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Ind vs NZ 1st T20: India register first ever T-20 win against Kiwis by 53 runs

India Shall Be Taking On New Zealand In The First Of The Three-match T20 Series At The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The Match Shall Mark The Farewell Of One Of India's Best-left Arm Seamers Ashish Nehra.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 01 Nov 2017, 10:44:06 PM

New Delhi:

India is taking on New Zealand in the first of the three-match T20 series at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi. The match shall mark the farewell of one of India's best-left arm seamers Ashish Nehra. The match began at 7 pm.

Nehra shall be bidding farewell to international cricket in front of his home fans in Delhi. India is yet to open their account against New Zealand in T20 cricket. The Kiwis have always had the better of the Indians on all five occasions they have met.

Cricket Score: Ind vs NZ 1st T20

IND VS NZ 1st T20: Here are the live match updates -

# India wins by 53 runs, Nehra bowls his last delivery in international cricket

# New Zealand putting up last fight, need 61 from 6 balls

# Southee departed for 8 , NZ lose 8th wicket 

# Latham dismissed for 39 , NZ lose 7th wicket 

# Collin de Grandhomme goes for duck, Need 118 off 41

# New Zealand looses Tom Bruce at 83

# At the end of 11 overs New Zealand puts up a stable 77 for the losst of 3 

# Bhubeneswar dismisses Munro at a clean yorker, Kiwis 18/2

# New Zealand looses Martin Guptil at 4, incredible catch by Pandiya at a spin of Chahal

# New Zealand 5 for no loss at the end of over 1

# India's Ashish Nehra starts the bowling spell 

# India set a target of 203 for Kiwis 

# Rohit Sharma gets a thick edge of Bolt's wide delivery,gets a boundary 

# Kohli takes on Grand Homme, scores a boundary of a short delivery 

# Indian skipper comes out in the middle 

# Sodhi sends Pandya back to the pavilion for duck, India are 158/2

#Sodhi deceives Shikhar with his flight to get him stumped, India at 158/1

#India is 94 for no loss after 11 overs

#Munro digs it in short, Sharma pulls him for another four in the midwicket region

#Dhawan hits Munro straight down the ground for a big six

#Indians are looking to take on Munro

#Munro comes into the attack

#India would look for a move in the last 10 overs

#India is 80 for no loss at the end of 10 overs

#Rohit and Dhawan have set a good platform for India to build on 

#Dhawan is approaching a fifty

#The spinners have slowed down the run rate

#Rohit Sharma is struggling to read Sodhi's spin

#Sodhi getting some purchase of the Kotla surface

#NZ make another change, Ish Sodhi to roll his arm with his leg spinners

#India is 53 for no loss after 7 overs

#Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have brought up India's 50

#He is a master of deception and is good at changing pace 

#Grandhomme has caused a few troubles to the Indian batsman

#Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack

#Change of tactics by Williamson, the Kiwis have brought in Mitchel Santner 

#India are 38 for no loss after 5 overs

#India is moving along nicely

#Shikhar Dhawan picks up another boundary

#Southee has also errored in line and length

#India are 30 for no loss after 4 overs

#Another good over for India, 9 comes of it

#Boult is drifting leg side and has been on the short side

#Dhawan clips one off his legs for four, India has started off well at the Kotla

#India are 21 for no loss after 3 overs

#Rohit Sharma gets a move on, hits Southee for a massive six

#Dhawan had got India off to a flier, the left-hander has struck two cracking boundaries of Boult

#NZ have opened the bowling with Boult and Southee

#Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan come out to bat

#India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

#New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Bruce, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

# Shreyas Iyer shall be making his T20I debut 

#Kohli: "We would have bowled first as well, there is already a lot of dew on the field. The team that bowls better should win the game. Ashish Nehra is playing. He has been a great servant for Indian cricket. He's one of the smartest guys I have played with. It's sad to see him go. Shreyas Iyer makes his debut at No. 4"

# Williamson: "We are going to bowl, there is quite a bit of dew around. We are playing two frontline seamers and two spinners. It was a really good ODI series."

#New Zealand win the toss, opt to field 

#The toss is underway

# Pitch Report: "Flat and a very very small boundary. It has got the trappings of a good T20 game. A typical Kotla wicket - low bounce and comes on to the bat. There is a sprinkling of grass to hold the surface together. It is slightly cold and damp. The wicket makes a dent if we push our finger hard. There will be some turn for the spinners. A bit of nip for the pacers. It won't be all about batting," reckon Murali Karthik and Simon Doull.

#NZ has a couple of fresh faces in their squad who could make their international debut

#Shreyas Iyer may be handed his T20 international debut

#Ashish Nehra is set to feature in the playing eleven at the expense of one of the seamers



#India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj.

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

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First Published : 01 Nov 2017, 05:47:14 PM

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