Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10.45 pm India remain winless in T20 internationals against New Zealand, having lost five in five. And who would have seen this coming when New Zealand had been kept to 126 after choosing to bat? As it turned out, Kane Williamson read this pitch perfectly. He had the guts to leave out Boult, Southee and McClenaghan on this pitch and play Sodhi, Nathan McCullum and Mitchell Santner. I didn't think it was a good decision, and very few seemed to as well. Hats off to the New Zealand management. Sodhi, Santner and McCullum have beaten India at their own game and a humbling defeat it is.

Santner is the man of the match: "There was a bit of spin out there, they bowled well to keep us to 120, that was below par, but we got stuck in and I;m delighted with the win. Jadeja was really spinning it, starting was hard ..trying to get to 130 140 but in the end 126 proved to be enough."

Cric Fan: "Opened up with a six, closed out with the middle stump! That sumarises kiwis performance today. Awesome!!"

Shankar: "Williamson's captaincy is the best tribute possible to Martin Crowe! The smart captain legacy continues! "

venx: "Well played NZ! You stuck to your game plan and gave it good. Pitch conditions were same for both the teams and you executed your plans very well. "

Dhawal: "Miracles don't happen. New Zealand certainly created miracle by playing 3 spinners. Hats off to them!"

I'll have the captains quotes for you shortly.

Williamson: "Very pleased, tough surface, with the bat whatever score was going to be tough, we would have liked to have a few more. We wanted to be aggressive at the start, the format dictates that, we may reflect on that though and try and do it better ... (on selection) that's tough they are world class bowlers, but we had to look at the conditions and it came off today ... The message to the bowling attack ..we knew the best way to take wicket is to be patient and apply pressure and we did that well."

Dhoni: "I think it was a low scoring wicket, I thought we restricted them to a good total, the batting let us down, the shot selection kept putting pressure on the batsmen coming in ... They bowled well, exploited the conditions, but we lacked adaptability, we could have applied ourselves a little more. The batting let us down."

Jez: "Well the comment about 140 spinners proved correct. Count the deliveries bowled by spin bowlers."

And that brings us to the end of a quite incredible game. India knew the conditions better, they had the better spinners on paper, and they kept New Zealand to a total that both captains felt was below par. And then their batsmen sank against a fairly unheralded spin attack. New Zealand have secured a massive victory in a really tough group.

Greening: "Indian players just don't have the crucial Georgie Pie Super Smash experience to allow them to be competitive with New Zealand." And with that Feedback of the Day, I will call it a night. Thank you for all your emails today, and thank you for reading. Cheers.

18.1
W
Milne to Nehra, OUT, it's all over, Milne bowls it full and straight, the batsman backs away and pokes, exposing his stumps. Milne rattles them to complete an incredible victory for New Zealand

A Nehra b Milne 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

zafar: "George, please don't take it personal, but commentary regarding turn is getting funny. I mean you were never turned on by turn before." I am just amazed by how much it is turning.

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 79/9 (48 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.38, RRR: 24.00)

  • Jasprit Bumrah0 (2b)
  • Ashish Nehra0 (3b)
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-11-4
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-18-3

Tanvir: "Funny how India batted nicely in a pitch full of grass in Bangladesh but failing badly in a spinning track at home! Mr. Ravi Shastri is going to say to the curator "I want that green pitch" "

17.6
0
Santner to Bumrah, no run, dabbed off the back foot to point
17.5
0
Santner to Bumrah, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

There is an exodus of fans from he stadium.

17.4
W
Santner to Dhoni, OUT, Nathan McCullum has ended the game with a scorching catch at long on! Dhoni clubbed the ball against the turn, hitting it hard and flat towards the boundary, McCullum came running in, judging the carry perfectly and timing his dive to take it inches from the turf

MS Dhoni c McCullum b Santner 30 (30b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

17.3
0
Santner to Dhoni, no run, driven to long on but Dhoni doesn't take the single
17.2
0
Santner to Dhoni, no run, unbelievable turn, it is just un-hittable when the bowler gets his length right, that ripped square away from the right-hander

Hari: "Great first game! Note #1 to India: Respect conditions and opponents Note #2 to India: Better to get kicked in the rear end in beginning than during knockouts"

17.1
4
Santner to Dhoni, FOUR runs, short ball and Dhoni smashes it! On the front foot and he pulls with so much power, splitting the gap at deep midwicket. Dhoni had begun to advance and then hung back to hit it

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 75/8 (52 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.41, RRR: 17.33)

  • Ashish Nehra0 (3b)
  • MS Dhoni26 (26b)
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-18-3
  • Corey Anderson3-0-18-0
16.6
0
Sodhi to Nehra, no run, Nehra tries to hit down the ground but the ball flies off the outside edge towards point where Elliott dives to his right and fields
16.6
1w
Sodhi to Nehra, 1 wide, that's a wide, it has turned so much after pitching outside off
16.5
0
Sodhi to Nehra, no run, played back to the bowler
16.5
1w
Sodhi to Nehra, 1 wide, look at that ball turn away from the right-hander, incredible turn, like a sixth day Test match surface.
16.4
0
Sodhi to Nehra, no run, the googly to Nehra, he stays back an defends with a straight bat
16.3
W
Sodhi to Ashwin, OUT, what a lovely ball from the legspinner, Ashwin is beaten, stranded and helpless! He came out of his crease to push hard at a legbreak and was beaten by the flight and the length as the ball ripped past his bat. He didn't even try getting back before Ronchi took off the bails

R Ashwin st †Ronchi b Sodhi 10 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Record low

79

India's total in this match, which is the lowest by any team in T20Is in India and second-lowest for India in T20Is behind their 74 vs Aus, MCG, 2007-08.

Poor batting

61

Runs scored by India in the first 15 overs, which is the lowest for them in T20Is. Previous lowest 62 vs Aus, MCG, 2007-08 where they were all out for 74.

Good spin-players?

5

Previous most wickets by spinners against India in a T20I. They have took more than that in this innings already. Also the most wickets by NZ spinners against any team.

One of the worst starts

4

Wkts lost by India in the Powerplays, which is the joint-most for them in T20Is. Their previous 2 instances were both v Aus - MCG, 2008 and Bridgetown, 2010.

Finished with a spark

15

Runs scored in the 20th over of the innings, which was the most productive for NZ. They scored 13 in the first over of the innings.

No acceleration

80.95

Corey Anderson's strike rate in his innings of 34 today, which is the lowest by a NZ batsman in an innings of 25 or more runs in T20Is.

Anderson in India

43.71

Corey Anderson's average in T20s in India, before this match. He has scored 306 runs in 10 innings at strike rate of 154.54. 3 of his 4 T20 50s have come in India.

Worst start

33

Runs scored by NZ in the Powerplays today, which is the lowest for them in the 14 T20Is since the end of the last World T20.

Top bowling attack

9

Consecutive T20Is where India have got at least two wickets in the Powerplays, including this match. Nehra has played 8 of those and has got at least a wicket in all.

Couple of sixes to start

0

No. of times India had conceded two sixes in the first over of the innings in T20Is, before this match. Guptill and Munro hit a six each in the first over of this match.

Bat first

6

Consecutive T20Is in Nagpur, including this match, where the teams have elected to bat first. The teams have won three of the last five T20Is after electing to bat.

India's toughest opponents

0

No. of wins for India against NZ in T20Is, in their previous four matches against each other. They are the only full-member team India have never beaten in T20Is.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017