It's a huge victory for New Zealand, says Brendon McCullum

The Kiwi captain applauded his batsmen for handling the spinners well and the bowlers for taking three quick wickets of Kohli, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja to turn the match in Kiwis' favour.

updated: January 19, 2014 18:54 IST
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Napier: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Sunday termed his team's victory in the first ODI against world No. 1 team, India as "huge" and said the fact that the Kiwis came out on top despite Virat Kohli's century is a good sign. (Match report)

"The result today is huge for us. To start the series against what is a very good Indian team and then Virat Kohli performed as well as what he did. Yet we come out on top, it is a really good sign. I am delighted for the guys, delighted with today's performance," said McCullum at the post match press conference after his team's 24-run win over India.

Chasing 293, India lost the first ODI of the five-match series with Kohli's 111-ball 123 going down the drain. (Highlights)

McCullum said there were still four more matches to go and it would not be easy for the hosts. (Pics)

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