Seifert, bowlers inflict record T20I defeat on India

Seifert, bowlers inflict record T20I defeat on India

India folded for 139 in 19.2 overs collapsing to their worst-ever defeat by 80 runs in the first T20 worldwide.

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.

Watch the second Twenty20 worldwide between New Zealand and India from 5.55am, Friday on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

His explosive innings gave ample display of his talent and for New Zealand another option when it comes to taking a specialist back-up keeper at the World Cup.

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

"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.

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Kane Williamson (34) and Ross Taylor (23) chipped in to help New Zealand reach 219/6 in their 20 overs.

India made a decent start as they set out in pursuit of the lofty target, going past 50 in the sixth over with only captain Rohit Sharma being dismissed.

Shikhar Dhawan blazed away with a quick 29, but five wickets fell for 26 runs in 33 deliveries once he was bowled by Lockie Ferguson. Bad would become worse two overs later, when Ish Sodhi snared both Dinesh Karthik (5 off 6 balls) and Hardik Pandya (4 off 3 balls) in his first over. Ms Dhoni scored 39 off 31 but his innings lacked the skills or the intent to get India off in a steep chase.

"Fantastic performance all around, everyone rose and it was one of those complete performances that you search for". 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.

The second T20 takes place in Auckland on Friday.

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