New Zealand vs India 1st T20 JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi: New Zealand won the first IND vs NZ T20 match. A brilliant game by New Zealand with bat and bowl. On the other hand, India will be very disappointed with the way they have been played today, especially since the batting was very poor.
New Zealand vs India 1st T20 2023 Score Card:
India has won the toss and elected to field first. Down-to-bat New Zealand openers Finn Allen and Conway gave a good start on the powerplay. They scored 43 runs in just 26 balls, almost 10 runs per over.
But Finn Allen got out in the 5th over scoring 35 runs in 23 balls. Washington Sundar gave the first breakthrough for India by taking Finn Allen’s wicket.
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In the same over Sunder strikes again by taking the wicket of Chapman who just played 4 balls. In the 13th over Kuldeep Yadav took the wicket of dangerous Glenn Phillips, he scored 17 runs off 22 deliveries.
Conway and Daryl Mitchel played great knocks, where Conway made 52 in 35 balls and Mitchell made 59 runs off 30 balls. Rest the players couldn’t make any score.
Washington Sundar got the best bowling figure for India; he took 2 wickets considering only 22 runs in his 4-over bowling. Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shivam Mavi took 1 wicket each.
Although Kuldeep also did a great job with his bowling, he considered only 20 runs in his 4 overs. India was in a good position till the 19th over. But Arshdeep Singh gave 27 runs in the last over, which allow New Zealand to put in a very good total of 176 runs in 20 overs.
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But Indian batters disappointed their fans again. India lost 3 quick wickets in 4 overs. After that Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya made 68 runs partnership in this crucial stage, Suryakumar was looking good but unfortunately, he got out trying to chip in the on-side. He made 47 runs in 34 balls.
In the end, Washington Sundar tried very hard to win the match for India, but he couldn’t make it. He played a great inning of 50 runs in just 28 balls. But in the end, New Zealand won the match by 21 runs.
Mitchell Santner bowled superbly in this inning for New Zealand. He took 2 wickets only giving 11 runs in his 4 overs. Michael Bracewell and Lockie Ferguson also took 2 wickets each for New Zealand.
Hope they will do better in the next two matches. 2nd New Zealand vs India T20 match will be played on 29th Jan at 7 PM live on Hotstar and Jio TV.