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57dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Latham, Taylor trump Kohli's century as NZ go 1-0 up

Tom Latham and Ross Taylor added 200 runs for the fourth wicket to give New Zealand only their third successful chase against India in India

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
121(125) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 17 12 6 22 13 16 19
TWM Latham
103(102) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 11 17 24 11 17 7 10

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
O10
M1
R35
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
O10
M0
R73
W3
Eco7.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 284/4 | RR: 5.79

  • HM Nicholls4 (1b)
  • TWM Latham103 (102b)
  • B Kumar10-0-56-1
  • JJ Bumrah9-0-56-1

That's all we have for you from commentary, thanks for your company and goodnight.

Tom Latham is Man of the Match. "All good," he says. "Pretty humid out there, keeping 50 overs and batting all that time, it was tough. Conditions are completely different than back home. Whatever suits the team. At the moment, its No. 5, it's up for grabs and it was nice to contribute today. Something I had been working on, just didn't have the confidence to play the reverse sweep so early in the game. The biggest thing in a partnership is communication, we were talking every over, hats off to him, playing such a great innings. He was a calming influence on me."

"Brilliant performance. The tone we set was good at the start of the innings. It was a briliant performance from Virat, happening every time he walks out to the crease. But we stuck at it and it was one of the greatest chases I've seen, certainly in my time as a Black Cap," Kane Williamson says, "Short ball, we tried it a lot, would have been nicer if a few balls had gone to hand. But I have to go back to that partnership - Tom and Ross controlled the innings perfectly through the middle overs. You know over here that you take the game deep. It was something we wanted to do. Even with a few more batsmen in the shed, they had to finish it off. The weather was very challenging. We've been here two weeks, you can't really get used to it, but we got on with it. Stuck to the task well and in all facets"

9.45 pm Virat Kohli gets a memento from the MCA for his 200th ODI. "The knock was satisfying," he sais "Purely because New Zealand put us under pressure early on. We thought 275 was a good total. But Ross and Tom were fantastic. Didn't give us any chances, apart from a run-out here or there. And when you get a 200 partnership, you deserve to win. Putting dew into perspective, in the last 13-14 overs, we were 20-30 short. But in the first half of the day, the wicket was playing very different. We would have liked a better batting performance, if a couple more guys had chipped in, batting a few more overs, we could have 40 runs extra. New Zealand tackled our spinners really well, handled the fast bowlers too. Credit to Tom and Ross - Tom especially, Ross has been around for a while. He's not played as many international games. but he played superbly. Trent as well, with the ball. There was enough turn in the pitch to trust the frontline spinners. Maybe if the chase had gone away from us earlier, or If the lower order was in, we might have used Kedar. Hardik did well for us as well, so we didn't feel the need to bring Kedar in

9.35 pm New Zealand are always a team that hide a bit of their firepower. Seeing their line-up on paper, not many would have thought they would take a 1-0 lead over an Indian side that had walloped Australia and Sri Lanka so substantially. But as was the case in the World T20 a year ago, when they read pitches so superbly, and went in without Boult and Southee for the whole tournament, New Zealand have surprised the world again.

They saw Tom Latham's skill in playing spin and realised he could serve them better - especially in slow, subcontinent conditions - in the middle order and that move has paid off immediately. There have only been 10 centuries by New Zealand batsmen at No. 4 or lower in ODIs since 2015. Six of them were from Taylor, who made 95 today. They needed steel in the middle order - they were booted from the Champions Trophy because they were Williamson or nothing. Today, the captain made only 9, but his team-mates stood up for him. Spare a thought for Trent Boult as well, who knocked over India's openers in his first five overs, and then forced India into rebuild more. He finished with 4 for 35 in 10 overs.

"Take the win any time. The way Kohli went out and anchored the innings, put us under pressure," Ross Taylor says. "But Tom Latham went out there and held us together. He took the pressure off me. Our conversation was to take it deep, and make sure we didn't have a new batsman in. It's very hard to start here. Kuldeep and Chahal are fantastic, spinning both ways. It helped that we had a right-left handed partnership. To keep wicket the whole 50 overs, to bat in the middle order, after being an opener, I think it's one of his best innings ever"

Mustafa Moudi: "This is the Highest Chased Score at Wankhede Beating India's Record of chasing 275 at the WC 2011 Finals..."

Shankar: "I don't to see any reason to worry for just one loss. But, India should seriously think about Dhoni's role in the team. They have to bring in Manish in place of MSD. He is becoming liability to this team. "

48.6
4
Kumar to Nicholls, FOUR, heaves it over deep square leg for the victory! A length ball, sent soaring into the night sky, and towards a crowd that is simply stunned.

Taylor gets a pat on the back from the incoming batsman, Henry Nicholls and walks into his dressing room to find his team-mates on their feet for him. Captain's first in line, sharing in a hug. Williamson fell for single-digits and yet New Zealand are winning.

48.5
W
Kumar to Taylor, OUT, Chahal is claiming the catch at extra cover and Taylor is gone for 95! He's played a splendid hand, but it ends with a wide half-volley being smacked to the fielder, low to his right.

LRPL Taylor c Chahal b Kumar 95 (167m 100b 8x4 0x6) SR: 95.00

48.4
0
Kumar to Taylor, no run, gets down the track, is surprised by the wide yorker, Taylor stretches to steer the ball to point
48.3
1
Kumar to Latham, 1 run, short and wide, Latham cuts to the sweeper. That's the 200th run of the partnership, and and the scores are level. Taylor on 95 as well...
48.2
0
Kumar to Latham, no run, offcutter on off stump, Latham pushes it to cover
48.1
0
Kumar to Latham, no run, back of a length and outside off, Latham steers it to backward point

Record partnership

188

Previous highest partnership for New Zealand against India, by Styris and Taylor in Dambulla in 2010. Latham and Taylor have gone past mark in this game.

One more

31

No. of centuries for Kohli in ODIs, in 200 games. No other player has had as many when completing 200 games; ABD had 24. Amla has 26 in 158 matches currently.

Milestone match

200

No. of ODIs for Virat Kohli. This is his 200th game. He's the 13th player to appear in 200 or more ODIs for India.