On Sunday (2nd February), the visitors India won the fifth and final game of the five-match T20I series against the hosts New Zealand at Bay Oval (Mount Maunganui). With this victory, India won this series by 5-0.
The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first in this match. While they scored 163/3 (20 overs) in the first innings, they restricted the hosts to 156/9 (20 overs) in the second innings.
Brief Scores: India – 163/3 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 60 retired hurt, KL Rahul 45; Scott Kuggeleijn 2/25)
New Zealand – 156/9 in 20 overs (Ross Taylor 53, Tim Seifert 50; Jasprit Bumrah 3/12)
Result – India won by seven runs
Stats review of the match:
i) The visitors India won this five-match T20I series by 5-0.
- India are the first team to complete a whitewash victory in the five-match T20I series.
i) As the host side, it was the 23rd defeat for New Zealand.
- It was the joint-most number of home T20I defeats for a team. Sri Lanka have also suffered 23 T20I losses.
i) It was the 100th T20I for Ross Taylor.
- Ross Taylor became the third cricketer to play 100 T20Is. The other two cricketers in this list are Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) and Rohit Sharma (India). While Malik has played 113 T20Is, Rohit has played 108 T20Is.
i) Kiwi opener Colin Munro scored 178 runs in this series.
- It was the second-most runs for a New Zealand batsman in a bilateral T20I series. Munro is also the record holder with 223 runs against the visitors West Indies in 2017/18.
i) Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert has scored 280 T20I runs against India (eight innings).
- Seifert is the most T20I run-scorer as a wicketkeeper-batsman against India. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) was the previous record holder with 261 T20I runs (four innings) as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
i) Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma played his 100th T20I innings.
- Rohit became the second batsman to play 100 T20I innings. The first batsman in this list was Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik who has batted in 105 T20I innings.
ii) Rohit Sharma has scored 14,029 international runs.
- Rohit became the eighth Indian batsmen to score 14,000 international runs.
iii) Rohit Sharma registered his 25th 50+ score in T20I career.
- No other batsmen have registered more than 24 times 50+ scores in T20I career. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is behind of Rohit with 24 times 50+ scores in T20I career.
iv) Before getting retired hurt, Rohit Sharma scored 60 runs in this match.
- It was the second-highest individual T20I score by an Indian captain against New Zealand. Virat Kohli is the record holder in this list with 65 runs (at Rajkot on 4th November 2017).
- It was the third-highest individual T20I score by an Indian batsman against the hosts New Zealand. The top two records in this list are 65 runs by Rohit Sharma (at Hamilton on 29th January 2020) and 61* by Suresh Raina (at Christchurch on 25th February 2009).
- It was the second-most runs for a batsman in a bilateral T20I series. Damiao Couana (Mozambique) is the record holder with 233 runs which he achieved during the seven-match bilateral T20I series against the hosts Malawi in November 2019.
i) The right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah has managed to deliver seven maiden overs in T20I career.
- It is the most maiden overs by a bowler in T20I career. The former Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Kulasekara is in the second position in this record book with six maiden overs in T20I career.
i) During the 10th-over in this innings, the right-arm medium pacer Shivam Dube conceded 34 runs.
- It was the second most expensive over in T20I history. The record-holder is Stuart Broad (England) who conceded 36 runs in an over against Yuvraj Singh (India) during Durban T20I on 19th September 2007. In that over, the left-handed batsman Yuvraj hit six sixes to the right-arm pacer Broad.