Ranchi: New Zealand scored 176 runs in the first T20I against India. Conway and Mitchell batted well for New Zealand.
New Zealand cricket team is touring India and playing cricket series. After losing the ODI series, they are currently playing against India in a 3-match T20I series.
The first match of this series starts today at the Ranchi Cricket Ground. In this match, the Indian cricket team won the toss and chose to bowl. The New Zealand team played with the tendency to add runs quickly from the start.
Allen scored 35 runs off 23 balls. Washington Sundar tried to hit a six off the ball and he got out. Mark Chapman was dismissed for no runs in the same over. Conway then put on a 60-run partnership with Glenn Phillips. Phillips lost his wicket for 17 runs.
Conway got out after scoring 52 runs off 35 balls. Bracewell and Santner also lost their wickets. New Zealand scored 59 runs in the last 5 overs. The team scored 27 runs in the last over alone. That over was bowled by Arshdeep Singh.
Mitchell hit 3 consecutive sixes in that over, including a six off the first ball. With that, he scored a stunning half-century in 26 balls. He scored 4, 0, 2 and 2 runs in the next four balls respectively. With that, at the end of 20 overs, the New Zealand team scored 176 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Now the Indian team is chasing the target of victory if they score 177 runs. Gill and Ishan Kishan were the openers. In this, Kishan has scored 4 runs and is out. Rahul Tripathi and Subman Gill also lost their wickets. Indian team has lost 3 wickets for 15 runs.