India is facing New Zealand in the first ODI in Auckland. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl. India went into bat and scored 70 runs in 16 overs. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubhaman Gill are playing consistently with 34 runs.
For India, in the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma and Vice-captain KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the ODI team. Team India’s spirits are high as the Men in Blue clinched the three-match T20 series against New Zealand 1-0 recently.
The second ODI will be played on Sunday at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The third match will be played on Wednesday at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.