Partnership completely altered the game's scenario: Iyer, Shreyas

New Zealand reached 307-run target in 47.1 overs in first ODI at Eden Park . Tom Lathams hit 145 from 104 balls, taking a 1-0 lead in three-match ODI series .

Auckland (New Zealand), November 25 : In the first ODI here at Eden Park, New Zealand reached a 307-run target in 47.1 overs, taking a 1-0 lead in a three-match ODI series, thanks to Tom Latham's blistering knock of 145 from 104 balls.In a post-match press conference, Shreyas Iyer said that if we had placed fielders in attacking positions or were in his scoring arcs, the pressure had been put on them and that some improvements had been made.I think their partnership changed the game's trajectory dramatically, and it was also a crucial time for us to score a wicket.If we had one wicket, we would have been underneath their skin, and the situation would have been completely different.They deserve credit for their courage in that period and converting those loose deliveries into spectacular boundaries and sixs, though.

In the three-match ODI series, the Indian team is now behind 0-1, and the second match in Hamilton becomes a must-win contest in order to keep alive in the series.The Shreyas Iyers knock out of 80 runs off 76 balls was in vain, as his effort did not help India win the tournament.In the next match, we will see how much we can improve on this as keeping energy all the time in 50 overs is difficult.But the stand eventually went beyond 200 and fielders were stuck a bit on hard ground, according to Shreyas Iyer.Barring Washington Sundar, all the other Indian bowlers' fees were high, as Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal gave up more than six runs in an over, while Shardul Thakur conceded seven runs per over, and ODI debutant Arshdeep Singh was much more expensive, giving runs at an economy rate of 8.32.They knew which bowlers to aim at a specific time.

He wanted to step in and build on that relationship.I'm sure they know their strengths and weaknesses as they were playing together for so many years, told Shreyas Iyer.In the second ODI at Hamilton on Sunday, India will aim to bounce back to level the series.

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