New Zealand T20I: How Dinesh Karthik’s catch became the day’s highlight

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Khaleel conceded 25 runs in his first two overs and there was no turning back for New Zealand from there.

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.

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.

Kane Williamson added a vital 34 to the New Zealand cause and there were enterprising cameos late in the innings from Ross Taylor with 23 off 14 and an unbeaten 20 from seven deliveries by Scott Kuggeleijn.

Tim Southee is congratulated by team-mates after taking a wicket against India in Wellington.

Seifert, who was adjudged the "Man of the Match" for his 43-ball 84, said he was happy to live up to the expectations after his selection in the team.

"It was a great way to start the series".

Tim Southee (3-17) was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers while Lockie Ferguson (2-22) took the key wicket of Shikhar Dhawan (29), just as the India opener was beginning to fire. With the crack opening pair of skipper Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan departing within the Powerplay, the chase became a hard one and India were all out for 139 in 19.2 overs.

India made a decent start as they set out in pursuit of the lofty target, going past 50 in the sixth over with only captain Rohit Sharma being dismissed.

New Zealand's Ish Sodhi (R) with teammates Tim Seifert (C) and Daryl Mitchell (L) celebrate their win in the first Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India in Wellington on 6 February 2019.

"The bowling performance was outstanding. We had the runs on the board, but the bowling and fielding too was of high standard", Williamson said. While Krunal (he also scored 20 off 18 balls) had an okay outing, Hardik would quickly like to forget the nightmare (2/51 in 4 overs and 4 runs) before India play the second match of the series in Auckland on Friday.

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