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IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma set up tense win for India

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Suryakumar Yadav stroked a 40-ball 62 to set up India's five-wicket win against New Zealand on Wednesday

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IND vs NZ | Twitter reacts as Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma set up tense win for India

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Suryakumar Yadav (62) and Rohit Sharma (48) laid the platform, before debutant Venkatesh Iyer and Rishabh Pant applied the finishing touches to help India secure a five-wicket win in the first T20I against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

India was placed comfortably at 142/2 after 16 overs during their run-chase of 165, requiring 23 off the final four with a well-set Suryakumar Yadav at the crease. However, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and Tim Southee produced fine death-bowling skills thereafter, as the equation soon reduced to 10 of 6 with India four down.

Debutant Venkatesh Iyer struck a crucial boundary off Daryl Mitchell in the last over but was dismissed next ball before Rishabh Pant sealed the deal with a four-over mid-off with two balls to spare. 

The platform was laid by skipper Rohit Sharma (48 off 36) and Suryakumar (62 off 40), who put on a 59-run stand for the second wicket, with the latter playing the aggressor, striking six fours and three sixes.

Earlier, Martin Guptill (70 off 42) and Mark Chapman (63 off 50) were the only notable contributors in New Zealand’s first-innings effort of 164/6, after Rohit opted to bowl. Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged two wickets each.

Look at this by Rohit Sharma


Dolly dropped!

Well played! Top order just is just enough!

HITMAN got that mole!

Whatta way to win his first game as Captain!🔥

Rohit Sharma fans will go wild on social media today!

Team work makes dreams work!

Good start though!

Well tweeted brah!

An all-round performance from the Indian team!

Haha! SKY is just the best🔥

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