Virat Kohli    AFP
Virat Kohli AFP

Kane Williamson will have a good night s sleep, as New Zealand edged out India in the first ODI by 6 wickets. Playing at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Tom Latham eclipsed Virat Kohli s hundred and helped his team chase down 281 with an over to spare.

Trent Boult sent openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for 29 runs. It was his first spell of 5-1-7-2 that stopped India from laying strong foundation for a score in excess of 300. Brilliant performance. The way we set the tone with the new ball was outstanding. We stuck it out well throughout that innings. The bowling performance in this humidity was a great effort and the lads stuck to the task.

Williamson also quipped that Kohli scoring a hundred is becoming a usual practice. Great hundred from Virat, becoming fairly normal.

But the captain could not refrain himself from singing praises of the 200-run stand between Ross Taylor and Latham. And then to see a partnership like that. (It was) one of the best chases I’ve seen during my time in the Black Caps. The way Tom and Ross controlled the innings was superb. 200-run partnership was a special, special partnership. You want to take the game deep over here. There were still a few more batsmen in the shed. A great team performance today. Very challenging weather. Have been here for close to two weeks now. Guys had a great attitude, stuck to the task well, concluded the victorious captain.