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Auckland T20I: India's stormy innings led to an easy victory, 204 targets also shortened


  • India chased down 204 to beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the 1st T20I on Friday
  • Iyer (58*), Rahul (56) and Kohli (45) were the architects of India's win in Auckland
  • This was India's 3rd highest successful run-chase in T20Is
India vs New Zealand, Auckland T20I, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, report, series opener, KL Rahul, Colin Munro, Jasprit Bumrah, Ross Taylor

Auckland T20I: The Indian cricket team got a taste of victory in the first match of the five-match series on New Zealand soil. The tour of New Zealand is a challenge for Team India, but this team India has proved that they can win in any country in the world. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul had great support in the victory of the Indian team, but the match was brilliantly finished by Team India middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer played this half-century in the first turn against New Zealand. He was also named Player of the Match for his innings.

In this match, the Indian team had a target of 204 runs to win, which the Indian team achieved with six wickets. Team India did not have a great start and Rohit was dismissed for just seven runs. After this, KL Rahul played 56 and Virat Kohli played the innings of 45 runs and gave the victory base to Shreyas Iyer. This was the first T20 match of Shreyas' career in New Zealand and his very first match, he played an unbeaten half-century to win.

India did this amazing for the fourth time

The Indian cricket team has chased the target of 200 more than four times in T20 International matches. Australia is at number two, who has done this feat twice. After this, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, England, and Qatar have done this feat once. Chased the target of 204 runs against New Zealand and won with one over remaining. It is the fourth largest successful chase in India.

Auckland T20I: Earlier in 2019, India won against West Indies in Hyderabad by chasing a target of 208 runs. In 2009, India successfully chased a target of 207 runs against Sri Lanka in Mohali, and also, in 2013 India won by chasing a target of 202 runs against Australia in Rajkot.

Scorecard: New Zealand