India beat New Zealand via D/L method in the first warm- up game of the Champions Trophy

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India have beaten New Zealand via D/L method in the first warm- up game of the Champions Trophy.

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Photo: Hindustan Times

The play was suspended due to rain when India were 129/3 in 26 overs, needing 61 runs more to win.

The defending champions needed another 61 runs in 24 overs to win the practice game.

Skipper Virat Kohli looked in good form having already reached an unbeaten 52 in company of former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 batting).

Opener Shikhar Dhawan (40, 59 balls) also got some much needed batting practice while Ajinkya Rahane (7) and Dinesh Karthik (0) couldn’t make much use of the opportunity.

Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami got three wickets apiece to bundle out the Kiwis for 189 in 38.4 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja got two wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav also got their names in the wicket-takers list.

More to follow

 

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