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ICC Championship Trophy 2017: India Rules over New Zealand by 45 Runs

ICC Champions India hit all the right chords during their resounding 45-run victory against New Zealand via Duckworth-Lewis method. A rain- curtailed warm-up game, popularly known Duckworth-Lewis method, is a technique where skipper Virat Kohli came well after an impressive show from the bowlers.

Mohammed Shami made a come back with 3/47 in 8 over’s along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/28 in 6.4 over’s). Bothe the players shared a bulk of the spoils to dismiss New Zealand for a meager 189 in 38.4 over’s.

Team India was 129 for 3 in 26 over’s, when rain stopped play. However, they were comfortably ahead of the Black Caps as per Duckworth-Lewis par score of 84 after 26 over’s.

Kohli hit an unbeaten 52 off 55 balls while Mahendra Singh Dhoni also played some delightful strokes square off the wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan on his comeback got some quality time out there in the middle hitting 40 off 59 balls with the help of five boundaries, mostly square off the wicket.


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