New Zealand vs India 1st T20I Highlights: KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer Fifties Help India Beat New Zealand By 6 Wickets

Updated:24 January 2020 16:00 IST

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.

New Zealand vs India 1st T20I Highlights: KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer Fifties Help India Beat New Zealand By 6 Wickets
NZ vs IND T20I Highlights: Shreyas Iyer hit his second T20I half-century. © Twitter

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)

Highlights Between New Zealand vs India 1st T20I, straight from Eden Park, Auckland

  • 15:52 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    That's it from us!

    Thank you for joining us for the live coverage of the first T20 International between New Zealand and India. We will be back on Sunday with the second match between the two sides. With the win today, India lead the five-match series 1-0. 
  • 15:45 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Shreyas Iyer finishes the match with a six!

    Shreyas Iyer finishes the game with a six over square-leg to help India go 1-0 up in the five-match series against New Zealand.
  • 15:43 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    It is raining boundaries in Auckland as Iyer finds the fence once again. With that shot, he completes his second half-century in T20Is.
  • 15:42 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Shreyas Iyer hits Tim Southee straight over his head for a six as he looks to finish the game in a hurry.
  • 15:41 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    11 came off the 18th over!

    Hamish Bennett gave away 11 runs in the 18th over and India are now well on course in the chase.
  • 15:37 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Back-to-back boundaries!

    Back-to-back boundaries for Shreyas Iyer as he finds the gap on the leg side with precision.
  • 15:37 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Hamish Bennett bowled that one on the pads of Shreyas Iyer who flicked it past the square-leg fielder to collect a boundary.
  • 15:36 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    India need 29 off the last three!

    India require 29 runs off the last 18 deliveries as Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer are looking comfortable out in the middle.
  • 15:33 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Iyer Pulls Southee for a six!

    Shreyas Iyer pulled that short delivery from Tim Southee over the fine-leg fence for a six. 
  • 15:30 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Ish Sodhi dropped it short and Manish Pandey pulls it away towards the leg-side for a maximum.
  • 15:30 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Shreyas Iyer finds the gap on the off-side as he gets the much-needed boundary. 
  • 15:29 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Appeal for stumping against Shreyas Iyer!

    Ish Sodhi has beaten the outside edge of Shreyas Iyer's bat and Tim Seifert whipped the bails off in a flash but the replays confirm that his foot was inside. Iyer survives.
  • 15:26 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    150 up for India!

    150 up for India in the 15th over as Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey are out in the middle with India needing 53 runs to win off the last five overs.
  • 15:24 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Shreyas Iyer survives!

    Shreyas Iyer survives as the replays confirm that he was well inside his crease when Colin Munro hit the stumps at the non-striker's end.
  • 15:22 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    India need 60 off the last six!

    India need 60 runs for the wins off 36 balls with six wickets in hand.
  • 15:20 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    OUT!

    Shivam Dube departs for 13 as India lose their fourth wicket. Dube tried to clear the ropes but managed to find Tim Southee in the deep.
  • 15:17 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Shivam Dube clears the fence as he hits the ball over Ross Taylor in the deep to pick up his first six off the match.
  • 15:16 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Shivam Dube hits Mitchell Santner straight down the ground for his first boundary.
  • 15:11 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Shreyas Iyer clears his front leg and hits the ball over covers for a boundary.
  • 15:08 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Huge wicket for New Zealand!

    Martin Guptill takes a stunning catch in the deep as Virat Kohli departs for 45 and New Zealand are back in the contest with two quick wickets.
  • 15:04 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Shreyas Iyer is in next!

    Shreyas Iyer walks out to bat at number four as he replaces KL Rahul in the middle.
  • 15:03 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Wicket!

    Ish Sodhi gets his man, KL Rahul was looking to hit the ball over the leg side but he missed time it and Tim Southee completed the catch in the deep.
  • 14:57 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    KL Rahul smashes Blair Tickner straight over long-on for a six as he brings up his 10th T20I fifty. India's total also goes past 100 in the ninth over.
  • 14:56 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    No-Ball!

    Free hit for KL Rahul as Blair Tickner overstepped.
  • 14:54 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Virat Kohli survives!

    Virat Kohli skied one off Tickner and Ish Sodhi made a mess of it at the third-man fence. Lukcy escape for the Indian skipper.
  • 14:51 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Mitchell Santner bowled that one just short of a length and KL Rahul pulls it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum.
  • 14:50 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    KL Rahul hits Santner for a four!

    KL Rahul lofts Mitchell Santner straight over his head to pick up another boundary.
  • 14:47 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Kohli Pulls Sodhi for four!

    Ish Sodhi missed his length by a fraction and Virat Kohli pulled it away to collect another boundary. India are 77 for one after seven overs.
  • 14:43 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Ish Sodhi is in the attack!

    Ish Sodhi has been introduced in the attack in the seventh over.
  • 14:43 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    End of powerplay!

    India are 65 for one after the first six overs. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are looking in good touch but New Zealand will be ruing the missed chance in the sixth over where they could've broken the partnership between these two.
  • 14:41 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Virat Kohli dismisses it from his presence as he finds the gap with ease on the leg-side to collect a boundary.
  • 14:41 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Huge mix-up in the middle!

    New Zealand could have had Virat Kohli first and then they had the chance to send back KL Rahul but the fielders spilled the chance as two fielders tried to hit the stumps but missed on both occasions. Lucky escape for India.
  • 14:38 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    KL Rahul ends the over with a boundary and India are well on course in the chase. 
  • 14:37 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    KL Rahul flicked that one off his pads to collect his first maximum. 
  • 14:31 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Blair Tickner goes past the edge of Virat Kohli's bat!

    Blair Tickner bowled a quick outswinger as he had Virat Kohli in trouble there with pace and movement. 
  • 14:29 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Virat Kohli goes big and lofts Tickner over long-off for a huge maximum.
  • 14:25 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Virat Kohli lofts Hamish Bennett over mid-on to collect his first boundary.
  • 14:23 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    Four!

    Short from Santner and KL Rahul pulls it away in front of square to collect his second boundary.
  • 14:22 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    OUT!

    Mitchell Santner comes back strongly after being hit for a six as he removes the dangerous Rohit Sharma for seven. 
  • 14:21 (IST)Jan 24, 2020

    SIX!

    Rohit Sharma goes aerial and clears the fence to pick up his first six.
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