Bumrah (3-47) poured cold water on their plan, however, by first dismissing Taylor for 39 and then running out Latham, who made 65, in the 48th over of the New Zealand innings. Put into bat, India lost Shikhar Dhawan (14) early but New Zealand had to toil in the subsequent 35 overs as Kohli and Sharma became the first ODI pair to star in four double-century partnerships. Sharma batted with characteristic elegance to score 147 off 138 balls.
A century by Rohit Sharma is always an occasion because there are few better looking batsmen than him in the game. This has been a treat.October 29, 2017
His 15th one-day century was studded with 18 boundaries and a couple of sixes before he fell in the 42nd over. Kohli was silky smooth at the other end as the India captain became the fastest batsman to complete 9,000 ODI runs, achieving the feat in 194 innings. The right-hander made 113 off 106 balls, with nine boundaries and a six in his 32nd one-day century.
Great team work, amazing win! ?? Celebrations.. Jatt ji style! ? pic.twitter.com/hkODublvBX— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 29, 2017
The teams will next square off in a three-match T20 series beginning in New Delhi on Wednesday. BRIEF SCORE New Zealand 331/7 (Munro 75, Latham 65) lost to India 337/6 (Rohit 147, Kohli 113) by six runs
Is @imVkohli the Greatest ever 50 over Batsmen !??? I wouldn’t argue against it ....— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 29, 2017