IND vs NZ 1st T20I: Arshdeep Singh’s Costly Over Leads to India’s Defeat in T20I Series Opener Against New Zealand

India suffered a 21-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the first T20I, with Arshdeep Singh's performance in the last over proving to be the difference.

India suffered a heart-breaking 21 run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the first T20I match of the three-match series, with young bowler Arshdeep Singh being named the main culprit.

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Arshdeep Singh responsible for India’s defeat as he conceded 27 runs in his last over

Arshdeep was responsible for conceding 27 runs in the last over, ultimately proving to be the difference between victory and defeat for the Men in Blue.

With former India player Mohammad Kaif and presenter Jatin Sapru agreeing that Arshdeep had a rough day, fans took to social media to voice their disappointment in his performance, as he gave up 51 runs and only took 1 wicket from 4 overs.

Here are some fan tweets:

Despite India winning the toss and electing to field first, the Kiwis managed to put 176/6 on the board, with Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell both hitting half-centuries.

In response, India struggled to keep up, losing regular wickets, including a maiden over by Man of the Match Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, who took two wickets. India’s bright spots came from Washington Sundar (50) and Suryakumar Yadav (47) who put in solid performances with the bat.

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