New Zealand vs India 1st T20I Highlights: KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer Fifties Help India Beat New Zealand By 6 Wickets
NZ vs IND 1st T20I, Highlights: Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 58 as India chased down the 204-run target with an over to spare.
Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 58 as India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the first Twenty20 International of the five-match series on Friday. Chasing 204 for the win, opening batsman KL Rahul and India captain Virat Kohli put on 99 runs for the second wicket to help the visitors stay ahead of the asking rate. Virat Kohli missed his 25th half-century by just five runs while Manish Pandey also remained not out on 14. Earlier, New Zealand had posted a challenging total of 203 for five from their allotted 20 overs. Colin Munro was the top-scorer for the hosts with a knock of 59 off 42 deliveries while Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor also struck fifties. For India, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of one for 31 in his four overs. The second T20I will be played on Sunday. (SCORECARD)