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First T20: India Chase a Record Total Against New Zealand:- India is on tour of New Zealand and will be playing 5 T20s, 3 ODIs and 2 tests. India clashed with New Zealand in the first T20. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The New Zealand batsmen slammed Indian bowlers making a record total of 203 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Collin Munro (59), Ross Taylor (54 not out) and Kane Williamson (51) are the top scorers for the side. Ravindra Jadeja (1/18), Shivam Dube (1/24) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/31) managed to take the wickets.
Chasing a total of 204, Indian batsmen never struggled and they chased the target quite comfortably. Shreyas Iyer (59 not out) shines in the last overs and brought the victory with one over left. KL Rahul (56) and Virat Kohli (45) happened to be the top scorers for the Indian side. Ish Sodhi (2/36), Blair Tickner (1/34) and Mitchell Santner (1/50) managed to get the Indian wickets. Shreyas Iyer has been named as the Player of the Match. The second T20 takes place on Sunday.