Smriti Mandhana creates history, scores fastest half-century in first T20I series

Rex Christensen
February 7, 2019

Seifert's efforts, backed up by Colin Munro (34) and Kane Williamson (34), helped the Black Caps to post 219-6 from their 20 overs before India were bowled out for 139, debutant Daryl Mitchell taking the final wicket in the last over of the match.

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.

While everyone was wondering what was happening, Munro was also surprised and when he saw the stump light flashing behind him.

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Their previous worst defeat was by 49 runs against Australia at Bridgetown in 2010. West Indies 245/6 and South Africa 219/4 are the other two. However, New Zealand's total score was 159/ 4 in 20 overs, opening batters couldn't hold the ground for long. hey did not start as Suzie Bates was caught out by Taniya Bhatia off Radha Yadav's bowling when the score was just 11.

Tim Seifert knock of 84 is now the third highest individual score for New Zealand against India.

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Seifert's runs have come at a crucial time for him, when New Zealand are exploring their wicketkeeping options for the World Cup later this year in England.

The first T20I is set to kick off at Westpac Stadium in Wellington shortly.

The second T20 takes place in Auckland on Friday. "We had runs on the board, but bowling and fielding were outstanding". Martin Guptill has 2272 runs from 72 matches, while Shoaib Malik has 2245 runs from 110 matches.

India lost their 7 T20I match against New Zealand.

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.

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