India won 1st ODI comfortably by 6 wickets against New Zealand

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Dharamsala : Indian captain M S Dhoni and Cricketer Virat Kohli during the first ODI in Dharamshala on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shirish Shete(PTI10_16_2016_000251A)

India won the first ODI against New Zealand easily by 6 wickets at the Dharmshala.

After 48 days break MS Dhoni is back with boys in the Blue and he won the toss and elect to bowl first and he surprised again with giving new ball to Hardik Pandya.

Indian bowlers did well and they took 7 wickets under just 67 runs and New Zealand few batsmen played wrong shots and lost their wicket.

But New Zealand opener Latham proved that this pitch is good to bat and he was unbeaten when New Zealand whole team all out on 191.

In the end of the New Zealand inning Southee played a quick fire 55 and that help Kiwis bowlers to bowl some thing.

But this inning makes happy to Dharamshala fans rather then kiwis fans cause they can see the Indian batsmen to score the runs.

India start well to chase the 192 runs and both openers played slowly and put up a good partnership but Rohit got out lbw when he try to flick to ward the mid wicket.

Rahane also follow him in a short time, Manish Pandey try to utilize his chance in this ODI series but in the sodhi’s over he tried to pull but caught out on short mid wicket.

Then Dhoni and Kohli continue the inning and Dhoni played few shots and then on the Santner’s over dhoni try to take single and it was not there and he got out.

After Dhoni runout, Kohli looks to finish the match early and he continuously played his trademark cover drives and finish the match in Dhoni’s style.

Hardik Pandya announced as man of the match as he took 3 wickets in his 7 overs and he also made his debut to the ODI cricket.

He is lucky that he took his ODI cap by the Legend Kapil Dev who also made his debut for India on same day before 38 years.

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