fuller on the stumps, Chahal looks to slog it towards long-on, misses and gets bowled. And that's maiden wicket for Mitchell in T20Is
So India are still searching for their first T20I win in New Zealand. With New Zealand 1-0 up in the three-match series, the teams will now face each other in Auckland on Friday. For now, that's all from our side. See you soon.
"Fantastic performance all around," Williamson says. "One of the complete performances you search for. Seifert was excellent. The bowling performance was outstanding. We had runs on the board but bowling and fielding were outstanding. [On the women's game] It was a great game. Throughout the series the two teams have followed a similar trend. Hopefully, they can do that in the next game and we can follow it up."
"We were outplayed in all three departments actually," Rohit says. "We always knew 200 is not going to be an easy chase. We kept losing wickets, that kept throwing us out of the game. We have chased 200-run targets in the past. But when you don't have a good partnership while chasing big totals, it's always difficult. Us as a team, we have chased down the targets, that's why we were playing with eight batsman. We needed that one big partnership which we failed to do."
"It was a great way to start the series," Seifert says. [On opening the innings]: "We decided to see off a couple of overs. [Then it was] just play the game. I have been picked for some reason and I just backed myself."
Tim Seifert is the Man of the Match.
11.15pm A complete performance by New Zealand to hand India their biggest defeat by run-margin. Colin Munro and Tim Seifert started with a blazing 86-run start in 8.2 overs. Krunal Pandya got Munro but Seifert kept hurting India and went on to score a 43-ball 84. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Scott Kuggeleijn played nice cameos to take the side to 219 for 6. India lost Rohit Sharma early in the chase. Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar took them past 50 but then the wickets fell in a heap as the visitors slipped from 51 for 1 to 77 for 6. Tim Southee was excellent, picking up 3 for 17 from his four overs, while Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets each.
fuller, just outside off, hits it towards long-on
a high full toss outside off, Chahal hits it towards sweeper cover, called a no-ball for height
shariq: "Offcourse Virat is a better batsman than Rohit and thus he has a great impact as a batsman in indian team success. he alone is 50% of indian strength :)"
short of length on middle, goes for the pull, makes a neat connection but ends up hitting it straight towards Ferguson at deep square leg
slower one outside off, goes for the cut but it stays quite low and goes under the bat
Southee misses the yorker and Dhoni launches it over the bowler's head for a boundary
length outside off, looks to hoick it on the leg side, misses and gets struck on the pads
another short one, goes for the pull but mistimes it towards short fine leg, gets it just over Sodhi who stretches out his left hand but the ball just evades him
short of length, skips down the pulls it towards deep midwicket, denies the single
Shah: "When Virat captains the side, the Team strength is 95-100%, while Rohit captains the side, Virat's absence makes the team strength to be 70-75% .. So the debate point is , who is the best as captain ? Virat or Rohit?"
fuller, just outside off, Chahal pushes at it and gets beaten
an excellent catch by Seifert! Fuller outside off, Bhuvneshwar looks to drive, gets an outside edge low towards the right of the keeper, who goes one-handed and grabs it inches above the ground
fuller around off, Dhoni hangs on the back foot and drags it towards deep midwicket
a touch fuller around off, taps it towards extra cover for a quick single
length outside off, stays inside the line and defends it towards cover
slower one at 126 kph, length outside off, pushed towards covers
an excellent bouncer aimed at the head, Krunal goes for a pull, taking his eyes off the ball, can only get a glove on it, Seifert sprints forward and takes a low sliding catch
use of feet once again, it's a touch fuller on the stumps, flicked towards midwicket
short of length outside off, Dhoni skips down and just dabs it over backward point, using Southee's pace to get a four
length down the leg side, Krunal moves away and works it towards extra cover
short of length on the body, pulled towards fine leg, only a single this time
|Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Toss||India, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 735|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20|
|Match days||6 February 2019 - night (20-over match)|
Over 20 • IND 139/10