The Twitterati went mental as Virat Kohli scored his 31st ODI hundred overtaking Ricky Ponting's number of 30 centuries. But Tom Latham (103*) and Ross Taylor (95) crashed Kohli's party as they chased down a record target of 281 at the Wankhede and took the early lead in the 3-match series.
Brief scores: India 280/8 (Virat Kohli 121, Dinesh Karthik 37; Trent Boult 4-35, Tim Southee 3-73) LOST to New Zealand 284/4 (Tom Latham 103*, Ross Taylor 95; Hardik Pandya 1/46, Jasprit Bumrah 1/56) by six wickets.
Here are the funny tweets from the game:
Special game for the special player!
Whether it's the public or photographers, the focus is always on Kohli pic.twitter.com/2LsHKUHsBG— TheGoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) October 22, 2017
Boult strikes early!
Dhawan is back!
Indian fans after Dhawan's wicket....
And this has to be the tweet of the day!
After Santner dropped Kohli....
Captain's reaction after a teammate drops Kohli. pic.twitter.com/BNFY3xU4ZG— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 22, 2017
And Captain Kohli capitalized on the dropped catch!
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 22, 2017
After 200 games, Kohli has 8888 runs at sn average of 55.55 .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 22, 2017
What a brilliant 121 this one was. 280 is a fighting total.#INDvNZ
Got to feel for Rohit Sharma!
Virat is official Captain. Dhoni is actual captain. Rohit Sharma is virtual vice captain.— Vinita (@vinita_dv) October 22, 2017
Ravi Rampaul or Shane Shillingford? Who will take more wickets?
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