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IND vs NZ 2017, 1st ODI: Twitter Reacts as New Zealand Beat India by 6 Wickets in Mumbai 

IND vs NZ 2017, 1st ODI: Twitter Reacts as New Zealand Beat India by 6 Wickets in Mumbai

Ross Taylor and Tom Latham starred with the bat as New Zealand stunned India by seven wickets in the first One-Day International at the Wankhede Stadium to go one nil up in the three-match series.

Latham remained unbeaten on 103 while Taylor scored 95 to help the Kiwis start the series on a good note. Chasing a competitive 281, New Zealand were off to a decent start with Colin Munro and Martin Guptill adding 48 runs for the first wicket before Hardik Pandya dismissed the former one. India then pulled things back by reducing the visitors to 80 for three. However, India’s hopes of making further inroads into the game by Ross Taylor and Tom Latham got quashed.

Both the players had scored centuries in the warm-up game and continued their form in the first ODI too, sharing a match-winning stand of 200 runs before Bumrah dismissed Taylor with his team needing just one.

Batting first, India rode on a sublime century from Virat Kohli to post a challenging 280 for eight despite losing wickets at regular intervals. Virat Kohli’s decision to bat first seemed to have backfired when both the openers – Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan – departed with only 29 runs on the board. A 42-run stand between Kohli and Kedar Jadhav then steadied the ship before the latter got dismissed.

Dinesh Karthik and Kohli then took the inning forward but just when it seemed the duo had got their eyes set; the former was sent back by Tim Southee. Another fifty-plus stand between Kohli and his predecessor MS Dhoni steadied the ship, but the Men in Blue lost yet another wicket at a crucial juncture.

However, Kohli stood firm from one end and scored 121 to guide the team to a good total.

Here is how Twitter reacted to  the game:

https://twitter.com/AllTimeBakchod/status/922031407483912193

https://twitter.com/AllTimeBakchod/status/922031407483912193

 

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