Updated: November 2, 2017 10:46:42 pm
India marked their first ever T20I win against New Zealand at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla after beating the Kiwis by 53 runs in first of the three-match T20I series. The end of this match also marked the end of Ashish Nehra’s cricketing career as the left-hand bowler bid an adieu to the game on Wednesday. Nehra though didn’t scalp a wicket but returned with economical figures of 0/29 in 4 overs. Earlier, India rode on a record stand of 158 runs from openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to post 202/3 in 20 overs. Later, the India bowling ling up restricted New Zealand to 149/8. Here’s what experts have to say about India’s maiden T20I win over New Zealand and Nehra’s farewell match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1 November 2017
End of an era , Ashish Nehra. Congratulations on a fighting and wonderful career. Wish you the best , Ashish.
Many congratulations to Ashish Nehra on a wonderful career. With his grit&will power he is an inspiration for all cricketers.Happy 2nd inngs
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1 November 2017
Congratulations on a fantastic career Ashish Nehraji .Thank you for some amazing memories. pic.twitter.com/veqzz6lCXQ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1 November 2017
It was appropriate that Ashish Nehra bowled the last over. He must have been moved by the goodbye from the team and the crowd
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 1 November 2017
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) 1 November 2017
18 years at the intl level as a bowler is pretty special. Always backed his own ability – rarely out of control. #NehraJi
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) 1 November 2017
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) 1 November 2017
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) 1 November 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) 1 November 2017
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) 1 November 2017
— Deepender S Hooda (@DeependerSHooda) 1 November 2017
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