Nagpur, March 16: India on Tuesday (March 15) became the second hosts in the history of the T20 World Cup to lose their opening match in the tournament when they crumbled to a 47-run defeat against a spirited New Zealand.
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India skittled out for 79, their lowest score in T20 World Cup
Only England are the other side to have lost their first match as the hosts of a t20 World Cup. They lost to minnows Netherlands by 4 wickets in the 2009 edition after scoring 162. Paul Collingwood was the captain of England in that tournament.
Hosts of the all other four editions played since 2007 registered comfortable victories in their inaugural matches.
2007: South Africa beat the West Indies by 8 wickets
2009: The Netherlands beat England by 4 wickets
2010: The West Indies beat Ireland by 70 runs
2012: Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs
2014: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets