India defeats Kiwis by a margin of 53 runs and takes a 1-0 lead. India batting first made 202 runs and the Kiwis managed to make just 149 runs in 20 overs. India’s bowlers put in a great show as they won by 53 runs to secure their first-ever win over New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals. Ashish Nehra signed off his international career on a high. Having won the ODI series 2-1, India will aim to establish their T20 credentials when they take on New Zealand in the first T20 match at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. This was the first T20 match that the Indian cricket team will be playing at Kotla and it will be veteran speedster Ashish Nehra’s swansong.