New Zealand women registered a 23-run win to take the first T20I after India women imploded to lose nine wickets for 34 runs in chase of 160.

With Mithali Raj rested, India women seemed to be cantering towards the target at 102/1, but in a dreaded throwback to the 2017 World Cup final, the batting imploded and New Zealand held their nerves to bowl India out for 137 in the final over.