India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Napier: Seamer Mohammed Shami became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in One-day Internationals, reaching the mark in the opening match against New Zealand. This was his 56th game in the 50-over format. Shami’ wicket number 100 was New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length. With his brilliant opening burst at McLean Park, the 28-year-old Shami continued his good showing in the limited overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.Also Read - Umran Malik in India's T20 World Cup Squad? Irfan Pathan Answers BIG Question

Before Shami, Irfan Pathan reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs, while Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other Indian bowlers to complete a century of wickets in the quickest time. Also Read - Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik? Irfan Pathan Picks His Ideal India XI For T20 World Cup

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first One-day International of the five-match series on Wednesday. Both wrist spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – figured in the India playing XI, apart from all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Dinesh Karthik has been dropped at the expense of Ambati Rayudu, while Kedar Jadhav retained his place. Also Read - Zaheer Khan Points What Head Coach Rahul Dravid Needs to Address After Back-to-Back Losses

Fewest ODIs to 100 ODI wickets (India):

56 Mohammed Shami
59 Irfan Pathan
65 Zaheer Khan
67 Ajit Agarkar
68 Javagal Srinath

Mitchell Santner and Doug Bracewell returned for New Zealand.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.