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India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Ruthless Black Caps hand India their worst T20I defeat - As it happened

India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Ruthless Black Caps hand India their worst T20I defeat - As it happened

Wellington, Feb 6: New Zealand maintained their unbeaten streak against India at home as they inflicted the visitors their biggest-ever defeat in the shortest format of the game. The Black Caps defeated India by a huge margin of 80 runs in the opening T20I and went 1-0 up in the three-match series.

Tim Siefert's destructive knock of 43-ball 84 and a few cameos from the middle-order batters propelled the Kiwis to a colossal total of 219/6 in the 20 overs before a disciplined effort from their bowlers bundled the Indian batting attack for 139 in 19.1 overs.

Opener Siefert was named the man of the match for his blitz for it was his stunning performance with the bat that punctured the hopes of the visitors at the mid-innings break for they had a daunting total to chase.

The Indian bowlers never looked in control from the very beginning as each one of them went for runs. The opening partnership between Colin Munro (34) and Seifert of 86 runs ensured the hosts had a good platform to capitalise upon.


Coming out to chase in what would have been their biggest-ever successful run chase in T20Is, India never looked in the zone from the start. Captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed cheaply for 1 and the hosts didn't get the expected start in the powerplay. Both the openers i.e. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (29) were back into the dugout in the powerplay.

As a result, the middle-order were put under too much of pressure in the big run chase. Vijay Shankar (27), MS Dhoni (39) and Krunal Pandya (20) were amongst those who scored some runs but their efforts weren't enough.

Dhoni (39 off 31 balls) was the top-scorer for India before getting dismissed on the final delivery of the 19th over. The veteran walked in to bat at No. 5 with the asking rate well over 12.

Rishabh Pant (4), Dinesh Karthik (5), and Hardik Pandya (4) failed to live up to the reputation as India couldn't bat full 20 overs. It was the eighth occasion in the T20Is when India were bundled out in an innings.

Tim Southee (17-3) was the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis while Lockie Ferguson (22-2), Mitchell Santner (24-2) and Ish Sodhi (26-2) returned with two wickets apiece.

Here's how the 1st T20I panned out:

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03:58 pm

Tim Siefert was awarded the man of the match for his blistering innings.

03:52 pm

India were outclassed by the hosts in all the departments. They have been inflicted their biggest defeat in this format. The Kiwis had all the more reasons to cheer on NZ Day.

03:48 pm

Done and dusted! Chahal bowled for 1 and India have been bundled out for 139. New Zealand thrash India by 80 runs, go 1-0 up in the series.

03:44 pm

Wicket! Dhoni (39) pulls the short-pitched delivery from Southee and Ferguson takes a simple catch in the deep. India - 139/9 in 19 overs.

03:41 pm

India 132/8 after 18 overs. Ferguson ends his full quota of 4 overs with 2/22.

03:40 pm

Wicket! Tim Seifert can do nothing wrong today. He takes a stunning catch behind the stumps and Bhuvneshwar departs for 1. Ferguson gets another wicket. India 132/8 in 17.5 overs. Are they going to last full 20 overs?

03:36 pm

Wicket! Krunal Pandya (20) surprised with the extra pace and edges and Tim Seifert takes a simple catch with gloves on. Southee gets his first wicket of the match. India are 129/7.

03:31 pm

India are 118/6 after 16 overs.

03:26 pm

SIX! Krunal Pandya ends Sodhi's over with a maximum. India are 113/6 after 15 overs. This hasn't been the kind of run chase Indian supporters were hoping for. Kiwi bowlers have bowled well to contain Indians.

03:18 pm

After 13 overs, India are 88/6.

03:17 pm

The Indian supporters at Westpac Stadium, Wellington have gone silent as the deep Indian batting line-up has simply failed to live up to the reputation in a daunting run chase.

03:15 pm

Wicket! Another wicket perishes and it's Hardik Pandya this time. He's gone for 4 and India are 77/6. Two in an over for Sodhi. Nothing has gone India's way in this game, except for winning the toss.

03:13 pm

Wicket! Dinesh Karthik (5) also departs. Southee takes a superb catch and Ish Sodhi gives India their fifth jolt. India are 73/5.

