Dharamsala: India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday.
Virat Kohli (85 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (33) were the top-scorers while Manish Pandey and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed with 17 and 21 runs respectively.
For the visitors, Douge Bracewell, James Neesham and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each.
Earlier in the day, Riding on some disciplined bowling, India bowled New Zealand out for 190 in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday.
Opening batsman Tom Lathnam (79 not out) and pacer Tim Southee (55) were the top-scorers for the visitors while Martin Guptill and Doug Bracewell contributed with 12 and 15 runs respectively.
For the hosts, debutant Hardik Pandya and Amit Mishra scalped three wickets each while Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav took two wickets each.
Earlier, India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl in the first One-Day International match against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium here on Sunday.
For the hosts, allrounder Hardik Pandya has made his debut in the ODI side, while New zealand have rested experienced pacer Trent Boult and Matt Henry.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(capt), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi(w), Corey Anderson, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell.
India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/capt), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.