Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand in the first one-day international match of the series in Mumbai on Sunday.
The Indians are on a high after comprehensively thrashing world champions Australia earlier this month. And the Black Caps will have to come up with really a special effort to make a mark against the rampaging hosts.
As this 200th ODI for Indian skipper Virat Kohli, so expectations are high from him to make it a big one.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Here are the live updates:
# Henry Nicholls finishes the game in Style. New Zealand start the India tour with a thumping victory.
# OUT!!! Taylor departs!! In search of a six, he hit straight into the hands of Chahal at covers. But what an innings he has played. A well controlled innings under pressure. He scored 95 (100). Henry Nicholls comes into bat.
# Can Taylor also bring up his hundred? He deserves.
# Hundred coems up for Tom Latham. What a wodnerful innings.
# After 36 overs, New Zealand 185/3; Latham 52(60) Ross Taylor 57(65)
# 2 runs, and fity for Latham. His fourth consecutive in a row. He's been in a terrific form.
# Bhuvneshwar to Latham, leg byes, FOUR, Latham has to wait for his fifty. He is on 49.
# Fifty for Ross Taylor, his no. 38. A very very mature innings from him.
# 150 comes up for New Zealand. They 152/3 after 31 Overs
# Kiwis are now looking in commanding situation here at Wankhede. Latham and Taylor partnership is getting bigger ball by ball. India desperately need a wicket here.
# After 15 overs New Zealand 76/2; Ross Taylor 8(7), Guptill 30(40)
# Kuldeep Yadav to Williamson, out Caught by Kedar Jadhav!! Williamson continues his poor show away home. He scored 6(8).
# Kane Williamson coems out to bat.
# OUT! Bumrah strikes, Colin Munro departs.
# New Zealand has got the start they needed. After 9 overs: Zew Zealand: 47/0
# Play stopped due to some issue with lights.
# After 3 overs: New Zealand 17/0
# Bumrah comes in to bowl from another end.
# FOUR!! More runs, a leading edge this time but goes straight of mid on.
# FOUR!! Guptill sends it back to the bowler. A perfect straight drive.
# First ball of the innings, and its a dot.
# Martin Guptil and Colin Munro comes out to open for new Zealand. Bhuvi to open Indian attack.
# Men in blue walk into the ground. A relatively long chat that and Kohli is not there. Rohit is taking charge as captain.
# Innings break!!
# Last ball of the innings, will Bhuvi hit one more ??? Ye he did struk the ball but straight into the hands of Henry Nicholls. His cameo helped India post 280 on board. He scored 26 (15)
# SIX!! Woohooo!! Bhuvi is talking in fours and sixes. he is giving what India needed. Southee bowls a slower but Bhuvi picked it easily and lofted over the midwicket.
# FOUR! Bhuvneshwar has the ability and he has shown it once again. A typical batsman-like shot.
# Out!! Kohli departs, A wonderful innings comes to an end. He stood tall when wickets were falling on regular intervals. He scored 121 (125)
# Last Over: Six For Kohli.
# OUT!! Wickets are keep falling on regular intervel for team India. Williamson takes a diving stunner to send Pandya back to hut.
# Hundred number 31st for Virat Kohli. He is touching another level in cricket day by day. Now only behind the great Sachin Tendulkar who has the most hundreds in ODIs (49).
# OUT!! Dhoni won't be doing that, a rather soft dismissal. He scored 25.
# 200 comes up for team India in 41st over. Dhoni and Kohli will now need to accelerate.
# FOUR for Skipper Kohli, he is inching closer to his 31st hundred.
# Sourav Ganguly has warned Kohli and his team not to take Kiwi sppiners lightly and Santner proved him right. He has conceded just 25 runs in his 7 overs spell and taken a wicket.
# Now walks in, Mahendra Singh Dhoni the man who loves playing under pressure. India needs you man, a big partnership.
# But Karthik didn't hear us and failed to capitalise a good start, he fall victim to Tim Southee.
# Dinesh Karthik has a wonderful opportunity and so far he is looking to grab it with both hands.
# Six and a Four for Kohli. The skipper notches up half century in his 200th ODI.
#Jadhav gets out
#Kohli hits two consecutive boundaries
#India crosses half-century mark
#Kohli, Jadhav building up innings
#First boundary from Virat Kohli
#Kedar Jadhav comes in to bat
#Trent Boult bowled Rohit Sharma as he was trying to slog
#Rohit smashes two consecutive sixes Tim Southee over deep fine leg
#Virat playing his 200th ODI, stays cautious of moving ball from Trent Boult
#Dhawan departs early, Virat comes in to bat
#Dhawan dismissed early by Trent Boult, caught behind
#Trent Boult bowling the second over
#Tim Southee bowling first over, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opening the innings
#Time for the national anthems. First up is New Zealand's followed by India's
#Kohli said at the toss that pitch is a batting paradise but will offer some bounce as well, the conditions are hot and humid
#Skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss elects to bat first
#Skipper Virat Kohli playing his 200th One Day International match in Mumbai