India vs New Zealand T20 highlights: Kiwis thrash Men in Blue by 80 runs

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New Delhi | Updated:Feb 06, 2019 3:51:37 pm

India vs New Zealand 2019 T20 Live Score Updates: Team Indi will take on Kiwis in first T20 today.

India vs New Zealand T20, New Zealand vs India T20 2019Rohit Sharma is leading the side today.

India vs New Zealand T20 highlights: Kiwis have set the stage for a stiff run chase by India putting up 220 runs on the board batting first. New Zealand put up this competitive total for Rohit Sharma’s boys courtesy Tim Seifert’s 84 runs off 43 deliveries. The opener hit 7 fours and 6 sixes in his blistering innings. He was well supported by Collin Munro and skipper Kane Williamson, with contributed with 34 runs each.

Fresh from its 4-1 ODI series win, Men In Blue are looking to win the T20 series as well. Visitors are bolstered by the return of veteran MS Dhoni who was out of action in the last two ODIs due to injury. However, regular skipper Virat Kohli is also out of action today as he is taking well-earned rest. In his absence, Rohit Sharma is leading the side.

In what can also be considered as an experiment before the upcoming World Cup, other wicketkeepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are also playing today’s match as a specialist batsman. The mega event will be held in England later this year between May-July. India’s batting unit looks strong on paper and will need to fire on all cylinders against a strong bowling attack of New Zealand.



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India in New Zealand, 3 T20 International Series, 2019Westpac Stadium, Wellington 20 September 2019

New Zealand 219/6 (20.0)


India 139 (19.2)

Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I ) New Zealand beat India by 80 runs

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    New Zealand: 73/0

    Tim Seifert: 38 runs

    Colin Munro: 34 runs

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