New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

Captain Kane Williamson described New Zealand's display in the first T20 as'a complete performance

Captain Kane Williamson described New Zealand's display in the first T20 as'a complete performance

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Dream 11 prediction: Rohit Sharma and men, who were on the seventh heaven after defeating New Zealand in the Test and ODI series, were brought to the ground in the 1st T20i match at the Wellington.

The Black Caps have been unsuccessful in wrapping up the Twenty20 series after India successfully chased down the 159-run target with seven wickets to spare. The strong Indian bowling line up was wreaked-havoc by Kiwi batsmen as they put a huge total of 219 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in their respected 20 overs.

It was a much-improved performance by the Indian bowlers with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/29 in 4 overs) removing Tim Seifert (12) in the very third over with a fuller delivery, inducing an inside edge to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps. His impressive knock stunned visitors and helped his side to take the first lead.

In the spin bowling department, Ish Sodhi misses out to fellow leg-spinner Todd Astle, with the latter having played the final two ODIs in the five-match series against India after overcoming a knee injury, and Larsen noting they were keen to see more of him.

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Ross Taylor was forced to run singles as the hit-me balls dried up and de Grandhomme was also slowed down.

Hardik spilled a diving catch at long-on to allow Scott Kuggeleijm first ball, but Khaleel bowled Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee to end the innings superbly.

After that, it was left to India captain Rohit Sharma to call the player back but he didn't do so. In the middle-order Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya are capable of scoring big.

He was given out lbw to Krunal Pandya in the seventh over of New Zealand's innings by the on-field umpires, and opted for a review on the insistence of his skipper Kane Williamson, who was at the non-striker's end.

Earlier in the match, openers Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Rohit Sharma set the game for India with a 79 run partnership for the first wicket before Pant and Dhoni finished it off with an unbeaten 44 run stand for the fourth wicket.

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