Indian Cricket Team had won the toss & elected to bowl first in the 1st T20I match at Ranchi against New Zealand. The Men in Blue left out Yuzvendra Chahal whereas New Zealand got back their star spinner Ish Sodhi back into the setup who had missed ODI Series due to an injury.
The Black Caps get off to a decent start in the power-play overs as they scored 47 runs for the loss of 2 wickets where Washington Sundar took 2 scalps in one over. The visitors lost the key wicket of Finn Allen where he was in sublime touch as he scored 35 runs in 23 balls where he struck 4 fours & 2 sixes.
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MS Dhoni Spotted in Ranchi
At the end of 9 overs, New Zealand’s score was 73-2 where Devon Conway was on 29 runs in 16 balls whereas Glenn Phillips’ score was 6 runs in 11 balls. Hardik Pandya was bowling the 10th over. Legendary Captain MS Dhoni was captured on the big screen where there was a huge roar from the crowd where Dhoni was seen waving at the fans.
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Watch: MS Dhoni waves at the fans:
Exciting Contest on Cards
Given the factor that dew may come into the game during the second innings, New Zealand would be aiming for a total in excess of 160 runs. All eyes would be on the centurion from 3rd ODI Devon Conway, the batter so far has looked in quite goof touch.
Skipper Hardik Pandya would be aware of the fact that Ranchi is not a high scoring venue. It would be interesting to see how he uses his spinners. Shivam Mavi hasn’t give an over which is quite surprising and it looks like the pacer would be used a secret weapon.
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