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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights: Shreyas Iyer’s 58 guides IND to 6-wicket win

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Live Score, IND vs NZ T20I Highlights: India register their third-highest T20I win with six balls to spare

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 24, 2020 4:19:35 pm
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India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 1st T20I Highlights: India beat New Zealand by six wickets with six balls to spare. The visitors did not get off to an ideal start chasing a target of 204 as they lost Rohit Sharma in the second over. Mitchell Santner got Sharma’s wicket. KL Rahul reached his half-century from just 23 deliveries. Rahul fell for 56 after sharing a 99-run partnership for the second wicket with Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper missed his half-century by just five runs as Martin Guptill pulled off a stunner at deep mid-wicket.

Shivam Dube departed for a 9-ball 13. After the fourth wicket, Shreyas Iyer led the run chase with Manish Pandey. Iyer launched an onslaught in the death overs and helped India chase down their third-highest T20I total with six balls to spare. He remained unbeaten for 58 runs from 29 deliveries.

Earlier, Kohli won the toss and chose to field first. New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill got the off to a flier registering their highest powerplay score against India. They shared an 80-run partnership for the first wicket. Shivam Dube got Guptill’s wicket who scored 30 runs from 19 deliveries. Munro scored 59 runs from 42 deliveries before losing his wicket to Shardul Thakur. Colin de Grandhomme disappointed as he got out for a two-ball duck to Ravindra Jadeja.

Kane Williamson batting at a strike rate of almost 200. Williamson scored 51 runs from 26 balls, his 10th T20I fifty. Yuzvendra Chahal got his wicket. Tim Seifert disappointed as he got after scoring just a single. Ross Taylor scored his first fifty in six years. Taylor remained unbeaten for 54 runs from 27 deliveries as the hosts posted a mammoth total of 203/5.

India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020Eden Park, Auckland 27 February 2020

New Zealand 203/5 (20.0)


India 204/4 (19.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I ) India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

Live Blog

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights:


    16:02 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Kohli elated with big win

    We enjoyed this. Landing two days before and playing a game like this, it was fantastic. The crowd was right behind us. We never spoke of the jetlag in the team. We just focused on what we needed to do to win. We were looking forward to doing well. We have done well in T20Is in the last one year. You can't be harsh on anyone on this sort of a pitch. I thought 230 was on at one point, but we pulled it back nicely. 

    16:00 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Williamson finds positive in loss

    There are a lot of positives. It is hard to defend here and there was a bit of dew here. To score over 200 on a used wicket was a good effort. Credit to India for the way they played. Taking pace off seemed to be working okay, but it was tough to execute because India put us under pressure constantly. It was nice to build some partnerships. Guys came in and played their roles.

    15:58 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Player of the match

    Shreyas Iyer named 'Player of the match' for his unbeaten 58. This was India's fourth 200-plus successful run chase, the most by any team in the format. 

    "We had lost quick wickets, so we had to build partnerships. We always knew we can score runs because this is a small ground. Looking forward to similar support in the remaining games as well," Iyer said.

    15:48 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Iyer finishes in style!

    Shreyas Iyer hits a huge maximum and wraps up the run chase in style. This is India's third-highest run chase in T20I cricket. Also, this is India's second T20I win in New Zealand. Iyer remains unbeaten for 58 from 29 deliveries. IND - 204/4 after 19 overs

    15:42 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Both teams in hunt

    11 runs from the over including two boundaries from Shreyas Iyer's bat. Poor bowling from debutant Hamish Bennett. IND - 186/4 after 18 overs

    15:36 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Iyer keeps it going

    The required run rate is well under control as India need 29 runs from 18 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer hits a six off the short ball from Tim Southee. IND - 175/4 after 17 overs

    15:32 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Sodhi leaks runs in final over

    Manish Pandey gets into the attack as he hits a marginally short delivery for a maximum. Shreyas Iyer gets a boundary with a cut shot as well. 14 runs from Sodhi's final over. IND - 165/4 after 16 overs

    15:27 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    150 up!

