India chase down 204 with Iyer Rahul fifties

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India chase down 204 with Iyer Rahul fifties

India chased down a target of 204 runs to defeat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first T20 of ongoing 5 match series. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit fifties to lead their team to victory.

Scoreboard : New Zealand vs India - Full Scorecard

KL Rahul made 27 ball 56 with 4 fours and 3 sixes while Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 58 runs off 29 balls which included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 45 runs. Ish Sodhi picked up 2 wickets for the home side.

Earlier, New Zealand finished on 203/5 from their allotted 20 overs. Ross Taylor scored unbeaten 54 runs from 27 balls which included 3 fours and 3 sixes. Captain Kane Williamson smashed 4fours and four sixes before getting out for a 37 ball 51.

Match Summary :
India 204 for 4 (Iyer 58*, Rahul 56, Kohli 45, Sodhi 2-36)
beat
New Zealand 203 for 5 (Munro 59, Taylor 54*, Williamson 51, Jadeja 1-18)
by 6 wickets