NZvsIND India won by six wickets thanks to half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul

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India has taken the lead in the series by defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first match of the series of five T20 matches.

In Auckland, New Zealand, batting first, scored 203 runs in 5 overs in 20 overs.

The Indian batsmen achieved the target one over before losing four wickets. KL Rahul scored 56, Virat Kohli 45 and Shreyas Iyer scored 58 runs.

India won the toss and decided to bowl first.

The start of New Zealand was very bang. Colin Munro (59), Ross Taylor (54) and captain Kane Williamson (51) played half-century.

New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro added 80 runs for the first wicket.

The first blow to the host team was on the fifth ball of the eighth over. Shivam Dubey gave India the first success, he got Guptill caught by Rohit Sharma on a personal score of 30 runs.

After this, New Zealand received another blow in the 12th over as Munro. Shardul Thakur got Munro caught by Yuzvendra Chahal on a personal score of 59 runs.

After Munro’s dismissal, Colin de Grandhomme came down to bat but he was caught out by Ravindra Jadeja, who was putting on the first over.

After three players were dismissed, New Zealand captains Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor took responsibility for the batting and added quick runs.

Williamson scored 51 runs in 26 balls, but after scoring a half-century, he caught Virat Kohli off the ball of Yuzvendra Chahal. Taylor also batted well and completed a half-century in 25 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each from India.

Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar were not included in the final-11 in the first match for India.

The team features Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dubey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, and Jaspreet Bumrah.

The responsibility of the wicketkeeping of the team is again on KL Rahul.

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