Tom Latham smashed a career-best 145 not out and cast a marathon stand with skipper Kane Williamson to steer New Zealand to a seven-wicket victory towards India within the first One-Day worldwide in Auckland on Friday.
Williamson completed unbeaten on 94 having added 221 runs with Latham as New Zealand chased down a victory goal of 307 for the lack of simply three wickets with 17 balls to spare.
Latham, whose whirlwind 104-ball knock contained 5 sixes and 19 fours, was named participant of the match.
Earlier, India’s high three batsmen smashed particular person half-centuries earlier than Washington Sundar offered the late flourish with an unbeaten 37 off 16 balls to propel them to 306-7 at Eden Park.
The guests received off to a robust begin with skipper Shikhar Dhawan (72) and Shubman Gill (50) placing on 124 for the primary wicket in 23 overs.
Lockie Ferguson broke the opening stand dismissing Gill and, within the subsequent over, Tim Southee (3-73) despatched again Dhawan, who’s main a depleted India facet bereft of senior batters together with common captain Rohit Sharma.
Ferguson (3-59) dismissed Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav in the identical over earlier than Shreyas Iyer (80) and Sanju Samson (36) propped up India with 94-run stand.
Down the order, Sundar belted three sixes and as many fours to take India, who received the previous T20 sequence between the edges, previous the 300-mark.
New Zealand openers Finn Allen (22) and Devon Conway (24) couldn’t construct on their begins and Daryl Mitchell made 11 earlier than changing into debutant Umran Malik’s second sufferer of the match.
Williamson anchored the chase whereas Latham turned the match on its head within the fortieth over when he hit Shardul Thakur for a six and 4 consecutive fours en path to a 76-ball century.
Hamilton hosts the second ODI of the three-match sequence on Sunday.