1st T20I (N), Auckland, January 24, 2020, India tour of New Zealand
(19/20 ov, T:204) 204/4

India won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
58* (29)
New Zealand Innings
India Innings
Match Details
New Zealand  (20 ovs maximum)
Martin Guptill c Sharma b Dube3019-41157.89
Colin Munro c Chahal b Thakur5942-62140.47
Kane Williamson (c)c Kohli b Chahal5126-44196.15
Colin de Grandhomme c Dube b Jadeja02-000.00
Ross Taylor not out 5427-33200.00
Tim Seifert c Iyer b Bumrah12-0050.00
Mitchell Santner not out 22-00100.00
Extras(lb 1, w 5)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.15)203/5
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Martin Guptill, 7.5 ov), 2-116 (Colin Munro, 11.5 ov), 3-117 (Colin de Grandhomme, 12.2 ov), 4-178 (Kane Williamson, 16.6 ov), 5-181 (Tim Seifert, 17.5 ov)
Jasprit Bumrah403117.7582020
17.5 to TL Seifert, taken at long-on. The slower ball does the trick for Bumrah again. Seifert is left reaching in front of his body as he tries to heave it over extra cover. The lack of pace means he's onto the ball sooner than he'd like, drags it down the ground and ends up caught. The best death bowler in the business. 181/5
Shardul Thakur3044114.6653400
11.5 to C Munro, taken at square leg. Thakur is under the pump. He doesn't have the pace to frighten batsmen, which is apparent from his being clubbed all over the park. So he backs himself to take all the pace off. An offcutter that he hits into the pitch. Munro has to wait a tad bit - and he does - before going for the pull but the simple fact there is not so much pace to work with means the shot goes straight to the fielder. Long square boundaries here, remember. 116/2
Mohammed Shami4053013.2565330
Yuzvendra Chahal403218.0085000
16.6 to KS Williamson, eeeexcellllent bowling!! He goes for that gloriously wide legbreak. It actually is a wide. The umpire would've given it had Williamson not gone after the ball, looking to drag it over to the leg side. Adding to the sucker punch is the pace of the ball - so very slow. so very tempting to hit across the line. Williamson is drawn into making the mistake, gets a top edge and gets caught out near the point region. 178/4
Shivam Dube302418.0071200
7.5 to MJ Guptill, Fine relay catch at the edge of the midwicket boundary from Rohit. Back-of-a-length slower ball, 119ks, cramps Guptill on the pull. He can't manufacture enough pace for himself and splices a pull. Rohit gets under the ball at the midwicket boundary, catches it, but the momentum causes him to fall back beyond the rope. He shows good presence of mind, tosses the ball into play, then jumps back in to snaffle it. Much-needed breakthrough for India. 80/1
Ravindra Jadeja201819.0021100
12.2 to C de Grandhomme, taken at short fine leg. This is the spinner's plan. Cramp the batsmen. Deny them room to swing. Jadeja targets leg stump. It's very quick as well. De Grandhomme plays the orthodox shot - the most sensible shot - a leg glance, but he forgets to place it. Straight to Dube. 117/3
India  (T: 204 runs from 20 ovs)
Rohit Sharma c Taylor b Santner76-01116.66
KL Rahul c Southee b Sodhi5627-43207.40
Virat Kohli (c)c Guptill b Tickner4532-31140.62
Shreyas Iyer not out 5829-53200.00
Shivam Dube c Southee b Sodhi139-11144.44
Manish Pandey not out 1412-01116.66
Extras(nb 1, w 10)11
TOTAL19 Ov (RR: 10.73)204/4
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Rohit Sharma, 1.4 ov), 2-115 (KL Rahul, 9.6 ov), 3-121 (Virat Kohli, 11.1 ov), 4-142 (Shivam Dube, 13.2 ov)
Tim Southee4048012.0052400
Mitchell Santner4050112.5054320
1.4 to RG Sharma, Santner finds turn with the new ball and scalps Rohit. He slows his pace down briefly and gets it to break away outside off. Rohit aims to slog-sweep against the turn from an off-stump line and skews a catch to backward point, where Taylor settles under it. 16/1
Hamish Bennett403609.0034010
Blair Tickner3034111.3341211
11.1 to V Kohli, Marty Guptill again. He took out Dhoni in the World Cup semi-final. He takes out Kohli here! Outstanding catch. Unreal catch. Sprinting in off the rope. Diving full length forward. Never once looking like he was in trouble. And picking the ball up inches off the grass. Huuuuge pressure catch made to look like it is a foregone conclusion. But seriously, how did the ball get that far? Kohli is just looking to clip it over midwicket, perhaps looking just a single, but the leg cutter makes him lose control just a little bit. 121/3
Ish Sodhi403629.0062150
9.6 to KL Rahul, Southee runs in from off and NZ finally hang onto a chance! Sodhi ventures wide of the crease, tosses it outside off. Rahul, having jumped outside the line of the stumps, then gets inside the line. He aims a loft, instead slices it down to long-off, where Southee judges it perfectly and gives NZ an opening. Who can bring the battering ram now?. 115/2
13.2 to S Dube, brave captaincy! The legspinner would be turning the ball into the left-hander. He's been having a poor match as well. But Williamson backs him against a couple of India batsmen who aren't that experienced and Dube, after showing great composure in the last over, goes looking for another six and is caught out at long-on. Good, pressure catch from Southee. 142/4
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Eden Park, Auckland
TossIndia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shreyas Iyer
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1031
Hours of play (local time)19.50 start, First Session 19.50-21.20, Interval 21.20-21-40, Second Session 21.40-23.10
Match days24 January 2020 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Hamish Bennett
Hamish Bennett
New Zealand
Chris Brown
New Zealand
Shaun Haig
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Ashley Mehrotra
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
John Dempsey
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 68 runs, 0 wicket)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (MJ Guptill 15, C Munro 31, Ex 4)
  • C Munro: 50 off 36 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 6
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 6
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 24 balls (KS Williamson 21, LRPL Taylor 32, Ex 0)
  • KS Williamson: 50 off 25 balls (4 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 25 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 203/5 in 20.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 54, MJ Santner 2)
  • India innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 1 wicket)
  • India: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (KL Rahul 23, V Kohli 26, Ex 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 8.4 overs (53 balls), Extras 7
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 23 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 14.5 overs (90 balls), Extras 11
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (SS Iyer 37, MK Pandey 13, Ex 0)
  • SS Iyer: 50 off 26 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • India: 200 runs in 18.6 overs (115 balls), Extras 11