1st T20I, New Zealand v India Twenty20 Series 2019, 6 Feb 2019

Result
NZ
219/6
(20 ov)
IND
139/10
(19.2 ov)

New Zealand won by 80 runs

India were all out in reply for 139 with four balls remaining, in only the eighth time they have failed to bat through a 20-over innings.

Scorecard Summary

New Zealand
|
1ST INNING
219/6
20.0
India
|
2ND INNING
139/10
19.2

Player Of The Match

Tim Seifert
Score
84
(43)

Recent Balls:

New Zealand have thrashed India by 80 runs in Wellington to take a 1-0 lead in the three match T20I series. The victory was set up by the batting, with Tim Seifert's inventive 84 leading the way for the Black Caps to post a huge total of 219/6. In the eight matches he'd played prior to this evening Seifert had yet to pass 14, but he showed his talent and confidence tonight to vindicate the Kiwis decision to stick with him. It was always going to be tough for the tourists in response with the required rate at a daunting level, and losing both of their openers in the powerplay wasn't the ideal start. The hosts were brilliant with the ball and in the field to never let India back into the contest, with Tim Southee's 3/17 showing the value of experience in the shortest format. India will need a much improved display at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday night to keep the series alive.

19.2 - D Mitchell to Y Chahal

Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to.
W

19.1 - D Mitchell to K Ahmed

Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Munro.
1

19.1 - D Mitchell to Y Chahal

Slower ball full toss, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Southee.
1nb
Over
19
Runs Scored: 4
0 0 0 4 0 W
Picks out the man in the deep, India are on the verge of being bowled out now. On a night dominated by the batsmen, Southee has used all his experience to return really impressive bowling figures. .

18.6 - T Southee to M Dhoni

Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, by Ferguson.
W

18.5 - T Southee to M Dhoni

Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Seifert.
0
Clubbed back over the bowler, Dhoni is just looking to lessen the margin of defeat in these death overs.

18.4 - T Southee to M Dhoni

Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
4

Match Detail

VenueWestpac Stadium - Wellington
Series
Toss
India won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires
Christopher Brown
Shaun Haig
Match Referee
David Boon
TV Umpire
Wayne Knights

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