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ICC Champions Trophy, India vs New Zealand, highlights: IND beat NZ on D/L method

Virat Kohli-led India started their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on a great note by beating New Zealand by 45 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method) in a rain-curtailed game at The Oval on Sunday. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: May 28, 2017 22:06 IST
Sandip Sikdar
India captain Virat Kohli guided his team to victory in their ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval in London on Sunday. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here.
India captain Virat Kohli guided his team to victory in their ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval in London on Sunday. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here.(AFP)

Aiming to defend the ICC Champions Trophy title they won in 2013, the Indian cricket team started their campaign in brilliant form as they defeated New Zealand by 45 runs (D/L methord) at The Oval on Sunday. Asked to field first, India bowled out New Zealand for 189 with Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar being the pick of the bowlers, scalping three wickets each. Virat Kohli then led from the front with a classy half-century before rain interrupted play with the defending champions ahead. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here. (SCORECARD|LIVE STREAMING INFO)

21:55 hrs IST: Thanks for joining in. Take care.

21:50 hrs IST: Hope you enjoyed the coverage. India will next play Bangladesh on Tuesday.

21:45 hrs IST: Though it was not a conclusive win India were completely dominant on Sunday by beating New Zealand by 45 runs according to the Duckworth-Lewis System

21:40 hrs IST: It has been called off and India win by being ahead on D/L method

21:38 hrs IST: Importantly, India are ahead when it come to D/L method

21:35 hrs IST: Rain has increased and play looks unlikely

21:27 hrs IST: So the current situation is that India are 129/3 after 26 overs needing 61 off 24 overs with seven wickets in hand and Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni at the crease

21:13 hrs IST: It continues to rain at The Oval

21:02 hrs IST: India are well ahead in D/L method

20:52 hrs IST: The wait continues....

20:37 hrs IST: Match halted due to rain. India are 129/3 in 26 overs and need 61 runs more to win

20:33 hrs IST: Dropped! Dhoni gets a lilfe as de Granhomme fails to take his catch as the ball touches his palm and clears the ropes. And he follows it up with a four. India 127/3 in 25 overs

20:28 hrs IST: India have reached 117/3 in 24 overs. They need 73 runs more to win.

20:24 hrs IST: Virat Kohli reaches half-century mark as drives de Granhomme for two runs.

20:20 hrs IST: MS Dhoni is at the crease with Virat Kohli now! Which Indian fan does not want to see this combination?

20:17 hrs IST: After 21 overs, India are 104/3, needing another 86 runs

20:15 hrs IST: India have lost Dinesh Karthik for a duck!

20:12 hrs IST: It is Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik at the crease

20:08 hrs IST: India have crossed the 100-run mark

20:03 hrs IST:Dhawan is out for 40

20:00 hrs IST: Dhawan and Kohli are both batting at 39

19:54 hrs IST: Dhawan and Kohli’s partnership has crossed 50!

19:51 hrs IST: India are 76/1 after 15 overs

19:48 hrs IST: The New Zealand bowlers are not being able to do the job for their team at The Oval. They need wickets

19:45 hrs IST: 14 overs have gone and India are 73/1 with Dhawan and Kohli at the crease

19:40 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is batting on 28 and Shikhar Dhawan on 29

19:37 hrs IST: India are 62/1 after 12 overs

19:34 hrs IST: Indian batsmen have hit seven boundaries in the match so far

19:30 hrs IST: They seem to be enjoying themselves

19:24 hrs IST: India are 52/1 after 10 overs!

19:21 hrs IST: Both Kohli and Dhawan are looking very good!

19:15 hrs IST: India are 35/1 after 8 overs

19:11 hrs IST: Hero of the previous ICC Champions Trophy Shikhar Dhawan is batting quite well for India, scoring runs at a good rate

19:08 hrs IST: India are 34/1 after 7 overs!

19:01 hrs IST: And we are back!

18:45 hrs IST: We will be back after a break

18:42 hrs IST: India are 30/1 after 5 overs with Shikhar Dhawan (17 not out) and Virat Kohli (0 not out) at the crease

18:40 hrs IST: And it is lunch! Rahane got out for 7

18:35 hrs IST: Rahane is out!

18:31 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan has hammered three beautiful boundaries so far

18:27 hrs IST: India are 27 for no loss after 4 overs

18:25 hrs IST: India have hit a boundary in each of the three overs so far

18:21 hrs IST: This should be an easy run chase for India

18:18 hrs IST: India are 11/0 after 2 overs

18:14 hrs IST: India are 7/0 after 1 over

18:11 hrs IST: And we are back with Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan opening for India

18:10 hrs IST: Take a break. We will be back with the second innings

18:08 hrs IST: Ronchi (66) was the best batsman for New Zealand while James Neesham remained unbeaten on 46

18:05 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja was also brilliant as he picked up 2/8 from his four overs

18:02 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami were the pick of the bowlers, scalping three wickets each

18:00 hrs IST: Bowled out! New Zealand have been bowled out for 189!

17:58 hrs IST: After 38 overs, New Zealand are 186/9. India should have bowled New Zealand till now

17:54 hrs IST: It has been 2 overs since the last wicket. India should look to bowl out New Zealand now, finish up the game and get some rest ahead of their next warm-up game against Bangladesh on Tuesday

17:51 hrs IST: New Zealand are 180/9 after 37 overs

17:48 hrs IST: That was in the air but falls in between 3 players!

