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India vs New Zealand 2016: 1st ODI Live scores and commentary

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand being played at the picturesque stadium in Dharamsala.
Updated: 16 October 2016 20:16 IST - Published: 16 October 2016 00:03 IST
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We'll be back with live coverage of the second ODI at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium on the 20th. Until then, it's a goodbye from Manish Pathak and Aadya Sharma.

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Hardik Pandya: "Getting a man of the match on debut is something very special. I'll definitely cherish the moment (getting the cap from Kapil Dev). I was a bit nervous, but I bowled a lot in Australia and I felt in rhythm today. It felt really good to be back in the team. I wasn't looking to bowl really fast, but trying to keep it simple. On this wicket, when I started bowling, I planned to bowl at a good length because the ball was doing something."

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Hardik Pandya is the Man of the Match

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MS Dhoni: "Fantastic performance from the fast bowlers. The length was exploited by Hardik pretty well. Few of the wickets were really good catches and the openers provided a good start. Hardik is deceptive, crossing 135 consistently. He is someone who can bat really well too. There was not much on offer, the spinners were under some pressure when Tim (Southee) started hitting. If we didn't take early wickets, it could have been 280+. It was good for me to spend some time in the middle."

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Kane Williamson: "We had to weather the storm a little bit. The first ten overs were difficult with the bat. The pitch was a little bit up and down with some sideways movement. We lost two many wickets too early. We thought with the new ball, we could pick up wickets early, but India were too good. Today we were certainly below par in all aspects. We have to play our best cricket to beat this side".

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Amit Mishra, who picked up his 50th ODI wicket today: "I really enjoyed bowling, despite the wicket being good for batting. There was no pressure on me because the fast bowlers bowled well. I am really happy with the way I bowled today. The coaching staff is always there to support me, and we talk about how to bowl on flat-tracks"

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The agony of defeat continues for New Zealand. Change of format, but no change in fortunes. As was the case in the Tests, their batting attack looked brittle in the face of a probing Indian bowling line-up, a different-looking one this time. Hardik Pandya, who became the 215th Indian to play in ODIs, made an instant impact, picking up three important wickets to lead India's charge. A target of 190 would never have been difficult for this Indian line-up and Kohli, with an unbeaten 85, steered the ship in dominating fashion. 

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33.1 Sodhi to Kohli, SIX, done and dusted, Kohli comes down the track and smacks the ball over the boundary. Kohli finishes with 85. India win it in a canter.

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Jadhav
Kohli
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32.6 Santner to Jadhav, no run, full ball on off, Jadhav drives it back to Santner. 

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32.5 Santner to Jadhav, no run, full ball turning away and beats Jadhav's defense. 

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32.4 Santner to Jadhav, FOUR, short and that ball sat up, Jadhav rocks back and pulls it over short mid-wicket.

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32.3 Santner to Jadhav, no run, full ball on off, Jadhav comes forward and defends. 

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32.2 Santner to Jadhav, no run, length ball is turned away to short mid-wicket. 

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32.1 Santner to Jadhav, no run, full ball turning away, Jadhav looked to guide it, Ronchi takes the catch and they appeal. Ump says no!

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Kohli
Jadhav
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31.6 Sodhi to Kohli, no run, length ball is tapped to short mid-wicket. 

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31.5 Sodhi to Kohli, 2 runs, full ball on off, Kohli drives it once again past covers, and they get a brace again. Santner brilliant again. 

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31.4 Sodhi to Jadhav, 1 run, length ball spinning away, Jadhav turns it away to short fine leg. 

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31.3 Sodhi to Jadhav, FOUR, cheeky and deft from Jadhav, as he allows the ball to kiss his outside edge and the ball flies to third man fence.

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31.2 Sodhi to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on off, driven to long off. 

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31.1 Sodhi to Kohli, FOUR, full loopy ball on off, Kohli reaches out, leans out and drives it crisply through covers. 

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Kohli
Jadhav
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30.6 Santner to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on off, Kohli drives it cleanly to long-off. 

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30.5 Santner to Kohli, no run, full ball on the stumps, nurdled back to Santner.