Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan slammed a fifty each while Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel picked up two wickets apiece to guide India to a comfortable 53-run win over New Zealand in the first T20I. (Scorecard)Farewell to the man of the moment – Ashish Nehra #ThankYouAshishNehra pic.twitter.com/onuPCxU4r6- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017#ThankYouAshishNehra pic.twitter.com/pFqybGkFXJ- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017New Zealand Innings:22:21 IST: INDIA WIN BY 53 runs! Great scenes out there! It’s all about Ashish Nehra at the moment. His teammates are shaking hands and hugging him. A great bowler has called it quits. He will be happy to leave on a winning note, a win over the Kiwis, India’s first in this format. Nehra is now taking a lap of honour with the Indian players clapping behind. Thank you, Nehra! It’s an emotional moment for the local man.1st Twenty20. 18.5: J Bumrah to M Santner (20), 4 runs, 136/8 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:10 IST: 17.3: B Kumar to M Santner, SIX! Clears the rope this time. It’s full and around leg, Santner whips it across the line and sends it towering over square leg for a biggie. Santner having some fun at Kumar’s expense.1st Twenty20. 17.2: B Kumar to M Santner (6), 4 runs, 119/8 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:07 IST: 16.6: J Bumrah to Ish Sodhi, FOUR. Good delivery but it has gone for a boundary. Bumrah angles in a full length ball on off, shaping back in a shade, Sodhi tries to defend but it catches the outside edge and runs fine to third man for a boundary. Another 10-run over!advertisement16.4: WICKET! T Southee (8) is out, c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah, 111/8- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 20171st Twenty20. 15.6: Y Chahal to T Southee (4), 4 runs, 105/7 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201722:00 IST: 15.3: Y Chahal to Tom Latham, OUT! Stumped! Final nail in the coffin. A well-disguised googly by Chahal, around off and Latham dances down the track without picking the variation. He swings and ends up missing it completely. MS Dhoni doesn’t need a second invitation. India on the brink of winning their first T20I game against the Kiwis!21:57 IST: WICKET! J Bumrah to H Nicholls, OUT run out (Virat Kohli). New Zealand have lost their sixth wicket. Bull’s eye from Kohli and Nicholls is a goner! Nothing going right for New Zealand tonight. Nicholls pushes this towards mid off and takes off for what seems to be an easy single. But he took on one of the panthers in the Indian cricket team – Virat Kohli who chased the ball down like a panther tracks its prey. Picks the ball up in a flash and boom. Onto the stumps like an arrow leaves the bow. The LED bails illuminate and Nicholls continues running towards the dressing room.1st Twenty20. 14.2: J Bumrah to H Nicholls (6), 4 runs, 94/5 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:48 IST: Henry Nicholls walks in next. He played a handy cameo in the last ODI and is surely capable with the bat. But I’m afraid that he has too big a task ahead.21:47 IST: WICKET! 12.6: A Patel to de Grandhomme! Another one bites the dust! Patel tosses this one in the air and drops it slightly short on middle and off, de Grandhomme goes down on one knee and tries to smoke it over the leg side. But he ends up top edging it towards deep square leg. Dhawan does well to keep his eyes on the ball and catches it safely. It’s not easy out there for the fielders. 4-0-20-2, exceptional bowling by Axar!21:45 IST: WICKET! 12.4: A Patel to Tom Bruce! Bruce finds Rohit with surgical precision! Axar Patel gets his first wicket in his last over. A flighted full ball on off, Bruce kneels to slog sweep it over the leg side but fails to clear the rope. It falls straight down Rohit Sharma’s throat at deep mid-wicket. He makes no mistake and New Zealand continue to struggle.1st Twenty20. 11.2: Y Chahal to T Latham (25), 6 runs, 77/3 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:31 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya is having a dream time in international circuit. Whatever he does is producing results. He has already taken a stunning catch in the field and now has hunted down the Kiwi mainstay. New Zealand 54/3 (9.1 overs) vs India 202/3Skipper Williamson getting innovative for the BLACKCAPS. His side are 48-1 after 8 overs, chasing 203 for victory #indvnz pic.twitter.com/29vMP4d8IMadvertisement- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 201721:25 IST: 7.4: A Nehra to K Williamson, 2 runs. Dropped by Kohli! Poor Nehra, this is the second chance which has gone down off his bowling. A length ball on middle and off, Williamson tries to chip it down the ground but fails to get the desire elevation.1st Twenty20. 7.3: A Nehra to K Williamson (21), 4 runs, 44/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:21 IST: Dew break! As we saw in the first innings, the game has been stopped as the groundsmen are clearing the dew on the ground. Not sure how much those ropes help.1st Twenty20. 