India vs New Zealand highlights, 1st ODI: Opener Shikhar Dhawan helped India win the first ODI against New Zealand by 8 wickets. He scored 75 off 103 deliveries. After New Zealand set the target of 158 runs, he was well supported by skipper Virat Kohli with 45 runs. The target was reduced to 156 runs in 49 overs after the match was stopped in the midway as the sun was directly coming to the batsmen’s eyes.
Insi was in a comfortable position since the beginning and never looked in trouble. Batting first Kiwis started losing its wickets like a pack of cards eventually falling for 157 runs.
While Kuldeep Yadav was most successful Indian bowler with four wickets, Mohammed Shami also chipped in with three wickets to put India is a strong position. Men in Blue are now1-0 up in the series.
Skipper Virat Kohli-led team is riding high on confidence after a convincing series win, both in Tests and ODI, against Australia and is looking to maintain their winning streak in the current series. The Men in Blue have won only 11 out of 36 ODIs against the Kiwis in their home turf. This includes a 0-4 thrashing in 2014.