India celebrated their first ever win over New Zealand in a T20 match when Virat Kohli and co defeated Kane Williamson’s side by 53 runs in the first T20 here on Wednesday.
India was put to bat by Kane Williamson, but that did not stop the hosts from scoring as they posted a mammoth total of 202-3 from 20 overs.
Thanks to knocks by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. In reply, New Zealand never found their way, as the Indian bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals.
In the first over, it was Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked up the wicket of Kiwi opener Martin Guptill.
Soon after, they lost captain Kane Williamson, who departed for 28. Axar Patel’s spin magic did the trick for India, as he removed Tom Bruce and Colin de Grandhomme in the 13th over.
Later on, Chahal also removed Tom Latham, as India closed in on victory. In the end, the hosts were a better side than Kane Williamson’s men.
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 will be held on 4 November, 7:00 PM at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Saturday, India lead series 1-0