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New Zealand vs India 1st T20I 2009 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - New Zealand vs India 1st T20I 2009


Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs India 1st T20I 2009 - India tour of New Zealand 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between India and New Zealand at AMI Stadium, Christchurch in 25th February 2009.

New Zealand vs India 1st T20I 2009 Highlights
Brendon McCullum and Jacob Oram take New Zealand home © Getty Images

An unbeaten half-century from Brendon McCullum, Rapid knocks from Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram helped to New Zealand convincing seven-wicket victory over India and take a 1-0 lead in the first T20I.

* 61 : Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh set up the record eighth-wicket partnership in T20 international cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the 59-run stand between Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) in this month.

India scored 162-8 in 20 overs with top scorer by Suresh Raina cracked a 61 off 43-balls including 5-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 141.86, Virender Sehwag blasted a 26 off 10-balls included 4-sixes with strike rate of 260.

Harbhajan Singh struck 21 off 22-balls including 2-fours and Yusuf Pathan hammered a 20 off 8-balls included 3-sixes with strike rate of 250.

New Zealand chased 166-3 in 20 overs with top scorer by Brendon McCullum 56 not out, Martin Guptill blasted a 41 off 28-balls including 4-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 146.42.

Ross Taylor cracked a 31 off 20-balls including 3-sixes & a fours with strike rate of 150 and Jacob Oram hammered a unbeaten 29 off 15-balls included 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike-rate of 193.33.

India best bowler by Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ishanth Sharma each took one-wickets.

Brendon McCullum named Player of the match for his match-winning magnificent unbeaten 56-runs knocked off facing 46-balls including 3-sixes and 2-fours with strike rate of 114.29.