India vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1988 Article

Read the article of India vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1988 - New Zealand tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between New Zealand and India at Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Visakhapatnam in 10th December 1988.

A stunning all-round display from Kris Srikkanth's record-breaking maiden five-wicket haul with a half-century and A unbeaten 48 by Mohammad Azharuddin helped to India comfortable six-wicket victory over New Zealand and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Kris Srikkanth become the first Indian player to take five wickets and score fifty or more runs in a match in One-day international cricket history and overall the second player in ODIs after Viv Richards' 119 and 5 for 41 against same opponent (New Zealand) at Dunedin in the last year.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the fourth Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in One-day internationals after Kapil Dev, Sanjeev Sharma and Arshad Ayub.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the first Indian bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul against New Zealand in ODI cricket history.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the second Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs after Arshad Ayub.
  • Kris Srikkanth's 5 for 27 was the third best bowling figures for India in One-day international and the best-bowling-figures by an Indian bowler against New Zealand in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 40 held by Dilip Doshi at Brisbane in 1980.

New Zealand scored 196-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ken Rutherford cracked a 67 off 121-balls including 4-fours.

Andrew Jones struck 66 off 89-balls including 3-fours & a six and Trevor Franklin scored 21 off 41-balls without a boundary.

India best bowler by Kris Srikkanth 5-27, Kapil Dev took 2-wickets and one for Maninder Singh.

India chased 197-6 in 46.2 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth cracked a 70 off 87-balls, Mohammad Azharuddin hit a unbeaten 48 off 74-balls including 3-fours.

Navjot Sidhu scored 24 off 49-balls including 4-fours and Kapil Dev hit 22 off 25-balls included 3-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Willie Watson took 2-wickets and one for Martin Snedden - John Bracewell.

Kris Srikkanth named Player of the match for his match-winning stunning all-round performance to scored a superb 70 off 87-balls including 8-fours after claiming a career-best bowling figures of 5 for 27-runs in 7-overs.



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