Indian cricket group skipper Virat Kohli has been having fun with an excellent run of type and throughout the first ODI encounter in opposition to New Zealand in Hamilton, he was as soon as once more amongst run as he scored an excellent half century to information his aspect to a giant whole. In the method, he leapfrogged Sourav Ganguly in the list of India skippers with most ODI runs. Kohli, who scored 51 off 63 deliveries, presently has 5123 runs as skipper and he’s effectively forward of Ganguly (5082) in the list. The report belongs to MS Dhoni who has scored 6641 runs adopted by Mohammed Azharuddin (5239).
Most runs as India captain in ODIs:
6641 MS Dhoni (172 innings)
5239 M Azharuddin (162 innings)
5123 Virat Kohli (83 innings)
5082 Sourav Ganguly (142 innings)
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer survived being dropped thrice earlier than scoring his maiden one-day worldwide century as India racked up an enormous 347-4 in their 50 overs.
Iyer, dropped on eight, 11 and 83, scored 103 and shared in stands of 102 with captain Kohli (51) and 136 with KL Rahul (88 not out) as India continued their robust restricted overs type following a 5-zero sweep in the T20I collection.
Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal grew to become solely the fourth opening pair for India to have made their debut in the identical ODI. The final occasion when two debutants opened the batting for India was when KL Rahul and Karun Nair batted in opposition to Zimbabwe in 2016.
Tim Southee (2/85) picked up two wickets for the hosts.
(With company inputs)