victory and on the other end Dhoni was also playing really hitting boundaries and taking singles as well.
In the 25th over New Zealand lose a chance when Granhomme fails to take the catch of Dhoni as the ball touches his palm and clears the ropes. And he follows it up with a four and at that stage India were 127/3 in 25 overs.
In 26th overs India reaches to 129 when typical style of weather in England was held again. The rain again falls and match needs to be abandoned. the Indian fans again get disappointed but they know their team can win by D/L method (DuckWorth Lewis)method.
And yes according to D/l method India were well ahead of New Zealand almost they are 40 runs ahead.
So umpires decided to declare the win and throw the ball in India court. So they did that and Inda won this crucial warm match, India win by 7 wickets by D/L method.
Again the captain is the top scorer from India with unbeaten of 52 Dhwan and Dhoni also played vital roles making 40 and 17* respectively.
Neesham ,Boult and Southee all these pace bowlers from New Zealand took 1 1 wicket each.
But they cant restrict India to win in this warm up match
And again the player of the match for this warm up match was the great player and back bone of India again the super star player Virat Kohli which was awarded the Man of the Match title for his brilliant 52 innings again in a pressure match ,although it’s a warm match but it is very crucial for Inida to set up the tournament with a win.
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