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Cricket Highlights, 17 Nov: IND vs NZ (1st T20I)

The 1st T20I match of the New Zealand tour of India took place yesterday. Continue reading the article to know the interesting happenings of the game.

IND vs NZ (1st T20I)

Hosts India has won the first match of a 3-match T20I series against New Zealand by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday night. The win gave India a 1-0 lead in the series.

After losing the toss and batting first, New Zealand lost 6 wickets in 20 overs and scored 164 runs. Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman played well and made two half-centuries for the team. Guptill played a devastating inning of 70 off 42 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes. Chapman made 63 off 50 balls. Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the highest number of 2 wickets each for the Men in Blue. Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar took one wicket each.

India got off to a great start by batting for a challenging target of 165 runs. They lost 1 wicket in 6 overs of powerplay and picked up 56 runs. Kiwi bowlers tried hard but in the end, India reached the port of victory by losing 5 wickets in 19.4 overs thanks to great innings by Suryakumar Yadav and captain Rohit Sharma.

Yadav played a stormy inning of 62 off 40 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes, Rohit scored 48 off 36 balls. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took two wickets, and Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, and Tim Southee took one wicket each.

New Zealand – 164/6 (20.0)
India – 166/5 (19.4)
Result – India won by 5 wickets
Player of the match – Suryakumar Yadav

India has started the series with a good note, it’ll be interesting to see whether the Kiwis can bounce back or not. For more updates on the series, stay with Baji!

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