India captain Shikhar Dhawan feels his bowlers didn’t execute their plans and bowled too quick to an attacking batter like Tom Latham, who cashed in on the chance to register his career-best ODI rating right here on Friday.
Latham hit an attacking unbeaten 145 off 104 balls whereas skipper Kane Williamson struck an unconquered 94 off 98 deliveries as New Zealand chased down India’s 307-run goal with seven wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence. The second ODI can be performed in Hamilton on Sunday.
“We felt good with the entire. The ball was seaming within the first 15 overs. This floor is a bit completely different than different grounds. We bowled so much on a wanting a size, and Latham attacked. We misfielded on just a few balls,” a disenchanted Dhawan stated.
“However as I stated, we have been fairly quick to Latham, and that’s the place he took the sport away. He hit 4 boundaries within the fortieth over, and that’s the place the sport shifted. Absolutely plenty of studying for the boys.” New Zealand skipper Williamson stated Latham performed a particular knock on the Eden Park, the place something is chaseable due to the size of the sq. boundaries.
“It was a aggressive complete. If you happen to construct partnerships right here at Eden Park, you may chase something. Unbelievable innings from Tom Latham.
“On these drop-in pitches, you bowl full and straight, and it may be troublesome. It was one of the crucial particular ODI knocks I’ve seen. You’re all the time within the sport with the size,” Williamson stated.
“Spin performed a giant position at this time. The seamers did a superb job. There have been moments after we put them underneath stress. Good to make a contribution, and with Tommy going the best way he was, it was about complementing,” he added.
Man of the Match Latham felt it was a kind of days when all the things went based on his plans.
“Simply a kind of days when all the things comes off. Having a little bit of enjoyable in the long run…It was good to place the ball within the gaps and run laborious. I assume the preparation has been good,” he stated.
“Washington Sundar was getting a little bit of flip. Small floor, so you may capitalise in the long run. Good partnership with Kane, who performed fantastically.”