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Cricket news - New Zealand falter as India take series lead

Dhawan scored an unbeaten 75

India's spin twins - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - coupled forces with Mohammed to carry Shami India to a eight-wicket victory by DLS method over New Zealand in Napier on Wednesday (23. January). Kuldeep chose four, to clean up things, Shami the early-struck blows, while Chahal bagged two in the middle, as the hosts folded for a paltry 157. Shikhar Dhawan crossed the 5000-run mark in ODIs, over, stroking a half-century, before the rounding of the hunt in the 35th.

As soon as Shami set the tone for India - with the early dismissal of new Zealand opener - there was no turning back. Martin Guptill hacked by a back, while Colin Munro looked to sneak in between bat and pad to knock out the poles. New Zealand had decided to bat and were. from a terrible start, but things are never, really even better than Kane Williamson fought bravely with a 81-ball 64 New Zealand went into the series with three massive 300-plus scores against Sri Lanka. However, as the batsman, the challenge took place Chahal, and then by Kuldeep, harder than what you prepared would come.

Ross Taylor walked out of the bat with six 50-plus scores behind him in his last six innings. New Zealand needed to replicate his form, if you were to post a significant score. Taylor threatened and promised but could not deliver. Chahal was on 11. over and hit the curve in his third on the spin out of the law. Taylor chipped a straight catch back to legspinner to fall, 24. Tom Latham followed soon, again, while Henry Nicholls whipped cream a harmless Kedar Jadhav delivery to midwicket spooning a catch back to Chahal,.

At 107 for 5, the burden was too much to bear for Williamson, with no specialist batsman left. The new Zealand captain, though, has its bit. More than that, in fact, only to find no support from any of his batsman. Mitchell Santner for a while, before he was smothered by Shami, before the film began. New Zealand had huffed and puffed, 146 6, before Williamson took Kuldeep and increased. Try to go big, he found the long-off fielder to exit with precision, his team was gasping for air. There was no return from there, - Doug Bracewell and Lockie Ferguson were overturned, was soon in front of Trent Boult in the last accident.

Before the dinner break, new Zealand a chance, never had a case that they are still not out of the competition. Both Trent Boult and Tim Southee found swing, but also the Indian opener seen to take the nine-over period, the team to 41 for no loss. Shortly after the break, Rohit Sharma Bracewell - caught fell to Doug on the first slip and a wide. There is a small Pause was when the sun was just in front of the batter's eye and play was stopped for a while. A over and over was lost, and India, the target was reduced to 156 in front of Dhawan, India eased to a win, together a 91-run stand with Virat Kohli who fell five minutes short of fifty.

Brief scores: new Zealand 157 (Kane Williamson 64; Kuldeep Yadav 4-59) lost to India 156/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 75*) by eight wickets by the DLS method.

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