Best performances - Batsmen
Player Of The Match
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Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Ashish Nehra had a stop-start international career, but ended up getting the grand farewell that eluded some of his more illustrious contemporaries
The New Zealand captain emphasised that conditions could not be used as an excuse for the side's fielding lapses
Full transcript of Ashish Nehra's post-match interview with host broadcaster Star Sports following his final international appearance
The partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan was also the longest in terms of balls for any opening pair in the first innings of a T20I
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hit 80 apiece, putting on the highest opening partnership for India in T20Is, to carry the hosts to 202, a score they defended by 53 runs to register their first T20I win against New Zealand
This is the first time India have beaten NZ in T20Is. In the previous five encounters, NZ were the winners.
Previous highest stand for India in T20Is for any wicket, between Rohit and Kohli v SA in Dharamsala . Dhawan & Rohit have raced ahead of that in this match.
No. of consecutive inns without a 50+ opening stand between Dhawan and Rohit in T20Is, before this. The last was against SL in Ranchi last year. They have added over 50 runs today.