With Shreyas Iyer’s batting masterclass, India beat New Zealand on the first day of the five-day T20I series match held at the Eden Park in Auckland Friday. With social media flooded with congratulatory messages for the home team, netizens particularly lauded Iyer for guiding the team to their six-wicket victory.
Though the men in blue had a sour start as they lost Rohit Sharma right at the start, they managed to chase down the target of 204 with six wickets and six balls to spare. After KL Rahul reached his half-century from just 23 deliveries, he was knocked out as the second wicket, ending his 99 runs partnership with Kohli.
Iyer, after the fourth wicket, had a run chase with Manish Pandey which helped India chase down their highest T20I total with six balls to spare. He remained unbeaten at 58 runs from 29 deliveries.
Netizens took to Twitter to laud the men in blue for their victory and also Iyer for his outstanding performance. Take a look at some of the best memes under the trending hashtag #NZvIND here:
— Goveed Raj (@RajGoveed) January 24, 2020
— Dang! (@dangwitty) January 24, 2020
— ram jadhav (@ramjadh05378359) January 24, 2020
— Vishal Saini (@vishal_saini_vs) January 24, 2020
— गोपाल मीणा (@GopalMe72972599) January 24, 2020
— KC Sports (@KCSportsOffici) January 24, 2020
— Venkat Abhinav (@Abhinav19991999) January 24, 2020
— Cricket Beamer (@CricBeamer) January 24, 2020
@ShreyasIyer15 It was a great inning by you….58 off 29 balls👍👍 n I know u r going to reach milestones ahead 🤗 Wishing u good luck for the upcoming matches 😇 u have never failed to make us Shreyasian proud 🥰 #ShreyasIyer pic.twitter.com/YUr0N8oAPQ
— ShreyasIyer_21 (@726Shreyas) January 24, 2020
— Ashish ranjan (@AshishBiharBjp) January 24, 2020
— #klrahul (@IndvsNZ20) January 24, 2020
— Raj Masharu (@MasharuRaj) January 24, 2020
What a Match ! tremendous Batting 🤩💯 Rahul , Kohli , Iyer The Mains 🇮🇳 Vande Mataram Well played 💙 #INDvsNZ Last Ball six just like Kohli Ends the match in Indore Vs Lanka !!! #ShreyasIyer Top Man Iyer 👏🏻👏🏻 Bharat Mata Ki Jai ! pic.twitter.com/wrsxnrAsDa
— Aarush Sachdev (@aarush_srk) January 24, 2020
— Monish Hardasani (@Being__bing) January 24, 2020
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