After 40 overs, the visitors were 212/3, chasing India by 69 runs with seven wickets in hand. Ross Taylor (70*) and Tom Latham (65*) were fighting for New Zealand.
200 comes up for New Zealand!
Ross Taylor completes his 38th ODI fifty off 58 balls. New Zeland reach 165/3 after 33 overs of the game.
WICKET! Dinesh Karthik takes an incredible running catch to help Hardik Pandya claim the much-valued wicket of Martin Guptill (32) in the 18th over.
After 16 overs, Martin Guptill (31*) and Ross Taylor (9*) bat to push New Zealand close to the 281-run target. The visitors were 78/2, chasing the Indians by 203 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.
WICKET! Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav intensified joy for the Indian team, which gained some confidence despite scoring a small total against New Zealand. Kuldeep took the scalp of skipper Kane Williamson (6) in the 13th over.
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah earns breakthrough in the 10th over, dismissing New Zealand opener Colin Munro for 26 runs.
Riding on Virat Kohli’s impressive 121-run knock on his 200th ODI, India managed to post a competitive total of 280/8 in the 1st ODI against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.
Middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (37), making his comeback to the side, also played an important knock.
WICKET! Soon after Kohli completed his century, pitch-hitter Hardik Pandya departed for 16 runs. Pacer Trent Boult, claiming his second wicket, dismissed Pandya who was caught by stunningly New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson.
With Kohli (105*) leading the blues, India were 238/6 in 45.3 overs.
Playing his 200th ODI, skipper Virat Kohli rose up to the occasion as he slammed his 31st ODI century off 111 balls. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman scored a six and seven boundaries to reach the mark.
WICKET! Wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni (25) also departs after a bit of firework. Trent Boult claims his third wicket, thanks to Martin Guptill who made no mistake at backward point.
In his hesitant 42-ball knock, Dhoni managed to score two boundaries.
200 comes up for Team India!
WICKET! Tim Southee gets his first wicket in shape of Dinesh Karthik, who managed to score 37 runs off 47 deliveries. Playing in place of Manish Pandey, Karthik slammed four boundaries in his contributing knock.
With Virat Kohli (58*) fighting on crease, India were 144/4 after 28.4 overs.
Playing his 200th ODI, Virat Kohli led the Indian team by example as he scored his 46th half-century off 62 balls. He smashed one six and four boundaries to entertain the Wankhede spectators.
Hundred comes up for India!
Dinesh Karthik (18*) scores a dashing four on a Colin Munro’s delivery to help India reach 100 amid tough times. It took them 21.1 overs to cross the hundred-run mark. Meanwhile, India lost three of their wickets.
Skipper Virat Kohli (36*) and Karthik fighting for the nation, eyeing a strong total in the end of their innings.
WICKET! Following the dismissal of Indian openers, spinner Mitchell Santner intensified the celebration for New Zealanders as he caught and bowled Kedar Jadhav for mere 12 runs.
India were seen struggling at 71/3 with captain Virat Kohli (26*) carrying the hopes of Indian fans.
WICKET! Spearhead Trent Boult dismissed both the openers — Shikhar Dhawan (9) and Rohit Sharma (20) — to hand New Zealand the control of the match inside first six overs.
Rohit, who scored two sixes in his short appearance, became the second victim of Boult who dismissed Dhawan earlier in the fourth over.
WICKET! Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan departed early and India were seen in trouble at 16/1 in 3.2 overs. Dhawan made nine runs off 12 balls before Kiwi pacer Boult dismissed him in his second over. Boult concluded the over as a wicket-maiden.
Playing his 200th ODI, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first as India start the three-match series against New Zealand with the first ODI, underway at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
“It looks a good wicket, conditions are pretty hot and humid out there and it will be tough out there for everybody. Especially the bowlers and fielders, after which they have to bat later on,” Kohli said after winning the toss.
The Indian captain added: “It looks a batting paradise but should have more bounce than other surfaces in India. Looks similar to the one we played at Calcutta where it was good to bat but not much bounce. Mumbai is always a different ball game altogether. We want to maximise the batting conditions first up.”
Earlier, India defeated visiting Australian cricket team by 4-1 and 3-0 in five-match ODI and three-match T20I series respectively.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also hailed the Wankhede wicket, saying: “Really good surface, we would have batted first as well but will now look to exploit the early swing.”
Williamson called up a few new faces in the middle order such as Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme and wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham.
Talking about the bowling attack, Williamson added: “We are sticking with our experienced pace attack, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Adam Milne. One spinner, three seamers and a few all-rounders are our team balance.”
India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult