Smriti Mandhana scripted history on Wednesday after she scored a 24-ball half-century, fastest by an Indian woman, in the first T20 International against New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
Opener Smriti Mandhana was dismissed by Amelia Kerr for 58 runs when India were 102 for two, 58 runs away from the target.
However, India lost the T20I series-opener by 23 runs.
Mandhana smashed three boundaries and seven sixes in her entertaining 34-ball knock.
After opting to bowl, India women restricted New Zealand to 159 for four in their allotted 20 overs.
Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav claimed a wicket each for India.