Auckland: The first match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand was played today. The match was taking place at the Eden Park ground in Auckland. Winning the toss in this match, Indian team captain Virat Kohli decided to bowl first. Batting first, New Zealand, batting first, has given Team India a target of 204 runs for victory, which Team India has achieved by losing just four wickets.
Earlier, New Zealand's Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor scored brilliant fifties. Salami batsman Munro played brilliant innings of 56 off 42 balls, while Williamson scored 51 off 26 balls and Ross Taylor made 54 off 27 balls. Which brought New Zealand's score to 203 at the loss of 5 wickets.
At the same time, India started off chasing a target like a mountain of 204 runs, and opener Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring 7 runs from 6 balls. After this, Lokesh Rahul played 56 balls in 26 balls and returned Team India to the match, besides captain Kohli scored 45 runs. But after that Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 58 off 29 balls to lead the team to victory in the last over.