5.2: B Kumar to K Williamson (11), 6 runs, 30/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201721:09 IST: 4.3: J Bumrah to Tom Latham, EDGY FOUR! Bumrah is bowling beautifully. Delivers an outswinger to Latham, around off and the Kiwi wicketkeeper batsman is lured into the shot. He pokes at it and edges it past Dhawan at slip for a boundary.21:04 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has breached Munro’s defense with a toe-crusher. It’s an accurate delivery, right in the blockhole, Munro tries to dig it out but is late in bringing his bat down. It sneaks right through to light the stumps. Nothing much a batsman can do about that delivery. The replays show that there was some inside edge as well before it pegged the leg stump back. New Zealand 18/2 (3.4 overs) vs India 202/320:52 IST: WICKET! Stunner by Pandya! Take a bow, Superman! Chahal provides the first breakthrough but it’s more due to this miraculous piece of catching. Tossed up ball on middle, Guptill tries hammering it down the ground but fails to middle it properly. It goes straight up in the air, Hardik Pandya sprints across to his right from long off and puts in an exceptional dive to catch the ball. The crowd goes bonkers. What a catch! New Zealand 6/1 (1.3 overs) vs India 202/320:48 IST: 0.4: A Nehra to M Guptill, FOUR! Shot! All power. Nehra keeps it short and outside off, Guptill flat-bats it down the ground, past mid off and it speeds away to the fence.20:45 IST: 0.2: A Nehra to M Guptill, Wide! This time it’s short and a little too wide outside off, Guptill once again leaves it and this time it’s signalled wide by the umpire.India Innings:20.44 IST: Back for the chase! The Kiwi openers, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro stride out. It’s the man of the moment, Ashish Nehra to kickoff proceedings for India from the ‘Ashish Nehra End’. A slip in place.Innings Break! #TeamIndia 202/3 in 20 overs (Rohit 80, Dhawan 80) #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/K0cLOsw7kt- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720.36 IST: INDIA FINISH ON 202/3! A powerful end to the innings from India. Their openers, each being given a life, set the tone for the game. Both got to their fifties and their 158-run stand laid it all for the batsmen to come. The ploy to send Hardik Pandya up the order might have failed, but then Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, especially the former, provided a late impetus to the Indian batting. 42 runs came in the last three over which saw the Men in Blue post a total past the 200-mark.advertisement20:28 IST: 19.3: Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, SIX! Now MS Dhoni is into the action, wastes no time to get going. Typical of him, he stays back to this length ball and muscles it into the mid-wicket stands for a biggie.20:27 IST: 19.1: Tim Southee to V Kohli, SIX! Oh Virat Kohli, you little beauty! My word… What a hit! Short of a length on off and Kohli charges towards it like a raging bull. He goes across the line and heaves it high and handsome over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.20.26 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma is dismissed! But after a lot of drama. Full ball speared across, Rohit looks to squeeze it square on the off side and there’s a noise as the ball passes the bat. Big appeal from the keeper and the bowler as they think there’s an edge. The umpire isn’t sure, so he checks it upstairs. And replays show that the noise was of the bat hitting the ground. Seemed like Rohit would survive, but then New Zealand are adamant they have their man so they review. And this time Snicko is brought into play. It shows that Sharma has edged it and he’s gone.1st Twenty20. 18.2: T Boult to V Kohli (15), 6 runs, 180/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201717.3: C de Grandhomme to V Kohli (7), 6 runs, 171/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201717.1: C de Grandhomme to RG Sharma (75), 4 runs, 164/2 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720.11 IST: WICKET! The dangerous Pandya is gone! Ish Sodhi with his second of the over, a terrific delivery. Lands it on off and gets a lot of turn and bounce, Pandya hangs his bat to defend and the ball takes a feather behind. Latham takes it and appeals. The umpire raises his finger and the Indian all-rounder is sent back. India 158/2 (16.4 overs) vs New ZealandIndia’s record opening partnership of 158 from Rohit and Dhawan leads them to their highest T20I total against New Zealand of 202/3 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/9qe07CjrzZ- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 201720.10 IST: WICKET! A wicket finally falls and it’s Ish Sodhi who’s provided the breakthrough. Lovely googly around off, Dhawan is down the track to hit it but it spins away from him and Latham behind the stumps takes the bails off with ease. Dhawan departs, but not before he’s played a scintillating knock. India 158/1 (16.2 overs) vs New Zealand1st Twenty20. 