India was all set to take on the Kiwis after winning the T20 series against them by 5-0. It started well for India but the Kiwis turned the tables in the second inning.
Iyer, Rahul and Kohli take India to 347
In the absence of both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal opened the inning. Shaw got out early and Agarwal too went back to the pavilion after scoring 32 at a strike rate of 103.32. Indian skipper Virat Kohli ended up scoring 51 runs, hitting his 58th ODI half-century.
Shreyas Iyer was the star of the Indian inning as he hit his maiden ODI hundred. Iyer scored 103 of 107 balls while Rahul amassed 88* of 64 balls once again proving what a capable player he is. India stood at 347/4 in fifty overs and it seemed a tough target for the previously struggling Kiwis.
Ross Taylor saves the day
The New Zealand team was definitely under a lot of pressure after losing the T20 series by 5-0. Today’s match was the much-required morale booster for the team. Henry Nicholls scored 78 of 82 before getting run out at the hands of Virat Kohli. Tom Latham scored 69 of 48 before returning to the pavilion at the hands of Kuldeep Yadav. Ross Taylor stood the ground till the end scoring 109* of just 84 balls, hitting 10 fours and 4 sixes.
Kuldeep Yadav proved to be quite expensive today as he took 2 wickets and ceded 84 runs in 10 overs. Ross Taylor was awarded the player of the match.