17:45 hrs IST: New Zealand are 166/9 after 35 overs

17:43 hrs IST: Trent Boult and James Neesham at the crease and one wicket to go for India

17:41 hrs IST:OUT! Bowled! Bhuvneshwar has bowled Tim Southee!

17:38 hrs IST: New Zealand are 156/8 after 33 overs

17:35 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav has removed Adam Milne for 9 as New Zealand are 8 down now

17:30 hrs IST: James Neesham and Adam Milne have built up a 29-run partnership

17:25 hrs IST: Not a bad number for a warm-up game, is it?

17:19 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami is back to bowl his 6th over

17:15 hrs IST: After 31 overs, New Zealand are 153/7

17:10 hrs IST: New Zealand have gone past the 150-run mark!

17:06 hrs IST: After 28 overs, New Zealand are 138/7

17:04 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is back on the field and bowling his first over now!

17:02 hrs IST: New Zealand are 134/7 after 26 overs

17:01 hrs IST: James Neesham and Adam Milne are at the crease for New Zealand

16:59 hrs IST: Mitchell Santner tried to go for the big one and in the process got out at long-on!

16:58 hrs IST: Ashwin picks up his first as New Zealand lose their seventh wicket!

16:54 hrs IST: The Indian fans look really happy out there!

India fans look really happy out there, don’t there? (Reuters)

16:52 hrs IST: New Zealand are 116/6 in the 23rd over!

16:50 hrs IST:De Grandhomme is also out and Jadeja gets his second wicket at The Oval!

16:48 hrs IST: After the four fast bowlers, Kohli has introduced Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in tandem

16:46 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme is the next man out

16:45 hrs IST: NZ are 110/5 after 21 overs

16:40 hrs IST:Ronchi is OUT! Ravindra Jadeja has removed the wicketkeeper batsman for 66!

16:37 hrs IST: After 20 overs New Zealand are 108/4 with Ronchi and Santner at the crease

16:33 hrs IST: New Zealand are crossed the 100-run mark!

16:26 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes back into the attack and gets hit for a six immediately!

16:24 hrs IST: The first 15 overs are over and New Zealand are 87/7 with Luke Ronchi (51 not out) and Mitchell Santner at the crease (2 not out)

16:22 hrs IST: At 86/4 in the 16th over, New Zealand are struggling

16:20 hrs IST: OUT! Corey Anderson departs for 13, bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar!

16:18 hrs IST: It is a beautiful day out there in London

16:16 hrs IST: This is how the wicket looked new in the morning

16:14 hrs IST: So what were they discussing today?

16:12 hrs IST: Any doubts there?

16:10 hrs IST: Watch how both Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni gave a pep talk to the India squad ahead of the clash

16:08 hrs IST: Lot of support for India out there in London

16:05 hrs IST: Ronchi has brought up his half-century which includes six boundaries and one six!

16:03 hrs IST: Only pace bowlers have bowled this morning so far

16:00 hrs IST: Captain Virat Kohli has brought in pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar to roll over his arm

15:58 hrs IST: After 12 overs New Zealand are 71 for 3

15:54 hrs IST: Luke Ronchi and Corey Anderson are at the crease and the former is the only New Zealand batsman who has a double digit score, nearing his 50

15:53 hrs IST: Shami has been in fine form this morning, having picked up all three wickets

15:50 hrs IST: After 10 overs New Zealand are 70/3!

15:47 hrs IST: And now Neil Broom is OUT!

15:43 hrs IST:OUT! Shami strikes back as he has picked up Kane Williamson!

15:41 hrs IST: 4, 4 and then 6! Ronchi is turning up the heat in London!

15:38 hrs IST: After opener Martin Guptil got out for 9, wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi and captain Kane Williamson have settled down well for New Zealand 

15:35 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have bowled so far for India with Shami being the only one to take a wicket

15:32 hrs IST: New Zealand are 47/1 after 7 overs.

15:23 hrs IST: Shami concedes just one run from the fifth over. NZ 35/1 after 5 overs.

15:18 hrs IST: Costly over from Pandya. 13 runs off it. NZ 34/1 after 4 overs.

15:10 hrs IST: OUT! Shami removes Guptill in the third over. The Kiwi opener falls for 9. NZ are 20/1 after 2.2 overs.

15:09 hrs IST: Ten runs from Hardik Pandya’s over. NZ 20/0 after two overs.

15:05 hrs IST: Good first over for New Zealand. They are 10/0.

15:00 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami is opening India’s bowling attack. Martin Guptill and Luke Ronchi start New Zealand’s innings.

14:30 hrs IST: New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to bat.

14:10 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the India vs New Zealand, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up match.

After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League, the two warm-up games, the second against Bangladesh, will help the ‘Men In Blue’ get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper.

However, the BCCI medical team has confirmed that Yuvraj Singh, who is presently down with viral fever, will miss the match. Rohit Sharma, who will join the squad in England today, will also not be available for the match.

All eyes will be on Ashwin as he is coming from a two- month break after the BCCI wanted him to opt out of the IPL in order to recover from fatigue after playing all 13 Tests in a gruelling home season.