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India crush New Zealand by eight wickets in the first ODI to take 1-0 lead

Virat Kohli's men crush New Zealand in the first ODI but a bizarre and unprecedented sun-induced interruption overshadowed the on-field action in Napier Wednesday.

India crush New Zealand in the first ODI but a bizarre and unprecedented sun-induced interruption overshadowed the on-field action in Napier on Wednesday. Entering the five-match rubber following maiden Test and ODI series triumphs in Australia, India signalled their intent with a clinical display, which saw them chase down a revised target of 156 by eights wickets in 34.5 overs. (Source: AP)

The Duckworth-Lewis method came into the picture for an interruption which was not caused by rain for the first time. (Source: AP)

Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful bowler, returning figures of 4/39 in 10 overs. (Source: AP)

Mohammed Shami finished with an excellent 3/19 in six overs. There were also two wickets for leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. (Source: AP)

Captain Kane Williamson top-scored for the hosts with 64 off 81 balls. (Source: AP)

In response, Shikhar Dhawan began the innings with a flurry of boundaries, eventually finishing as the top-scorer with 75 off 103 balls. (Source: AP)

The Indian captain Virat Kohli (45) hit three boundaries in his 59-ball knock before pacer Lockie Ferguson had him caught behind with a quick delivery that caught the batsman by surprise. (Source: AP)