The first T20I series match between Team India and the host New Zealand cricket team is being played at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Tim Seifert (84) and captain Ken Williamson (45) put New Zealand scored 219 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in the 20 overs they set a target for 220 runs.
Crash, bang, pummel, slap, pound, clobber, clunk. That is what we got to see for a major portion of the innings. The move to select Tim Seifert worked for the Kiwis and he responded brilliantly, putting the Indians to the sword. He single-handedly took charge of the situation, smashing 84 from just 43 balls, with 7 fours and 6 sixes. The rest just about managed to touch 15 boundaries, that too, due to the explosion at the end.
From the openers of the team, middle-order batsmen scored a big score while batting brilliantly. Almost all the bowlers of Team India proved to be expensive, but all have got wickets in their account. Hardik Pandya took two wickets where Bhuvi, Khaleel, Krunal Pandya, and Yuzvendra Chahal got one wicket each.
New Zealand's batsman Colin Munro is caught in the trap of Team India's all-rounder Krunal Pandya. Vijay Shankar, standing at Munro Long on, playing 34 runs with the help of two fours and two sixes, kept his catch. Munro, with the help of Seyfert, added 86 runs for the first wicket.
Tim Seifert continued his aggression even after Munro's dismissal. Tim Seifert became bold on the yorker cast in young blockbuster Khaleel block hole in Team India. Tim Seifert played an impressive 84 off only 43 balls with the help of 7 fours and 6 sixes.