New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

Tim Seifert smashed 84 from 43 balls as New Zealand condemned India to their highest defeat by runs in T20 cricket. Chasing a tough target, India were bowled out for 139 in 19.2 overs. In addition, the second ranked India haven't lost a bilateral T20 series since September 2017.

An opening partnership of 86 in 8.2 overs between Seifert and Colin Munro (34) got New Zealand off to a strong start.

Seifert reached his maiden T20I half-century from 30 balls and after he and Williamson were dismissed, Ross Taylor (23) and Scott Kuggeleijn (20no) got New Zealand up to 200 and beyond.

In contrast, India struggled to attain any momentum in its innings.

MS Dhoni was the top-scorer for India with 39 runs off 31 balls while no other batsman managed to impress much with the willow. During India's first T20 worldwide vs New Zealand at Wellington, Dinesh Karthik took a well-controlled catch at the boundary, which went on to become the highlight of the day. It was 46-1 after five overs when New Zealand had been 54-0; the equation becoming more balanced when Dhawan struck 18 from the fifth over.

Santner removed Shankar in the same over, the ninth of the innings, as India slid to 65/4.

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As the opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) departed within the powerplay overs, the chase became a hard one and India crumbled for 139 in 19.2 overs.

In his post-match press conference, Seifert said he had watched quite a bit of McCullum growing up. "But we kept losing wickets which kept throwing us out of the game".

Seifert and Colin Munro blazed away at the top of the innings as New Zealand, looking to bounce back after being outplayed in the recent one-day global series, posted their third highest Twenty20 total of 219.

New Zealand produced an outstanding collective bowling performance.

Tim Southee, who was dropped for the last three ODI's against India, marked his return to the side with three for 17 off his four overs.

Daryl Mitchell, son of former All Blacks rugby coach and current England assistant coach John Mitchell, took a wicket on debut.

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