Even though India lost the first ODI against New Zealand, this match would be a special one for Shreyas Iyer. Iyer today scored his maiden one day international hundred. Despite the fact that his maiden hundred went in vain, Iyer was applauded for his performance today.

Today’s performance is the perfect example to show why Iyer deserves to be on the team. Iyer has been doing quite well for himself and has not disappointed much. He is one of those few players who strive to perform in the absence of senior players like Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. India had been facing the problem of batsman number four and Iyer is the perfect solution to it.

Iyer hit 103 runs in 107 balls, hitting 11 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 96.26. The player has been a dependable one and has impressed the fans in Indian Premier League too, where he leads the Delhi Capitals team.

New Zealand chased the massive total of 347 and won by 4 wickets. Ross Taylor hit 109* of 84 deliveries making sure that the Kiwis won this match.

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