Plan execution must be more prudent: Dhawan Shikhar

New Zealand defeated India by seven wickets in first ODI of three-match series . India had a good hold of the match until the 40th round .

Auckland, New Zealand, November 25 : The hosts defeated India by seven wickets.With 2.5 overs to spare in the first ODI of three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, New Zealand chased down the target of 306 set by India.The duo hit the target with an unbeaten 221-run stand and finished the season 1-0.Indian Captain Shikhar Dhawan said the team should have planned better on the field.It was a close total, and the ball moved a lot in the first 10-15 overs.

The ball did a lot in the first 10-15 overs.It's a bit different from other reasons.You'll have to plan accordingly.In a post-match ceremony, Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan said that today weve bowled short of length and Latham attacked us there.

However, the game has shifted in favour of New Zealand for the time being.In his best footballing form, Tom Latham assaulted Shardul Thakur with four fours and a six.Thats where he took the game away from us, especially in the 40th over.According to Shikhar, the momentum shifted at that point.Dhawan saw the importance of planning carefully.Bowling and fielding are also in need of some tweaking.

Here, it is always good to play.Winning would have given us a lot of confidence, he said.Really enjoy playing here, he said.We'd have been happier if we had, but that's a part and parcel.

Also on the bowling and fielding sides (what are the shortcomings).According to Dhawan, we must plan more effectively and make sure that the batsmen play on their strength.On November 27, the second ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton.For the young Indian side to keep the three-match series alive, it is a must-win match.

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