World Cup: India Outclassed By New Zealand In First Warm-Up Match
India began their World Cup 2019 journey on sour note, losing their first warm-up game to New Zealand by six wickets. India won the toss and opted to bat on a bowling-friendly pitch and were bundled out for 179 runs. Ravindra Jadeja (54 off 50) was India's only silver lining. Trent Boult was the pick of the show for New Zealand, taking four wickets. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor notched up a 100-run partnership and ensured their side's easy win.
Virat Kohli's move to bat on a seaming wicket backfired as India were reduced to 39/4 inside 11 overs. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Hardik Pandya steadied the innings but didn't last for long and departed after scoring 30 off 37 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for India with 54 off 50 balls. India were bundled out for 179 with over 10 overs left.
Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand, taking four wickets.
After losing two early wickets, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor added 114 runs and ensured their side's victory.
The Indian team will have a chance to bounce back when they face Bangladesh on May 28 in their 2nd warm-up game.