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Taylor's ton and Latham's captain's knock help New Zealand snap losing streak

Taylor's ton and Latham's captain's knock help New Zealand snap losing streak
Taylor's ton and Latham's captain's knock help New Zealand snap losing streak
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Three quick wickets towards the end gave New Zealand a scare, but an unbeaten century from Ross Taylor shepherded them to a four-wicket victory.

Match Summary

India 347-4 (50 Overs; Shreyas Iyer103(107), Rahul(wk)88(64); Southee2/85, de Grandhomme1/41)

New Zealand 348-6 (48.1 Overs; Ross Taylor109(84), Henry Nicholls78(82); Kuldeep Yadav2/84, Shami1/63)

Result - New Zealand won by 4 wickets

New Zealand won the toss and put India into bat first. Both Indian openers, Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal, made their ODI debuts and added 50 runs within eight overs. However, both after getting good starts, could not make it big and were dismissed within a matter of five deliveries.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer then had a 100+ partnership to set the base. Iyer went on to score his maiden ODI century in a partnership with Lokesh Rahul, which took India to an above-par score of 347.

Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner were the most impressive bowlers for New Zealand.

The Kiwis started well with an 85-run partnership between openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls. Nicholls then had a 50+ partnership with Ross Taylor.

Post Nicholls' dismissal, it was captain Tom Latham who changed the course of the match with a 48-ball 69. Once he was holed out in the deep off Kuldeep Yadav, who had a forgettable day, Taylor remained unbeaten for 109 to help the Black Caps chase down a mammoth 348-run target.

With this win, New Zealand snapped their nine-match losing streak across formats to go 1-0 up in the ODI series.

Teams

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

India - Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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