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New Zealand have claimed first blood in their T20 series against India - romping to a 80-run win in Wellington.

Seifert and Colin Munro blazed away at the top of the innings as New Zealand, looking to bounce back after being outplayed in the recent one-day worldwide series, posted their third highest Twenty20 total of 219. 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.

The Men in Blue could not make a match of it and were bowled out for just 139 in 19.2 overs with Tim Seifert's opposite number MS Dhoni scoring the highest score for the team - 39. Daryl Mitchell on debut was superb with his slower balls, that admittedly purchased more response off the pitch in the second innings.

"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.

As the opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) departed within the powerplay overs, the chase became a hard one and India crumbled for 139 in 19.2 overs.

Sodhi struck with the wickets of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya in his maiden over, effectively wiping off India's batting spine in a space of five legal deliveries. "I had a look at the first two overs and then took it from there and put pressure on the bowlers", he said.

Chasing a record 220-run target, India stumbled to their biggest Twenty20 global defeat, the 80-run loss arriving in pursuit of a 220-run target at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. India's previous worst was a 49-run loss to Australia back in 2010. Rohit Sharma have amassed 2237 runs from the 90 matches he have played till now and only need 36 runs to go past Martin Guptill. "We failed to get a good partnership". They may even further consolidate their winning habit as they now take on beleaguered New Zealand in T20 Internationals.


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