New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell joined a unique gathering of players with his dazzling 140-run thump against India on Wednesday (January 18). While New Zealand was shy of the objective by 12 runs, Bracewell actually did what was needed to approach previous India skipper MS Dhoni’s record and join a tip-top gathering of players.
What is the record?
Strolling in at No.7, Bracewell confronted what appeared to be an unimaginable errand before him with his group requiring 240 hurries to win in a little more than 25 overs and with just five wickets remaining. Unflustered, the Kiwi all-rounder heated up with two limits in an over off Mohammad Shami and never turned around from that point.
He before long lost Tom Latham at the opposite end, yet Bracewell was content being the limited armed force in this Kiwis line-up, going sled and utensils at the Indian bowlers for certain amazing shots.
The innings nearly eclipsed crafted by Shubman Gill before in the day, who belted a twofold hundred in India’s 349/8.
He raised his second ODI ton off only 57 balls, the third-quickest hundred by a New Zealand hitter in men’s ODIs. Bracewell likewise equaled an uncommon record by MS Dhoni with the ton, equaling the previous Indian commander’s record of being the main hitter to score more than 100 from No.7 or lower in ODIs.
Bracewell falls at the definite obstacle
Bracewell put New Zealand inside contact distance of a successful close by a lively buddy in Mitchell Santner. The pair recorded the third-most noteworthy seventh-wicket stand in men’s ODIs – a staggering 162-run stand – to keep New Zealand in the chase.
At the point when Santner and Henry Shipley were excused in the 46th over, the guests actually required 56 runs off four overs. Bracewell carried that down to 20 runs required off one over, and began the last once again with a six, yet couldn’t exactly polish it off.
His 140 off only 78 balls is the joint-third-most elevated score by a player from No.7 or lower in ODIs. Just Luke Ronchi and Marcus Stonis have made higher scores from No.7 or lower in men’s ODIs.
It implied that Bracewell and Gill joined for 348 of the match’s 686 runs.