New Zealand outclass India by six wickets in warm-up game

Third wicket patnership between kane williamson and ross Taylor of 114 runs ensured a down track for indian team in the first practice match.


New Zealand warmed up in style as they beat favourites India by six wickets with 77 balls to spare. A target of 180 was never going to be enough at Kennington Oval, London. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor’s 114-run partnership for the third wicket ensured New Zealand chase down the target without any problems.



Williamson (67) and Taylor (71) scored half-centuries as New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill lost their wickets to Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya respectively. Williamson fell prey to Yuzvendra Chahal’s change of pace but his wicket was not enough to change the course of the game.


Ravindra Jadeja stood out of the lot. Jadeja played himself in and then launched a counter-attack against Mitchell Santner hitting him all over the park.

Kuldeep Yadav supported him sharing a 52-run partnership for the 9th wicket.

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