Kohli’s ton helps India reach 280/8 in first ODI

Mumbai: Ton of skipper Kohli drives helps men in blue put a decent total of 280/8 against the visitors New Zealand in the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

Kohli (121), who is playing his 200th ODI, brought up his 31st ton to guide his side to a challenging total.

Middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (37), making his comeback into the side, also played an important knock.

Playing XI of both the teams for today are:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.