Mahendra Singh Dhoni earned an unwanted record after the loss of 80 Indian races in the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington. The veteran goalkeeper scored the best score for the Men in Blue with 39 runs of 31 balls, but his efforts were not enough for the team to exceed a large number of 220 runs. With a loss in Wellington, India has now lost all the T20I games in which Dhoni has the best score.
New Zealand recorded a staggering total of 219 runs on the board in 20 passes after a brilliant stroke of 84 starts by starter Tim Seifert, who scored a fast 84 shot in 43 installments and was well supported by Colin Munro (34) and Kane Williamson (3. 4). ). A late cameo of 7 balls 20 from Scott Kuggelejin ensured that the hosts comfortably crossed the 200-race mark.
In response, India lost the patron Rohit Sharma (1) at the beginning of the persecution. Shikhar Dhawan (29) and Vijay Shankar (27) then published a race of 33 races for the second field, but after the departure of the duo, the middle order of India collapsed under the pressure of Rishabh Pant (4), Dinesh Karthik) and Hardik Pandya (4) all failing to deliver.
Dhoni and Krunal Pandya were left with a monumental task of getting India back to play 77/6 in eleven shots. The duo eventually failed to get India out of the line as the visitors fell short in 80 races. Dhoni, with his stroke of 39 races, completed his 1500 races in T20Is, but it was another case in which India lost the game that best scored for the team in a T20 game.