    Hamish Bennett keeps it tight, no boundary from his third over. Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer struggle to hit the ball in the gap. IND - 151/4 after 15 overs

    15:20 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Dube departs

    Shivam Dube tries to hit leg spinner Ish Sodhi for a six but horribly mistimes it. An easy catch for Tim Southee and Dube departs for a 9-ball 13. IND - 142/4 after 13.2 overs

    15:18 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Dube finesses Santner

    Left-arm spinner spinning the ball into the left-handed Shivam Dube is not a good idea. Dube hits a four followed by a maximum just clearing the fielder in the deep. 13 runs from Santner's final over. IND - 142/3 after 13 overs

    15:10 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Guptill takes a stunner

    Martin Guptill comes running from the boundary, dives forward and takes the catch just inches off the ground. An absolute blinder from Guptill. Virat Kohli falls for 45. Two quick wickets for New Zealand. Will this be the turning point of the game? IND - 121/3 after 11.1 overs

    15:07 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Rahul falls for 56

    Once again, KL Rahul loses his wicket after getting to the half-century. Ish Sodhi does what Yuzvendra Chahal did, pitching it wide of offstump. Rahul departs for 56. IND - 115/2 after 10 overs

    14:59 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    KL Rahul gets to his half-century in style. Rahul hits the free hit delivery for a six over long-on. That was more of a slap over the fence. Rahul is here to stay as an opener. Virat Kohli gets a life as Ish Sodhi drops his catch. Nightmare over for Blair Tickner, 16 runs from it. 204 seems pretty gettable now.  IND - 107/1 after 9 overs

    14:53 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Rahul goes big

    KL Rahul is on another level. Rahul is timing the ball with perfection. Mitchell Santner goes for 14 runs in the over including a four followed by a maximum. IND - 91/1 after 8 overs

    14:48 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Sodhi into the attack

    Like Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson introduces leg spinner after the powerplay overs. But Williamson does not get the desired result. 12 runs from the over as Sodhi struggles to find his line. IND - 77/1 after 7 overs

    14:44 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Silly from Kiwis

    An easy run out chance missed by the Kiwis. KL Rahul gets a second chance. 8 runs from Bennett's over including a boundary off Virat Kohli's bat. End of powerplay overs. IND - 65/1 after 6 overs

    14:40 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    50 up!

    KL Rahul shows his class as he hits a huge six off Tim Southee. WRISTS OF STEEL! Just a flick that goes deep into the crowd. Virat Kohli lauds Rahul for that shot. He follows it up with a boundary. IND - 57/1 after 5 overs

    14:32 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Kohli hits maximum

    A classy shot from Virat Kohli as he hits the ball on the up and over the long off boundary for a maximum. 10 runs from Blair Tickner's first over. IND - 41/1 after 4 overs

    14:31 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Kohli hits boundary

    Hamish Bennett, the debutant bowls his first over on T20I debut. Bennett beats Kohli outside offstump on the first delivery but the Indian skipper scores his first boundary off him. 10 runs from Bennett's first over. IND - 31/1 after 3 overs

    14:24 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Expensive from Santner

    Mitchell Santner did manage to get the wicket of Rohit Sharma but he gave as many as 17 runs from his second over. IND - 21/1 after 2 overs

    14:22 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Rohit Sharma falls

    Rohit Sharma tries to hit Mitchell Santner for two sixes in a row but the leading edge goes straight to point field errors Taylor. A big wicket for New Zealand early on in the innings. IND - 16/1 after 1.4 overs

    14:18 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Southee starts well

    Tim Southee has been in good form with the white ball in the past year. Southee gets the ball to swing away from the two right-handed openers. Just fours singles from the over. IND - 4/0 after 1 over

    14:14 (IST)24 Jan 2020
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    14:11 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    U-19 World Cup

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first. Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena are going strong having scored 44 runs from 9 overs. 

    14:09 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Big day for Taylor

    Ross Taylor scored his first T20I fifty in six years. His previous T20I half-century came against South Africa in T20 World Cup. Also, this is the fifth instance in T20I cricket history where three batsmen have scored half-centuries in an innings. 

