Kohli stated, "I didn't mind admitting that New Zealand played better than us. They deserved the win."
Hamilton: With the assistance of skilled batsman Ross Taylor (109 not out), New Zealand defeated India by 4 wickets within the first ODI match performed on the Sedan Park floor right here on Wednesday. With this victory, New Zealand took a 1-Zero lead within the three-match ODI collection. While batting first, India scored a mammoth 347 for 4, however the bowlers' poor efficiency and poor fielding price India a loss. New Zealand achieved by shedding six wickets in 48.1 overs. Indian bowlers looted runs. <! –
Gave 27 further runs.
Taylor hit 10 fours and 4 sixes in 84 balls for the hosts. Apart from him, Henry Nicholls contributed 78, captain Tom Lotham contributed 69 and Martin Puptill contributed 32 runs. For India, Kuldeep Yadav took two and Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami took one wicket every.
After the match, Kohli praised the New Zealand workforce quite a bit. Kohli stated, "We thought 348 was a good target, especially the way we were helped in the bowling in the beginning. I think New Zealand captain Tom Lotham snatched the win from us. Ross Taylor and Tom got the middle overs I could not stop our batsmen. We missed good fielding, only one opportunity. We have to improve. "
Kohli stated, "I didn't mind admitting that New Zealand played better than us. They deserved the win. Prithvi Shaw and Mayang Agarwal gave us a good start, hopefully their performance will continue in the future." Had a superb century and KL Rahul's innings was additionally glorious. "