New Zealand Vs India LIVE SCORE (t20)

New Zealand Vs India At Eden Park, Auckland, 24 January, 2020

24 January, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

203/5 (20.0 ov)

1st T20I

204/4 (19.0 ov)

India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

New Zealand India
203/5 (20.0 ov) - R/R 10.15 204/4 (19.0 ov) - R/R 10.73

Match Ended

India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

This Over
6
4
1
1
0
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shreyas Iyer not out 58 29 5 3
Manish Pandey not out 14 12 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 4 0 48 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 142/4 (13.2)

62 (62) R/R: 10.94

Manish Pandey 14(12)
Shreyas Iyer 48(22)

Shivam Dube 13(9) S.R (144.44)

c Tim Southee b Ish Sodhi
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st T20I at Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Iyer fifty guides India to six-wicket win

India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st T20I at Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Iyer fifty guides India to six-wicket win

16:07 (IST)

Just the start that the Indians wanted to their tour of New Zealand, collecting a six-wicket victory to grab the 1-0 lead in the T20I series — courtesy a positive spell from Jasprit Bumrah and fifties by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. The partnership between Iyer and Manish Pandey, worth 62 off just 34 deliveries at the time of India successfully chasing down the target with an over to spare, will perhaps be the key takeaway for the Men in Blue from this win given how iffy their middle order has looked in recent times. That India were able to keep their calm in a shaky position and complete the chase without the presence of a set Kohli bodes well for them.

That's it from us today. See you all in a couple of days' time, with the Men in Blue and the Black Caps facing off at the same venue on the Indian Republic Today!

16:02 (IST)

"We just landed two days ago, and playing a game like this sets it up nicely for the whole tour. We had 80 percent of India fans here. We never spoke of the jet lag in the team We're just going to back our skills. If we focus on things that are not important then you're taking attention away. We were just looking forward to going out to the park, and that's the reason why we got the results today. You cannot be harsh on anyone on this pitch, New Zealand batted really well today. Our bowlers did well to restrict them to less than 210 today," says the victorious India skipper Virat Kohli.

16:00 (IST)

Kane Williamson: A lot of positives out there. It is hard to defend here at Eden Park. India showed their class. It was a high scoring game. With the ball in hand, taking a few wickets early on would have built some pressure, chasing is their strength and they showed that today. Taking the pace off seem to be working okay. They kept putting us under pressure. We need to find ways to pick up wickets. It was nice to build some partnerships. Guys came in and played their roles pretty well which is good to see. 

15:57 (IST)

"It's really coming overseas after a home tour. Yeah we had lost two wickets in succession, and it was important to build a partnership. Knew the ground was short, and we could cover up on the run rate. Amazing experience. My first time playing at the Eden Park, and looking forward to the same support from the same crowd next game," says Shreyas Iyer, who has been adjudged the Player of the Match.

15:53 (IST)

‪This is the first T20I match in which five fifty-plus scores were registered.‬

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

15:53 (IST)
15:50 (IST)

Highest targets successfully chased down against New Zealand in T20Is:

244, Australia, Auckland, 2018
204, India, Auckland, 2020*
174, South Africa, Hamilton, 2012

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

15:50 (IST)
15:48 (IST)

Highest targets successfully chased by India in T20I:

208 v West Indies, Hyderabad, 2019
207 v Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2009
204 v New Zealand, Auckland, 2020*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

15:48 (IST)
15:48 (IST)

Shreyas Iyer. Remember the name. He has grown by leaps and bounds in the last six months and this should be a crowning moment in his short career thus far. This knock shows having a proper number four and giving him experience in the middle helps in such situations. Some finish this by the Mumbai youngster and India go 1-0 up with an over to spare. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Eden Park

15:48 (IST)
15:48 (IST)

After 19 overs,India 204/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 58 , Manish Pandey 14)

Iyer completes the job, finishing unbeaten on 58 and positions himself as a middle-order mainstay for the Men in Blue in the limited-overs formats with two sixes and a four, including the winning hit over deep midwicket off the last ball of the over that completes an emphatic six-wicket win with an over to spare for the visitors to go 1-0 up in the five T20I series.

15:45 (IST)
six

SIX! Shreyas Iyer finishes off in style, the ball almost disappearing in the night sky before landing in the stands beyond deep midwicket, as India complete a six-wicket win with an over to spare! IND 204/4

Highlights

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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Live Updates: Iyer completes the job, finishing unbeaten on 58 and positions himself as a middle-order mainstay for the Men in Blue in the limited-overs formats with two sixes and a four, including the winning hit over deep midwicket off the last ball of the over that completes an emphatic six-wicket win with an over to spare for the visitors to go 1-0 up in the five T20I series.

Preview: After an impressive comeback ODI series win over Australia, India face the challenge of a long New Zealand tour which kicks off with the T20I series in Auckland.

It's the first time India will play a five-match T20I series and it will be a different challenge. However, their first aim will be to improve their record against the Kiwis. They have won just three and lost eight of the 11 T20Is they have played. The last time they toured New Zealand, at the start of 2019, they won the ODI series 4-1 but lost the T20I series 1-2.

Kohli has spoken of having intensity right from the word go and that's what they would be looking to do, get a positive start with a win in Auckland. The Indian top-order which has been in breathtaking form will be the key and they would look to take advantage of a relatively weakened Kiwi bowling attack that is without Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry who are all out injured.

It will be a challenge for the Indian bowlers as well, adapting to the small grounds in the country. However, they will be buoyed by the performance of the pacers in home T20s where they outperformed the spinners. It will be another challenge for the likes of Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, and Shivam Dube but an opportunity as well to take one step forward in locking their places in their side. Bumrah, who looked rusty against Australia, will be looking to get into the groove as soon as possible while Mohammed Shami will look to carry forward the momentum from the Australia series.

Kohli has confirmed that KL Rahul will keep wickets and this heats up the competition between Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson for the middle-order spot.

The Kiwis, on the other hand, would be looking to bounce back after a 0-3 hammering at the hands of Australia in Tests.

India start off as slight favourites as they look to continue their winning juggernaut.

India squad: Rohit SharmaYuzvendra ChahalShivam DubeShreyas IyerManish PandeyRishabh PantKL RahulVirat Kohli(c)Ravindra JadejaKuldeep YadavShardul ThakurJasprit Bumrah Navdeep SainiWashington SundarSanju Samson

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

Updated Date: January 24, 2020 16:08:09 IST

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