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Highlights, India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I at Delhi, cricket result: Hosts win by 53 runs, lead series 1-0

Date: Saturday,25 November 2017 09:43 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

New Zealand in India 3 T20 International Series 2017 1st T20I Match Result India beat New Zealand by 53 runs

202/3
Overs
20.0
R/R
10.1
Fours
16
Sixes
10
Extras
9
149/8
Overs
20.0
R/R
7.45
Fours
13
Sixes
4
Extras
9
  • That's it from us. India produced a clinical performance to take 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.

    New Zealand have a few things to ponder about, fielding being the most worrying aspect, and they have three days to regroup.

    The Rajkot T20I is on 4th November.

    Do join for us that game.

    Till then, its good bye. Good night!

  • Our correspondent, Debdutta Bhattacharjee, reviews India's comprehensive win over New Zealand in the first T20I in Delhi

  • Love from Viru Paa! The journey between these two even before any of the two became a regular in the national side.

  • India captain, Virat Kohli: Very clinical performance from the whole team. I thought the wicket was a bit damp but the openers were outstanding. And with the ball as well, we were brilliant. The bowlers bowled where they should and the fielders backed it up. That catch by Hardik Pandya is one of the best I have seen. Shikhar's one day game is so good and he always wanted to convert that into T20 as well. I think his adaptability was spot on today and he unleashed all the shots he had. As a captain, you always need an extra bowling option. Now when he is retired I am the captain of the side. To keep coming back after the surgeries has been really tough for him. He deserved this kind of a farewell. He has a beautiful family and it is time for him to take care of them.

  • Shikhar Dhawan  is named the Man of the Match for his 80 off 52 balls: Yeah, I was very happy. It was needed. I knew that I haven't performed for India at T20 level. Rohit started bit slow so took the role of aggresor's role. Not really. I feel I can play anywhere in the ground have all the shots. All three formats are important. I love all three formats and I love the game. I make sure my fitness is good so I can compete with 25-year old boys."

  • Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: It was a disappointing performance tonight. I don't think so we can use it (dew) as an excuse. India played fantastically in all facets. We will be back in Rajkot. Spinners bowled very well. Congratulations to Ashish Nehra, played against him, a true gentlemen, congratulations on the career.

  • Ashish Nehra: I will miss all this. Earlier on, I also have said, but my body will be relaxed now. I must be one bowler who has bowled the most number of times. I said earlier that I can go a couple of more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away in front of home crowd. It's a big change, The game has changed a lot since I started playing. I played my first game here in 1997. The rules have changed and so many runs are being scored. I have seen the last 18-20 years. This team is here to stay. Indian cricket is in good hands for next 7-8 years. I have no regrets. I am always happy, retired or not.

  • I leave you with this wonderful and emotional scene...

  • Nehra takes a lap of honour at his home ground. A tremendous reception by the crowd to incessant beats of the drum

  • An Indian fast bowler bids adieu after 18 years and people saw their love towards him at Kotla which is why Nehra is bigger than what his numbers suggest. He did not use social media but he was extremely popular on social media. Thank you Nehraji!

  • Nehra bids adieu. Very emotional scenes. India comprehensively beat the Kiwis and gives a fantastic parting gift to a great servant of Indian cricket

  • Rohit-Dhawan provided a blistering start,

    Clueless Kiwis were absolutely ripped apart, 

    Poor performance has run the alarm bell,

    The ageless wonder was given a grand farewell!

  • The Indian players are going on a victory lap and Ashish Nehra is leading it. 

  • India win the Delhi T20I by 53 runs. An evidently emotional Ashish Nehra is being hugged by his teammates. The crowd is giving a send-off to the local boy. Nehra is a bit emotional and why not? His 18-year career has come to an end. 

  • After 20 overs,New Zealand 149/8 ( Mitchell Santner 27 , Ish Sodhi 11)

    Ball one: Sodhi looks to slog across the line and misses. 

    Ball two: Nehra bounces Sodhi, who is late on the pull. 

    Ball three: Sodhi is up for the challenge. Chips one over mid off. 

