Twitter reacts as India thrash New Zealand by 7 wickets

Twitter reacts as India thrash New Zealand by 7 wickets

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A brilliant partnership of 151 runs between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli helped the hosts to defeat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the third ODI at Mohali.

Earlier, Indian skipper MS Dhoni won the toss for the third consecutive time and invited New Zealand to bat first. The visitors started brightly after their openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham added 46 runs for the first wicket. The Kiwis were in a good position after scoring 153 for 2 but a sudden collapse saw them losing the next 5 wickets by adding only 27 runs. After the Indian team reduced the Kiwis to 199 for 8, getting to a respectable total was looking tough, but James Neesham played a crucial knock of 57 runs off only 46 balls and shared a partnership of 84 runs for the ninth wicket with Matt Henry to help New Zealand post a respectable total of 285.

In reply, India started poorly as they lost both their openers with only 41 on the board. However, the Kiwi bowlers were sent on a leather hunt after that as Dhoni and Kohli added 151 runs for the third wicket and set India on the way to a win. Dhoni missed a deserved century after he failed to read a slower delivery and gave away an easy catch to Ross Taylor at covers. The Indian skipper scored 80 off 91 balls. However, Kohli kept his composure and scored his 26th ODI century. After completing the century, the Indian vice-captain shared an unbeaten partnership of  runs with Manish Pandey to take the team home without any fuss. Kohli remained unbeaten on 154 while Pandey remained not out on 28.

With this win, the hosts have now taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:


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