India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in Napier

first_imgBrief scores – New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Kane Williamson (64), Kuldeep Yadav (4/39), Mohammed Shami (3/19). Full ScorecardKuldeep Yadav has made an early impression in his maiden one-day international series in New Zealand as he bagged a four-wicket haul in the ongoing first match in Napier on Wednesday.Kuldeep finished with figures of 4 for 39 as India bowled out New Zealand for 157 after Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat.Kuldeep got the wickets of the skipper Williamson (64), Doug Bracewell (7), Lockig Ferguson (0) and Trent Boult (1) to rip through the Kiwi batting lineup.”It’s my first tour in New Zealand. The grounds are small here. And the wicket is very flat. We just stuck to our basics. Me and (Yuzvendra) Chahal. That’s it. This total is chaseable. It’s very easy. I’m sure we should win it.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST ODI LIVE SCORE”Looking forward to the World Cup, these games are important, in all three departments, especially fielding. When we play in Australia also, there was a lot of home support. Coming here, to New Zealand, we’re getting the same support. It’s really amazing,” Kuldeep said at the mid-innings break.The spin twins – Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal – made the most of the situation after fast bowler Mohammed Shami gave India the perfect start by removing openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro inside within four deliveries inside the first five overs.The spinners then came to play as they chocked the run-flow by picking up wickets at regular intervals.advertisementShami finished with three wickets for 19 runs from just 6 overs while Chahal got two wickets. Even part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav managed to get a wicket.last_img

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