Batting first, the Indian cricket team was slow throughout their innings. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill formed a brilliant partnership and added 100 plus runs for the first wicket. The Kane Williamson-led Kiwis were looking clueless, however, once they removed Dhawan and Gill, they tried to control the game. Rishabh Pant, who has been going through a terrible phase in the white-ball format, failed yet again.
It was expected that Suryakumar Yadav will break free, but he was also disappointed with the bat. Iyer was later joined in by Sanju Samson and they steadied Indias's ship. However, it was the last-minute heroics by Washington Sundar that propelled India's score to 306 at the end of 50 overs.