World Cup: New Zealand beat India by six wickets in warm-up game
Team India’s warm-up game against New Zealand at the Oval ended with the Kiwis winning the game by six wickets to spare.
Winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted to bat first as New Zealand took complete advantage of the fresh wicket with plenty of swing and movement for the pacers. Trent Boult was the fulcrum of the damage as he scalped four prized wickets in just six overs.
James Neesham picked three, while de Grandhomme, Southee, and Ferguson picked a wicket apiece. Team India was bundled out for 179 with Ravindra Jadeja being the top scorer as he secured 54 runs.
The run chase was fairly comfortable for New Zealand as Kane Williamson’s knock of 67 along with Ross Taylor’s 71 guided the Black Caps to go past the target in just 37 overs. For the Indians, it was Bumrah, Pandya, Jadeja, and Chahal who got a wicket each.
The Men in Blue will now face Bangladesh for their second warm-up game on May 28.
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