Shami, Kohli shine in warm-up win against New Zealand

Skipper Virat Kohli looked in good form having reached an unbeaten 52 in company of former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Shami, Kohli shine in warm up game of Champions Trophy 2017.   -  Reuters

 

India beat New Zealand in the opening warm-up game of the Champions Trophy by 45 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method.

The defending champions scored 129 for 3 in 26 overs in pursuit of 190 when rain stopped play. India needed to score 84 after 26 overs and were ahead of the target.

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Skipper Virat Kohli looked in good form having reached an unbeaten 52 in company of former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 batting). Opener Shikhar Dhawan (40 off 59 balls) also got some much needed batting practice while Ajinkya Rahane (7) and Dinesh Karthik (0) couldn’t make much use of the opportunity.

Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami got three wickets apiece to bundle out the Kiwis for 189 in 38.4 overs. Ravindra Jadeja got two wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav also got their names in the wicket-takers list.

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