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Twitter reacts as Tom Latham notches another century against India

New Zealand were struggling in their pursuit of 307 in the first ODI at Auckland, they had lost three wickets inside 100 runs but like Latham has done so many times against India, he once again milked the India spinners and then went after Shardul to bring up his century in just 75 balls.

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By Kshitij Ojha | Nov 25, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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New Zealand were struggling in their pursuit of 307 in the first ODI at Auckland, they had lost three wickets inside 100 runs but like Latham has done so many times against India, he once again milked the India spinners and then went after Shardul to bring up his century in just 75 balls. This is Latham’s arguably best innings against India, probably his innings against India at Mumbai in 2017 come close.

Earlier, Dhawan and Gill established the foundation after being put in by scoring 124 runs in 23.1 overs, their fourth century stand in nine innings. In the middle overs, New Zealand came back and briefly appeared to have a chance of holding India under 300. Iyer and Sanju Samson, though, gave the innings a boost with their 94-run partnership off just 77 balls for the fifth wicket. Washington added the final touches by smashing an undefeated 37 off 16 balls.

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Iyer was out for 80 runs off 76 balls in the penultimate over, but India accelerated late and scored 96 runs in the final ten overs to produce what Washington referred to as “a par total.” To protect the total, India had a novice bowling attack. There was no sixth bowling option, and Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik were making their debuts. Despite a good day for Umran, NZ milked other Indian pacers.

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