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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

A below-par India slumped to their worst ever defeat in T20Is as New Zealand outclassed the visitors in all departments to win the first match of the series by a comprehensive 80-run margin

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

A below-par India slumped to their worst ever defeat in T20Is as New Zealand outclassed the visitors in all departments to win the first contest of the three-match series by a comprehensive margin of 80 runs. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

Batting first, keeper-batsman Tim Seifert took on the Indian bowlers and scored 84 off 43 balls helping New Zealand post a commanding 219/6. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

Dinesh Karthik took an exceptional catch to dismiss Seifert on 84. As Karthik took the catch, he realised he was back peddling out of the boundary rope. However, he had tremendous presence of mind to lob it back just before stepping past the ropes. He came back in, stumbled slightly before maintaining his balance and composure to dive forward and complete the formalities. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

Hardik Pandya was smashed all over the park as the all-rounder gave away 51 runs and picked two wickets in his four-over quota. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: New Zealand crush India by 80 runs

In response, India got off to a poor start as Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the third over of the innigs. The right-handed batsman departed after scoring 1 off five deliveries. (AP Photo)

Shikhar Dhawan also failed to capitalise on his start as he departed after scoring 29. (AP Photo)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his part but it was always an impossible chase with wickets falling at regular intervals at the other end. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 39 off 31 deliveries. (AP Photo)

Yuzvendra Chahal was the last batsman to be dismissed as Kiwis wrapped up the Indian innings for 139. (AP Photo)