1st T20I: Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul Help India Chase Down New Zealand's Huge Total
Half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul helped India chase down a massive 204-run target and beat New Zealand by six wickets in the first T20I in Auckland.
New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Martin Guptill got their side off to a solid start as they added 68 runs in first six over. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Kane Williamson (51 off 26 balls) and Ross Taylor (54 off 27 balls) provided New Zealand with the much-needed acceleration towards the end, helping them post 203/5.
Jasprit Bumrah was India's most economical bowler as he returned with figures of 1/31.
KL Rahul (56 off 27 balls) and Virat Kohli (45 off 32 balls) added 99 runs for the second wicket, helping India keep the asking run rate under check.
Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey got India across the finish line in the 19th over with their unbeaten 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket.