New Zealand vs India, 1st ODI: Kiwis outshine Men in Blue, win by 6 wickets

WION Web Team Hamilton, New Zealand Feb 05, 2020, 04.02 PM(IST)

India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Photograph:( AFP )

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Ross Taylor and New Zealand skipper Tom Latham's partnership shattered Indian hopes of continues dominance in the tour.

New Zealand get their first win of the tour against India, they beat the visitors by 4 wickets. The Blackcaps chased India's mammoth score (347 runs) with 11 balls to spare. 

Also read: Over-by-over play of India versus New Zealand's first ODI

India began their first ODI match with a change in the opening pair, many people were surprised when Indian Skipper Virat Kohli decided to send Mayank Agarwal along Prithvi Shaw, instead of KL Rahul. 

The opening pair were debuting for India. They had a decent opening partnership of 50 runs until Prithvi Shaw got out (20 runs off 21 balls). He was followed by Mayank Agarwal, who scored 32 runs off 31 balls.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer took the team forward and had a 102 runs partnership. Virat scored 51 runs, whereas Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden ODI century for team India. He scored 103 runs in 107 balls. 

Lokesh Rahul's sublime form continues as his quick 88 runs and Kedhar Jadhav's cameo (26 runs in 15 balls) helped India pose a good score of 347 runs. 

In reply the Kiwis came down to bat with Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill, New Zealand started off well as the opening pair added 85 runs to the wicket. 

Henry Nicholls scored 78 runs in 82 balls. Tom Blundell had a disappointing debut match, he scored just 9 runs off 10 balls. 

Ross Taylor and New Zealand skipper Tom Latham's partnership shattered Indian hopes of continues dominance in the tour. They added 131 runs partnership for the team. 

Ross Taylor scored his 21st ODI century in the match. This was his 12th in New Zealand, 3rd against India and 4th in Seddon Park, Hamilton. 

Kiwi skipper Tom Latham ensured that his role as a skipper was given to him for a reason, he scored 69 runs off 48 balls which included 8 fours and 2 sixes. 

Ross Taylor has been judged the 'Man of the Match' after his performance versus India today. 

New Zealand lead three-ODI match series against India (1-0). 

They next meet in Auckland on February 8.