India vs New-Zealand: Virat Kohli guides 121 runs in 1st ODI Match

Mumbai, Oct 22 India rode on a affected person century from skipper Virat Kohli to put up 280/eight in opposition to New Zealand within the first of the three-match One-Day Worldwide (ODI) collection on the Wankhede Stadium right here on Sunday.

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Kohli, who scored 121 runs, introduced up his 31st ton in his 200th ODI. His 125-ball knock included 9 hits to the fence and two sixes. Center-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (37), making his comeback into the facet, additionally performed an essential knock.

For New Zealand, skilled pacers Trent Boult (four/35) and Tim Southee (three/73) bowled effectively however failed to limit India to a low complete.

Opting to bat first, India misplaced openers Rohit Sharma (20), Shikhar Dhawan (9) and batsman Kedar Jadhav (12) in fast succession.

Unperturbed by the dismissals, Kohli and Karthik stood agency, punishing the free deliveries to construct a affected person partnership of 73 runs for the fourth wicket.

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