New Zealand started their innings in style. M. Guptill and Munro opened the innings for NZ. They made a good partnership of 80 runs until Guptill got out for 30.
Then the Captain Kane Williamson and Munro aggressively took the NZ innings ahead . Munro got out at 59(42). Then K.Williamson with the help of Ross taylor put the scorecard at 178 runs after which Williamson got out at 51(26).
Ross taylor did the final job by helping the scorecard cross 200 mark and made a crucial half century 54(27).
India had to chase 204 runs to win this game & it was going to be the interesting battle.
India started the innings with Rohit sharma and kl rahul . Rohit got out early by making just 7 of (6) balls . Then virat kholi and kl rahul set the stage by playing huge knocks and made 99 runs partnership. Kl rahul scored brilliant 56 (27) and kholi scored 45 (32). Both batsman got out by putting India in the driver seat.
In the end Shreyas iyer and Manish pandey made a good partnership and won the 1st match of the 5T20 series. Shreyas iyer played excellently and scored 58(29) .
2nd T20 is to played on 26 Jan at 12.20 pm. It will be live telecasted on start sports channel.
New Zealand will be keen to make a comeback and level the series .