1st ODI India vs New Zealand: Former India skipper MS Dhoni seems to be getting better with age, be it his reflexes or his decision-making. The stumping of Lockie Fergusson in the first ODI at Napier was a testament to that. He was quick to remove the bails and he was convinced that was out. Initially, the umpires gave it a long, hard thought, but it seemed the conviction in Dhoni’s appeal prompted the umpires to send it upstairs for a review. The third umpire too, gave it a long thought, before giving the decision in India’s favour. The entire episode played out in the 36th over of the match.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Fergusson:
The Men in Blue bundled out the hosts for a paltry 157 runs. Kuldeep Yadav picked up a four-wicket haul as he combined exceedingly well with Yuzvendra Chahal who bagged two wickets. After the match, the spin duo was seen having some fun as he spoke on Chahal TV.
Yet, Mohammed Shami bagged the Man of the Match for his three wickets at the top to set the hosts back, up early in the match. He also became the fastest Indian bowler to 100 ODI wickets. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 75 to take India over the line and help India take a 1-0 lead. After the match, news came in that Virat Kohli has been rested for the last two ODIs and the T20I series. Rohit Sharma will be the interim captain.