Kulcha And Shami Prove Too Good For New Zealand
The Hindu|January 24, 2019
Kulcha And Shami Prove Too Good For New Zealand

India rides on Dhawan’s delightful knock, romps home with plenty to spare

Agence France-Presse

A match billed as a runfest was turned upside down by India’s spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal — KulCha — as New Zealand was crushed by eight wickets in the Ârst ODI on Wednesday.

India arrived at the ground with captain Virat Kohli expecting 300­plus to be a par score but when his bowlers rolled over New Zealand for 157 the outcome became a formality.

Yadav and Chahal delivered a spin bowling masterclass, mesmerising the New Zealand batsmen and sharing six wickets between them,while Mohammed Shami claimed three as the Kiwis were bundled out with 12 overs remaining.


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January 24, 2019