India win by 5 wickets!

Rishabh Pant seals the deal. India needed 3 off 3 and the left-hander stepped out to hit it over mid-off for four. New Zealand fought back valiantly but the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

IND 160/5 after 19.4 overs: OUT! Venkatesh Iyer, on debut, smashes his first ball for four but then attempts a reverse scoop and is caught at short-third. India need 5 off 4. Axar is the new batter and he’s on strike.

IND 155/4 after 19 overs: OUT! Iyer (5 off 8) hits it to long-off. New Zealand have pulled things back in the 18th and 19th overs thanks to Ferguson and Southee. India find themselves in a serious spot of bother with 6 balls remaining. They need 10 to win. Debutant Venkatesh Iyer is the new batter and he’s on strike. Daryl Mitchell to bowl the last over.


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