India in New Zealand, 3 T20 International Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Date & Time: 06 February 2019

India 139/10

RR: 7.18 | New Zealand beat India by 80 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma c Lockie Ferguson & b Tim Southee c Lockie Ferguson & b Tim Southee 1500
Shikhar Dhawan bowled Lockie Ferguson bowled Lockie Ferguson 291823
Vijay Shankar c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner c Colin de Grandhomme & b Mitchell Santner 271822
Rishabh Pant bowled Mitchell Santner bowled Mitchell Santner 41000
MS Dhoni c Lockie Ferguson & b Tim Southee c Lockie Ferguson & b Tim Southee 393151
Dinesh Karthik c Tim Southee & b Ish Sodhi c Tim Southee & b Ish Sodhi 5600
Hardik Pandya c Daryl Mitchell & b Ish Sodhi c Daryl Mitchell & b Ish Sodhi 4410
Krunal Pandya c Tim Seifert (W) & b Tim Southee c Tim Seifert (W) & b Tim Southee 201811
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Tim Seifert (W) & b Lockie Ferguson c Tim Seifert (W) & b Lockie Ferguson 1300
Yuzvendra Chahal bowled Daryl Mitchell bowled Daryl Mitchell 1300
Khaleel Ahmed not out not out 1100
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 3, w 3, nb 1)
Total 139 (10 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
18-1 (Rohit Sharma,2.2), 51-2 (Shikhar Dhawan,5.3), 64-3 (Rishabh Pant,8.2), 65-4 (Vijay Shankar,8.4), 72-5 (Dinesh Karthik,10.2), 77-6 (Hardik Pandya,11), 129-7 (Krunal Pandya,17), 132-8 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar,17.5), 136-9 (MS Dhoni,19), 139-10 (Yuzvendra Chahal,19.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee4 0 17 3 4.25
Scott Kuggeleijn2 0 34 0 17.00
Lockie Ferguson4 0 22 2 5.50
Mitchell Santner4 0 24 2 6.00
Daryl Mitchell2.2 0 13 1 5.91
Ish Sodhi3 0 26 2 8.67

That is all from this game then. India's wait for a T20I win in New Zealand continues - played 3, lost 3. They get another opportunity, come Eden Park, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 pm local (0600 GMT). A must-win for India, to keep the series alive. Do join us. Won't you? ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson is happy with his side's all-round display. Now, wants to come back after a day's break and do well in the second T20I. Praises the young Seifert and Munro for building a solid opening stand. Adds that the bowling performance was outstanding, along with the fielding, though the good score on the board was a cushion. Feels special for Daryl Mitchell who bowled extremely well in spite of being on debut. Cheekily says that it was an all-round performance which does not come every day.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma admits that India were outplayed. Admits the chase was never going to be easy and regular wickets made it tough. Says that they have chased down 200-plus targets in the past though. But laments the lack of partnerships in the cause. On the other side, he admires the Kiwis for batting well. On the decision at the toss in the second game, Rohit says that he will decide only after reaching the venue. As far as this game was concerned, Sharma says that it all depends on what the team comfortable is doing with and with 8 batsmen, chasing seemed the right idea.

No surprises. Indeed, it is TIM SEIFERT WHO HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Siefert says it is a great way to start the series and the boys are also very happy. Mentions they wanted to put the pressure on the Indians right from the start. Ends by saying that he played how he usually does and it came off well.

Earlier in the day, the Indian bowlers received a total hammering. Tim Seifert stole the show with a b breathtaking 84 from 54 balls and took the win out of India's sails. He looks the best candidate for the Man Of The Match. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Chasing 220, 2 out of 10 times see the chasing side win. India fell in the other 8 this time. What will be disappointing for them, apart from the bowling and fielding is the way the batting performed tonight. No one stepped up, with only 4 batsmen crossing double digits. Agreed, that 220 was not that easy a chase but may be, the batsmen could have spent some time in the middle. Too many shots were played.

Lock, stock and barrel. That is the best way to describe this game for India. Completely outplayed. They might have been in it for around 4-5 overs but the remaining 35 belonged to New Zealand.

19.2
0
D Mitchell to Y Chahal, OUT! Maiden T20I wicket for Mitchell. He finishes things up. The slower one on middle, Chahal swings but misses, he is way too early into the shot. The ball hits the middle pole. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 80 RUNS!
19.1
1
D Mitchell to K Ahmed, Just a run off the Free Hit. What more can you expect though from a number 11? Full and on middle, it is hit down to long on for a single.

FREE HIT TIME.

19.1
1
D Mitchell to Y Chahal, Starts off with a high full toss outside off, Chahal hits it through covers for a run. Has been given as a no ball for height. Free Hit coming up.

Khaleel Ahmed is the last man in. Also, Darryl Mitchell to bowl the last over.

