NZ vs IND, 1st T20I, New Zealand v India Twenty20 Series 2019, 06 Feb 2019
New Zealand won by 80 runs
BALL BY BALL
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.
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.
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.
Ov 19: 0 0 0 4 0 W ( 4 Runs, 1 Wkt )
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.
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.
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.
18.3 - T Southee to M Dhoni
Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Taylor.
18.2 - T Southee to M Dhoni
Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
18.1 - T Southee to M Dhoni
Short, outside off stump down the track pulling, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Kuggeleijn.
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