    Ball four: Wide! Nehra bowls it slow and outside off, the umpire spreads his arms. 

    Ball four: Sodhi tries to pull but the ball hits him on the body and goes towards the right of Dhoni. They take a leg bye. 

    Ball five: A single to long on. 

    Final ball of Ashish Nehra's career: A low full toss outside off.

  • FOUR! Sodhi lofts Nehra over the mid off fielder. 

  • Nehra bowls the last over of the match and last over of his cricket career. What a fairy tale conclusion to an illustrious career. The Kotla is reverberating with ‘Nehraji Nehraji’. The drummers are creating an incredible noise. What an atmosphere.

  • Ashish Nehra to bowl his final international over. 

  • After 19 overs,New Zealand 142/8 ( Mitchell Santner 26 , Ish Sodhi 7)

    Santner spoils Bumrah's figures. Collects 16 off his final over. 

  • A lot of people are leaving the ground already. This is now a foregone conclusion

  • SIX! And another. Bumrah tries to bowl a yorker but it ends up being  a full toss. Santner is happy to recieve it and tonk it over long on. 

  • FOUR! Lovely shot! Santner clears his front leg and whips it between midwicket and long on. 

  • After 18 overs,New Zealand 126/8 ( Mitchell Santner 13 , Ish Sodhi 4)

    The wait for Nehra continues. Bhuvi will bowl this over. Oh hold on, what are we seeing? A few attempts to play the big shots. Scores a four and six off consecutive balls before taking a single off the final delivery. 

  • SIX! Bowled on the pads and Santner flicks it effortlessly over square leg. 

  • The tricolour is fluttering high. India almost there. The Kotla goes 'Bhumroh Bhumroh, ' in reference to the popular song from Mission Kashmir

  • FOUR! Bhuvi bowls too short for his liking and Santner pulls it over square leg. 

  • After 17 overs,New Zealand 115/8 ( Mitchell Santner 2 , Ish Sodhi 4)

    A 10-run over. But the required run rate is 30. 88 off 18 is the equation. The fans must be wanting to see Nehra bowl his final over. 

  • FOUR! Streaky! Sodhi tried to defend one but edged it past the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. 

  • OUT! New Zealand lose another. Southee was attempting to play the same shot and edged it to Dhoni. He walks back for 8. 

  • FOUR! Southee goes back and pulls it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

  • NZ are virtually dead and buried. Latham the inform batsman made 39 before being fooled by a Chahal googly and getting stumped. The 100 of NZ innings has taken 15.4 overs and 7 wickets. They are completely wiped out. The only interest in the match is another over for Nehra in his retirement match

  • After 16 overs,New Zealand 106/7 ( Mitchell Santner 1 , Tim Southee 4)

    Apart from the four and the wicket, a funny incident made this over fun. The fourth ball hit Southee on his pad and rolled away towards fine leg. Nehra, being the fielder that he is, tried to stop the ball with his foot. But instead the ball lobs in the air and Nehra catches it to throw it back to the keeper. Southee edges the final ball over the first slip and the ball rolls away to the third man fence. 

  • The advertisement that is a rage these days is on the big screen. 'Bhabiji ghar par hai.. ' goes the Kotla.

    In an obvious reference to the popular TV serial by that name and 'Virushka' talks.

  • OUT! Final nail in the coffin! Latham dances down the track for a big shot but the ball spins away from Latham and Dhoni stumps him quite comfortably. 

  • When Axar Patel performs well consistently in LOIs, it forces us to ask a question that is he better than Ravindra Jadeja? Is Jadeja done for the LOIs then?

  • The sixth Kiwi wicket down. The Kotla is going bonkers.

  • FOUR! Latham tries to slog but it takes the outside edge and runs away to the third man fence. 

  • After 15 overs,New Zealand 95/6 ( Tom Latham (W) 35 , Mitchell Santner 0)

    The equation is 113 off 36. Unless, something dramatic happens, the question now is when and not if India will win this match. They did get a boundary but other than that New Zealand scored only one run. 

