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Indian batsmen shine as Virat Kohli and his colleagues beat New Zealand in first T20I
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Indian batsmen shine as Virat Kohli and his colleagues beat New Zealand in first T20I

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jan 2020, 10:46 am

Auckland/IBNS: India commenced their New Zealand with a bang by beating the home side by six wickets in the first T20 match here on Friday.

KL Rahul (56), Virat Kohli (45) and Iyar (52*) played sensibly as they ensured India a victory in their first match of the five-match series.

Iyer looked dominating and sensible in his 27-ball knock where he smashed five boundaries and two sixes in the high-scoring encounter.

Rahul looked promising in his 27-ball innings which was graced with four boundaries and three sixes.

Sodhi picked up two wickets for New Zealand.

After the Kiwis were sent to bat first by Virat Kohli, New Zealand set 204 as target for India in the first T20 match at Eden Park here on Friday.

New Zealand scored 203/5 in 20 overs.

Colin Munro was the top scorer with his 59-run innings.

Ross Taylor remained unbeaten at 54. Skipper Kane Williamson scored 51 off 26 balls.

Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur picked one wicket each.

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