Star Sports Live Streaming India vs New Zealand First T20I

Star Sports Live Streaming India vs New Zealand First T20I

An aggressive 84 by Tim Seifert set up an 80-run win for New Zealand against India in their opening Twenty20 worldwide against India in Wellington on Wednesday. Seifert slammed six sixes and seven fours in his audacious knock which included a switch-hit boundary off Krunal Pandya's left-arm spin. As far as the New Zealand bowling was concerned, it was equally impressive as they bowled out India for 139 runs to record a massive victory.

Seifert's runs have come at a crucial time for him, when New Zealand are exploring their wicketkeeping options for the World Cup later this year in England.

Outplayed 1-4 by India in the five-match ODI series, Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson was happy to finally see his team produce a "complete performance" in the first T20I.

But on a flat pitch, Seifert and Colin Munro tore into India's opening bowlers with a 86-run opening stand in 8.2 overs, spurring on the least economical figures for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in T20Is: 1 for 47. "I've been picked for some reason and I just backed myself", man of the match Seifert said.

"It was a great way to start the series".

When New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi both picked up two wickets in their first overs, reducing India to 77-6 after 11 overs, the result was all but sealed. Tim Southee, who finished with figures of 3 for 17, outwitted Rohit Sharma with a short ball early in the game, having him caught at deep square leg, and Shikhar Dhawan was then bettered by a 151 kph yorker from Lockie Ferguson.

Vijay Shankar made 27 off 18 and former captain MS Dhoni hung around and hit 39 off 31, but it was a task too tough for even the most expert of finishers.

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.

"Kinda amusing when I got told that I'll be opening the innings", Seifert said. "We had runs on the board, but bowling and fielding were outstanding".

New Zealand and India are set to play the second T20I of their series at Eden Park in Auckland.

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