Kane Williamson: At the halfway stage I thought it was a competitive total. The wicket was starting to turn a bit. And the cross-seamers got a bit out of it. But as we know on this ground if you build partnerships you can chase anything. Incredible knock by Latham. Absolutely on fire. We're talking in the middle about getting through this over and that over. And then he just flicked a switch. Incredible innings. On this ground with the drop-in pitch, if you bowl nice and straight, it can be hard to get the ball away a little bit. It was an over or two where he flicked a switch. We got that big over and he just kept going. One of the more special ODI knocks I've seen. It was a very good wicket. Spin played a big role as we saw. Nice to get a win. When we started seeing it turn like it did, you think a number of things. But I thought the seamers did a very good job. It was nice to make a contribution. With Tommy going the way he was, just tried to complement that. Just super special to be at the other end and see it.
Shikhar Dhawan: We felt good about the total. First 10-15 overs the ball did a lot. It's a bit different than other grounds. Have to plan accordingly. Today we've bowled short of length and Latham attacked us there. That's where he took the game away from us especially in the 40th over. That's where the momentum shifted. Really enjoy playing here. Would've been happier if we won but that's part and parcel. They're all young boys and lots of learning for them. Bowling side and fielding side as well (what areas need improvement?). We need to implement our plans more wisely and make sure we don't make the batsmen play on their strength.
Tom Latham, Player of the Match: It was just one of those days when everything came off well. Built a partnership with Kane and had a bit of fun, just reacted to things and it paid off. It's about being in strong positions and react to what they were bowling. Was able to find the gaps. The preparation has been ideal, it's been nice and was able to hit the ball right today. Sundar was getting some turn, found a bit hard to play against him. It's a small ground and we could capitalize at the end. Don't know where that came from, just one of those days.
New Zealand won by 7 wickets and lead the series with 1-0
Over 47.1 Arshdeep Singh bowls it short of length to Kane Williamson, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and steers it nicely and beats third man to the boundary!
End of Over 47 (9 runs) New Zealand 305/3
Tom Latham 144/102 Shardul Thakur 9-1-63-1
Kane Williamson 89/96
Over 46.6 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Tom Latham, Boundary! Gets on top of the short ball and pulls it away through midwicket for four.
Over 46.5 Shardul Thakur bowls a good length delivery to Tom Latham, no run, makes room and tries slicing it away but misses
Over 46.4 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Kane Williamson,1 run, gets forward and steered to third man
Over 46.3 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Tom Latham,1 run, shuffles across on the back foot and helps the pull behind square gently for a single
Over 46.2 Shardul Thakur bowls it short of length to Tom Latham, 2 runs, gets back in the crease and pulls through midwicket and picks up a couple of runs.
Over 46.1 Shardul Thakur bowls a good length delivery to Kane Williamson,1 run, gets forward and turns it wide of midwicket
End of Over 46 (14 runs) New Zealand 296/3
Tom Latham 137/98 Yuzvendra Chahal 4.4-0-38-0
Kane Williamson 87/94
Over 45.6 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Tom Latham, Boundary! Gets forward and sweeps it along the ground to deep square leg fence for four.
Over 45.5 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a quicker arm ball to Tom Latham, no run, gets back in the crease and tucked to midwicket
Over 45.4 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Tom Latham, Boundary! Goes down on his knee and helps it away fine past the keeper. He can do whatever he wants out there and the boundaries will follow
Over 45.3 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls it short of length to Tom Latham, Boundary! Goes on to the back foot to pull it anywhere he wants. He chooses wide long-on. It falls just short of the ropes
Over 45.2 Yuzvendra Chahal bowls it short of length to Kane Williamson,1 run, goes on to the back foot and cuts it through to sweeper cover
Over 45.1 Yuzvendra Chahal tossed up delivery to Tom Latham,1 run, goes for a reverse-sweep, fetches it from leg stump and drags it through backward point
End of Over 45 (13 runs) New Zealand 282/3
Tom Latham 124/93 Arshdeep Singh 5.5-0-56-0
Kane Williamson 86/93
Over 44.6: Single. Arshdeep Singh to Tom Latham,