Seifert and Southee demolish India
India suffered their biggest margin in defeat in T20Is as they went 0-1 down in the three-match series
Highlights from the first T20I between New Zealand and India in Wellington
A complete performance by New Zealand to hand India their biggest defeat by run-margin. Colin Munro and Tim Seifert started with a blazing 86-run start in 8.2 overs. Krunal Pandya got Munro but Seifert kept hurting India and went on to score a 43-ball 84. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Scott Kuggeleijn played nice cameos to take the side to 219 for 6. India lost Rohit Sharma early in the chase. Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar took them past 50 but then the wickets fell in a heap as the visitors slipped from 51 for 1 to 77 for 6. Tim Southee was excellent, picking up 3 for 17 from his four overs, while Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets.
India are still searching for their first T20I win in New Zealand. With New Zealand 1-0 up in the three-match series, the teams will now face each other in Auckland on Friday.
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Series: India tour of New Zealand 2018/19
Series result: New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Toss: India , elected to field first
T20I debut: DJ Mitchell
Match number: T20I no. 735
Match day: 6 February 2019 – 9PM PKT(GMT +5)
Umpires: Chris BrownShaun Haig
TV Umpires: Wayne Knights
Reserve Umpire: Ashley Mehrotra
Match Referee: David Boon