1st ODI: India beat New Zealand

1st ODI: India beat New Zealand

1st ODI: India beat New Zealand

India on Tuesday gave a solid batting display to beat New Zealand by 53 runs on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain interrupted 1st ODI and took a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 84 and hard-hitting contributions by Virender Sehwag (77) and Suresh Raina (66) enabled India to pile up 273 for 4 in 38 overs and then put up a disciplined bowling performance to bog down the Kiwis.

Rain again interrupted the match and New Zealand had to chase a D-L revised target of 216 from 28 overs and scored 162 for nine.

Harbhajan Singh took 3 wickets in one over to break the Kiwi resistance.


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