Shreyas Iyer provides finishing touch to India’s successful run-chase

Brief scores: New Zealand 203/5 (Colin Munro 59, Ross Taylor 54*, Kane Williamson 51; Ravindra Jadeja 1/18, Shivam Dube 1/24) lost to India 204/4 (Shreyas Iyer 58*, KL Rahul 56, Virat Kohli 45; Ish Sodhi 2/36) by 6 wickets

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 2020, key stats

  • India won the first T20 International by six wickets, chasing down 204 with an over to spare. It was India’s fourth T20I win over New Zealand
  • Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer played the pivotal innings for India to help get to the target after a wobble through the middle overs. He made his second T20I half-century, an unbeaten 29-ball 58 (5×4, 3×6), and sealed the run-chase with a six over midwicket off Tim Southee. He was awarded the man-of-the-match for his performance with the bat
  • Earlier, Ross Taylor made his sixth T20I half-century, an unbeaten 27-ball 54 (3×4, 3×6), helping New Zealand get past 200 after opening batsmen Colin Munro and Martin Guptill provided a solid start with an 80-run partnership for the first wicket. Munro made his 10th T20I half-century, a 42-ball 59 (6×4, 2×6), before being dismissed by Shardul Thakur. Captain Kane Williamson also made a 10th T20I half-century, a 26-ball 51 (4×4, 4×6), helping his team remain on course for a 200-plus total
  • Hamish Bennett became the 83rd player to play a T20 International for New Zealand
  • Captaining India for the 34th time in T20I cricket, Virat Kohli registered his 21st win