New Zealand upset India by 47 runs in WT20

New Zealand upset India by 47 runs in WT20

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Dhaka – New Zealand upset number-one ranked India by 47 runs making a flying start in the World Twenty20 Super-10 opener at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Tuesday.
Chasing 126 runs, host India finished their innings at 79 for all in 18.1 overs with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s top-scoring run-a-ball 30 including one boundary and one six.
Dhoni was caught and bowled by Nathan McCullum at 79/9 in 17.4 overs.
Virat Kohli stayed for 23 off 27 balls including two boundaries while Ravichandran Ashwin was another double figure scorer with 10 off20 balls.
McCullum made the made the first breakthrough for New Zealand dismissing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, was lbw, at 5/1 in the very 5th delivery of the innings.
Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi’s bowling did not give chance the mighty Indians to build up any solid figure grabbing four and three wickets respectively.
Santner who was adjudged man of the match conceded 11 runs in his four-over spell while Sodhi gave 18 runs also delivered four-over. McCullum pulled two wickets for 15 runs in three overs.
Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand scored 126 for 7 in 20 overs with Corey Anderson top-scoring 34 off 42 balls, including three boundaries.
Anderson was bowled out by Jasprit Bumrah at 89/5 in 15.4 overs.
Number eight batsman Luke Ronchi scored unbeaten 21 off 11 balls, including two boundaries and one six.
Mitchell Santner scored 18 off 17 balls involving two boundaries while number five batsman Ross Taylor added 10 off 14 balls featuring a boundary.
Ravichandran Ashwin made the first breakthrough for India dismissing opener Martin Guptill who was trapped lbw at 6/1 in the very 2nd delivery of the innings.
Both Colin Munro (8 off 16b; 1×4) and skipper Kane Williamson (7 off 6; 1×6) failed to stay long for double figure. They left the crease at 13/2 in 1.3 overs and 35/3 in 6.5 overs respectively.
Jasprit Bumrah, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket each for 15, 16, 20, 26 and 32 runs.

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