The Big Picture
India registered a comfortable eight-wicket win over the Black Caps at Napier to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.
The win was spearheaded by the Indian bowlers- led by Mohammad Shami's spell of 3-19 and spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep, who claimed six wickets between them to bundle the Kiwis out for 157 in 38 overs. Kane Williamson, with an 81-ball-64, was the lone shining light for the home side.
Chasing 158 on a placid Napier wicket was never going to be a problem for the Indians, and Shikhar Dhawan, with his unbeaten 75, ensured the Men in Blue coasted home in 34.5 overs.
Here are all the numbers from India's win at Napier:-
2nd- New Zealand crumbled to 157 in 38 overs at Napier. This was the second-lowest total that the Kiwis had registered against India in New Zealand.
Lowest totals for New Zealand vs India at home
142 at Auckland, 1994
157 at Napier, 2019
168 at Wellington, 2003
1- Mohammad Shami, during his 'Player of the Match' performance at Napier, became the fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets, surpassing Irfan Pathan, who took 59 matches to achieve the feat.
6th- Overall, Shami became the sixth fastest overall to complete 100 wickets in One-day cricket.
3rd- Shikhar Dhawan registered his first half-century in ten innings at Napier. During his unbeaten knock of 75, Dhawan became the 2nd fastest Indian to complete 5,000 ODI runs.
Fastest to 5,000 ODI runs [Indians]
- Virat Kohli- 114
- Shikhar Dhawan- 118
- Sourav Ganguly- 126
5th- Overall, Dhawan became the fifth fastest to complete the feat of achieving 5,000 ODI runs.
Fastest to 5,000 ODI runs
- Hashim Amla- 101
- Virat Kohli/Viv Richards- 114
- Brian Lara/Shikhar Dhawan- 118
6th- Kane Williamson's 81-ball 64 was the lone shining light in an otherwise insipid batting display from the Kiwis. This was Williamson's sixth consecutive 50+ score against India at home. He had scored five back-to-back half-centuries during the 2014 series.
Kane Williamson vs India at home [ODIs]
71, 77, 65, 60, 88, 64
10- India's victory in the first ODI was their first win against the Black Caps in New Zealand after 10 years. Interestingly, their last win had also come at Napier in March 2009.
2nd- Virat Kohli became the second Indian captain after MS Dhoni [in 2009] to win his first ODI in New Zealand as captain.