India vs New Zealand, 1st T20 Ind vs NZ highlights: Ashish Nehra gets winning sent off, Ind beat NZ by 53 runs

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New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2017 7:27:01 PM

India vs New Zealand Score 1st T20: Kane Williamson had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened for India and after a brisk start started firing up with big shots.

India vs New Zealand Cricket Score: This is Ashish Nehra’s last match as Men in Blue.

India vs New Zealand Score 1st T20: Ashish Nehra gets winning sent off, Ind beat New Zeland by 53 runs. Kane Williamson had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened for India and after a brisk start started firing up with big shots. The duo for the first time scored a massive 158 run partnership in the T20 format.  Dew sure did play a part but could not stop Dhawan and Rohit from scoring half centuries. Although Hardik Pandya could not do much Virat Kolhi played the captain’s knock and announced himself with back to back sixes.  Shreyas Iyer makes his international debut while Ashish Nehra to play his final game. On the head-to-head basis, India are yet to beat New Zealand in five completed matches. The focus in Delhi would be on Ashish Nehra who will be playing his final international game. NZ is 64/3 after 10 overs.

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Here are India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Live Cricket Score Updates:

10:26 PM: Ashish Nehra does the last lap walk at Feroz Shah Kotla.

10:20 PM: Ashish Nehra gets winning sent off, Ind beat NZ by 54  runs


10:11 PM: Kumar to Santner, SIX, that one’s even better. Bhuvneshwar overcompensates with his length and offers up a full one on the pads that is nonchalantly flicked over deep midwicket by Santner.

10:10 PM: Kumar to Santner, FOUR, short of a length, swivels and hammers a pull to deep midwicket.

10:08 PM:  Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been handed the ball. Crowd still has to wait to see the very last of Ashish Nehra. NZ is 120/8.

10:06 PM: Another wicket for Ind and this time by Bumrah. Southee goes back to pavillion.

10:05 PM: NZ need 96 runs in 22 balls at 26.18 rpo.

10:04 PM: Bumrah to Santner, no run.

10:03 PM: Chahal to Southee, 1 leg bye, Nehra makes a characteristic stop and it’s much to the amusement of everyone, Nehra included. Southee triesa flick and the ball goes to short fine leg. Nehra jogs across casually and plants the boot across to lob it in the air, catch it and hurl it to the keeper

9:56 PM: Bumrah to Nicholls, OUT.

9:54 PM:  Well it is Very Very Special Laxman’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VVS LAXMAN.

9:51 PM: Chahal to Latham, 2 runs, slog sweep, middles it and Dhawan and Kohli converge on it at deep midwicket. Dhawan, running to his right from deep square leg gets down and flicks it back to Kohli. Just some slight miscommunication there which resulted in a slight delay in the fielder getting down.

9:50 PM: India is reaping fruits of playing five bowlers.

9:49 PM: NZ need 119 runs in 42 balls at 17 rpo.

9:46 PM: Patel to Bruce, OUT, Axar slows it up again and Bruce does not get the pace he’s looking for at all. Gets down for a big slog sweep. All muscle but very little timing. Doesn’t find the middle and offers a simple, straightforward catch to deep midwicket. He was really struggling to get behind the line and that’s the end of his pained stay.

9:42 PM: Chahal is a very talented spinner and he clearly showed that in this over. NZ 79/3 after 12 overs.

9:40 PM: Chahal to Latham, SIX, shot! Googly. Too short, though, and Latham has all the time to rock back and hammers a pull over deep midwicket. Sails comfortably over the head of the fielder running to his left.

9:39 PM: Despite dew on the pitch, Indian spinners have fared well in stopping Kiwis massive run chase.

9:37 PM: Patel to Latham, 2 runs.

9:36 PM: Patel to Bruce, 1 run.

9:33 PM: Pandya to Bruce, FOUR.

9:32 PM: Pandya to Williamson, OUT, edged and taken. Short and wide, just gets a bit of extra bounce that results in Williamson getting the outside edge as he slashes hard. Brilliant seam position on that delivery which enabled him to generate that extra bounce. Simple catch for MS Dhoni. New Zealand plunge further.

9:27 PM: As Nehra’s last over of his international career beckons, IS IT THE END OF NEHRA or END OF AN ERA.

9:25 PM: It just does not look like Nehra’s day. This is the second catch dropped from his delivery.

9:24 PM: Nehra to Williamson, FOUR, short ball, too short, that’s a poor delivery. Williamson swivel-pulls and swats it away behind square. Axar runs across and dives to his right but can’t get his hands to the pull..

