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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.

Match EndedIndia tour of New Zealand, 2020 - 1st T20I

New Zealand

203/5 (20.0)


204/4 (19.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I )
India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

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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


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.

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