Latham, Taylor script remarkable win for New Zealand


New Zealand on Sunday defeated India by six wickets in the first One Day International match, played in Mumbai. Tom Latham scored a brilliant century while Ross Taylor too helped him with equally impressive knock of 95.

Batting first, India had put up a total of 280 for 8 wickets. Skipper Virat Kohli had played a superb innings of 121 while also surpassing Australia’s Ricky Ponting with the second most number of ODI centuries.

Kohli scored his 31 One Day International century in his 200th match in Mumbai on Sunday.

New Zealand’s start was very poor as they lost three wickets in quick succession. However, both Taylor and Latham steered the innings with great responsibility faced the Indian spin and pace attack sensibly. Together, they formed the partnership of 200 runs for the fourth wicket.

The next ODI will take place on 25 October in Pune.