India Vs Newzealand T20 match-Ind beats NZ by 53 runs with an all-around performance from both the batsmen and bowlers. A good start to the 3 match T20 series, now India leads the series 1-0.Contrastingly, India registered their 1st T20 victory against India, giving Ashish Nehra a great farewell. Catch up the highlights of the match below.
The 1st T20 between India and Newzealand at Feroz Shah Kotla .kane Williamson won the toss and he elected to bowl first to make Indian batsman struggle with their bowling attack.This match was indeed special to Indian cricket team and fans as senior team player Ashish Nehra playing his last international cricket match.The Indian strong batting line up once again proved solid as India went on posting a mammoth total of 202 runs for the fall of 3 wickets.
The Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave solid start which made a foundation to post high total on the scoreboard. In fact, they made record opening partnership inT20’s going past previous partnership of 136 stitched by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag vs England in Durban.Both the openers slammed 80’s and a little cameo by Kohli helped the hosts to post 202 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 3 wickets
The Indian bowlers complemented the Indian batsman with their good bowling attack .The Indian bowlers defended the total quite smoothly and difficult to score for the visitors. The Kiwi batsmen couldn’t resist the attack in any situation of the game, they didn’t seem like giving a tough competition to the hosts.The early fall of the wickets made the target even more hard for the black caps. They ended up with 149 /8 in 20 overs. Axar Patel was the pick of the bowlers as he ended up with 2/20 in his 4 overs quota.Along with him Axar, Yuzvendra Chahal also picked 2 wickets each. The final over was bowled by Ashish Nehra and made a farewell in front of his fans.Shikhar Dawan was given the man of the match. The next T20 match will be played at Rajkot on 4th November.