15.4: T Boult to S Dhawan (79), 4 runs, 155/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201720:05 IST: 15.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR.20:04 IST: 15.1: T Boult to R Sharma, SIX! TOP EDGED AND SIX! Think the message from the dugout is clear, either go after it or get out. Length ball on middle and leg, Sharma looks to play the scoop shot and gets a thick top edge. It’s enough as it takes it all the way over the fine leg boundary for a maximum.20:01 IST: 14.4: M Santner to R Sharma, FOUR.20:00 IST: 14.3: M Santner to R Sharma, FOUR.20:00 IST: FIFTY! 14.2: M Santner to R Sharma, SIX! Third fifty for Rohit Sharma. Slider around leg, and this is a big hit. Rohit Sharma makes room for himself and with all his might, sends it over long on for half a dozen. Pure power, that.19:57 IST: Another time out in this game. The players are taking some refreshments as the groundstaff is out working on the dew again. A lot of it out there, only going to get worse as the game progresses.19:57 IST: 13.6: Tim Southee to S Dhawan, SIX! That’s right out of the screws! What a hit, stupendous shot! Length delivery going across Dhawan, he swings his bat across the line and right from the meat of the bat, launches it into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum.FIFTY! @SDhawan25 brings up his 3rd T20I 50 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/1Qp4dBDoEX- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:50 IST: 12.2: Ish Sodhi to S Dhawan, FOUR! Floated up around off, Dhawan kneels down and drags the slog sweep over mid-wicket. Clears the infield and beats the man in the deep to pick up another boundary. With this, Dhawan has now made his highest score in T20 Internationals.1st Twenty20. 12.1: I Sodhi to S Dhawan (58), 6 runs, 106/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719.48 IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan slams his third fifty. Streaky way to bring it up but he’s done it anyway. Shorter around off, skidding across, Dhawan looks to put bat on ball and gets an inside edge which whiskers past the leg stump towards short fine leg. A quick single is taken to get to the milestone. India 96/0 (11.2 overs) vs New Zealand19:45 IST: 10.5: C Munro to R Sharma, FOUR! BANG! That’s right in his arc and Sharma dispatches it. Full on the stumps, it’s hammered straight back over the bowler’s head for a rocketing boundary.19:43 IST: 10.2: C Munro to R Sharma, SIX! He’s hit that with a lot of power, has enough to clear the fence. Length ball on off, Sharma just muscles this down the ground. It’s high in the air and has the distance on it this time. Easily sails into the stands for a biggie.19:39 IST: 8.6: de Grandhomme to S Dhawan, FOUR. That’s timed to perfection once more, Dhawan has been doing that all evening so far. Full and fired outside off, Dhawan drives it through the covers and beats the man in the deep.19:38 IST: 8.6: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, No ball. Another no ball, it’s slipped out again. High full outside off, Sharma gets an edge which goes past the keeper and a run is taken. The umpire has a word with Williamson, tells him probably this is the last warning. Colin won’t be taken off though, despite it being the second of the over, as it wasn’t dangerous to the batsman in any way.19:37 IST: 8.5: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, No ball! That’s a beamer! Not intentional though, it just slipped out of his hands. The dew is heavy out there. Goes right over the batsman and the keeper behind, all the way to the boundary line. Five runs in total, a Free Hit on the way now19:29 IST: So much dew that the groundsmen are out with the big rope and the Super Sopper doing its thing as well.19:27 IST: 6.4: de Grandhomme to S Dhawan, FOUR. Dhawan marches on! Fuller length ball on middle, he gets low and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.19:27 IST: 6.3: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, 1 run DROPPED! Rohit Sharma is the one who gets a life this time ’round. Fuller ball around off, Rohit looks to clear long off but doesn’t get the desired distance. Right to Southee who settles under it, but it slips right through his hands. Possibly the dew playing its part already, but now both openers survive a scare. Single taken.19:26 IST: 6.2: de Grandhomme to R Sharma, Was there an edge? No, there isn’t. Back of length ball outside off and it kicks off the deck, Rohit looks to cut but just misses.1st Twenty20. 5.6: M Santner to RG Sharma (16), 4 runs, 46/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:18 IST: 4.2: Tim Southee to S Dhawan, FOUR! That’s a lazy effort from Ish Sodhi! Dhawan just places this behind point and it’s rocketing off the surface. The leggie at third man runs to his left, slides and gets his hand to it as well, but it still somehow goes under it and touches the rope. Southee is seen shaking his head, rightly disappointed with the effort.19:15 IST: 3.5: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Shot! Boult has been a little expensive so far. It’s outside off with some width on offer.19:14 IST: 3.