18.6
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, OUT! Caught! Straight to the man. A short ball, Dhoni pulls but straight to Lockie Ferguson at deep square leg. So the only thing which was left worth waiting for - A Dhoni 50 - is not coming either.
18.5
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Slower ball outside off, MSD throws his bat at it but misses.
18.4
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! POUNDED! Full and outside off, Dhoni hammers this straight back over the bowler to the fence towards long off.
18.3
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Full and around middle, MSD swings but misses. Is hit on the pads.
18.2
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Again, the batsmen do not run. A short ball, MS looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. Just about eludes a leaping Ish Sodhi but Lockie Ferguson mops it up from backward square leg.
18.1
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, A short ball, around middle, Dhoni pulls it down to long on. No single taken.
17.6
0
L Ferguson to Y Chahal, Beaten for pace there! Full and outside off, Chahal looks to drive but even before the bat comes down the ball whizzes through.

Yuzvendra Chahal walks in at number 10, replacing Bhuvi.

17.5
0
L Ferguson to B Kumar, OUT! Edged and taken! Another excellent catch by Seifert. Full and outside off, Kumar tries to squeeze it out but it goes off the outside edge to the right of the keeper. It is traveling. Seifert dives, sticks his gloves out and the ball sticks in the webbing.
17.4
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, This is worked through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
17.3
1
L Ferguson to B Kumar, On the off stump again, Kumar gets right behind the line of the delivery, pushes it to cover for a single.
17.2
0
L Ferguson to B Kumar, Good length on off, Kumar guides it to point.
17.1
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, On the stumps, Dhoni strokes it through covers for a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in at number 9, replacing Krunal.

16.6
0
Tim Southee to K Pandya, OUT! Once again the short ball does the trick for Southee. Too quick for Pandya. It is a well-directed one. Pandya looks to pull but is late on the shot. Hits the gloves, then the helmet and lobs towards the keeper who takes a nice catch diving across to his left.
16.5
1
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.4
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! 50-run stand up! It won't make a difference to the game. Short and outside off, Dhoni hits it over point and it trickles over the fence.
16.3
1
Tim Southee to K Pandya, On the back foot and it is punched through covers for a run.
16.2
1
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Another short ball and it is pulled through backward square leg for a run.
16.1
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! But a brilliant effort in the field there by Santner. The first one though was a poor one from Ferguson. Southee bowls it short seeing Dhoni step ahead. MS goes for the pull, hits it towards deep square leg. Ferguson there overruns and fails to make the stop. However, Santner who has run to his right from deep mid-wicket does really well to dive and stop it. He though is not sure and asks the umpires to take it upstairs. That is exactly what they do. Replays show that Santner touches the ropes with the other hand and it is signaled a boundary. A top effort but in vain.

Tim Southee is back.

15.6
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, A length ball outside off, KP pushes but misses. Another top over.
15.5
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, Seifert appeals for a catch while Ferguson appeals for LBW. Neither get either. Ferguson bowls a full ball outside off, Krunal looks to heave but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes through to the keeper. Impact was outside off.
15.4
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, A short ball around middle, Pandya looks to pull but misses.
15.3
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A short ball, pulled towards deep backward square leg for a run.
15.2
4
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Streaky. A length ball, fast and bowled at 143 kph, Dhoni is late in getting his bat down as he looks to defend. The ball takes the inside edge and scoots through past the leg stump to the fine leg fence.
15.1
0
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Lockie Ferguson returns. 2-0-14-1 so far.

14.6
6
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, SIX! Over the fence! Lot of muscle in that shot. Pandya comes down the track but the length is short. He goes on with the pull, not right off the middle but it is hit with power and it goes just over the mid-wicket fence. 16 from the over. Still below the runs needed per over.
14.5
1
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.
14.5
0
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Another tossed up delivery but once again it is outside off, Dhoni leaves it.
14.5
0
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Flighted ball outside off, left alone. WIDE!
14.4
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
14.3
4
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, FOUR! MISFIELD! Pandya brings the sweep out. Does not connect it well. It goes towards short fine leg who is done in by the turn on the ball. He lets it through and it races to the fence. 100 up for India.
14.2
1
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, On the shorter side, Dhoni pulls it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
14.1
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Smashed but Sodhi does well to get a hand to it. He is also assisted by the umpire but credit to him for putting his hand in the line of fire. It can be called a drop but that was a very tough chance. Pandya comes down the track and just powers it back towards the bowler. Sodhi sticks his right hand out, it hits him and then deflects onto the legs of the umpire. It rolls towards long on and a run is taken. Saved three though, the duo of the umpire and Sodhi.
13.6
6
M Santner to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is gone. Full and around off, MS comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on!
13.5
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Cracking yorker. That too by a spinner. Dhoni is well down the track and can only jam it out.