India sealed yet one more collection this yr, beating New Zealand within the third and remaining T20I in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, to take it 2-1.
After shedding the primary T20I by 21 runs final week, the Men in Blue, underneath the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, bounced again with a nervy win within the second T20I, and Wednesday’s match was a winner-takes-all contest.
India opted to bat after profitable the toss, and that call did wonders for Shubman Gill, who scored his first T20I century, having simply made his debut within the format in early January. His knock took the hosts to a mammoth complete of 234/4, and New Zealand couldn’t even handle half of that, being bundled out for simply 66 in 12.1 overs.
That’s one other collection within the bag for India in 2023, having received each the ODI and T20I collection towards Sri Lanka, in addition to the ODI collection towards the Black Caps.
Let’s now check out some fascinating statistics from the competition:
—Their 168-run win over the Kiwis on Wednesday was India’s largest margin of victory in T20Is. India’s earlier largest T20I win was towards Ireland in Dublin, again in 2018.
—This victory margin was additionally the most important margin of win in a T20I between two Full Member nations.
—Their complete of 66 was New Zealand’s second lowest in T20Is. The Kiwis had been beforehand bundled out for 60 on two separate events, one towards Sri Lanka in 2014, and then towards Bangladesh in 2021.
—New Zealand’s 60 towards India on Wednesday was additionally the bottom T20I complete by any group towards India. Ireland had made simply 70 in 2018, whereas England had been bundled out for 80 by India in a T20 World Cup recreation in 2012.
—Wednesday was simply the second event when an Indian batter’s rating outscored a group’s complete in a T20I. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 122 had overtaken Afghanistan’s 111/eight in Dubai final yr. On Wednesday, Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 126 which was far more than the Kiwis complete of 66.
—Hardik Pandya turned the primary Indian captain to take a four-wicket in haul in T20Is. He additionally turned the primary Indian captain since Anil Kumble in 2008 in any format to take action. Kumble had taken 4 wickets in each innings of the Sydney Test towards Australia in 2008.
—It was simply the second time when Indian pacers took all 10 wickets in a T20I innings. The solely other event was towards Pakistan in Dubai in 2022.