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India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I Match at Auckland: India won by 6 Wicket

India achieved the biggest goal against New Zealand, winning the first T20 by 6 wickets

India achieved the biggest goal against New Zealand, winning the first T20 by 6 wickets

  • New Zealand scored 203, India scored 204 for 4 wickets in 19 overs.
  • Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 58, Lokesh Rahul 56 and Kohli scored 45 runs.
  •  India last achieved a target of 159 runs against New Zealand in 2019.


India defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first match of five T20s. In the match played in Auckland on Friday, New Zealand, batting first, scored 203 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Indian team scored 204 for 4 wickets in 19 overs. Team India achieved the biggest goal against New Zealand. Earlier last year, the target of 159 runs was achieved on the same ground. Team India achieved the target of 200+ runs for the sixth time in total.

Shreyas Iyer scored the highest unbeaten 58 runs for India. Lokesh Rahul scored 56 and Virat Kohli scored 45 runs. Both shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket. Opener Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 7 runs. Shivam Dubey scored 13 runs. Ish Sodhi took the most 2 wickets for New Zealand.

Guptill hit half-century after 6 years

For New Zealand, Colin Munro scored 59, Ross Taylor unbeaten 54 and Kane Williamson scored 51 runs. Taylor scored a half-century in T20 after 6 years. He made his last half-century against South Africa in 2014. Then innings of 62 runs.

61-run partnership between Williamson and Taylor

Taylor shared a 61-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Williamson. Williamson hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in a 26-ball innings. At the same time, Taylor hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in a 27-ball innings. Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey and Shardul Thakur took 1-1 wickets for India.

Munro hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in 42 ball innings.

Munro scored his 10th fiftieth career. He hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in 42-ball innings. Chahal caught Munro off Shardul. Colin de Grandholm exited without opening account. Jadeja got caught by Shivam Dubey. Tim Shiffert (1) was caught by Bumrah at the hands of Shreyas Iyer.

Guptill and Monroe formed a half-century partnership

Earlier Guptill hit four fours and a six in his innings. He shared an 80-run partnership with Munro in 7.5 overs. Rohit Sharma was caught by Shivam Dubey. Munro scored 18 off six balls from Shardul Thakur in the fourth over.

Pant not included in playing XI

Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and Sanju Samson were not included in the Indian playing XI. Pant was injured in the last series against Australia. Lokesh Rahul was replaced by wicketkeeping. In this match too, he will be keeping. Hamish Bennett made the debut for New Zealand. He played his first ODI and Test career 10 years ago.

Both teams:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Tim Shiffert (wicketkeeper), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandholm, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett.

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