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Mohali 3rd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni help India win over New Zealand

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Mohali 3rd ODI: Kohli, Dhoni adulate each other in the wake of scripting win over New Zealand

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 154 off just 134 deliveries as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match one-day international (ODI) cricket series here on Sunday, who scored his 26th ODI century, shared a 151-run stand with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (80) as India chased down the total New Zealand all 285 with 10 balls to spare

Tom Latham (61) and James Neesham (57) played a vital role in the total New Zealand as they overcame a failure in the middle of the stick-order at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA). The show was dominated by the right-handed Kohli, who hit 16 fours and a six as he and Manish Pandey (28) shared an unbeaten 97-run stand before taking India home.

It was a day of records for Dhoni, who not only became the fifth Indian to complete 9,000 ODI career runs in his 61st fifty, but also became the first wicket-keeper to make 150 redundancies stump.

However, the beginning of the day Dhoni as captain was not as bright as it would have expected the visitors looked great from the beginning after being invited to bat on a pacy wicket.