In the first ODI against New Zealand, Washington Sundar did wonders with his batting.

His unbeaten 37 off 16 balls broke the records of former all-rounder Suresh Raina and former Indian captain Kapil Dev. During this, Sundar’s strike rate was 231.25. Sundar hit three fours and as many sixes during his cameo innings.

With his blistering strike rate, Washington broke former India all-rounder Suresh Raina’s record for the fastest 30-plus score in ODIs by an Indian player on New Zealand soil.

Raina scored 38 runs in 18 balls against New Zealand in 2009. During this there was a strike rate of 211.11. Washington has also surpassed Kapil Dev’s strike rate of 206.25 in 1992.

Washington Sundar did not got any wicket –

Speaking to broadcaster Prime Video, Sundar said, “It was great to get some runs for the team. I also plan my shots, wait for the right time with strength.”

India batting first scored 306/7 in 50 overs. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill hit half-centuries and Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 80 off 76 balls. However, India lost the match.

India got defeated by seven wickets

New Zealand chased down the target and defeated India by seven wickets. Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 145 and captain Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 94.

For India, Umran Malik took two wickets and Shardul Thakur got one wicket. Washington spent 42 runs in 10 overs in bowling. He did not get any wicket.

By Ritik Sharma

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