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24-Jan-2020 10:29:00 GMT
NZ v Ind - 1st T20I, Auckland

Iyer and Rahul star as India hunt down 204

Auckland: India defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first Twenty20 Internationa at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday.

New Zealand, batting first, scored 203 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Indian team scored 204 for 4 wickets in 19 overs.

Team India achieved the biggest goal against New Zealand. Earlier last year, the target of 159 runs was achieved on the same ground.

Team India achieved the target of 200+ runs for the sixth time in total.
 
Shreyas Iyer scored the highest unbeaten 58 runs for India.

Lokesh Rahul scored 56 and Virat Kohli scored 45 runs. Both shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket.

Opener Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 7 runs. Shivam Dubey scored 13 runs. Ish Sodhi took the most 2 wickets for New Zealand.

Brief scores:
India 24 for 4 (Iyer 58*, Rahul 56, Kohli 45) beat New Zealand 203 for 5 (Munro 59, Taylor 54*, Williamson 51) by six wickets

Earlier, for New Zealand, Colin Munro scored 59, Ross Taylor unbeaten 54 and Kane Williamson scored 51 runs.

Taylor scored a half-century in T20 after 6 years. He made his last half-century against South Africa in 2014. Then innings of 62 runs.

Taylor shared a 61-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Williamson. Williamson hit four fours and four sixes in a 26-ball innings. At the same time, Taylor hit three fours and three sixes in a 27-ball innings. Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey and Shardul Thakur took one wicket each for India.

Munro scored his 10th fiftieth career. He hit six fours and two sixes in a 42-ball innings. Chahal caught Munro off Shardul. Colin de Grandholm exited without opening account. Jadeja got caught by Shivam Dubey. Tim Shiffert (1) was caught by Bumrah at the hands of Shreyas Iyer.

Guptill hit four fours and a six in his innings. He shared an 80-run partnership with Munro in 7.5 overs. Rohit Sharma was caught by Shivam Dubey. Munro scored 18 off six balls from Shardul Thakur in the fourth over.


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