NZ beat IND by 21 runs, take 1-0 lead

After New Zealand decimated India's top three in the first four overs

the team's success hinged on a massive partnership between captain Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav. 

they scored 68 runs off 51 balls, which looked to be the foundation India needed to mount a comeback. 

Suryakumar was out first, just short of his half century, and Pandya followed in the very next over. 

After that, India collapsed and managed only 155/9.

There's no denying that India's batting has been abysmal

the truth is that the game would have been a real nailbiter if New Zealand hadn't scored 27 runs in the final over.