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India vs New Zealand First Match of T20 World Cup 2016

Just After the qualifiers of T20 World Cup 2016 the very first match of the tournament will be played between India and New Zealand on 15th March 2016 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. It will be full power pack T20 match in Nagpur, all the tickets have been sold out. All cricket fans are waiting for the grand event from a long time and now its action time. Both the team are placed in Group 2 of Super10 round.

If we look at the form of both the team, India has recently played a T20 Series with Australia where they won all the 3 matches. Just after this Asia Cup 2016 where 5 back to back wins and became 6th time Asia cup champions. Now India is on the top of the ICC T20I ranking which is showing how good team is performing. The team is loaded with one of the best opening pair Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Both the batsman are performing remarkable. Then the great Virat Kohli who is currently on 2nd position in ICC batsman ranking in T20I, one of the successful batsman of this format Suresh Raina, the sixer king Yuvraj Singh and the captain cool MS Dhoni. So the batting strength of the team is up to the mark where Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya are ready with their pace attack and the trump card of India R Ashwin and sir Ravindra Jadeja will be there to spin the ball. So the whole team looks so balanced and have all the ability to lift the T20 World Cup again.

India vs New Zealands

New Zealand never won such title in the past but this time they don’t want to lose opportunity and will make maximum from it. Kane Williamson will be the captain of the team as Brendon McCullum announced his retirement from all international format of cricket recently (Feb 2016). If we look at the recent team performance they won T20 series against Pakistan with 2-1 and win 4 T20 matches out 5 they played recently. They are on the 4th position in current ICC T20I team ranking. The team is capable of turn the game at any point. Corey Anderson who has a record of fastest century in ODI format on 36 balls, Martin Guptill the only new Zealand player who scored double hundred in ODI, Kane Williamson are some of the batsman who can hit big sixes and impart the momentum to the innings any time. If we look onto the bowling squad, who can forget the speedy Trent Boult. He was one of the successful bowler of 2015 ODI World Cup and impressed all with bowing performance. Mitchell Mcclenaghan, Tim Southee are their to tackle Indian batsman. So both the team are strong and no one can predict who will start their World T20 2016 tournament with a win.


The Live action of the match will start on 15th March 2016 from VCA, Nagar at 7:30 pm. The live telecast will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. For the upcoming tournament Virender Sehwag also joined the commentary. So India vs New Zealand  will be full spicy game for the all cricket those who are on the stadium and also who will watch at home.

Here is the match details :-

1st Match T20 World Cup 2016, Super 10 (Group 2)
India BCCI                VsNew Zealand
VenueVCA, Nagpur
Date15th March 2016
Time7:30 pm (Local Time)
TossNew Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first

Match Result : New Zealand won the match by 47 runs.

Check Man of the Match here.

Here is the India vs New Zealand T20 Match scorecard :-

New Zealand innings (20 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
MJ Guptilllbw b Ashwin62201300.00
KS Williamson*st †Dhoni b Raina827161050.00
C Munroc Pandya b Nehra77601116.66
CJ Andersonb Bumrah3460423080.95
LRPL Taylorrun out (Raina)1020141071.42
MJ Santnerc †Dhoni b Jadeja18251720105.88
GD Elliottrun out (Dhawan/Nehra)919120075.00
L Ronchi†not out21151121190.90
NL McCullumnot out02000
Extras(b 4, lb 3, w 6)13
Total(7 wickets; 20 overs)126(6.30 runs per over)


R Ashwin403218.001132
A Nehra312016.661021
JJ Bumrah401513.751310
SK Raina401614.001000
RA Jadeja402616.501120(4w)
HH Pandya1010010.00110(1w)


India innings (target: 127 runs from 20 overs)RB4s6sSR
RG Sharmast †Ronchi b Santner570071.42
S Dhawanlbw b McCullum130033.33
V Kohlic †Ronchi b Sodhi23272085.18
SK Rainac Guptill b Santner120050.00
Yuvraj Singhc & b McCullum451080.00
MS Dhoni*†c McCullum b Santner303011100.00
HH Pandyalbw b Santner170014.28
RA Jadejac & b Sodhi03000.00
R Ashwinst †Ronchi b Sodhi10200050.00
A Nehrab Milne04000.00
JJ Bumrahnot out02000.00
Extras(w 3, nb 1)4
Total(all out; 18.1 overs)79(4.34 runs per over)


NL McCullum301525.00810
CJ Anderson301806.00720
MJ Santner401142.751610
GD Elliott20904.50500(1w)
AF Milne2.10813.69600(1nb)
IS Sodhi401834.501401(2w)

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