20 Jan 2014

Black Caps win opening ODI against India

11:35 am on 20 January 2014

The New Zealand cricketers upset the world's top-ranked one day cricket side India by 24 runs in Sunday's opening game of the series in Napier.

Chasing the Black Caps' 292 for seven, India were dismissed for 268 despite Virat Kohli's innings of 123, his 18th ODI century.

It's the first time India have lost when Kohli has achieved three figures.

India were on course for victory needing just 70 from their last eight overs, but in the space of six balls, pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan removed Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Ravi Jadeja and the tourists couldn't recover.

The home team's batting effort featured all rounder Corey Anderson's 68 from 40 balls, 71 from Kane Williamson, and a half century from Ross Taylor.

On the down side, the young pace bowler Adam Milne suffered a side strain, and is in doubt for game two in Hamilton on Wednesday.