"Prithvi's going to start, and whomever the replacement - Agarwal - is, we'll ask for an opener", Kohli said. "Today, the opposition played better than us and they deserved to win", Kohli stated. As a result, Kiwis take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
"I am very happy but would have been happier if we could have finished the game on a winning note".
According to Kohli, the New Zealand series is not the preparations for the T20 World Cup occurring later this year. "You literally have no pressure", Iyer said about the team which is mentored by NCA director Rahul Dravid. In the end, New Zealand got to 348/6 in 48.1 overs. We thought 347 was good enough, but Ross is an experienced batsman and Tom's innings was the one that took away the momentum.
Laxman's praise for Rahul, who scored an unbeaten 88, was even more fulsome, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman had cemented his spot in the Indian side after recovering from a form slump.
Nicholls and Martin Guptill set the platform for the run chase with an opening stand of 85 before the latter ramped Shardul Thakur to Jadhav and Tom Blundell was stumped off Kuldeep for only nine in his first ODI innings. Iyer followed Kohli's footsteps to reach his half-century as India gained momentum with the run-rate gradually on the rise on a good wicket where batting became easier once the ball got older.
Taylor notched up his 21st ODI century with an unbeaten 109 while Latham, deputising for the injured Kane Williamson, weighed in with 69 as the hosts chased down India's imposing 347/4, passing the target with nearly two overs to spare.
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His role with the team now is as the batting coach, rather than one of the batsmen, and as the team arrived in Auckland ahead of Saturday's second ODI, he said he saw similarities between the Taylor of 2007 and the Taylor of 2020.
India failed to bowl four overs before the cut-off point as New Zealand chased down 348 to win thanks to Ross Taylor's unbeaten century.
Well, it wasn't the first time that Taylor featured in New Zealand's one of the biggest ODI chases.
"In India A, it's not that I have to bat number four all the time". We need to cheer up the bowlers as well as all the fielders have to be there in the game.
He got a massive slice of luck when dropped by Kuldeep Yadav on 10 and when on 78, outstanding wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul couldn't hold an incredibly hard chance when he read Taylor's reverse sweep of Yadav when the match-winner was on 78 and the result was still in the balance.