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Team India breaks three records in the first ODI against New Zealand
After having a very successful tour of Australia, Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team has started their tour of New Zealand with a big bang as not only they have registered a fairly easy victory over host New Zealand but they have broken three major records as well.

Today, Team India defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first ODI at Mclean Park. New Zealand chose to bat first after winning the toss but could not survive the impressive Indian bowling attack and were confined to just 157 runs.

India, after being allotted a revised target of 156, easily fulfilled the same in just 34.5 overs by losing only two wickets. Our opener Shikhar Dhawan contributed vital 75 runs off 103 balls.

India broke the following three records during first ODI:

·        Mohammed Shami has now become the fastest Indian bowler to have taken 100 wickets in just 56 ODIS. This record was earlier held by Irfan Pathan, who took 100 wickets in 59 ODIS.

·        Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has become the joint fastest left-handed batsman to reach his 5000 run mark in 118 innings. Hashim Amla holds the record of being the fastest as he made his 5000 runs in just 101 innings.

·        Vibrant Indian skipper Virat Kohli has also scaled new heights as he has secured a place in the top 10 list of cricketers having most numbers of runs in one day internationals. He has so far scored 10430 runs surpassing Brain Lara's 10405 runs.

Coincidentally, Sachin Tendulkar, Sauav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni are the other members of this elite club. It is apprehended that Virat Kohli-led team India will thrash New Zealand in the series and this will boost their confidence going into the world cup. We are a surely strong contenders for the world cup.

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