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India second hosts to lose opening match in T20 World Cup

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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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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.

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Hosts of the all other four editions played since 2007 registered comfortable victories in their inaugural matches.

Here is a brief look at the results of the first match that the host teams played in the T20 World Cup since 2007, when it started:

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

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Story first published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 11:44 [IST]
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