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Cricbuzz Live: NZ vs IND, 1st T20I, Post-Match Show

Cricbuzz Live: NZ vs IND, 1st T20I, Post-Match Show

India’s dismal run in T20Is in New Zealand continue as the Kiwis outplay the men in blue to go 1-0 up in the series. Watch Gautam Bhimani, Harsha Bhogle and Zaheer Khan analyse the first T20I on Cricbuzz LIVE.

Kane Williamson | Winning skipper: Fantastic performance all around, everyone rose and it was one of those complete performances that you search for. But it has finished now, we move on in a day’s time and we have another game. The top-order were superb and we built partnerships that helped us. Seifert, Munro were outstanding. We know it will be different in a couple of days time and we need to learn from our bits and pieces and move on. Some really good experiences for the boys, some of the short contributions are of great importance. Daryll bowled really well and played a good cameo down the order. We had the runs on the board, but the bowling and fielding too was of high standard. A complete performance that doesn’t happen everyday and hope we can keep the momentum through the series having set the tone. The White Ferns game was a fantastic one, it ebbed and flowed all through. We have copied each other through the series and hopefully they can beat them in the next game and we’ll carry it forward.



Rohit Sharma | Losing skipper: It was a tough game. We were outplayed in all three departments. We didn’t start well and we knew that 200 wasn’t going to be an easy chase although the grounds are small here. But we kept losing wickets and that threw us off. We have chased such targets in the past and that is why we played with eight batsmen, but we didn’t have small partnerships and that made it tough while chasing such a big target. But New Zealand though played well, they had partnerships that allowed them to get such a big score. We need to go to Auckland, assess the conditions and take it forward. As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen. We believe that whatever the target is in front of us we can chase it down, but we just couldn’t do it tonight.

Tim Seifert | Man of the Match: It was a great way to start the series and the boys are really happy. It feels great to go up the order, look at the first two overs and then go from there and put pressure on the bowlers. I have been selected for a reason and it feels nice to have backed my ability.

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