India defeated NZ in first ODI; Virat scored unbeaten 85

16 Oct 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
India - New Zealand 1st ODI!

Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 85 runs helped India register an easy win over New Zealand in the first ODI match.

India chased the target of 191 runs in just 33.1 overs, losing just 4 wickets.

Debutant Hardik Pandya was named the 'Player of the Match' for taking three wickets in seven overs.

Second ODI match will be played on 20 October in Delhi.

In context: India - New Zealand 1st ODI!

India - New Zealand ODI record in India

India have hosted New Zealand for 28 ODI matches. While India have won 22 matches, New Zealand have only won five matches. One match had ended with no result.

India-NZ ODI seriesIndia to face NZ in first ODI today

After a 3-0 whitewash in the test series, India will face New Zealand in the first ODI of the five match series.

The match will be played at Dharamshala.

India's Hardik Pandya will play his debut ODI international after being selected in the playing XI.

New Zealand will look to bounce back after a horrible test series loss.

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900th ODI match for India

Another milestone will be achieved as India takes on NZ in the first ODI match at Dharamshala. India will play its 900th match of the format and will be the first team to do so. India played first ODI in 1974 against England.
Latham, Southee helped NZ reach 190 runs

New Zealand InningsLatham, Southee helped NZ reach 190 runs

India decided to field first after winning the toss, putting NZ to bat first.

Debutant Pandya gave India its first breakthrough in the second over of the match and NZ kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

From 106/8, Tim Southee and Tom Latham took the NZ innings to 177 before Tim went back at 55 runs. Latham remained not out at 79.

Mishra, Pandya got three wickets each

It would have been not a better day for debutant Hardik Pandya as he took three crucial wickets for India. Hardik took three wickets in seven overs with 31 runs. Spinner Amit Mishra also got three wickets in 8.5 overs giving away 49 runs.

16 Oct 2016India defeated NZ in first ODI; Virat scored unbeaten 85