India was defeated by New Zealand by 21 runs in the opening T20I in Ranchi on Friday,
unable to fully capitalize on the momentum they had gained from their ODI series sweep.
Hardik Pandya requested that the Kiwis bat first because he believed that the dew factor would aid the Men in Blue in their pursuit.
The visitors scored 176/6 in their 20 overs with the aid of half-centuries from Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell.
Despite the fact that 177 did appear doable, particularly with the dew factor hanging large
In his last 12 innings of T20I cricket, Ishan Kishan has only managed to score 180 runs..
The southpaw's strike rate during this time hasn't even surpassed 120, meaning he hasn't been able to get his team out to a fast start.