New Zealand come right as India crash to worst T20 defeat

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       Highlights from the first T20 international between New Zealand and India as the hosts triumphed in Wellington

This was the fifth time he top-scored in a T20I on a losing occasion, and the first since 2017 when India lost to England in Kanpur while he scored 36 runs. India's previous worst was a 49-run loss to Australia back in 2010.

India and New Zealand will play their first T20I match of the series, Rohit Sharma and his team would like to start it with a win. However, New Zealand's total score was 159/ 4 in 20 overs, opening batters couldn't hold the ground for long. hey did not start as Suzie Bates was caught out by Taniya Bhatia off Radha Yadav's bowling when the score was just 11.

They have hit the homestretch of a memorable three-month tour and a rampant India will be fancying another series win when they clash with under pressure hosts New Zealand in the opening T20 worldwide here on Wednesday.

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.

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Kedar Jadhav (up eight places to 35th) is another one to advance for India in the list led by their captain Virat Kohli . The visitors will now play three T20Is against the Kiwis, the first of which will be played tomorrow at Wellington.

The visitors' 80-run defeat to the Kiwis was also the heaviest in T20Is in terms of batting second. Irfan Pathan-Yusuf Pathan's pair is the other one. Martin Guptill has 2272 runs from 72 matches, while Shoaib Malik has 2245 runs from 110 matches.

Hardik Pandya conceded 50-plus runs in the match and became only the second Indian bowler after Mohammad Siraj (53 runs) to give away 50-plus runs in a T20 match.

India lost their 7 T20I match against New Zealand.

Both the teams are not playing with their full strengths in the first T20I as if Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are on rest for India.

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