On Friday (31st January) night, the hosts New Zealand and the visitors India involved in a tied T20I at Wellington. Later, in the Super Over, the visitors beat the hosts.
It was the fourth game of the five-match T20I series where India were restricted to 165/8 (20 overs) in the first innings. Later, the hosts also scored 165/7 (20 overs) in the second innings.
While Kiwi scored 13/1 in the Super Over, the Men in Blue replied with 16/1 (5 balls). With this victory, India have taken the 4-0 lead in this series with one to go.
Brief Scores: India – 165/8 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 50, KL Rahul 39; Ish Sodhi 3/26)
New Zealand – 165/7 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 64, Tim Seifert 57; Shardul Thakur 2/33)
Result – India won the one-over eliminator
Stats review of the match:
New Zealand vs India
i) During this series, the batsmen have registered 50+ scores for a total of 11 times.
- It is the most number of 50+ scores in a bilateral T20I series. The previous record was nine 50+ scores, and that happened in the three-match bilateral T20I series between the hosts India and the visitors West Indies in December 2019.
i) The Indian team played their second Super Over in international cricket.
- India won both the Super Overs and that too in back-to-back matches.
i) New Zealand played their eighth Super Over in international cricket.
- New Zealand managed to win only one Super Over, which was against Australia during Christchurch T20I (28th February 2010).
i) The Kiwi leg-spinner Ish Sodhi had the bowling figures of 4-0-26-3.
- It was the second-best T20I bowling figures at the home venues by a New Zealand bowler against India. The record holder is Tim Southee with the bowling figures of 4-0-17-3 (at Wellington on 6th February 2019).
i) By the end of this match, Colin Munro has scored 411 T20I runs against India.
- Munro becomes the most T20I run-getter against India. Australian cricketer Aaron Finch is now in the second position with 405 T20I runs against India.
i) Batting at the no.6 position, Manish Pandey remained not out on 50 runs.
- Coming to bat at the no.6 or lower position, it was the second-highest individual T20I score by an Indian batsman. MS Dhoni is the record holder with 52 not out at the no.6 position (against South Africa at Centurion on 21st February 2018).
ii) Batting at the no.5 or lower position, Manish Pandey hit his second half-century.
- Manish Pandey became the second Indian batsman to register more than one 50+ score at the no.5 or lower batting position in T20I career. Yuvraj Singh also scored two T20I half-centuries at the no.5 or lower batting position.