Wellington, February 6: An all-round effort guided New Zealand to a thumping 80-run victory over India in the first contest of the three-match Twenty20 rubber at the Westpac stadium here on Wednesday.
Chasing a mammoth 220-run target for victory, the Indian batsmen failed to show fight against a disciplined Kiwi bowling attack as the entire team was bowled out for 139 runs in 19.2 overs. India vs New Zealand 1st T20I 2019 Match Preview: Men in Blue Aim to Carry ODI Momentum to the Shorter Format Against Black Caps.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 6, 2019
Brief score: New Zealand 219/6 (Tim Seifert 84, Colin Munro 34; Hardik Pandya 2/51) beat India 139 all out (MS Dhoni 39, Shikhar Dhawan 29; Tim Southee 3/17) by 80 runs.