Star Sports Live Streaming India vs New Zealand First T20I

Star Sports Live Streaming India vs New Zealand First T20I

Star Sports Live Streaming India vs New Zealand First T20I

"Kinda amusing when I got told that I'll be opening the innings", Seifert told Star Sports, after setting up New Zealand's 80-run win with an explosive 43-ball 84, "I YouTubed Brendon McCullum and watched some of his innings". Seifert made 84 runs from 43 balls hitting seven fours and six maximums.

Seifert's 84 may or may not have tilted the team management towards taking a specialist back-up keeper, but for now he isn't worrying too much about the World Cup.

India folded for 139 in 19.2 overs collapsing to their worst-ever defeat by 80 runs in the first T20 worldwide. Daryl Mitchell on debut was superb with his slower balls, that admittedly purchased more response off the pitch in the second innings.

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. While chasing 220-run target set by Kiwis, India batsmen were dismissed cheaply with Dhoni being the highest scorer with 39 runs off 31 balls.

India lost captain Rohit Sharma early in the chase and Ferguson got rid of Dhawan with a rapid yorker in the final over of the powerplay before Mitchell Santner (2-24) removed Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar in the space of three balls to leave the tourists reeling. Dinesh Karthik, however, had dropped a couple of catches.

Krunal said, "Dropping catches is a part and parcel of the game".

"Yeah, obviously. I'd be lying if I said Baz wasn't one of my heroes growing up", Seifert later said, at his post-match press conference.

Chasing a record 220-run target, India stumbled to their biggest Twenty20 global defeat, the 80-run loss arriving in pursuit of a 220-run target at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. "We always knew 200 is not going to be an easy chase, although the grounds are smaller here. With series against England and the Windies coming up, we will definitely look to get maximum points", Mithali was quoted as saying in a release from the International Cricket Council.

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