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India vs New Zealand T20I Series – 1st T20

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November 17, 2021 0 Comments

India vs New Zealand T20I (1st) will be played on 17th November 2021 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India.

Pre-match Updates

The Head to Head record of India against New Zealand is almost at parity. The two teams have faced each other 18 times in T20I and NZ won 9 times whereas India won 8 times.

India vs New Zealand

However, India lost to NZ in the league match of T20 WC recently and the count of T20Is in WC is 3-0. Moreover, when we look at the ICC world cups (T20s and ODIs), there also NZ has an upper hand, out of 11 encounters, NZ vs IND ratio is 8:3 i.e. New Zealand has won 8 times and India could win 3 matches.

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India vs New Zealand T20I – Match Details

Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss today and has elected to bowl first.

Below are the India and New Zealand Playing XIs that were declared.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (w), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

While batting first NZ played well and they scored 164 runs by losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. 

Martin Guptil who was in prime form during T20 WC once again proved his class by scoring 70 off 42 deliveries. Mark Chapman too contributed with bat and scored 63 off 50 deliveries. 

From India’s bowling side both Ashwin and Buvneshwar took 2 wickets each. 

While chasing 164 runs, India started well but lost Rahul early in the 5th over. India made good use of the power play and scored 56 by losing just 1 wicket. 

Thereafter, captain Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav played brilliantly and took the score to 109 when Rohit got out at 48 off 36 deliveries. 

Thereafter, Surya anchored the win and took the score to 149 when he got out at 62 off 42 deliveries. 

Finally, India managed to win the match in 19.4 overs beating NZ by 5 wickets. 

Surya Kumar Yadav was named Man of the Match for scoring 62 off 42 deliveries by hitting 6 fours and 3 sixers. He took the catch of Tim Seifert as well. 

India now leads the 3 matches T20I series by 1-0. The next T20I match will be played in Ranchi on Friday, 19th Nov 2021. 

New Zealand Innings

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Martin Guptill
c Iyer b D Chahar
Daryl Mitchell
b Bhuvneshwar
b Ashwin
Glenn Phillips
lbw b Ashwin
Seifert (wk)
c Suryakumar Yadav b Bhuvneshwar
Rachin Ravindra
b Siraj
Not out
Southee (c)
Not out
Total: 164-6 in 20 Overs
D Chahar40421

India Innings

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
KL Rahul
c Chapman b Santner
Rohit Sharma (c)
c Rachin Ravindra b Boult
Suryakumar Yadav
b Boult
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Not out
Shreyas Iyer
c Boult b Southee
Venkatesh Iyer
c Rachin Ravindra b Daryl Mitchell
Axar Patel
Not out
Total: 166-5 in 19.4 Overs
Tim Southee (c)40401
Trent Boult40312
Lockie Ferguson40240
Mitchell Santner40191
Todd Astle30340
Daryl Mitchell0.40111

India vs New Zealand Match Highlights (video)

Match Highlights 

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