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan puts away another ball delivery. It’s angling down leg on a shorter length, the left-hander pulls it away and across the fine leg fence for a boundary.1st Twenty20. 2.3: T Southee to RG Sharma (7), 6 runs, 20/0 https://t.co/3i2xw2iX69 #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201719:08 IST: 1.5: T Boult to S Dhawan, 2 runs. DROPPED! You’ve got to take those at this level, should have been taken. Shikhar Dhawan is a dangerous customer and he can make you pay. Short and wide outside off, the southpaw flays it and hits it straight to Santner at point. He tries taking it over his head but can’t keep a hold of it. It goes behind and two runs are taken. Virat Kohli was dropped in the ODI series and he made them pay. Will we see the opener do the same here today? India 12/0 (1.5 overs)19:06 IST: 1.3: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR. Consecutive boundaries! Just what India needed after a tighy first over. Fraction straight in line, that’s all Dhawan needs as he flicks it away sweetly through backward square leg for another boundary.19:06 IST: 1.2: T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! Errs in line and it’s put away without any problem. Angling down the leg side, Dhawan just has to get something on it and he puts his gloves into work. It goes off them and away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.18.59 IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the Indian openers. New Zealand are beginning with the spin of Mitchell Santner.We’re all set to get underway – this is what we’re playing for! (Yes Kane is beardless) #indvnz pic.twitter.com/IUhxoi7rKJ- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 201718.55 IST: Both teams along with the officials have made their way out in the middle for the respective National Anthems.MS Dhoni is now the only player to appear in all six H2H T20Is between the two sides #IndvNZ- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 1, 2017Gud luck my bro #Ashishnehra playing his last game 2day.jus enjoy as we did in this pic aftr winning th World Cup2011. Bhangra khich @BCCI pic.twitter.com/DDkqngSNf7- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 201718.40 IST: TEAMS!India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra ChahalNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tom Bruce, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish SodhiNew Zealand wins the toss. Elects to bowl first #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/g8kcmvndMw- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017Ashish Nehra was presented a commemorative trophy ahead of his retirement by @msdhoni and @imVkohli #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/wZBUL8agt7- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 201718.31 IST: TOSS! New Zealand win toss and opt to field vs India.Shreyas Iyer to bat at No.4, Ashish Nehra plays his final match.Proud moment for young Shreyas Iyer as he receives his T20I cap from @RaviShastriOfc #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/6Men3m6ciz- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 201718:25 IST: Shreyas Iyer handed his maiden international cap.All eyes on one man – Ashish Nehra #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/cmsnV8isrd- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017Twenty20 is fun to be a part of and were exited to get into it – Colin Munro #indvnz pic.twitter.com/AGkxnIw8eb- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 1, 2017It has been a year of mix results in Twenty20 internationals for India, who have won four of seven matches they have played while lost a game each to England, West Indies and Australia. New Zealand are the top ranked team in the world and have never lost to India in the shortest format of the game.It will be a big night for Ashish Nehra, who plays his final competitive match tonight at the Feroz Shah Kotla and the home team would be aiming to give the 38-year-old a fitting farewell.With a strong all-round and in-form team at their disposal, India will fancy their chances of improving their record against the Kiwis.While Nehra is likely to play, either of Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Jasprit Bumrah will be rested for tonight’s game.Skipper Virat Kohli, who became the fastest to complete 9000 runs in ODIs, is nearing yet another milestone. The world No.1 (1852 runs) is 38 runs away from eclipsing Tillakratane Dilshan (1889 runs) as the second highest run-getter in the format. Brendon McCullum is currently the leading run getter with 2140 runs.TEAMS:India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only for first game), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL RahulNew Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.