NZ vs IND first ODI result
Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill made half-centuries in a 124-run opening partnership as India batted first after losing the toss.

Tom Latham made a career-best 145, and captain Kane Williamson scored 94 in an unbroken partnership of 221, which lifted New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India.

Earlier, captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill made half-centuries in a 124-run opening partnership as India batted first after losing the toss.

Dhawan made 72, Gill scored 50, and Shreyas Iyer added an impressive 80 from 76 balls. Sanju Samson (36) and Washington Sundar (37 not out from 16 balls) had valuable contributions near the end, which helped India past 300.

India’s Umran Malik (2-66) showed why he is seen as a potential star of the white ball game when he snatched two early wickets on debut to put New Zealand on the back foot. But Williamson and Latham combined to wear down the India bowlers who missed their lengths on a challenging ground.

“We believed we got a good total because, for the first 15 overs, the ball was seaming a lot,” Dhawan said. “Eden Park is a bit different to other grounds, and according to the ground dimensions, you have to plan the bowling.

“I think we bowled a lot short of a length, and Latham especially attacked us.”

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