DUBAI – New Zealand Sunday defeated India by eight wickets in a crucial match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai International Stadium.
Daryl Mitchell (49) and Kane Williamson (33) helped Kiwis to achieved a soft target of 111 runs in 14.3 overs.
Earlier, Kiwis had won the toss and decided to field first against India.
Trent Bould and Ish Sodhi displayed stunning bowling as they took three and two wickets respectively, restricting India from making a big total.
India’s batting and bowling line failed to display a quality inning, posing threat to their qualification to the next level of the tournament.
Over the years, New Zealand have been India’s bogey team. The last time India defeated Kiwis in an ICC tournament was way back in the 2003 ODI World Cup.
India Possible Squad: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand Possible Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult