Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

India folded for 139 in 19.2 overs collapsing to their worst-ever defeat by 80 runs in the first T20 global.

New Zealand bowlers kept the pressure on Indian batsmen, especially the two spinners, left-arm orthodox Mitchell Santner (2/24 in 4 overs) and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (2/26 in 3 overs).

The wicket-keeper batsman blasted a 43-ball 84 to lay the foundation of New Zealand's 219/6 against India at the Westpac Stadium. Only Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle are ahead of him with 103 sixes, while Rohit Sharma is at 98.

That India found themselves at 53 for 2 at the end of PowerPlay was mainly due to Dhawan's quick runs at the top. Dinesh Karthik, however, had dropped a couple of catches.

Vijay Shankar made 27 off 18 and former captain MS Dhoni hung around and hit 39 off 31, but it was a task too tough for even the most expert of finishers.

Watch the second Twenty20 global between New Zealand and India from 5.55am, Friday on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

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India lost the match by 80 runs, which is the biggest defeat for India in a T20I match by margin of runs.

India also had to pay a price for dropping catches in the field.

McCullum became world-renowned for his aggressive style and in 71 T20s for the Black Caps, he scored 2140 runs at an average of 35.66.

The only time India dominated the game was when Yuzvendra Chahal and Hardik Pandya struck off consecutive deliveries to account for Mitchell and Williamson but an unbeaten knock of 20 off 7 balls by Kuggeleijn soared the hosts past 200, taking it beyond India before setting them their highest ever chase to win.

Kane Williamson (34) and Ross Taylor (23) chipped in to help New Zealand reach 219/6 in their 20 overs.

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