New Zealand won the first T20 International match against India quite comfortably after an average One-Day International series. They posted a massive total of 219/6 in 20 overs, where Seifert top-scored with 84 in 43 balls, which includes seven fours and six towering sixes. Indian batsmen were never in this chase and got bundled out for 139 in 19.2 overs. Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/17 while all the other bowlers also contributed with regular wickets.
India lost the game by 80 runs and is 0-1 down in the three-match T20I series. The next game will be played on February 8 in Auckland. Several records were created during this run feast (at least the first innings) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Have a look at all the new records made during today’s match;
- New Zealand players with 5000-plus runs in T20 cricket:
- Tim Seifert:
84 runs – third highest individual score for New Zealand v India in T20Is.
6 sixes – second most sixes in a T20I innings for New Zealand v India.
- Most runs conceded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a T20I match:
47 v New Zealand, Wellington, 2019*
46 v Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2012
45 v England, Manchester, 2018
- New Zealand’s total of 219/6 today;
Highest v India in T20Is
Highest at Wellington in T20Is
- This is the first time that four bowlers took two or more wickets each in a T20I match against India. Today, Southee, Ferguson, Sodhi and Santner, all took 2-plus wickets.
- MS Dhoni top scoring for India in T20Is:
48*v Aus, Homebush, 2012 (Lost by 31 runs)
38 v Eng, Mumbai WS, 2012 (Lost by six wickets)
30 v NZ, Nagpur, 2016 (Lost by 47 runs)
36*v Eng, Kanpur, 2017 (Lost by seven wickets)
39 v NZ, W’ton, 2019 (Lost by 80 runs)
- Five Indian bowlers conceding 35-plus runs each in a T20I match:
v West Indies, Lauderhill, 2016
v New Zealand, Wellington, 2019*
- Most matches lost by India against the opposition in T20Is:
7 v New Zealand*
7 v England
6 v Australia
- Largest defeats for India in T20Is by runs:
80 v New Zealand, Wellington, 2019*
49 v Australia, Bridgetown, 2010
46 v New Zealand, Nagpur, 2016