Indian team is slowly turning into a fun loving cruising machine, mimicking and mocking its opponents with hilarious and (sometimes) weird ways on its course. In the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Hamilton, Indian players were seen doing hilarious gestures before the start of the second innings.
In a video which is doing round on social media, Indian team players were seen mimicking a batsman’s playing style and standing position in the crease. While the batsman being emulated is not known, the likes of captain Virat Kohli, fast bowler Mohammed Shami and spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were all seen together enjoying the little period before the New Zealand opener’s made their way to the crease.
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Coming to the match, on Wednesday, India suffered their first loss in this ongoing tour of New Zealand. In the first ODI of three match series, New Zealand batsman chased down a record total of 347 rather convincingly with 11 balls to spare and 4 wickets in the hand. Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham played crucial innings to chase down the mammoth target. Ross Taylor hit his 21st ODI century and remained unbeaten to see the team through. Taylor was well supported by opener Henry Nicholls and stand in captain Tom Latham. Both Nicholls and Latham made contrasting half-centuries to power the chase.
Earlier, asked to bat first, Team India opened with the debutant duo of PrithviShaw and Mayank Agarwal. The duo looked at ease during their opening stand of 50 runs and showed good grit and patience in the swinging conditions. However, just after the 50 run stand both of them departed in quick succession.
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After that India’s no.4 Shreyas Iyer joined forces with first Indian Captain Virat Kohli and then KL Rahul to thrash New Zealand bowlers all over the park. The Mumbai batsman went on to hit his maiden century in the ODIs scoring quick-fire 103 off 107 balls. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli made useful contributions with their half-centuries as India posted a total of 347-4 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.