Indian side defeated New Zealand in 1st T20 played at Auckland. Shreyas Iyer with his stunning performance with strike rate of 200 finished the game in his own way and named as ‘Man of the Match’. Chasing down the 204 runs target Indian team losing early wicket of opener Rohit Sharma constructed fantastic partnerships including of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey who eventually finished down the chase of 204 leaving six balls remaining.
Shreyas Iyer scoring 58 runs in just 29 balls finished the game in 19th over and became MoM in opening T20. Earlier in the day India after winning toss chose field first. Building a huge 200 plus score New Zealand side dominated over Indian bowlers.
Batting at number four Shreyas Iyer showing brilliant peace of batting once again finished the game in his own style. Overcoming pressure of 200 plus score Indian team with the fantastic innings of KL Rahul 56 (27), V Kohli 45 (32) and stable inning of Manish Pandey with Iyer helped in shorting 200 plus score in just 19th over won the first T20.
India won the 1st T20 match with Six wickets in hand. At Auckland match started at 12:30 PM (IST). The next T20 will be played on 26 January at same time 12:30 PM IST at same venue Eden Park (Auckland).