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Match Day

714dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

Rohit, Dhawan break both records and New Zealand

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

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A rare send-off in Indian cricket

Ashish Nehra had a stop-start international career, but ended up getting the grand farewell that eluded some of his more illustrious contemporaries

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'My body will be at peace'

Full transcript of Ashish Nehra's post-match interview with host broadcaster Star Sports following his final international appearance

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The biggest stand in T20Is for India

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


A win finally


This is the first time India have beaten NZ in T20Is. In the previous five encounters, NZ were the winners.

Biggest stand


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.

After a while


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.