Ross Taylor

New Zealand defeated India by six wickets within the first ODI on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, courtesy a superb 200-run partnership between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham.

Virat Kohli scored his 31st ODI century and surpassed Ricky Ponting on the all-time record of most tons of by a batsman in ODI’s. Nonetheless, his ton went in useless, as Tom Latham scored his fourth ODI century to information his crew to a complete win over the hosts in Mumbai.

India posted 280/eight in 50 overs within the first innings, courtesy a superb century by the Indian skipper. Kohli scored 121 off 125 deliveries and was the one Indian batsman to go previous 50 runs. Useful contributions have been made by Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni, as the 2 scored 37 and 25, respectively. Trent Boult ripped by the Indian prime order, as he picked up the Indian openers early on within the innings.

Boult completed with the figures of 4 for 35 in his ten overs. Tim Southee additionally picked up three wickets however gave away 73 runs in his ten overs.

Ross Taylor was dismissed simply earlier than a well-deserved hundred, as he scored 95 and guided the Kiwis to a win together with their new quantity 5 Tom Latham. Here’s what Virat Kohli mentioned within the post-match presentation.

“On a private be aware, the knock was fairly satisfying. 275+ was good on that wicket, however NZ batted very well within the second half. Ross and Tom have been excellent; they deserved to win as we speak. Placing the dew into perspective within the final 13-14 overs, we have been positively some runs quick. Would have favored to have a greater batting efficiency. Nonetheless, from the place we have been, 280 was a aggressive rating. They tackled our spinners very well. They picked their areas. Credit score to them. Tom particularly. Loved watching him. Trent additionally bowled very well. The wicket had sufficient bounce and switch. If the sport had drifted away from us earlier, we might have introduced Kedar in. However because it was, we didn’t really feel the necessity.”

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