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Hosts New Zealand snapped their losing streak against India with a comprehensive four-wicket victory in the first ODI at Hamilton, chasing down a mammoth 348 for victory.

Team India completed a memorable whitewash in the recently-concluded T20I series against New Zealand following which the players have witnessed a significant rise in the ICC T20I rankings. KL Rahul, who was the man of the series in the T20Is, has jumped to the second spot. Having scored 224 runs from 5 matches, he now has 823 points to his name. Pakistan’s Babar Azam leads the T20I batting rankings with 879 points. Rahul registered scores of 56, 57 not out, 27, 39 and 45 in the five matches.

After a couple of below-par performances, Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah returned to his best with a clinical bowling effort as India overpowered New Zealand at Mount Maunganui

India went 2-0 up in the five-match series with a clinical effort in the 2nd T20I at Auckland. Batting first, New Zealand only managed 132 for 5 on the board. In response

Blistering half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (58 off 29) and KL Rahul (56 off 26 balls) aided India in chasing down a tough target of 204 with an over to spare, in the first T20I against New Zealand

When India take on New Zealand in the opening T20I at Auckland on Friday, it will be the first meeting between the sides since the World Cup 2019 semi-final at Manchester.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has stated he is willing to bat lower down the order to accommodate in-form openers Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul in the team

Under pressure after being outdone by West Indies in the first ODI at Chennai, India came up with a stunning all-round effort at Visakhapatnam to level the series 1-1.