India manages 162/8 in the first T-20 against NZ
The reigning world champions, could muster only 162/8 as they faced a stiff bowling attack of New Zealand.
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat. Virender Sehwag exploded in the very first over, scoring 19 runs with 3 consecutive sixes of Tim Southee's bowling.
But India kept loosing wickets at regular intervals, which stopped them from progressing. Suresh Raina played a very important role with and unbeaten 61 of just 43 balls with 5 sixes.
Iain OBrein and Ian Butler picked up 2 wickets each and captain Danier Vettori bowled a very miser spell conceding just 18 runs of his 4 overs and picking up the very important wicket of inform Yuvraj Singh.
Its now upto Indian bowlers to defend the modest total that their batsmen could muster.
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