India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Highlights

February 28th, 2009 Posted in 20-20, Match Highlights, Twenty 20

Watch cricket highlights: India vs New Zealand T20 Highlights from Christchurch played on February 25, 2009.


Scoreline: India 162. Suresh Raina 61 (43). NZ win with relative ease with an over to go – Brendon McCullum 56, Guptill 41 (28), Ross Taylor 31 (20), Jacob Oram 29 (15)


Sehwag pulled out the costliest 1st over in intl T20 (19 runs) with 3 huge sixes off his 1st 3 deliveries faced. In fact, the Indians whacked 13 6’s in contrast to a total of 6 fours, while appearing that they too believed in the crush-em hype riding this tour. Could have been a humbling 1st knock in NZ for India, had it not been for Raina picking things up right at the end. Yusuf Pathan also strutted his stuff with 3 huge blows before Jacob Oram did what Adam Voges did during the Aus vs NZ T20 game to end Yusuf’s quest for six sixes in an over.


The NZ chase centred around a subdued McCullum (relative to, say, the Bangalore vs Kolkata IPL match). India never seriously were allowed to threaten cos of the consistent partnerships on a day that saw Oram too, announce his return. With McCullum batting through the innings, a win was obvious – how fast remained the only question. By an over was the answer.

India Batting

NZ chase

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