03:13 pm

Wicket! Dinesh Karthik (5) also departs. Southee takes a superb catch and Ish Sodhi gives India their fifth jolt. India are 73/5.

03:02 pm

Second wicket for Santner in that very over. Vijay Shankar (27) got the timing wrong this time and ended up giving a simple catching practice to Colin de Grandhomme at mid-off. India are 65/4 after 9 overs.

02:58 pm

Bowled! Mitchell Santner cleans up Rishabh Pant for 4. India - 64/3 in 8.3 overs. They are in deep trouble in this big run chase.

02:53 pm

SIX! Vijay Shankar is displaying some clean hitting skills as he hammers Santner for a maximum. He's certainly carrying his form from the ODIs to the T20Is. India - 61/2 after 7 overs.

02:44 pm

Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan has been cleaned up by Ferguson with a brilliant yorker bowled at 151kmph. Dangerous Dhawan departs for 29. India 51/2 in 5.3 overs.

02:42 pm

1,4,2,4,6,1 = 18 runs came from that over bowled by Kuggeleijn. Vijay Shankar picked his target in that over and got those big shots.

02:36 pm

SIX! Shikhar Dhawan dispatched Lockie Ferguson over mid-wicket for a maximum. It was a slower one and the southpaw hit a flat six. India are 28/1 after 4 overs.

02:32 pm

Tidy second over from Southee as he conceded just 1 from it and also got the big wicket of Indian captain Rohit Sharma. India are 19/1 after 3 overs. This is not the kind of start the visitors were hoping for.

02:28 pm

Wicket! Rohit Sharma pulls Southee but didn't time it well and Lockie Ferguson takes a brilliant catch diving forward. India are 18/1 as Rohit departs for 1.

02:25 pm

Four! Dhawan gets a boundary in the same region on the very next delivery. He moves on to 16.

02:25 pm

SIX, SIX! Shikhar Dhawan flicks Kuggeleijn towards mid-wicket for back to back deliveries. If the first one slipped through the hands of the fielder, the second one was timed to perfection.

02:21 pm

End of the first over and India are 1/0 in the run chase of 220 from 20 overs. The current required rate for India is 11.53 per over.

02:17 pm

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out into the middle to start the run chase. Tim Southee starts with the new ball.

02:16 pm

Tim Seifert posted his career-best in the T20I. The wicketkeeper-batsman played all sorts of strokes, conventional and otherwise, in an eye-catching knock including six huge sixes. There were handy contributions from a few others to put the Black Caps in the driving seat between innings.

02:12 pm

Four! A boundary to end the innings but New Zealand have posted a mammoth 219/6 in the 20 overs. That was some incredible hitting from almost every NZ batter. Indian bowlers bowled too many loose deliveries and paid the price. India's wicket-taking bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal also went for runs and that was, perhaps, a reason for NZ posting a daunting target for the visitors after Rohit elected to field.

02:04 pm

Scott Kuggeleijn gets a brilliant six on the final ball of Bhuvneshwar's over and NZ are 210/6 in 19 overs. 14 runs off 4 balls by the batsman so far. He's living up to his reputation.

02:02 pm

Wicket! Ross Taylor (23) didn't last long either. It was another skier but Khaleel pouched it, though the ball seemed to slip out of his palm, but the fielder ensured it didn't. NZ - 191/6 in 18.2 overs.

01:56 pm

Wicket! Mohammed Siraj (sub) takes well judged catch near the boundary line and Grandhomme departs for 3. Hardik gets another wicket. NZ - 190/5 in 18 overs.

01:54 pm

Dropped! Taylor survives. Dinesh Karthik has had a mixed outing into the field. He's taken a superb catch and dropped a couple of sitters.

01:45 pm

New Zealand are 169/4 after 16 overs. Chahal got a wicket in his final over and that too of the opposition captain.

01:42 pm

Wicket! Kane Williamson (34) too departs as he tried to pull Chahal for a boundary, finds Pandya in the deep. Two in two for India. NZ - 164/4.

