Tim Seifert on explosive T20 style - 'I youtubed Brendon McCullum'

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As far as the New Zealand bowling was concerned, it was equally impressive as they bowled out India for 139 runs to record a massive victory.

Seifert and Colin Munro combined in an opening stand of 86 in little more than eight overs - the latter made 34 off 20 as the home side got off to a flying start. The leg-umpire signalled Munro the same and seeing that he was fully relieved. Khaleel conceded 25 runs in his first two overs and there was no turning back for New Zealand from there. Tim Seifert was exceptional for the Black Caps as he scored 84 runs in 43 balls to get the team to a massive total of 219 in their quota of overs.

On Wednesday, Tim Seifert played 84-run knock and Tim Southee claimed three wickets as New Zealand thrashed India by 80 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.


Captain Kane Williamson continued the momentum with 34 from 22, while 23 off 14 from Ross Taylor and Scott Kuggeleijn's 20 from just seven balls finished the innings off in style.

When New Zealand spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi both picked up two wickets in their first overs, reducing India to 77-6 after 11 overs, the result was all but sealed.

In New Zealand's innings of 219 for six, all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, on T20 debut, sent one down the ground which looked destined for his first six on the global stage. Opener Shikhar Dhawan struck 29 from 18 balls with two fours and three sixes and Vijay Shankar hit 27 from 28 with two fours and two sixes.


"Fantastic performance all around, everyone rose and it was one of those complete performances that you search for".

A self-confessed fan of Brendon McCullum, Seifert said he had watched and followed the former skipper while growing up. "We had the runs on the board, but the bowling and fielding too was of high standard", Williamson said. During India's first T20 worldwide vs New Zealand at Wellington, Dinesh Karthik took a well-controlled catch at the boundary, which went on to become the highlight of the day.


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