New Zealand Tour Of India 2017-18: Statistical Review - 2nd T20I

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New Zealand Tour Of India 2017-18: Statistical Review – 2nd T20I 

New Zealand Tour Of India 2017-18: Statistical Review – 2nd T20I
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New Zealand made a comeback in the three-match T20I series after beating India in the second T20I on Saturday night at Rajkot.

New Zealand decided to bat first after winning the toss and put 196/2 on the board at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, India only managed to score 156/7 in 20 overs. New Zealand won this match by 40 runs and levelled the three-match T20I series by 1-1.

Brief Scores: New Zealand – 196/2 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 109*, Martin Guptill 45, Yuzvendra Chahal 1/36)

India – 156/7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 65, MS Dhoni 49, Trent Boult 4/34)

Result – New Zealand won by 40 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. New Zealand’s opening batsmen Martin Guptill and Colin Munro put a 105 runs partnership for the opening wicket. It is New Zealand’s highest T20I partnership for any wicket against India. The previous one was 90 runs partnership for the third wicket between Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson at Chennai on 11th September 2012.

Also, it (105 runs) is the second highest T20I partnership for the opening wicket on the Indian soil. The highest T20I opening partnership on the Indian soil is 158 runs partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (India) against New Zealand at Delhi on 1st November 2017.


  1. New Zealand batsman Colin Munro played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 109 runs. Here are some important stats of his innings:
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i) Munro completed his century on 54 balls which is the second slowest T20I century by a New Zealand batsman. Martin Guptill is the record holder to scoring the slowest T20I century for New Zealand when he had completed his T20I century in 69 balls (also it is the slowest T20I century by any batsman) against South Africa at East London on 23rd December 2012.

ii) It is the second T20I century for Colin Munro and both in 2017. He is the first batsman to score multiple T20I centuries in a calendar year.

Also, Munro is the fourth batsman to score multiple T20I centuries. The other three batsmen are Chris Gayle (West Indies), Evin Lewis (West Indies) and Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) who have also scored two T20I centuries each.

iii) It is the third highest T20I knock by a New Zealand batsman. Brendon McCullum is the record holder of the first two highest T20I knock for New Zealand. Those are 123 against Bangladesh at Pallekele on 21st September 2012 and 116* against Australia at Christchurch on 28th February 2010.


  1. New Zealand put on a total of 196/2 at the end of 20 overs. It is the highest T20I total for New Zealand against India. Their previous highest T20I total against India was 190 (20 overs) at Johannesburg on 16th September 2007.


  1. During this match, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (7,055 runs) completed his 7,000 runs in T20 career (including domestic cricket). He became the first Indian batsman and eighth overall batsman to complete 7,000 runs in T20 career. Here is the list of the batsmen who have completed 7,000 runs in T20 career:
Player Matches Innings Runs scored Average 50s/100s
Chris Gayle 310 303 10,571 40.50 65/18
Brendon McCullum 299 292 8,245 31.46 43/7
Kieron Pollard 388 349 7,589 30.35 37/0
David Warner 239 237 7,572 35.71 58/6
Brad Hodge 270 256 7,338 36.87 48/2
Dwayne Smith 307 299 7,270 26.53 43/5
Shoaib Malik 284 266 7,226 37.24 44/0
Virat Kohli 225 212 7,055 41.01 52/4


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  1. Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored 65 runs. It is the highest T20I knock by an Indian captain on the home soil (in India). The previous best was 46 runs by MS Dhoni against Sri Lanka at Mohali on 12th December 2009.

Also, it is the third highest T20I knock by an Indian skipper at the overall venue. The top three in this list is given below.

Player Runs scored Opposition Venue Date
Virat Kohli 82 Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6th September 2017
Suresh Raina 72* Zimbabwe Harare 13th June 2010
Virat Kohli 65 New Zealand Rajkot 4th November 2017



  1. With his 65 runs knock, Indian skipper Virat Kohli becomes the most T20I runs scorer as an Indian skipper in a calendar year. After the end of the match, Indian skipper Kohli has scored 286 runs (9 innings) in 2017. The previous record holder was MS Dhoni who had scored 268 runs (12 innings) in 2012.


  1. New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult bowled superbly in this match as his bowling figure was 4-0-34-4. It is the fifth best T20I bowling figure by a New Zealand pacer. The top five list is given below.
Player Bowling figures Opposition Venue Date
Tim Southee 4-1-18-5 Pakistan Auckland 26th December 2010
Mark Gillespie 2.5-0-7-4 Kenya Durban 12th September 2007
James Franklin 3.3-0-15-4 England Hamilton 12th February 2013
Grant Elliott 4-0-22-4 Sri Lanka Auckland 10th January 2016
Trent Boult 4-0-34-4 India Rajkot 4th November 2017


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  1. New Zealand won this match by 40 runs. It is their second largest victory (by runs) against India in T20I history. The largest T20I victory (by runs) for New Zealand against India is winning by 47 runs at Nagpur on 15th March 2016.

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