New Zealand announce their arrival in grand fashion, though few members of the the squad have been here since over a month, as they reap rewards of their hard work including playing the two warm-up games in Mumbai itself before the 1st ODI. Goes on to show their hunger to do well in these conditions.
Despite the challenging conditions at Wankhede, that tested every ounce of energy of the tourists, they managed to overcome the conditions and scale down 280 winning first of the three ODIs setting up the series nicely.
Enough cannot be said about Tom Latham's performance tonight. The cricketing world will remember it for a long time. And Ross Taylor too displayed his class and experience with a cracking 95. Not to forget Trent Boult's 4-for that helped the Kiwis restrict India to 280.
Wonderful start to the series, the next game in Pune on 25 October might throw in another surpise but fret not, as we at Firstpost will be here to bring you all the coverage and action. Do join us for the second match, until then it is goodbye from us.