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IND vs NZ: Don’t blame the rain, India lost due to 5 mistakes


Both the last matches of the 3 ODI series between India and New Zealand were washed out due to rain and with this India also lost the series 0-1.

IND vs NZ: Don't blame the rain, India lost due to 5 mistakes

India lost the ODI series 0–1

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India lost the ODI series to New Zealand 0-1. India lost the first match by 7 wickets, but after that the rain did not give them any chance to return. The second and third matches were washed out due to rain. In the second ODI, India got a chance to bat for 12.5 overs, while in the third the entire team was bundled out for 219 runs in 47.3 overs. Although the biggest reason for India’s defeat is considered to be rain, which did not give any chance to the team to return, but in reality the reason for the defeat was the team’s own mistakes, which it did in the first match.

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  • Rain was already being predicted during the ODI series. Everyone was aware of the weather in Hamilton and Christchurch, so India’s efforts should have been to win the first match. India should have learned a lesson from the T20 series that how despite 2 matches being washed out due to rain, they won the series by taking an early lead.
  • India had scored 306 runs in the first ODI. Even after this he lost by a big margin. The biggest reason behind this was the poor performance of the fast bowlers with the old ball. Tom Latham took advantage of which and scored an unbeaten century. The same was seen in the third ODI as well. Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep got off to a good start, but after 5-6 overs they lost their rhythm.
  • In the first match, India lacked a lot of sixth bowling option. Although he rectified this mistake in the second match and gave Deepak Hooda a chance, but replaced him with Sanju Samson, who was in good form. However, India did not get any benefit from this change, because the match was canceled due to rain.
  • The biggest reason for India’s defeat was also the storm of New Zealand batsmen. Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 145 in the first match. Apart from him, Kane Williamson scored 94 runs. In the third ODI too, there was a 97-run partnership for the first wicket between Finn Allen and Devon Conway. In the third ODI as well, India lagged behind in the match due to the Kiwi batsmen.
  • Rishabh Pant was also the reason for India’s defeat, whose bat remained calm in times of need. He was able to score only 15 runs in the first ODI and could only score 10 runs in the third ODI as well. He could not handle the team in the middle order.



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