With Tom Latham (145* off 104 balls) and Kane Williamson’s (94* off 98 balls) cemented 221-run partnership, New Zealand defeated India by 7 wickets.

The home side chased down the 307-run target with 17 balls to spare, reaching 309 for 3 in 47. 1 overs

India posted 306/7 after being asked to bat in the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand on Friday

Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 80 off 76 balls while Shikhar Dhawan

it was the late cameo from Washington Sundar that took India past 300.

And for all the talk of this series lacking context, for India there is more to it

The 50-over World Cup is less than a year away and they need to hit the ground running

Has Shikar left Chahal too late? Something we will find out soon

Tom Latham is looking ominous. He is now past Kane Williamson who came earlier than him.