ICC World T20 2016: India vs New Zealand Live

India take on New Zealand in the inaugural match of the T20 World cup Today. Stay tuned as we bring you live coverage scores and twitter reaction for the match.

New Zealand had won the toss and elected to bat First

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand (Playing XI): Kane Williamson(c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi

At the end of 10 overs New Zealand are 55/3 with taylor and Anderson currently batting.

And That’s a wicket Ross taylor has been dismissed. He got run out, This wicket is all due to Raina. Full credit to him. Firstly he anticipated the shot to his left, dived full-length, got hold of the ball and then threw down the stumps catching Ross Taylor short. He is dismissed for 10 runs of 14 balls, New Zealand are in deep trouble now

At the end of 15 overs New Zealand are at 88/4 .Mitchell Santner 11(13) and corey anderson 34(39) are at the crease. India ihas bowled well so far, corey anderson is the dangerman now and India would be do well to try to dismiss him

Wicket – Corey Anderson has been dismissed, Bumrah bowled a yorker on middle stump and Anderson tries a ramp but misses and Bumrah hits. This is the wicket India needed. Looks like they will struggle to reach even 130 – 140

Wicket – Jadega with a short ball and santher got atop edge that sails up in the air and Dhoni pockets a simple catch.

Wicket- Elliot is run out

The first innings is concluded and New Zealand finish their Innings at 126/7, They never looked in control of the innings from the starting itself and continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, and then the indian spinners did a tremendous job of containing  them.

Let’s take look what Raina had to say

We bowled really well as a unit. The wicket was pretty slow. We planned to bowl dot balls. This total is decent and we need to bat well. When you are chasing 126, you need to rotate the strike and hopefully our batsmen will do it. If I get the chance with the bat, I will win it for Team India.”

Well The chase is definitely going to be an exciting one as New Zealand are playing 3 spinners, and the pitch is definitely assisting the spinners. Though it would be interesting to see how New Zealand spinners perform against the Indian side who thrive in such condition.

Alright, we’re all set for the second innings to begin. The New Zealand players are walking out to the field, and so are the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
And New Zealand are starting with spin straight away Nathan McCullum has the ball in his hand.

Wicket – New Zealand have got the early wicket they needed Dhawan dismissed for 1. LBW by McCullum. It seems that the strategy of using spin is paying off.

 Wicket –  That’s the second wicket down, Rohit Sharma is stumped of santner. India look shaky now. Rohit dismissed for 5, Raina joins kohli on the pitch

Wicket – That’s the third one now India in huge trouble now,Raina gets a leading edge and finds the fielder at mid-wicket.Santner gets his second, India making it more difficult for them self.

Yuvraj joins Kohli in the middle, a lot will depend on these two now

Wicket – 4th one down, India in huge mess now. Yuvraj dismissed caught & bowled by McCullum. A lot will depend on Kohli & Dhoni now. This two need to get a patnership now.

Wicket – Big blow to India as Kohli departs, Ish sodhi gets him of his first ball, India in serious mess now, the 127 is looking like 200 now

Wicket –  Pandya is gone, It’s going from bad to worse for India.

Wicket – Jadeja is gone too It’s chaos out there, Sodhi Dismisses his caught & Bowled

India Needs 74 runs of last 7 overs with Dhoni & Ashwin on the pitch, It’s all dependent on captain cool now.

India needs 61 of last 4 overs with 3 wickets in Hand, Dhoni and ashwin are still on the crease but neither of them looking comfortable hitting shots.

Wicket – Ashwin is gone 8th wicket down for India. Stumped of sodhi, it looks all over for India now as Nehra comes to bat.

Wicket – Dhoni is gone, it’s all over for India,

Wicket – The final nail in the coffin has been hit, Nehra gone for a duck, Bowled of milne

India lost the match by 47 runs

India was defeated in it’s own game today, spin which was supposed to be their strength proved to be their undoing today. India batsmen lacked application as they looked like street cricketers against the spin attack and no body apart from Kohli & Dhoni did anything.

Here are some live twitter reaction





















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