- The toss got delayed due to the rain
- The rain stopped, and New Zealand opted to bat first
- Phillips and Conway scored a half-century for NZ
- Arshdeep and Siraj took 4 wickets individually to constraint NZ at 160
- India need 161 runs to win the match
Team India, led by Hardik Pandya, is currently playing another opportunity to begin their new path in this format. After failing to win the T20 World Cup 2022 and being eliminated in the semi-final stage, the Men in Blue flew to New Zealand for a T20I series, followed by an ODI series. Hardik Pandya will captain the T20I team, while Shikhar Dhawan will captain the one-day squad. The goal for India in these T20s is to develop a new strategy before the next T20 World Cup, which is only 18 months away. However, the series started poorly for both sides because the first game of this T20I series got completely wiped out.
The toss got delayed due to rain and later on, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. The first inning started with Finn Allen and Conway on the crease, and Bhuvneshwar opened the attack. Finn Allen hit the first four of the first inning in the 2nd over. However, in the same over, Arshdeep dismissed his wicket with LBW out. Finne Alen was gone just after scoring 4 runs in 3 balls.
Chapman came on the crease and tried to hit boundaries but could not stay for long on the crease. Siraj dismissed Chapman with a length and angling across the left-hander. Chapman was able to score only 12(12) in his inning. After the powerplay, New Zealand scored 46 runs with a loss of 2 wickets.
From the 7th over, the partnership of Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway settled on the field, hitting boundary after boundary, and took New Zealand to 74 runs in 10 overs. In the 13th over, Chahal gave 16 runs to New Zealand.
In 13.1 overs, Bhuvneshwar gave 3 runs to Conway, and with these 3 runs, he completed his half-century. A scratchy start resulted in him getting 2 off 11 balls, but he has turned it around since then.
In 14.4 overs, Glenn Phillips also completed his fifty. He was really the in-form batter for New Zealand. This time he moved around in the crease before holding a firm base and flicking it over a deep square leg. These short square boundaries were no match for Phillips, clearing them comfortably.
Siraj dismissed the important wicket of Glenn Phillips in 15.5 overs. Arshdeep and Siraj came into their pace and took 4 wickets each
New Zealand was bowled out after scoring 160 runs in 19.4 overs. Let’s see how India will chase the given run score.
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