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Rare occasion: Virat Kohli ton not enough for India

India seemed on track for a facile win with Kohli anchoring the chase with his 18th ODI ton.

Mohammed Shami was the most successful bowler for the visitors, finishing with 4-55 from nine overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-38), Ishant Sharma (1-72) and Ravindra Jadeja (1-61) were the other wicket-takers, while R Ashwin (0-52) and Virat Kohli (0-13) finished wicket-less. AP/PTI

MS Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to breach this mark, in 239 matches, and the fourth overall after Australia’s Adam Gilchrist (472 dismissals in 287 matches), Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (424 dismissals in 362 matches) and South Africa’s Mark Boucher (424 dismissals in 295 matches). AP/PTI

The first wicket came before the first boundary in India's innings, as Rohit Sharma failed to rotate the strike and came under pressure to score, holing out to Southee off a short ball from McClenaghan in the sixth over. He scored only 3 runs off 23 balls. AP/PTI

In the 38th over, Kohli reached his 18th ODI hundred, off 94 balls with 10 fours and a six. He celebrated with joy as the chase looked set. They accelerated with a plan in mind as 51 runs came off the second powerplay without any loss of wickets. AP/PTI

Shikhar Dhawan tried to be aggressive, but his timing was off as he could only muster a strike-rate of 69.56. His dismissal in the 19th over reflected as much, a mistimed pull off a short ball from Anderson. It was a huge blow for the team as the partnership was developing well at that time. AP/PTI

Virat Kohli’s exhilarating hundred went in vain as New Zealand staged a dramatic turnaround to pull off a thrilling 24-run win in the first cricket one-dayer against India to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. AP/PTI

The turning point came when Dhoni was out caught behind in the 43rd over, off McClenaghan. Three balls later, he removed Ravindra Jadeja (0), also caught behind fending a rising delivery. AP/PTI

Set a formidable target of 293, India seemed on track for a facile win with Kohli (123 off 110 balls) anchoring the chase with his 18th ODI century before pacer Mitchell McClenaghan’s three-wicket burst 11 balls changed the complexion of the game completely. AP/PTI