India thrash New Zealand in 1st T20I as Ashish Nehra calls time on his career

FirstCricket Staff, Nov,02 2017
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    India gave Ashish Nehra a perfect send-off as Virat Kohli and Co thrashed the Kiwis in the first T20I at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium. AP

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    Kane Williamson put the hosts to bat first after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma started cautiously with opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and some sloppy Kiwi fielding allowed the duo to settle comfortably. AP

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    Dhawan and Sharma scored 80 each and put up 158 runs for the opening partnership. AP

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    Virat Kohli scored a quickfire 26 off 11 balls to ensure India went past the 200-run mark and set New Zealand a daunting total.  AFP

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    The Kiwis were off to a bad start as they lost openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro within the first three overs. Kane Williamson tried to curb the damage but Hardik Pandya got the wicket of the Kiwi captain in the 9th over. AFP

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    Tom Latham waged a one-man war against the Indian bowler but without adequate support from his teammates, the Kiwi wicketkeeper was always fighting a losing battle. AP

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    With victory assured, Virat Kohli asked Ashish Nehra to bowl the final over of the match. A fan managed to get on the field and take the blessing of the retiring Ashish Nehra. AFP

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    Indian cricket team players carried Nehraji as he took a lap of honour around his home ground as one of India's longest-serving players bade farewell to cricket.  AFP





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114