9:22 PM: Nehra to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length on off, gets on top of the bounce and punches down to long-on.

9:21 pm: NZ need 165 runs in 78 balls at 12.69 rpo.

9:19 PM: If nz lost this match, then there will be tough decision for man of the match award Rohit or Dhawan. Don’t count out Nehraji yet. Never know what he’ll conjure up.

9:18 PM: atel to Williamson, 1 run, non-turning back of a length ball on off, makes some room and punches through the covers.

9:17 PM: Kumar to Latham, no run. New Zeland is 33 for 2 after 6 overs.

9:14 PM: Kumar to Williamson, SIX, shot! That’s a fine piece of timing. Walks across towards off and gets down on one knee before scooping it very fine. Carries all the way

9:12 PM: Bumrah to Latham, no run, just short of good length, Latham watchfully blocks into the covers. Another tight over, pressure on for New Zealand.

9:11 PM: Bumrah to Latham, no run, beautiful! Lovely nip away from the left-hander, Latham is forced to stick the bat out and gets narrowly beaten on the outside edge

9:10 PM: Bumrah to Latham, FOUR, that has just flown past second slip. Scrambled-seam back of a length delivery, nips away from Latham who closes the face slightly and the movement takes the ball off the outside edge all the way to third man

9:05 PM: Never thought India would be better than New Zealand in fielding … from indian fan from 90s

9:03 PM: Kumar to Williamson, 3 runs.

9:00 PM: Nehra to Munro, 2 runs, dropped. So we have learned that Pandya is human and capable of dropping catches. Munro comes down the ground to this short ball and finds the toe-end of his bat as he slashes over the off side. Pandya runs back from cover and gets under it but ends up shelling it. Tough, tough chance, but he’s set the bar so high.

8:58 PM: Nehra to Munro, 1 wide, shortish, comes on awkwardly at helmet-height and beats the batsman on the pull. Nehra once again with an affable smile to the batsman. But it doesn’t last long as the umpire has deemed it a wide. Harsh call, just over the shoulder.

8:57 PM: Chahal to Guptill, OUT, WHAT. A. CATCH! Super-Hardik with a stunner as the Kotla roars in appreciation. Length ball on middle. Guptill gets the front leg forward but makes sure to stay slightly leg side so he gets room to free his arms. Launches it straight down and Hardik Pandya hares across to his right from long-off, puts in a full-blooded, full-length dive and snaffles it with both hands outstretched., Still slides for a few seconds as the momentum carries him along. You won’t see too many better catches

8:51 PM: Chahal has been handed the ball.

8:44 PM: Nehra starts with a length ball, outside off, Guptill leaves it alone. Ball two is wide and NZ are away with an extra. Another good length ball from Nehra, Guptill tries to punch it away but doesn’t connect well. The fourth delivery is a short of a length, outside off, Guptill cuts it but falls short of Pandey at point. Smart adjustment from Guptill to score his first boundary. The ball five is a dot. Gutpill punches the sixth ball straight to cover-point.

8:37 PM:  On a night soaked in dew, two spinners, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi have bowled eight overs for 55 runs and picked up two wickets. Those stats, however, will be overshadowed by India’s openers putting on 80 each. Dhawan was in top form, timing the pants off of everything. Rohit wasn’t at his absolute best, but he finishes with a strike-rate just shy of his partner’s. India were 80 for 0 in the first 10 overs. But they finish with 202, helped by Virat Kohli’s 26 off 11 balls, with three massive sixes. Will it be enough though, with both teams making it plain that there is plenty of moisture on the outfield?

8:29 PM: Southee to Dhoni, SIX, sends his first ball flying out to deep midwicket – reads the slower one, the one off the back of the hand, gets that big backlift going and once he makes contact, well….

8:28 PM: Virat ‘run machine’ Kolhi hits another SIX. Feroz Shah Kotla lit up by blitzkrieg of big shots by the Indian skipper.

8:25 PM: Boult to Sharma, OUT, big appeal for caught behind, but the keeper doesn’t and now the umpires are going to confer. Third umpire is called in, soft signal is out. This is an attempted yorker from Boult, wide outside off. Rohit tries to flay it away, but it’s too quick for him. ‘Bat hit the ground,’ says Anil Chaudhary and rules it not out. And there’s another twist – New Zealand have reviewed this decision.

8:20 PM: Boult to Sharma, FOUR, outside edge trickles away to the third man boundary.

