As we all know , we've just celebrated our Republic Day. Our 70th Republic Day. The day when India got it's constitution , it's law and order. When Every individual got their Fundamental Right.
This Republic Day , the entire nation , especially the sports faternity or to say The Cricket Faternity got something they always expected. Something they always wanted.
The Indian Cricket team , for the first time won a Cricket Match on the special occasion of Republic Day!
It was on the occasion of our 70th Republic Day that few of the first times happened in the country.
It was for the first time that the INA ( Indian National Army ) was included in the RDC ( Republic Day Parade ). It was for the first time that The sound of the INDIAN CONCH SHELL was played instead of the BRITISH BAND MUSIC.
Another instance of the first time was when Team India won a Cricket Match for the very first time on the occasion of Republic Day.
India was playing New Zealand in the second ODI of the 5 match series at Mount Maunganui on the historical Republic Day.
It was a good day for India out there in the middle , when Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first.
There came the Iconic Duo of Shikhar Dhawan or fondly known as Gabbar and Rohit Sharma or fondly known as Hitman.
As expected , they gave a wonderful start by adding on 154 runs for the first wicket , completing their 14th Hundred run stand ( Partnership) in ODI'S which surpassed the duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in hundred run partnerships for the first wicket.
Unfortunately , both of them got out in the next few overs consecutively which gave NewZealand an opening in to the game. Then came Ambati Rayudu and Virat Kohli.
They put in a good stand for the third wicket until Virat and Rayudu got out continuously too. Then came in the duo of the Finishers. A Finisher we all knew , MS Dhoni and a Finisher in the making , Kedhar Jadhav.
Coming on to the crease , they did not take time to add some crucial runs on to the team's total pushing the total towards 320 and above , although India ended up scoring 325/4 at the end of 50 overs. India had a psychological score of 350 but they ended up scoring 25 short.
Inspite of that , India had a good total to defend and bowl for.
Better the occasion , better the performance. The Indian bowlers didn't at all disappoint on this very special occasion of Republic Day. The Indian bowling line up ran through the kiwi Batting line up , bundling them for 234.
Kuldeep Yadav spun through New Zealand by picking up 4 crucial wickets , well supported by Bhuvaneshwar kumar who gave the opening break through and Yuzvendra Chahal who picked up 2 wickets.
This way , India defeated NewZealand by 90 runs , making it their biggest ODI win by the margin of runs in New Zealand.
This way , India created History by winning their first ever maybe on the special occasion of Republic Day!