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Jennie Wade | 08 February, 2019, 10:30

An aggressive 84 by Tim Seifert set up an 80-run win for New Zealand against India in their opening Twenty20 global against India in Wellington on Wednesday. He finished with seven fours and six sixes in an innings which likely secured his place as the backup keeper in New Zealand's squad for the upcoming World Cup. But Seifert never let the momentum drop and hit two more sixes off Krunal, who just kept on pushing the ball through a flatter trajectory.

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

"We have our first real winter at home in 3-4 years coming up which gives us a great opportunity to develop our skill sets, so playing a quality side like India helps highlight those areas both individually and as a team", she said.

Earlier, Seifert, whose previous best score in T20 Internationals happens to be 14, was promoted to open alongside Colin Munro and they added 86 runs in only 8.2 overs in a whirlwind start.

New Zealand benefited from the crucial opening partnership between Seifert and Munro.

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.

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New Zealand vs India
India will be buoyed following their 4-1 win in the recently-concluded ODI series but history doesn't favour the Asian giants. Dinesh Karthik is also expected to prove his mettle in order to retain his place in the World Cup squad.

With the opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) departing within the powerplay overs, the chase became a hard one and India were all out for 139 in 19.2 overs.

Vijay Shankar made 27 off 18 and former captain MS Dhoni hung around and hit 39 off 31, but it was a task too tough for even the most expert of finishers.

When Ish Sodhi (2-26) struck twice in the 11th over, the game was all but up for India. During India's first T20 global vs New Zealand at Wellington, Dinesh Karthik took a well-controlled catch at the boundary, which went on to become the highlight of the day.

India earlier had a horror with the ball after Rohit Sharma opted to bowl; Kane Williamson wanted to do the same at the toss.

"The bowling performance was outstanding".

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