Who is Michael Bracewell: What is Michael Bracewell? Special facts about the batsman who destroyed India

New Delhi: India certainly won the first ODI by beating New Zealand by 12 runs, but there is more to a player who made Rohit Sena air-tight in Hyderabad than its success. This name is Michael Bracewell. The 31-year-old all-rounder ruthlessly dismissed every Indian batsman. He took the lead after the Surma batsmen failed and scored 140 off 78 balls with 12 fours and 10 sixes. It looked like the match would be won for the Kiwi team but on the other hand, India won because of lack of support.

Bracewell scored the third fastest century for New Zealand
The dashing all-rounder from New Zealand scored the second ODI century of his career on Wednesday. The left-handed batsman completed his 100th century in just 57 balls. Bracewell also scored the fastest century for New Zealand in ODI cricket against India. Not only this, he also became the third fastest batsman to score a century for New Zealand. Corey Anderson scored a 36-ball century against the West Indies in 2014, while Jesse Ryder scored a 46-ball century against the West Indies in 2014.

Second fastest century against India
This is the second fastest century against India in ODIs. Earlier, Shahid Afridi scored a century against India in Kanpur ODI in 2005 in just 45 balls, which is still a record. Not only this, he also matched Dhoni’s record of scoring two centuries while batting at number seven.

Bracewell made his international debut in March 2022
Bracewell is an all-rounder and made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team against the Netherlands in March 2022. Bracewell was named in New Zealand’s Test squad against England two months later in May 2022.

Doug Bracewell’s cousin is Michael
He is the cousin of current international player Doug Bracewell and comedian Melanie Bracewell. Michael started playing cricket at the age of five. Like his hero Adam Gilchrist, he started out as a left-handed top-order wicketkeeper-batsman. But then he started doing off-spin and that was the turning point in his career.
IND vs NZ ODI: Michael Bracewell thrashed the Indian bowlers, scoring a storming century with a shower of fours and sixes.Shubman Gill: Abusive at umpire after dismissal, when Shubman Gill created ruckusIND vs NZ 1st ODI Highlights: 1444 day wait ends… Bracewell’s century hits Siraj, India wins in thrilling match.

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