Twitterati reacts after India lose first ODI despite Virat Kohli’s hundred

New Zealand's six-wicket win in the first ODI was India's first defeat at home after batting first since 2013.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 23, 2017 12:07 am
Virat Kohli, Kohli, Tom Lotham, India vs new Zealand, Ind vs NZ, Kohli hundred, New Zealand tour of India 2017, Cricket news, Indian Express Virat Kohli’s ton moved him past Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who scored 30 ODI hundreds in his career. (Source: PTI)

Virat Kohli continued his rich vein of form as he scored his 31st ODI hundred and is only behind batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who has 49 ODI tons to his name. Kohli’s knock of 121 powered India’s target to 280 but could not help hosts with a win in the three-match ODI series. Tom Latham scored his fourth ODI hundred as New Zealand pulled off a stunning six-wicket win at Wankhede Stadium. Latham hit an undefeated 103 off 102 balls and added 200 runs with Ross Taylor as New Zealand ended on 284/4 in the highest chase in ODI cricket by any team at Wankhede.

Earlier, Virat Kohli scored his 31st hundred as India reached 280/8. Playing his 200th ODI, the Indian skipper scored 121 runs and shared a 73-run stand with Dinesh Karthik after India suffered early blows. However, Kohli held one end together until close to the finish. His knock included seven fours and a six.

This was also the first time that India lost an ODI after Kohli got to a century and it was the first instance that India lost an ODI at home after batting first since 2013.

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  1. D
    Oct 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm
    however far the praises go, but its very evident, Indian team was OVER CONFIDENT post winning with AUSTRALIA, and this is the result of such OVER CONFIDENCE, showing KOKHLI SPORTSMAN SPIRIT BY SHOWERING HEAPS OF PRAISES ON visiting team, is another proving the depth of your IN-capability on your HOME SOIL. Need to re-look at your AGGRESSIVE TEAM - MR VIRAT KOHLI.
    1. R
      Oct 23, 2017 at 6:23 pm
      Indian batting failed to meet the pacers as happened against Australia in the 4th ODI. India was lucky to reach 280 considering the wickets falling at regular intervals. It was reminiscent of the former Indian team struggling without Sachin Tendulkar. Rohit the man who could whither any kind of balling should be advised to be patient and make it big. It is saddening to watch the opening pair walking without a stand against the fast balling. inconsistency in the opening stand is constant.
      1. S
        Oct 23, 2017 at 12:44 am
        India's vulnerable middle order was completely exposed today after one of the rare failure of top order in the recent time. Seems Dhoni has lost his mojo and unable to pace innings. High time to give opportunity to young Rishabh Pant . Well played Kiwis . They were a deserving winner today
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