    14:05 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Final over

    No boundary scored from the final over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah but New Zealand still managed to score 10 runs. Ross Taylor gets to his sixth T20I fifty. Bumrah got injured on the third delivery landing awkwardly during his follow-through. He bowled the rest of the deliveries after getting help from the physio. NZ - 203/5 after 20 overs

    13:56 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Shami ends expensive spell

    Mohammed Shami bowls a relatively decent over after going for 22 runs in his previous one. 9 runs from the penultimate over including a boundary. Not bad under these circumstances. NZ - 191/5 after 19 overs. 

    13:50 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    Tim Seifert batting way down the order than his usual position goes after Jasprit Bumrah on the second delivery he faces. Seifert gets deceived by Bumrah's slower one and mistimes it to long on fielder Shreyas Iyer. Just fours runs and a wicket from the over. Mitchell Santner in the middle now. NZ - 182/5 after 18 overs

    13:45 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Williamson departs fifty

    Kane Williamson hits Yuzvendra Chahal for three boundaries in the over and gets to his 10th T20I half-century. Chahal bowls the last delivery away from Williamson and it goes straight up in the air. Williamson departs for 51 from 26 deliveries. NZ - 178/4 after 17 overs

    13:40 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Taylor blows Shami away

    Ross Taylor hits Mohammed Shami for a four and two huge sixes. The way Taylor is hitting sixes, he can clear any cricket ground. Brute power, strength on display from the veteran. 22 runs from the over. NZ - 165/3 after 16 overs

    13:35 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Taylor manipulates Jadeja

    First, Ross Taylor used Ravindra Jadeja's pace to get a boundary, playing it away from the short third man fielder. Then, Taylor forced Jadeja to ball a little slower and his arc. The veteran gets into the position quickly and hits it over deep mid-wicket boundary and deep into the crowd. NZ - 143/3 after 15 overs

    13:31 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Williamson goes big again

    It is hard to believe that Kane Williamson has hit four sixes in his innings already but not a single four. Williamson hits Shivam Dube for a flat six over deep square leg. 9 runs from Dube's third over. Williamson's batting at a strike rate of 200. NZ - 130/3 after 14 overs

    13:24 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Grandhomme out for duck

    Colin de Grandhomme out for a two-ball duck. An easy catch for Shivam Dube at short fine leg. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and he gets a wicket of the second delivery. NZ - 117/2 after 12.2 overs

    13:21 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    Finally, something good for Shardul Thakur to remembers this match. Colin Munro's half-hearted pull lands in Yuzvendra Chahal's hands. Thakur breathes a sigh of relief after getting hit for two consecutive sixes by Kane Williamson in the same over. NZ - 116/2 after 12 overs

    13:14 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Munro hits fifty

    Colin Munro gets to his 10th T20I fifty with an edge going past the wicketkeeper's hands. Munro has batted well today, taking the attack to Indian fast bowlers without taking extra risks. Expensive third over from Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 runs from it. NZ - 102/1 after 11 overs

    13:11 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Williamson goes big

    Just one single from Shivam Dube's first five deliveries but Kane Williamson spoils his figures with a six off the last delivery. Williamson hits it straight over long-off for a six, his first of the innings. NZ - 91/1 after 10 overs. 

    13:06 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Chahal keeps the pressure on

    Yuzvendra Chahal bowls three dot deliveries to NZ skipper Kane Williamson. At this stage, dot balls are crucial for India to bring down the current run rate. Just three singles from Chahal's over. NZ - 84/1 after 9 overs

    13:02 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Dube provides breakthrough

    Shivam Dube comes into the attack and gets the major breakthrough. Martin Guptill plays a pull shot but gets caught by Rohit Sharma at the boundary. Brilliant catch from Rohit maintaining his balance inches away from the boundary. Guptill departs for 30 from 19 deliveries. NZ - 81/1 after 8 overs

    12:58 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Chahal into the attack

    After six overs of pace, Virat Kohli introduces leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Five runs from the over. First over of the innings without a boundary. Good start for Chahal. NZ - 73/0 after 7 overs

    12:53 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    End of powerplay overs

    The kind of start New Zealand expected from their openers. Mohammed Shami goes for plenty in his second over. Martin Guptill hits Shami for a four and a six. 16 runs from the over. This is their highest powerplay score against India. NZ - 68/0 after 6 overs


    India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.

    New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.