Monday 20 January 2014 

Video - McCullum Pleased With New Zealand Fightback

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum declares himself please with the way his side fought back against India to win the opening One-Day International by 24 runs in Napier.

Virat Kohli's superb innings of 123 appeared to be putting India on course for a win before Mitchell McClenaghan and Tim Southee bowled New Zealand to the victory which puts them 1-0 up in the five-match series.

McCullum said that he felt the Black Caps produced a good all-round performance but admitted he did think when Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40) were batting together, the game was India's to lose.

"I thought for the majority of the game we were excellent but when Virat (Kohli) and MS (Dhoni) were putting together that partnership we were obviously starting to slip behind the game," he said.

"You're only one or two wickets away from being right back in drivers seat and thankfully we were able to get those wickets tonight and finish off their batting and put together what was a pretty good performance all round."

The second match is in Hamilton on Wednesday (22nd January).

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