India lost in the match against New Zealand. India lost the first T20 in New Zealand by 21 runs. New Zealand defeated India in this fierce match. India came into the ring with a target of 177 runs and lost 9 wickets in the stipulated overs and scored 155 runs. Washington Sundar played aggressively among the team India batters. Sundar, who scored 50 runs in 28 balls, played aggressively at the end with 5 fours and 3 sixes but could not win the team. Suryakumar Yadav (47; 6 fours, 2 sixes off 34 balls) excelled. Among the Kiwis bowlers, Braswell, Santern and Ferguson took two wickets each.. Ish Sodhi and Jacob each took a wicket.
As part of the three T20 series, the first match between India and New Zealand was played at Ranchi. Team India captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, the New Zealand team scored 176 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. With this, Team India has set a target of 177 runs. Daryl Mitchell scored an unbeaten 59. Opener Dwayne Conway scored 52 runs. Finn Allen played a fierce innings with 35 runs.