Taylor And Styris Partnership Gets Black Caps To 288
New Zealand 288 (Taylor 95, Styris 89, Nehra 4-47) v India
Tri-Series One-Day International, Dambulla
Ross Taylor and Scott Styris scored half-centuries before New Zealand were bowled out for 288 by India in the opening match of the One-Day International tri-series in Dambulla.
Taylor, installed as captain due to the absence of Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum, led by example with an innings of 95 in 113 balls which contained eight fours and a six while Styris made 89 in 95 balls.
The pair put on 190 for the third wicket to take New Zealand from 28 for three after the early dismissals of Peter Ingram (12), Martin Guptill (11) and debutant Kane Williamson (0) to 218 for four.
India then fought back strongly with the ball, Ashish Nehra taking four for 47, including the wicket of Taylor trapped in front, as the last seven wickets fell for 70 runs.
Nehra's new-ball partner Praveen Kumar returned three for 43 and there was a wicket apiece for Pragyan Ojha and Yuvraj Singh on his recall to the side.
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