Henry Nicholls was silently leading New Zealand to chase down a total of 348 runs, put by India in the 1st ODI at Hamilton on Wednesday. The Kiwi opener was batting on 78 runs off just 82 balls before a diving Virat Kohli got the better of him by getting him run out.
In the 29th over of the second innings, Ross Taylor tucked a ball and immediately ran for a single. Nicholls responded quickly and set himself to the danger end, only ended up getting run out by the Indian skipper, who was standing at covers and made a flashy dive to hit the timber.
A pumped up Virat Kohli was confident about the batsman getting dismissed and review showed that Nicholls was just short of the crease. His dismissal put an end to 62 run stand with Ross Taylor, which had been devastating for the Indian bowlers.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand won the toss and asked India to bat first. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal, opened the innings for India in absence of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, and became the 4th Indian opening pair to make their debut together.
They added 50 runs for the first wicket partnership until Colin De Grandhomme(1/41) got the better of Prithvi Shaw(20 off 21) and he was soon followed by Mayank Agarwal(32 off 31), who was dismissed by Tim Southee(2/85).
Virat Kohli(51 off 63) and Shreyas Iyer(103 off 107) added 102 runs for the third wicket partnership and put India in a comfortable position. KL Rahul again batted on number five and scored quickfire 88 off 64 balls to take India’s total to 347/4 at the end of 50 overs.