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India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Kiwis Crush India by 80 Runs to Take 1-0 Lead

India Vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Kiwis Crush India by 80 Runs to Take 1-0 Lead
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After winning the toss and electing to field first India were not able to contain an aggressive Batting display by the New Zealand players who posted a score of 220. New Zealand opener Tim Seifert was the top scorer and man of the match for his for his quick deadly 84 runs.

Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Scott Kuggeleijin continued to make sure their score advanced by scoring regular boundaries after the opening pair was dismissed.

This was the worst defeat experienced by India in a T20 match as they were bowled out for 139 runs, losing by 80 runs. Only MS Dhoni and Krunal Pandya managed to maintain some stability with a 52 run partnership before getting dismissed.

In the press conference that followed Rohit Sharma admitted that it was an overall poor performance from side in all concerned departments of play.

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