Xtra Time Internet Desk: A maiden half-century (50 off 27) from Washington Sundar went in useless as India suffered a 21-run loss in opposition to NZ within the first T20I at JSCA stadium on Friday evening. Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell slammed fifties as New Zealand placed on a aggressive 176 runs on board batting first. In reply the hosts might solely handle 155/9.
Put into bat first, BlackCaps opener Finn Allen gave his staff a powerful begin with the opener scoring 12 runs off Pandya’s over. Along with Devon Conway, Allen put up a partnership of 43 runs earlier than Washington Sundar obtained rid off Allen for 35 runs and, in the identical over, dismissed Michael Chapman for a duck with a sensational catch.
Glenn Phillips and Conway steadied the innings as they placed on 60 runs collectively. Phillips performed a fairly uncharacteristic innings as Conway continued his good kind in India with a fifty. Phillips was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 17 runs with the rating at 103 for 3 in 12.5 overs. Daryl Mitchell got here to the crease at the moment and supplied Conway some good firm earlier than the New Zealand opener skied a slower ball from Arshdeep.
Mitchell smashed 27 runs from the ultimate over bowled by Arshdeep Singh to take the rating to 176 runs. He scoored 59* from 30 balls.
India had a disastrous begin because the New Zealand spinners seemed virtually unplayable on a useful Ranchi pitch. Native boy Ishan Kishan was the primary to go as he was bowled by an absolute magnificence by Michael Bracewell. Rahul Tripathi was the subsequent to depart with out troubling the scoring as India had been 11 for 2. Santner then obtained the massive wicket of Shubman Gill as India had been 15 for 3 in simply 3.1 overs.
Suryakumar Yadav and Pandya then got here collectively and saved the sport alive with their 68-run partnership, with the 32-year-old scoring a well-made 47 off 34 balls. Ish Sodhi dismissed the harmful trying Yadav and Pandya additionally returned to the pavilion as India had been 89 for 5 and seemed properly out of the competition. The hosts might solely handle 155/9
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