New Zealand v India Twenty20 at Christchurch

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New Zealand v India Twenty20 at Christchurch

IND v NZ, 1st T20, Christchurch: New Zealand thrashes India in tour opener (NZ 1:0)

Brendon McCullum made 56 not out and shared an unbroken 60-run partnership with Jacob Oram to lead New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India on Wednesday in the first of two Twenty20 cricket internationals.
McCullum fashioned a restrained half century from 48 balls with three sixes and two fours to steer New Zealand past India's total of 162 for eight with seven balls to spare. New Zealand was 166 for three in the 19th over when Oram (29 not out) struck the game's 41st six to clinch the win.
India's innings, highlighted by an unbeaten 61 by Suresh Raina, included 13 sixes, one fewer than the record for a single innings in a Twenty20 international. When New Zealand peppered the short boundaries at AMI Stadium with 11 more sixes, delighting a crowd in excess of 16,000, it established a record for most sixes in an international Twenty20 match.
The second match is at Wellington on Friday. The tour also involves a limited-overs series and three test matches.
IND v NZ, 1st T20, Christchurch: New Zealand 166-3 (18.5 overs) beat India 162-8 (20.0 overs) by 7 wickets

IND v NZ, 1st T20, Christchurch: Kiwis to target Sehwag-Gambhir

New Zealand have drawn on the inside knowledge of former India coach John Wright as they prepare to play the side they regard as the best in the world.
India's tour of New Zealand starts at Christchurch Wednesday with the first of two Twenty20 matches to be followed by five one-day internationals and three Tests. Wright, the former Kiwi opener who coached India from 2000-2005, has been heavily involved with preparations for the series, according to New Zealand's Andy Moles. Despite Wright's tips, and India's reputation as poor travellers, Moles insists New Zealand are still the underdogs.
India have not won a Test series in New Zealand in 41 years, but they arrive on the back of home series victories over Australia and England and a 4-1 one-day away win against Sri Lanka. New Zealand, on the other hand, squandered a 2-0 one-day lead against Australia to draw the series 2-2 and then lost the Twenty20 by one run.
Moles is demanding more backbone from his team which has been strengthened by the return of the often injured all-rounder Jacob Oram, who will play as a specialist batsman. With the big-hitting Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder as openers, Moles believes New Zealand can hurt any bowling attack, and are capable of out-fielding the Indians as well.
But the Kiwi bowling looks a shade light without Kyle Mills, who has an Achilles injury. When India toured New Zealand six years ago, and faced green wickets, they were humbled 0-2 in the Tests and lost the ODIs 2-5.
New Zealand team (from): Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor or Neil Broom, Grant Elliott, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori (Captain), Ian Butler, Tim Southee, Iain O'Brien.
India team (from): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma.

New Zealand v India Twenty20 at Christchurch


New Zealand won the toss and decided to field
162 for 8 (20.0 overs)
166 for 3 (18.5 overs)

India Innings - Close
b O'Brien
7 1 0
b O'Brien
10 0 4
Raina not out
43 2 5
R Sharma c McCullum b Butler
7 0 1
Yuvraj lbw b Vettori
3 0 0
b Butler
6 0 0
Y Pathan c Oram b McCullum
8 0 3
I Pathan c McCullum b Ryder
14 1 0
b Southee
22 2 0
3w 3lb 6
for 8 162 (20.0 ovs)

Southee 4.0 0 42 1
O'Brien 4.0 0 36 2
Butler 4.0 0 29 2
Vettori 4.0 0 18 1
McCullum 2.0 0 27 1
Ryder 2.0 0 7 1
Fall of wicket
25 Gambhir
32 Sehwag
54 R Sharma
56 Yuvraj
61 Dhoni
82 Y Pathan
101 I Pathan
162 Harbhajan

New Zealand Innings - Close
Ryder lbw b I Sharma
4 0 0
McCullum not out
49 2 3
Guptill lbw b Harbhajan
28 4 3
b Zaheer
20 1 3
Oram not out
15 3 2
3nb 5w 8
for 3 166 (18.5 ovs)

Zaheer 4.0 0 20 1
I Sharma 4.0 0 35 1
I Pathan 3.0 0 38 0
Harbhajan 4.0 0 19 1
Y Pathan 2.5 0 37 0
Yuvraj 1.0 0 17 0
Fall of wicket
2 Ryder
56 Guptill
106 Taylor

Umpires: G A Baxter, E A Watkin
New Zealand: Ryder, McCullum (W), Guptill, Taylor, Oram, McCullum, Vettori (C), Butler, Southee, Thompson, O'Brien
India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuvraj, R Sharma, Dhoni (C/W), Y Pathan, I Pathan, Harbhajan, Zaheer, I Sharma

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.