In Hamilton, the youngster Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden ODI century against New Zealand in the first ODI of the ongoing three-match series. He played a mature knock with KL Rahul to take the innings forward after the skipper Virat Kohli lost his wicket in the middle overs.
Asked to bat first, Indian opener Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal, who played the maiden ODI, lost their wickets early, that too, inside nine overs. Coming to bat at No.3, Virat Kohli and Iyer stitched a partnership of 102 runs before skipper lost his wicket. The youngster Iyer went on to play firing innings. With KL Rahul, he recorded 132-runs partnership. Iyer, in his 103 runs knock, struck 11 boundaries and one maximum at the strike rate of 96.26.
In his 16 ODI matches, Iyer has scored six half-centuries and now after Hamilton innings, he has produced a triple-figure mark. Cricket lovers were impressed with Iyer’s powerful innings.
Taking to Twitter, the fans congratulate the youngster for his incredible knock at Seddon Park on February 5.
New Zealand vs India 2020: Here is how Twitter reacted after Shreyas Iyer slammed his maiden ODI hundred in Hamilton –
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 5, 2020
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) February 5, 2020
Man on Mission.
Shreyas Iyer🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/0rpjyMqOIG
— P A N T H E R™ (@CricSurya07) February 5, 2020
— Supriya Rajput (@SupriyaRajput20) February 5, 2020
Maiden Odi 💯 for Shreyas Iyer#NZvIND
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) February 5, 2020
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) November 10, 2019
Shreyas Iyer 100 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— AdityA MSᴰᴴᴼᴺᴵ (@Aditya_MSDian) February 5, 2020
— SixTeams.com (@sixcric) February 5, 2020
Shreyas Iyer 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/uaBItaUo45
— JJ (@Joshuva_Geo) February 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Kohli scored a half-century. The wicket-keeper batsman Rahul missed his century and scored unbeaten 88 runs. Besides it, India has given 348-run target to the hosts New Zealand,