01:40 pm

Wicket! Exceptional catch by Dinesh Karthik near the boundary as he converted a certain six into a wicket. Superb presence of mind from the fielder and Daryll Mitchell (8) departs. Hardik gets the wicket. NZ- 164/3

01:36 pm

SIX, SIX! Kane Willaimson hammers consecutive boundaries off Hardik Pandya and brings up 160 for his team. The captain has decided to up the ante after Seifert's departure.

01:33 pm

8 runs conceded by Chahal from his third over as New Zealand reach 146/2 in 14 overs. 6 more overs are to go in this innings. Kiwis must be looking to breach that 200-mark.

01:26 pm

Bowled! Some relief for Khaleel! The left-arm pacer cleans up dangerous Tim Seifert for 84 (43 balls) with a yorker. NZ - 134/2 after 12.4 overs.

01:22 pm

Seifert is making India pay for the dropped catch! He hits a four and a six to end Chahal's over. New Zealand are cruising at the moment. NZ - 127/1 in 12 overs.

01:20 pm

Dropped! DK fails to hold on to a skier from Seifert. It was sitter that the cricketer failed to catch. Perhaps he needed a pair of gloves to hold on to it, says Simon Doull in the commentary box

01:17 pm

SIX, SIX!!! Tim Siefert has hit back-to-back maximums off Krunal Pandya and 100 comes up for New Zealand in the 11th over itself. He's looking dangerous.

01:15 pm

9 runs came from the first over bowled by Chahal. At the halfway mark, the BLACKCAPS are 97/1.

01:12 pm

Highest opening stands for NZ vs IND: 105 C Munro - M Guptill, Rajkot, 2017 86 C Munro - T Seifert, Wellington, 2019 53 J Ryder - B McCullum, Wellington, 2009

01:11 pm

Wicket! Krunal Pandya gets the dangerous man Colin Munro out for 34. Munro tried to hit the spinner over the fence but found Vijay Shankar near the boundary ropes. NZ - 86/1 in 8.2 overs.

01:10 pm

Fifty! Seifert completes his half-century.

01:00 pm

End of the powerplay and New Zealand are going strongly! They have scored 66/0 in first 6 overs. Indians are still searching for their first breakthrough. Munro - 32* | Seifert - 33*

12:55 pm

Hardik Pandya has been brought into the attack in the final over of the powerplay.

12:54 pm

SIX!!! Seifert flicks Pandya towards leg slip and the ball sails way back into the stands. Pandya concedes 10 from his first over. Fantastic start for New Zealand as they have reached 50 for no loss and in just 5 overs.

12:51 pm

Spinner in Krunal Pandya has been introduced in the fifth over itself.

12:49 pm

SIX, SIX! Colin Munro is showing how dangerous T20 player he is as he hammers Khaleel for consecutive sixes. 16 runs came from that over and NZ are 44/0 after 4.

12:44 pm

2,3,6,0,4,0! 15 runs came from that over bowled by Bhuvneshwar and NZ are 28/0 after 3.

12:39 pm

4,4! Back-to-back boundaries from Colin Munro against Khaleel Ahmed. The bowler is being put immediately under pressure from the T20 specialist. 9 runs came from the 2nd over and NZ are 13/0 after 2.

12:34 pm

Match starts. Munro and Seifert are into the middle to open NZ innings. Bhuvneshwar starts with the new ball for India.

12:27 pm

Teams are out for the national anthem.

12:18 pm

Pair of brothers featuring together in the same team in India.

12:11 pm

Kane Williamson (New Zealand captain): It's important to assess the conditions. Mitchell makes his debut today. Some regular faces, but the two missing out are Bracewell and Neesham. A new squad brings some freshness. Every time you get an opportunity to represent your country is a great one against a fantastic opposition so we are looking forward to it.

12:11 pm

Rohit Sharma (India captain): We're bowling first. We have had a good record chasing. Gives us another opportunity to see how we can bat second. Looks like a good pitch. Like I said on the 5th ODI, we wanted to bat second as there was some moisture on the pitch and challenge them. A lot of the guys who have played ODIs have gone back. Guys like Rishabh and Krunal are back and we need to give them some chances.

12:10 pm

New Zealand (Playing XI): Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

12:10 pm

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed

12:03 pm

Toss: India captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to chase.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12:00 [IST]
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