New Zealand have beaten India by 80 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series.
India were undone right in the beginning of their innings losing Rohit Sharma early before losing wickets in clumps, eventually catapulting to 139 all-out.
Williamson: “Fantastic performance all around. 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. The women’s game was a great game too. 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.”
Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers for Kiwis with figures of 3 for 17 off his 4 overs.
Rohit: “We were outplayed in all three departments actually. 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 wicket. Us as a team we have chased down the targets, that’s why we are playing with eight batsman. We needed that one big partnership which we failed to do.”