first_imgBrief Score – New Zealand (219/6) beat India (139) by 80 runs, take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Dhoni (39), Southee (3/17), Ferguson (2/22). Full ScorecardNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson expressed delight at his team’s “complete” performance in the first T20I of a three-match series against India at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday. The Black Caps handed India their biggest-ever defeat in terms of the margin of runs 80 and started the series on a high.Williamson said the big win has set the tone for New Zealand for the remainder of the series. However, he insisted that there’s no room for complacency and that the Black Caps can still work on a few things ahead of the 2nd T20I on Friday.After being sent into bat, New Zealand posted a mammoth total of 219 under the lights. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, who replaced an injured Martin Guptill, took the India bowlers to the cleaners, hitting a 43-ball 84. Seifert stitched an 86 runs stand with Colin Munro and gave the hosts a strong start.Captain Williamson chipped in with a handy 34-ball 22 while Ross Taylor (23) and Scott Kuggeleijn (20) played cameos towards the end of their innings. After losing opener Rohit Sharma early, India kept losing regular wickets and were eventually bowled out for 139 with four balls to spare. MS Dhoni hit a 39-ball 31 but it wasn’t enough as he was running out of partners at a serious pace.”Fantastic performance all around. I think everybody in their roles did their jobs. One of the complete performances you search for. It’s sort of finished now, we move on in a day’s time and there’s another game,” Williamson said.advertisementINDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST T20I WELLINGTON: HIGHLIGHTSHe added: “There were some really good things in this game. The top order was outstanding. Seifert played a special knock. We were able to build partnerships.An exciting start to the T20I series! A record total at @WestpacStadium and 5 T20I wins in a row at the venue. Also complete the winning start to the Double-Headers with the @WHITE_FERNS #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/XzcCAlF1IVBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 6, 2019″The bowling performance was outstanding. We had runs on the board but bowling and fielding were of a high standard. Complete performance. Doesn’t happen always. It has set the tone for the rest of the series”Williamson also congratulated the New Zealand women’s team who beat their Indian counterparts in the first of the double header in Wellington on Wednesday. Both the Black Caps and the White Ferns have bounced back from their respective ODI series defeats to begin the T20I series with a bang.Despite a Smriti Mandhana half-century, India women lost the first T20I by 23 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur’s girls lost their last nine wickets for 35 runs in chase of 160.”It [the women’s T20I] was a great game that ebbed and flowed a little bit. Throughout the series, we have copied them a bit… the two teams have followed a similar trend. Hopefully, they can do that in the next game and we can follow them as well.”Also Read | We were outplayed in all departments: Rohit Sharma after India’s worst T20I defeatAlso Read | Rohit Sharma’s winning streak as T20I captain comes to an endAlso See:last_img read more