Live updates: Mohammed Shami was the first wicket to take wickets in the match as he opted out of opener Martin Guptill in the second match of the innings. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first, captain Kane Williamson. ((Full scorecard))
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The monsters on the attack
Southpaw Colin Munro invades Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he returns to the back of his second over. He played on the ball in the direction of mid-wicket straight on the ball and then broke the ball on the long ball ground for the second four overs.
The term provides progress
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has given India the ideal start, as Martin Guptill gets rid of only five runs. At the beginning of LBW's appeal in the over there were few innings and when the umpire did not say, Shami took the thing in his hand and overturned the stump. India's first wicket
Limit for starting the proceedings
Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with the dot ball but then bow down to Martin Guptill's bowling and directs the ball directly to the bowling. Excellent way to print the right-hand marker.
National anthem time
Players are in the middle for both teams national anthem. This is the first match played at this place in 2 years and it will be a cracking contest between the two best teams.
Play New Zealand XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ken Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (W), Henri Nichols, Mitchell Sancner, Dog Breaswell, Tim Southee, Locky Ferguson, Trent Bolt
NZ XI: M. Guptill, C. Munro, K. Williamson, R Taylor, H Nicholas, T Latham, M. Santander, D. Bracewell, T. Sauhie, L Ferguson, T. Bolt
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Playing India XI
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (W), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ujjendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
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NZ won the toss and captain Kane Williamson chose to bat first. During the toss, Kohli said that the team is well balanced and the players are really waiting for this series.
Taylor's biggest hazard in NZ
"Kohli is a sensational player, perhaps the best ODI player probably goes round – easily, really," Taylor told Stuff. "It's easy to catch in, but there are two beautiful good opener at the top [Rohit] Before coming in Kohli, Sharma and Co. [Shikhar] Dhawan has also got a good record. I am sure the performance of fast bowlers will be reduced.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (KK), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Ujeshwar Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj , Khalil Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Colin D. Grandhom, Trent Bolt, Henry Nichols, Dog Bracewell, Lucky Ferguson, Meth Henry, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Mickey Steyn, Tim Southee
Kohli cautioned with Kiwi's threat
"The fact that he is number 3 in the world, has talked about his consistency over the past few years. We played him in India and defeated him in Mumbai, and all the games were competitive and we felt that he really had a good balance. And there is talk about that and they play their cricket properly, which we always appreciate, Kohli said in the pre-series media conference It was yum.
Hello and welcome
Welcome to the first live blog of India's first blog between India and New Zealand in Napier. This is the first audio series of the five match series between the two teams. Both India and New Zealand will push their best foot in both openers.