India tested their first defeat ad their opening batsmen disappointed again. Virat Kohli, again, was the one who offered hope to India. Corey Anderson's all rounder performance and some hard hitting by Glenn Maxwell gave New Zealand a solid score to defend. Indian bowlers were impressive in the first half of the game, but they lost their line and length towards the end of the game which costed them the match.
New Zealand are at the top of their game and they will continue to dominate the 2nd ODI as well.
Virat Kohli has been outstanding player in ODI and he is on a roll on the overseas pitches. Despite is heroic century in the 1st ODI India lost a closed contest. He will play important role in 2nd ODI as well.
22 January 2014 @ 01:00 GMT/14:00 NZ/ 06:30 IST
Hamilton, New Zealand
Sunny Weather with 14 - 22° C.
India to win.