New Delhi: India dominated with both bat and ball to defeat New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Wednesday.
Asked to bat first, India posted a massive total of 202/3 in their 20 overs.
Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma decimated the Kiwi bowling by bringing up a record 158-run first wicket stand in just 16 overs.
The Indians then produced an excellent bowling effort to restrict the visitors to 149/8.
India 202/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 80, Rohit Sharma 80, Virat Kohli 26; Ish Sodhi 2/25) vs New Zealand: 149/8 (Tom Latham 39; Axar Patel 2/20; Yzvendra Chahal 2/26).