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NZvIND: India, New Zealand play stopped due to this bizarre reason and no its not rain; watch video

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 January 2019, 12:20 IST
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India and New Zealand are playing their first match in Napier and the play has been disrupted due to excessive sunlight. This is the first time in one-day internationals that a play had to be stopped due to sunlight. Never in the history of ODI cricket something bizarre like this happened.

India were at 43 for 1 when the game had to be stopped, Rohit Sharma was the fall of wicket before the players left the field. India need 115 runs to win with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli on strike. This happened in Test cricket once when a match between England and West Indies was stopped due to excessive sunlight.

 

New Zealand were bundled out for 157 runs with Kuldeep Yadav taking a four-wicket haul. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets in the 10 overs he bowled while pacer Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets in six overs.

Indian pacer Mohammed Shamial also became the fastest Indian to claim 100 ODI wickets. This was his 56th game in the 50-over format. Other Indians to reach the 100-wicket mark is Irfan Khan (59 ODIs), Zaheer Khan (65 ODIs), Ajit Agarkar (67 ODIs) and Javagal Srinath (68 ODIs).

Earlier in the day, New Zealand won the toss and captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first. New Zealand did not have a good start with the bat as opener Martin Guptill and Colin Munro were dismissed for 5 and 8 runs respectively.

First published: 23 January 2019, 12:20 IST
 
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