Blackcaps v India: Shreyas Iyer guides visitors to six-wicket win

Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has guided his side home to a six-wicket win in their first Twenty20 against the Blackcaps in Auckland.

The right-hander scored 58 runs off 29 balls to secure a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. 

But the hosts may be ruing an early blown opportunity, as Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett couldn't combine to run out KL Rahul. 

That missed chance cost them 26 runs, as he was finally dismissed for 53. 

Earlier, the Blackcaps hit the ground running with the bat, as Martin Guptill (30) and Colin Munro (59) got them off to the perfect start.

Captain Kane Williamson (51) scored a wonderful half-century in a knock that produced four fours and four sixes. 

Ross Taylor put on a show for the crowd at the end of the innings, scoring 54 not out off 27 balls. 

The Black Caps got opening batsman Rohit Sharma out for seven runs, but Rahul and Virat Kohli slowly took the game away from them. 

Kohli was cruising and looked like steering his side home, but Guptill took the catch of the year so far to dismiss the captain.

Guptill was able to run in from the boundary at full pace, diving full length for the catch.

From there, India needed somebody to guide them home and up stepped 25-year-old Iyer, who sealed the win for the visitors. 

The second game of the five-match series is also at Eden Park on Sunday.

Join us at 8pm Sunday for live updates of the second Blackcaps v India T20.