  • OUT! Nicholls is gone. He is not even waiting for the replays because that is how good Kohli's throw was from mid off. Accurate and right on the mark. Nicholls run out for 6. 

  • FOUR! Nicholls pulls it towards square leg. Shreyas Iyer runs towards the ball but it spins the wrong way and he misses it completely. Gestures the same to Kohli now. Both the captain and Bumrah afford a smile.

  • When Axar Patel performs well consistently in LOIs, it forces us to ask a question that is he better than Ravindra Jadeja? Is Jadeja done for the LOIs then?

  • Point...

  • Latham is composed, again topping the NZ run-scoring charts

    Brain-fade is on display with rest of the team falling to Axar Patel darts!

  • After 14 overs,New Zealand 90/5 ( Tom Latham (W) 34 , Henry Nicholls 2)

    Anohter six-run over. If the batsmen set up the game for India, the bowlers won it for them. A collective performance from the bowling department. The only thing which will make this match interesting for the Kotla crowd is if Nehra picks up a wicket in his final match. 

  • This has been a really powerful performance from India. After the power batting the bowling and fielding has stood up well. The Kiwi batsmen needed to come good from the start. But the constant fall of wickets has pushed them back so far that only a miracle can save them

  • Axar Patel has got the reward for his economical bowling finally. He got another one as i write this. It's a dream spell from him. He took two wickets and conceded only 20 runs from his four overs. It is palpable that India will now win their first T20I against New Zealand finally.  

  • After 13 overs,New Zealand 84/5 ( Tom Latham (W) 30 , )

    Axar to finish his quota. I am struggling to understand what was holding New Zealand back. But this over has put them in more trouble, in which Axar bagged two wickets and conceded four runs. Would be very difficult for New Zealand to bounce back now.  Axar's figures: 4-0-20-2.

  • Another wicket. Dhawan takes the catch and shows his characteristic wrestling move. The crowd enacts it too. 'Gaabbbarr Gaabbarrr, ' the chant goes.
     

  • OUT! Golden duck for Colin de Grandhomme! He holes out to Dhawan in the deep. Axar collects his second. 

  • Mistaking it as Test match, the Kiwis have dug in deep,

    Just the 11 Indian fielders are awake while rest of the world has gone to sleep!

India vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: India win the Delhi T20I by 53 runs. An evident Ashish Nehra is being hugged by his teammates. The crowd is giving a send-off to the local boy. Nehra is a bit emotional and why not? His 18-year career hsa come to an end.

Preview: After a brilliant performance in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), India will aim for a maiden win against the New Zealand when they take on the visitors in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) match in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The three-match T20I series will also witness some promising players taking the field and veteran pacer Ashish Nehra signing off with the first match at his home ground.

Seeing the recent performances, many cricket pundits may have put their money on the Indian team, but World No 1 New Zealand could also turn the tables with their cent percent record against the hosts.

India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Agencies

India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Agencies

The two teams faced off twice in New Zealand, twice in India and once in South Africa and New Zealand won all the five matches.

There are several match winning players in the New Zealand squad. Apart from skipper Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls have the ability to change the game at any time.

Experienced batsman Ross Taylor was also recalled to the New Zealand set-up in place of injured leg-spinner Todd Astle, which will give a boost to their batting department.

The bowlers have also shown their class in the ODI series. Experienced pacer Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme will be the key in the shortest format.

Spinners Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne could add much more to their bowling line-up on the slow Ferozshah Kotla pitch here if they bowl on the right areas.

India, on the other hand, have ticked many boxes in the ODI series. But they would like to improve the performance in both the departments.

Youngsters like Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and pacer Mohammed Siraj would want to make their their mark and other batsmen like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik would like to continue their momentum in order to register their maiden T20I win.

In the bowling department, Ashish Nehra will play a crucial role in the first match if Virat Kohli include him in the squad.

Nehra would be supported by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who played brilliantly in the recently concluded series.

Spinners -- Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal -- will also play an important role in the spin friendly wicket.

So, with the records favouring the visitors, it will be interesting to see if India could to change their fortunes this time around or not.

Squads
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only for first T20I).

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (wk).

With inputs from IANS




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119

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