1st ODI: India restricts New Zealand to 157
While, Kuldeep's figures were 4/39, Shami also played exceptionally well with the leather, scalping three Kiwi wickets conceding just 19 runs from his six overs.
Napier: India's chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Mohammed Shami's discipline bowling on Wednesday restricted New Zealand to 157 runs in the first of the five-match ODI rubber at the McLean Park here.
While Kuldeep's figures were 4/39, Shami also played exceptionally well with the leather, scalping three Kiwi wickets conceding just 19 runs from his six overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav picked two and one wicket, respectively.
Other than New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (64), no other batsmen put up a fight against the disciplined Indian attack.
Opting to bat, the hosts had the worst possible start as Shami struck early sending back both the openers-Martin Guptill (5) and Colin Munro (8).
Newcomers Williamson and Ross Taylor (24) then tried to rescue their side from the early damage, taking New Zealand past the 50-run mark in 13.3 overs.
However, Taylor's stay was cut short by Chahal in the 15th over with the hosts at 52/3.
With the addition of just 24 runs in the Kiwi scorecard, Chahal struck again to dismiss incoming batsman Tom Latham (11).
Later, Jadhav and Shami joined the party and sent back Henry Nicholls (12) and Mitchell Santner (14), leaving the hosts reeling at 133/6.
Williamson, however, continued to show resistance and kept one end safe, but lacked support from the other end.
Though, the Kiwi skipper, Williamson tried to clear the fence in the 34th over but misread Kuldeep's ball and offered a simple catch to Vijay Shankar at long-on.
Kuldeep, in order to wrap up the match picked the tailenders -- Doug Bracewell (7), Lockie Ferguson (0) and Trent Boult (1) in just 38 overs.