1st T20I India vs New Zealand: It was bowled at 151 kmph and was too fast for Shikhar Dhawan as he could not get his bat down on time as the ball crashed onto his stumps. Dhawan’s cameo of 18-ball 29 came to an end in the sixth over. It was a searing pacy delivery at 151 kmph, full and honing onto Dhawan’s pads, beaten for sheer pace was the left-hander, the ball clipped the front-pad and then rattled into the middle-stump. Unplayable stuff from the quickie, he’s chuffed to bits and India have lost both openers. Once he was out, the Men in Blue were in trouble chasing a mammoth 220.
Here is the wicket:
Chasing 220, India captain Rohit Sharma was the first to get dismissed as he fell for one run off five balls.
Earlier in the day, India won the toss and opted to field first. All the three wicketkeepers were picked and the Pandya brothers. Tim Seifert hit a 43-ball 84 and was the highest run-scorer for the Kiwis. Pandya emerged as the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped a couple of wickets. The Kiwis managed to score a mammoth 219/6 in their stipulated 20 overs.
New Zealand Playing XI: Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed