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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights: Rohit Sharma all smiles as IND win by 5 wickets

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Highlights: India beat New Zealand by five wickets in the first T20I

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 19, 2021 5:32:50 pm
Rohit SharmaIndia's cricket captain Rohit Sharma rests between overs during the first T20I between India and New Zealand, in Jaipur. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand T20I Highlights: India beat New Zealand by five wickets in the first T20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 165, Suryakumar Yadav (62 off 40 balls) and skipper Rohit Sharma (48 off 36 balls) scored the bulk of the runs as India reached the target in 19.4 overs. Earlier, New Zealand scored a competitive 164 for 6, riding on half-centuries from Martin Guptill (70 off 42 balls) and Mark Chapman (63 off 50 balls).


For India, Ravichandran Ashwin (2/23) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/24) were the pick of the bowlers.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 164/6 in 20 overs (Martin Guptill 70, Mark Chapman 63; Ravichandran Ashwin 2/23, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/24).

India: 166/5 in 19.4 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 62, Rohit Sharma 48; Trent Boult 2/31).

India XI: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand XI: Tim Southee (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of India, 2021 - 1st T20I


166/5 (19.4)

New Zealand

164/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I )
India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets

Live Blog

India vs New Zealand: Catch all the highlights from the first T20I which was held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. 

23:26 (IST)17 Nov 2021
Age of the Pokerman begins 🖊️📓📋📝😐

In the penultimate over with India flapping their legs vigorously but not quite moving ahead the camera focused on Rahul Dravid. The new coach was having a tough first day at the office. He had that Dravid expression on his face - pensive and thoughtful. Sunil Gavaskar, from the distant commentator's box, would spot the sprouting of a new gray hair on the new coach's scalp. Others would laugh. Soon Shreyas Iyer would get out, failing to clear the long off boundary. Dravid put his head down to scribble on his book. It was one lengthy note. Another Iyer, Venkatesh, would join. He would hit a boundary. Slow claps from the coach this time. He would get out playing the reverse sweep. No, Dravid didn't throw his cap on the turf. Actually, he wasn't wearing one when in the dugout. Pant would ensure that the coach would start with the win. There were no pumped fists, Dravid would welcome his first win as India coach with a blank face.

23:01 (IST)17 Nov 2021
A winning start for Rohit and Rahul

Rohit Sharma at home in T20Is as a captain:

Matches : 10
Won : 9
Lost : 1

22:44 (IST)17 Nov 2021

Pant finds the boundary, and India win by 5 wickets!  It's all over! A nervy ending to the game but its all smiles now in the Indian camp. The first match of Rohit Sharma as India's full time captain and the first match of Rahul Dravid as India's head coach & India register an emphatic victory against New Zealand as they beat NZ by 5 Wickets  

22:40 (IST)17 Nov 2021

Venkatesh Iyer hits a four but falls on the next ball. The reverse slap is hit straight into the hands of Ravindra and Mitchell has a wicket. India need 5 runs in 4 balls

22:37 (IST)17 Nov 2021
What a shot!

Daryl Mitchell begins with a wide. And then a four, Venkatesh Iyer creams a pull shot to the boundary! 5 to win off 5. 

22:34 (IST)17 Nov 2021
WICKET! Iyer departs

Shreyas Iyer has been dismissed off the last ball of the 19th over. Venkatesh Iyer walks out to bat. India need 10 to win off the last over. 

22:33 (IST)17 Nov 2021
16 needed from the last 2

Brilliant over from Lockie Ferguson, gives away just five runs. 16 off 12 is nothing in a T20 match if you have 7 wickets in your hands. IND: 149/3 after 18 overs

22:32 (IST)17 Nov 2021
Boult gets the blues ⚡😰

rent Boult had a mixed T20 World Cup final. He dismissed Australian skipper Aaron Finch early, didn't give away too many runs but by the time he bowled David Warner it was a little too late. He looked forlorn at the end of the game in Dubai. One over in Jaipur extinguished any hopes the New Zealand fast bowler had of starting off well against India in this series. With swing not on offer, Boult went for the shorter stuff. But the strategy didn't work. After a tidy first over, Rahul dispatched his short ball to the midwicket fence. Boult went for another bouncer, it missed everyone and went to the boundary. Boult was irked when the umpire credited the boundary to the batsmen. His frustration boiled over, when Rohit Sharma displayed sheer class by bisecting two fielders after leaning back to play late. Boult covered his face with one hand, before looking up and shouting in the direction of backward point. Things got worse when Rohit pulled the next delivery for a six. For someone who always seems to have his emotions in check, the display of frustration was uncharacteristic. Later on he got Sharma with a slow bouncer but the damage was done - to his reputation as a cool customer and New Zealand's hopes in this game

22:24 (IST)17 Nov 2021
Boult strikes again!

Suryakumar Yadav is gone for 62 in Jaipur. Too cheeky there as he went for a scoop to a delivery that was full and straight. IND 144/3 after 17 ovs

22:11 (IST)17 Nov 2021
50 up for Suryakumar 🔥

A leg glance for six and that's 50 for Surya. This has been a superb knock from the Team India no.3, with the half-century coming off just 34 balls! IND: 121/2 after 14.1 ovs

22:08 (IST)17 Nov 2021
WICKET! Boult from the blue

Rohit Sharma falls for 48 after Boult returns. Caught by Rachin Ravindra on the circle at short fine for 48 in the 14th over. The slower-bouncer does the trick. Rohit Sharma departs after playing a solid knock for his team. Just 2 runs short of what would have been a fine half-century. IND: 115/2 after 14 ovs | India need 50 runs in 36 balls

22:03 (IST)17 Nov 2021
India look to be cruising

Rohit (46no) and Suryakumar (37no) have shared a half-century stand for the second wicket. The hosts need 61 from 48 balls in Jaipur.

22:00 (IST)17 Nov 2021

Suryakumar Yadav uses his feet and dances down the track to meet the ball on a fullish length. It flies over the long-on region for a maximum. 15 runs from the over and IND: IND 104/1 after 12 ovs

21:48 (IST)17 Nov 2021
Halfway Mark:

India have moved on to 85/1 off their first 10 overs. At the same stage in their innings, New Zealand were 65/1.

21:48 (IST)17 Nov 2021
NZ lose their review!

SKY with the sweep and he misses, loud shout from the bowler and New Zealand review. Nothing on UltraEdge, and we're going ahead towards ball-tracking - Impact outside off.

21:37 (IST)17 Nov 2021
PowerPlay comes to an end!

Suryakumar Yadav ends it with a boundary. Quite a good one for India except for the wicket of KL Rahul which came in Mitchell Santner's over. IND: 56/1 after 6 ovs

21:35 (IST)17 Nov 2021

After a strong start by the Indian openers, Santner strikes and gets KL Rahul with his first ball. Santner gets a much-needed breakthrough with his first ball. IND: 50/1 in 5 overs  

21:28 (IST)17 Nov 2021
6⃣1⃣4⃣4⃣6⃣ | ROHIT ON 🔥

TWENTY-ONE RUNS OFF THAT OVER! A maximum for Rahul to start things off in the 5th over, and then the captain takes centrestage, punishing Boult all across the park! India skipper Rohit races to 31 not out from 17 balls, with his side 50/0 after just five overs.

21:26 (IST)17 Nov 2021
KL Rahul hits a maximum

That was a short ball and into the rib cage but Rahul makes the adjustment and pulls it over deep square leg for a six!

21:21 (IST)17 Nov 2021

And now a maximum to finish the over! IND: 24/0 after 3 overs


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