- New Zealand scored 203, India scored 204 for 4 wickets in 19 overs.
- Shreyas Iyer unbeaten at 58, Lokesh Rahul scored 56 and Kohli scored 45 runs.
- Colin Munro scored 59, Taylor scored 54 and Williamson scored 51 for New Zealand.
India defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first match of five T20s. In the match played in Auckland on Friday, New Zealand, batting first, scored 203 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Indian team scored 204 for 4 wickets in 19 overs. Team India achieved the biggest goal against New Zealand. Earlier last year, the target of 159 runs was achieved on the same ground. The second match of the series between the two teams will be played on the same ground on 26 January.
Shreyas Iyer scored the highest unbeaten 58 runs for India. Lokesh Rahul scored 56 and Virat Kohli scored 45 runs. At the same time, for New Zealand, Colin Munro scored 59, Ross Taylor unbeaten 54 and Kane Williamson scored 51 runs. Taylor scored a half-century in T20 after 6 years. He made his last half-century against South Africa in 2014. Then innings of 62 runs.
Team India achieved the target of 200+ runs for the fourth time in T20. India has done this 4 times at most. Australia scored 200+ runs twice after India. At the same time, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, England, Bangladesh and Qatar did it once each.
Rahul-Kohli shared a 99-run partnership for the second wicket. Iyer and Manish Pandey shared an unbeaten 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Manish remained unbeaten on 14 runs. Earlier, opener Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 7 runs. Shivam Dubey scored 13 runs. Ish Sodhi took the most 2 wickets for New Zealand.
61-run partnership between Williamson and Taylor
Taylor shared a 61-run partnership with Williamson for the fourth wicket. Williamson hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in a 26-ball innings. At the same time, Taylor hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in a 27-ball innings. Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey and Shardul Thakur took 1-1 wickets for India.
Munro hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in 42 ball innings
Munro scored his 10th fiftieth career. He hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in 42-ball innings. Chahal caught Munro off Shardul. Colin de Grandholm exited without opening account. Jadeja got caught by Shivam Dubey. Tim Shiffert (1) was caught by Bumrah in the hands of Shreyas Iyer.
Guptill and Monroe formed a half-century partnership
Earlier Guptill hit four fours and a six in his innings. He shared an 80-run partnership with Munro in 7.5 overs. Rohit Sharma was caught by Shivam Dubey. Munro scored 18 off six balls from Shardul Thakur in the fourth over.
Pant not included in playing XI
In the Indian playing XI, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar and Sanju Samson were not included. Pant was injured in the last series against Australia. Lokesh Rahul was replaced by wicketkeeping. In this match too, he will be keeping. Hamish Bennett made the debut for New Zealand. He played his first ODI and Test 10 years ago.