Updated: February 6, 2020 10:55:39 am
Nicholls (78), the highest scorer from the Kiwi top order, was run out by Kohli in the 29th over. Along with Taylor, Nicholls had been building a steady partnership of 62 runs after two quick wickets had left New Zealand in a bit of trouble at 109/2.
— Sushil Kengare (@Sushil9917172) February 5, 2020
Nicholls, who was at the non-striker’s end, called for a quick single and Taylor responded. It would turn out to be a bad call because the ball had gone to Kohli at cover.
Kohli swooped in from his position, put in a sprinting dive and pulled off an underam flick in the same motion and got a direct hit to get the wicket of Nicholls.
Virat Kohli or Jonty Rhodes? 🤯
That was a brilliant in-the-air throw from the India skipper!
— ICC (@ICC) February 5, 2020
Knowing even before the decision was referred to the third umpire that he had got his man, Kohli let out a victorious roar immediately as the ball hit the stumps.
India had scored 347/4 in their 50 overs, building on big knocks from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.