India vs New Zealand 1st T20I at Jaipur, 17 Nov, 2021

Toss: India, who chose to bowl
New Zealand 164/6 (20)
India 166/5 (19.4)
India won by 5 wickets
Man of the Match: Suryakumar Yadav
  • Rishabh Pant 17 * (17)
  • Axar Patel 1 * (1)

Over 19.1: Wide ball. Daryl Mitchell to Venkatesh Iyer,

Over 19.1 Daryl Mitchell bowls it short of length to Venkatesh Iyer, Boundary! Shuffles across on the back foot and pulled away to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.

Over 19.2 Daryl Mitchell bowls a pitched up delivery to Venkatesh Iyer, out Caught by Ravindra!! Venkatesh Iyer looks to be cheeky and attempts a reverse slap against a full and wide delivery, there's no pace on it and he ended up dragging it straight to short third off the toe-end

Over 19.3: Wide ball. Daryl Mitchell to Axar Patel,

Over 19.3 Daryl Mitchell bowls a good length delivery to Axar Patel,1 run, gets forward and defends it to backward point and picks up a single.

Over 19.4 Daryl Mitchell bowls a pitched up delivery to Rishabh Pant, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and lofts it over mid-off and gets the winning runs with a boundary.

India won by 5 wickets and lead the series with 1-0

Tim Southee (NZ): You always want to come out on the right side of the result. We played our best cricket and took it deep. Mark Chapman hasn't played a lot of cricket of late, and to play the way he played was very pleasing to the side. It was a game of fine margins. It was a good score, we wanted to start well with the ball but we did well to claw back in the middle and obviously Mitch Santner was outstanding with the ball and to take it deep and take it to the last over I guess that was a positive as well. It's always tough with different grounds and stuff like that but we set high expectations ourselves, a little bit off in the field and it's an area we pride ourselves on and that we have been very good at in the last few months. It's always tough, Daryl has got a lot of training and always want to bowl but probably didn't leave him enough runs in the end. Guptill played nicely, Santner showed his class as well.

Rohit Sharma (IND): Towards the end we saw it wasn't easy, was a great learning for the guys because those guys haven't batted in that situation before for India. It was great learning for them to understand what needs to be done, it's not about power hitting all the time and you try and put the ball to the left or right of the fielder and try and take singles or find boundaries. As a team we are happy that those guys got to bat in that situation and finished the game off. Technically was a good game, missing a few players and to come and see what the new players have in terms of ability and I think the way we pulled it back in the last 3-4 overs was magnificent. In the end it was a great effort from all our bowlers. They (Ashwin and Axar) bowl in tandem for the Delhi Capitals and they are always looking to take wickets which is a good sign and it's important to try and put the brakes and those guys do that.

Suryakumar Yadav is the Man of the Match