Hardik Pandya hit New Zealand with a target of 386 runs in the first over. Finn bowled Allen on the second ball of the innings. But another opener Davin Conway added 106 runs for the second wicket along with Henry Nicholls (42). Nicholas was dismissed as an lb by Kuldeep Yadav. Conway added 78 runs for the third wicket with Darrell Mitchell (24). In this sequence he completed the century in 72 balls. With Conway playing aggressively, New Zealand made 184 runs in 25 overs.
At this stage, pacer Shardul Thakur took two wickets in consecutive balls to turn the match towards India. In the first ball of the 26th over bowled by Shardul, Mitchell gave a catch to the wicket keeper and got out. Tom Latham, who caught Hardik Pandya in the next ball, joined the pavilion as a golden duck. The Kiwis lost their fifth wicket at 200 when Shardul dismissed Glenn Phillips in his next over. But with Conway at the crease, the contest looked set to give. Umran Malik dismissed Conway who scored 138 runs off 100 balls with 12 fours and 8 sixes. With this the match completely turned towards India. Although Michael Braswell (26) and Mitchell Santner (34) fought, there was no result. Among the Indian bowlers, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets each. While Chahal took two wickets, Hardik and Umran took wickets.
Rohit and Gill gave a good start to India who lost the toss and batted first. Both of them scored runs competitively. Both scored centuries in the same over. Looking at their momentum… it seemed that India would score more than 450 runs at one stage. But Rohit (101 off 85 balls) got out after the century ended the 212-run partnership for the first wicket. Gill got out shortly after.. India lost 6 wickets in 97 balls and faltered in the middle overs. In the end, with Hardik Pandya (45 off 38 balls) and Shardul Thakur (25 off 17 balls) excelling, India made 385 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs.