T20 World Cup: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets

Dubai: New Zealand registered an easy win over India in an important Group 2 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.

A clinical bowling performance by New Zealand on a two-paced pitch restricted India to a paltry 110/7 in 20 overs. Trent Boult (3/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Ish Sodhi (2/17) was important in India not having a solid partnership to reach a respectable score.

For India, Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out) and Hardik Pandya (23) were the top scorers.

Chasing the target of 111 runs, New Zealand had a very good beginning with the openers Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill scoring 24 runs. Then Daryl Mitchell and captain Kane Williamson had also a strong partnership.

Daryl Mitchell lost his wicket to Jasprit Bumrah when the team had already collected 96 runs from12.4 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah was the lone Indian bowler who took the two wickets. He bowled 4 overs and took the wickets by conceding 19 runs.

Brief scores: India 110/7 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 26 not out, Hardik Pandya 23, Trent Boult 3/20, Ish Sodhi 2/17) lost to New Zealand 111/2 in 14.3 overs (Daryl Mitchell 49, Kane Williamson 33 not out, Jasprit Bumrah 2/19) by eight wickets

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