Virat Kohli-led team made an indelible mark in the T20I opener against New Zealand at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The visitors defeated the hosts convincingly by six wickets with an over to spare. Now, the visitors currently lead the five-match T20I series 1-0.
Earlier, on the other day, New Zealand set a huge target of 204 with the help of Colin Munro, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor’s half-centuries. However, India successfully chased the target on the back of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire fifties.
So much so, Team India became the only side to have chased 200-plus target on eight occasions.
Coming in to bat at No.4, Shreyas Iyer hogged the limelight as he scored a magnificent 58 off 29 balls. Player of the Match, Rahul’s candid knock included five fours and three maximums. India will take on New Zealand for the second T20I at the same venue on January 26 (Sunday).
For the unversed, India will be playing their third T20 match at Eden Park in Auckland. Having already played three matches so far in this venue, India won both the games comfortably.
Notably, India won the first game last year under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and the second win came under the tutelage of Virat Kohli on January 24, 2020.
New Zealand vs India 2020: 2nd T20I, Auckland -Weather Forecast:
According to the Meteorological department, Auckland weather will be better on the match day. It is said that the morning will be sunny. But later on in the day, the weather patterns are subjected to change as it would be cloudy in the evening.
However, there are no chances of rain throughout the match.