Tim Seifert, Tim Southee lead New Zealand's all-round display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

India lost the first T20I at Wellington by 80 runs, their biggest defeat in the shortest defeat to concede a 1-0 lead to New Zealand.

FirstCricket Staff February 06, 2019 17:34:27 IST
Tim Seifert, Tim Southee lead New Zealand's all-round display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I
Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

Tim Seifert gave New Zealand the perfect start as the opener slammed 84 off 43 to help New Zealand score 219. India were bowled out for 139, losing the match by 80 runs, their biggest T20I loss in terms of runs. AP

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

Skipper Kane Williamson provided the perfect support to Seifert with a knock of 34 off 22. Colin Munro also scored 34 to help New Zealand score 219. Twitter @ICC

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

Hardik Pandya went for many at Wellington as he leaked runs at an over rate of 12.75 despite taking two wickets. Other two pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also conceded at over 11 per over. AP

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

While every Indian bowler went for big runs in first T20I, Yuzvendra Chahal was India's most economical as he returned with match figures of 35/1 from four overs. AP

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

Skipper Rohit Sharma got out for 1 which led to a batting collapse reducing India to 77/6 before they were eventually bowled out for 139. AP

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

MS Dhoni top-scored for India with 39 off 31 balls but the chase was always going to be a difficult task as others kept falling around him. AP

Tim Seifert Tim Southee lead New Zealands allround display as Kiwis inflict record loss on India in first T20I

Mitchell Santner took two for 24 perfectly supporting Tim Southee who scalped three wickets to bowl India out for 139. Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi also took two wickets each while Daryl Mitchell got one wicket. AP

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