NZ opener Colin Munro, in particular, batted majestically and was unconquered on a truly regal 109 (58 balls, 7x4, 7x6). Munro was in such a murderous mood that he completed his second T20I century off just 54 balls (6x4, 7x6).
Given a spot in the starting XI on Saturday following Ashish Nehra's retirement, Siraj had a baptism with fire in Rajkot as New Zealand's batsmen made merry. His blistering knock ensured New Zealand post a huge total of 196 runs with a loss two wickets on the board after 20 overs. "We didn't take our chances, yes, but at once stage they were looking to get 235-240 and credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to pull things back", Kohli praised the opposition.
After New Zealand's openers had got the tourists off to a flier, the responsibility of stemming the flow of runs fell to India's spin-attack of Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel.
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The driver eventually came to a stop beneath the TriBeCa Bridge at Chambers Street where he got out of the auto and was shot. President Trump acknowledged the attack on Twitter, describing the perpetrator as a "sick" individual.
Virat Kohli wasn't disappointed by losing the toss. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli formed a steady partnership but the boundaries dried up.
In reply, only skipper Virat Kohli looked in good touch with 65 off 42 balls as India were restricted to 156 for 7.
Boult ended with 4/34 from his four overs while Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Colin Munro snared one-wicket each.