New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

"We had runs on the board, but bowling and fielding were outstanding".

In fact, the former skipper had played an unbeaten 48 back in 2012 in a T20I against Australia in Sydney, which India eventually went onto lose.

Since New Zealand have just been beaten by India in ODI series 4-1; therefore the Host would be underdogs.

New Zealand finished on a healthy 219 for 6 after 20 overs.

New Zealand Cricket have apologised after their decision to confiscate a banner promoting sexual consent during the first T20 worldwide against India at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

The wicket-keeper batsman blasted a 43-ball 84 to lay the foundation of New Zealand's 219/6 against India at the Westpac Stadium.

Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert hits out against India.

The visitors' 80-run defeat to the Kiwis was also the heaviest in T20Is in terms of batting second.

The second match in the series is in Auckland on Friday. Irfan Pathan-Yusuf Pathan's pair is the other one. On one hand, where Colin Munro made way to the pavilion on the score of 34 runs, Tim Seifert played fearlessly and continued to dominate the visiting bowlers.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded 47 runs in the match, which is the most he has ever conceded in a T20I match.

Both the teams are not playing with their full strengths in the first T20I as if Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are on rest for India.

However the fact that doesn't depict the favorable scenario for India is that they lost to New Zealand 0-2 when they toured there for their first bilateral series in February 2009.

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