India got a good start with Dinesh Kartik and Rahul Dravid contributing 58 run Partnership for the First-wicket. Rahul Dravid too was aggressive hitting 37 off 34 balls with 6 fours. However, after the wicket of Dhoni, Wickets fell in quick succession and India at one stage was 130-7 . However, Abhishek Nayar managed to score 41 off 36 balls to help India cross 150 (*sad*) . Kiwis bowled really well. Bond , Oram and Vettori got two wickets each. India bowled out for 198.
This defeat against Kiwis is really a big concern. This again proves India needs Sachin Tendulkar to stabilize the innings. Hopefully, India will do better in next games ,with Sachin in yhe team.
The ICC Champions Trophy starts on Tuesday with South Africa taking on Sri Lanka at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
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