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India vs New Zealand, 2017 - 1st ODI - 5 reasons why India lost the match

Ross Taylor and Tom Latham's 200r-un partnership saw the Black Caps win the contest by six wickets

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Virat Kohli's brilliant century was not enough to prevent New Zealand take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series

The 3-match ODI series between India and New Zealand got off to a brilliant start at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday with a keenly fought contest that went all the way down to the wire.

The hosts made a good case for themselves scoring 280 runs in their allotted 50 overs on a not-so-easy batting surface thanks to a brilliant century by skipper Virat Kohli.

The visitors had other ideas though as New Zealand went about their run-chase in a well-planned manner.

Their ploy of safeguarding their wickets despite the required run-rate getting beyond reach, ultimately paid off as the Black Caps won the match by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

New Zealand played well no doubt, but here are 5 reasons why India ended up on the losing end on Sunday.

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