Napier ODI: India fall short by 24 runs

India lose to New Zealand in Napier despite Kohli century

Virat Kohli fastest to reach 18 ODI tons

First ODI

India crumbled from 224/4 to be all out for 268 in 48.2 overs in the first ODI at Napier, even though Virat Kohli and his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni constructed a 95-run partnership for the fifth wicket, and was looking well set for a win. Requiring only 70 off eight overs with six wickets in hand, the world’s No.1 ODI side lots its way as McClenaghan took the wickets of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in one over, and Kohli in the next, to turn the game New Zealand’s favor.

Earlier, after being put in to bat, half-centuries from Anderson, Kane Williamson (71) and Ross Taylor (55) helped the hosts reach 292/7 in their allotted 50 overs.

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