For his 139 runs at a strike rate of 173.75, wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert won the Man of the Series award. @ Twitter/ICC

For his 139 runs at a strike rate of 173.75, wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert won the Man of the Series award after New Zealand won the three-match Twenty20 Internationals series decider against India by four runs at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday. (3rd T20I report: New Zealand avoid Karthik scare to clinch series against India)

Seifert, the hero in the series opener, bludgeoned 84 off just 43 deliveries – his innings laced with seven boundaries and six hits over the fence to lead New Zealand to a record 80-run win.

In the final match, Seifert, combined with Colin Munro, who shrugged off a string of low scores, as the duo made 80 runs for the opening wicket after the hosts were asked to bat. (ALSO READ: Tried to put pressure back on the bowlers: Colin Munro)

“Great to have a performance like that, but it’s great to get a victory, particularly a last-minute one like that. Great to have batted with Colin Munro,” Seifert said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

The Seddon Park which recorded a near full house for the final delighted Seifert. “It’s awesome in my hometown, that the crowd have come out in full support. Hopefully, they do so for the Super Smash final as well,” he said.