New Zealand faced a massive trial by spin as R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina troubled the batsmen. Barring Corey Anderson, none of the Kiwi batsmen hung in as they finished on 126/7. Will India chase this total down and register their first win over New Zealand? Follow the India versus New Zealand match from the VCA Stadium in Nagpur here.
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21:00 hrs IST: Luke Ronchi gets some big hits towards the end. He smashes a four and a six off Nehra as the bowler gives away 15 runs in the final over. New Zealand finish on 126/7 and India will have to bat cautiously on a sluggish wicket..
20:53 hrs IST: Appeal for a stumping! Elliott plays inside the line of the delivery and Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash, but Elliott had his back foot behind the crease..
20:50 hrs IST: Bumrah finishes another magnificent spell. 4-0-15-1. Fantastic effort from the Indian bowlers..
20:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Four and out! Jadeja bowls this flat delivery slightly short outside off, Santner attempts the pull and top-edges it high, Dhoni collects it. Santner c Dhoni b Jadeja 18 (17). New Zealand 98/6 after 16.4 overs..
20:41 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Anderson. Fast, pin-point yorker from Bumrah, Anderson moves to the off side and attempts to paddle it to fine leg, he misses and the ball knocks the middle stump out. Anderson b Bumrah 34 (42)..
20:38 hrs IST: All depends on Anderson. Will New Zealand get past 120? After 15 overs, they are 88/4..
20:33 hrs IST: Brilliant spell from Suresh Raina ends. Finishes with figures of 4-0-15-1. New Zealand are in trouble at 78/4 after 14 overs.
20:27 hrs IST: Close call! Jadeja slants this delivery across with a low-arm action and Anderson attempts the slog, he misses and the ball just misses the off stump. In the last ball, Jadeja concedes a couple. A total of 12 runs conceded. New Zealand 75/4 (13 ov).
20:24 hrs IST: Anderson attempts the sweep and he misses, the ball hits Dhoni flush on the right thumb as he tries to collect, he immediately flings the glove off and the physio is out there to attend to him. He is alright and play resumes.
20:22 hrs IST: Mitchell Santner is clueless against Jadeja. First ball, he plays inside the line and gets beaten. It also beats Dhoni for four byes and next ball, Santner does not get to the pitch of the ball.
20: 19 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Raina. Anderson pushes the ball to the left of Raina who dives to stop it, Taylor is backing up too far and Raina turns and back flicks at the bowler's end, Taylor's bat is in the air and New Zealand are 61/4 after 11.3 overs. Taylor run-out Raina 10 (14).
20:15 hrs IST: Inside-edged but safe! Anderson dances down the track and looks to slog, gets an inside edge that goes past the leg stump.
20:12 hrs IST: Stifled appeal for an LBW first-up from Jadeja but the ball landed outside leg stump. He is getting some grip and purchase.
20:10 hrs IST: Ashwin has bowled as he finishes with figures of 4-0-32-1. Anderson and Taylor the key. Jadeja to come into the attack.
20:05 hrs IST: Anderson is playing a decent hand so far. Looking at the sluggishness of the pitch, a total of 140 might be good enough. Or, it might not be good, considering how powerful the Indian batting is.
19:59 hrs IST: Williamson gets stumped! Raina joins in the fun. The NZ skipper charges out and Raina bowls a flat and fast delivery outside off, Dhoni effects the stumping. Williamson st Dhoni b Raina * (16). New Zealand 35/3 (6.5 overs)
19:55 hrs IST: Another missed run-out! Williamson taps this delivery to point and Anderson was backing up a bit too far, Jadeja misses the throw at the bowler's end, Anderson would have been a goner.
19:51 hrs IST: Missed run-out! Williamson turns this shortish ball to square leg and hesitates for the single, Rohit Sharma aims at the bowler's end but misses. The New Zealand skipper would have been out.
19:47 hrs IST: The pitch is very slow and sluggish. Batsman are finding it hard for their strokes. Nagpur dishes out another poor pitch.
19:44 hrs IST: After two sixes in Ashwin's first over, he concedes only three runs. New Zealand will have to dramatically rethink their strategy.
19:41 hrs IST: Second batsman to hit a six and then get dismissed. New Zealand are trying to be too aggressive and they are losing wickets. The onus is now on Corey Anderson and Williamson.
19:38 hrs IST: For all wanting to know who is Colin Munro, he smashed the second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals. However, Ashish Nehra gets into the act by sending back Munro. The left-hander mistimed the lofted shot and holed out to Pandya. Munro c Pandya b Nehra 7 (6). New Zealand 13/2 (1.3 ov)
19:36 hrs IST: Replays in on the Guptill dismissal! The ball was going over the stumps. Nehra to open from the other end.
19:34 hrs IST: What an action packed first over. Colin Munro gets off the mark with a switch-hit six over deep cover. Next couple of balls, he is beaten. New Zealand 13/1 after the first over.
19:31 hrs IST: What a start to the Super 10s. Ashwin tosses this delivery up and Guptill lofts him straight down the ground. However, next ball, Ashwin has his revenge as Guptill attempts the sweep but is trapped in front. Guptill LBW Ashwin 6 (2).
19:30 hrs IST: A big crowd has turned up in Nagpur for this clash. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have come out to open. Ashwin to open the bowling.
19:27 hrs IST: India have played only one match in Nagpur. Against Sri Lanka in 2009, they conceded 215 and they lost the match by 29 runs.
19:23 hrs IST: There is a special tribute for Martin Crowe before the match. Alan Wilkins, on air, is reading out some of the magnificent achievements of one of New Zealand's premier batsman.
19:20 hrs IST: With dew expected as the night progresses, the call to bowl second could backfire for New Zealand's spinners if they cannot grip the ball. India have gone in with their settled line-up.
19:15 hrs IST: NO Trent Boult, no Tim Southee for the Kiwis. Leaving out their two best strike bowlers is a massive call. India, on the other hand, have picked three spinners. Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Nathan McCullum are the three spinners for New Zealand.
19:09 hrs IST: Pawan Negi , Harbhajan Singh and Ajinkya Rahane have missed out for India. Here are the playing XIs
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI): Kane Williamson(c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi
19:04 hrs IST: New Zealand have won the toss and they will bat first against India in Nagpur. Mitchell McClenaghan misses out for the Kiwis.
18:51 hrs IST: R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will enjoy bowling on this pitch. Looking at the nature of the cracks, the team that wins the toss might opt to bowl first.
18:49 hrs IST: Scott Styris in his pitch report mentions that the pitch has a lot of cracks. There is no grass and it is dry. The spinners will enjoy bowling on this deck. Runs will be hard to come by.
18:44 hrs IST: This will be the first time after four years that India and New Zealand will play a Twenty20 International. These teams have met only once in the Twenty20 World Cup. In 2007, New Zealand defeated India by 10 runs.
18:33 hrs IST: Good news first up for India in the World Twenty20. The Indian women have registered a thumping 72-run win over Bangladesh in the opening match. Mithali Raj was the top-scorer with 42. Will the Indian men give Indian fans double delight?
18:30 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the opening Super 10 match between India and New Zealand from Nagpur. It is a high voltage clash between the tournament favorites and the dark horses. Under MS Dhoni, India are on a magnificent winning streak while Kane Williamson will be hoping for the Kiwis to continue their good form.