The first ODI match between India and New Zealand was played in Hyderabad. In this match, the India team won by 12 runs. Batting first, the Indian team scored 349 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs. The New Zealand team, coming out to chase the runs, seemed to falter at first, but after the 6 wicket drop, number seven batsmen Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner almost brought the match back to their camp. But at 45, Mohammed Siraj turned the tide of the game by sacking Mitchell Centre. After India’s win, Siraj’s mother reacted to her son’s performance.
Santner played a 57-run innings off 45 balls. The Kiwi team had lost their seventh wicket in the form of Santner. At her next dance, Siraj threw out Henry Shipley. These two consecutive wickets by Siraj brought the match back to the Indian camp. Siraj was playing the first international match at his stadium Hyderabad. His mother, his family and many of his friends came to watch this match. After this match, his mother expressed her wish for her son to play in the 2023 World Cup.
Mohammed Siraj’s mother, seeing his performance in this match, said, “Siraj should make India proud. Let his performance be good. He goes above and beyond. He should also play the World Cup.” In the first ODI against New Zealand, Siraj took 4 wickets in 10 overs at an economy of 4.60. During this he also bowled 2 maiden overs.
Significantly, the Indian team will play their next ODI against New Zealand in Raipur on Saturday, January 21. This match will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium. The game will begin at 1:30 p.m.