8:18 PM:  Kohli hits another SIX, he sure has a big total in his mind and he wants to achieve it by hook or crook. Boult to Kohli,  sails over midwicket. Stands still in the crease, somehow gets on top of short ball and whips it away over the boundary. Sensational

8:16 PM:  de Grandhomme to Kohli, 1 run, dropped! heaves a good length ball out to deep midwicket, Guptill running in is unable to get under the ball. This is the third catch dropped by the KIWIS, it sure is a tough day for them in the fielding department.

8:14 PM:  Virat Kohli walks in the pitch and announces his arrival with a six.

8:12 PM: He is soon followed by Hardik Pandya who goes back to the pavilion  for duck.

8:11 PM: Sodhi to Dhawan, OUT, gorgeous work! It’s the googly, a last resort for Sodhi as he sees the batsman advancing. He pitches it short, makes sure the line is wide outside off. Dhawan is charging, while making room to leg and has no chance of making contact. Latham behind the stumps does the rest.

8:08 PM: Have 2 centuries been scored ever within the same innings of a T20I? This match looks good to hit the record books.

8:05 PM: There have been 67 runs in the last 32 balls. Feroz Shah Kotla is lit up by the blitzkrieg of sixes and fours courtesy both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

8:00 PM: SIX!  Woah! WHATTAY HIT! Santner to Sharma, SIX, backs away, Santner follows him, but offers length that Rohit can get under and launch it straight over the top. And with this he brings up his 50.

7:56 PM: Dew is just a problem for the weak and it surely cannot stop the Dhawan force. Dhawan bags another six to his credit. Even Harsha Bhogle agreess to me.

7:52 PM: Dhawan has started going for big shots. He has eight boundaries and one six so far. Rohit Sharma meanwhile, cannot afford to waste any more time in settling down. Even if he cannot time the ball he needs to play big.

7:47 PM: Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 50 in 37 deliveries. It is his third T20I half-century.


7:44 PM: Considering the dew and nature of the pitch India may already be 10 runs short. Need to accelerate and get a very good second half.” —- They’ve begun, with that 14-run over.

7:42 PM: It was a good over by Sodhi, he gave 6 runs in his first over. India is 80 for no loss after 10 overs.

7:38 PM: de Grandhomme to Sharma, (no ball) 1 run, another beamer, and Rohit, trying to cut the ball, inside edges it past the keeper. This time it’s a cutter, but the dew is causing problems here as well

7:35 PM: This is for the first time Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan scores a 50 run partnership in T20 format.

7:30 PM: India generally has got a very orthodox approach to T-20 ..Start slowly, consolidate and tee off towards the end. Doesn’t help always .. Maybe today it is because they are one specialist batter short but this is a worrisome trend

7:27 PM: GrandHomme to Sharam, dropped by Southee, Indian batsmen take a single. In the very next delivery Dhawan hits the ball from around the wicket to long leg for FOUR.

7:23 PM: Santner to Sharma, FOUR, lifts it over extra cover. Santner could not keep the Indian opener silent for long. Small boundary will be an advantage that batsmen will try to avail.

7:15 PM: Boult to Dhawan and back to back boundaries by the Indian batsman.

7:12 PM: Shreyas Iyer was wished luck by Ravichandran Ashwin over his debut.

7:10 PM: A bowling change already. Tim Southee replaces Santner. So it was clearly an experiment. SIX! Rohit Sharma puts that away with ease.

7:08 PM: Dropped! Lifeline for Shikhar Dhawan. It was short, outside off, at catchable height for Santner but somehow, he allowed it to slip. 11 runs from that over.

7:06 PM: A very good first over from Santner, just two runs from it. Trent Boult will bowl the second over. Dhawan welcomes him with a gorgeous boundary down fine leg.

7:02 PM: First run for India. Comes from Rohit Sharma’s bat. He is off the mark and so is India.

7:00 PM: So, we are live! It’s time for some action. The Indian openers – Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle.Mitchell Santner will take the new ball for the Kiwis. Surprise already!

6:48 PM: Interestingly, India is playing with just 5 specialist batsmen with Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel likely to take number 6 and 7 spots. This also has to do with the fact that Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the lower order has shown that he can come out and smoke a few balls out of the park too.

6:37 PM: Shreyas Iyer gets a T20I debut. Tom Bruce comes into the playing XI for the visitors.

6:35 PM: In case you missed the toss, we have got you covered. Kane Williamson wins toss, elects to bowl first.


6:17 PM: All eyes on the man of the moment- Ashish Nehra.


Here are India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Playing XIs:

India XI- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand XI- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Bruce, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

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