India win first T20I against New Zealand by 6 wickets

India won the first T20 International against New Zealand at Eden Park here on Friday.

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer played scintillating knocks to see their team home in the 19th over.

Earlier, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor smashed half-centuries to power New Zealand to a challenging 203 for five against India in the first T20 International at Eden Park here on Friday.

Opener Munro blasted six fours and two sixes in his 42-ball 59, while skipper Williamson treated the Indian bowlers with equal disdain, hitting them out of the park four times in his 26-ball 51.

Taylor then clobbered an unbeaten 54 off 27 balls. His innings was laced with three sixes and as many fours.

Opener Martin Guptill also chipped in with a 19-ball 30.

Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah (1), Shardul Thakur (1/44), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/32), Shivam Dube (1/24) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/18) snapped one wicket each.

Brief score:

New Zealand: 203 for 5 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 59, Kane Williamson 51, Ross Taylor 54; Jasprit Bumrah 1/31).