India lost in the first match of the 3 match ODI series played between India and host New Zealand. The Indian team, who defeated New Zealand 5–0 in the 5-match T20 series, got defeated by New Zealand by 4 wickets in the first ODI. With this, the host team now has a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. The second match of the series will be played in Auckland on 8 February.
In this match, Kiwi team captain Tom Latham decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Batting first, India scored 347 losing 4 wickets in 50 overs on the basis of half centuries by Shreyas Iyer (103), KL Rahul (88 not out) and Virat Kohli (51). Tim Southee took 2 wickets for England.
The host Kiwi team scored 348 runs losing 6 wickets in 48.1 overs and won the match. For New Zealand, Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 109, while Henry Nicholls scored 78 and captain Tom Latham scored 69. Apart from these, Martin Guptill was dismissed by 32 runs. At the same time, Kuldeep Yadav got 2 wickets from India, while Jasprit Bumrah's wicket column remained empty.