India sealed the series by 2-0 margin with a comfortable 7 wicket win against New Zealand in 2nd T20I. After winning the toss, India invited New Zealand to bat first and restricted them to a below-par total of 153/6. Initially, New Zealand batters had a very good start as Martin Guptill showed aggressive intent right from 1st ball of the match. But, post the 10 over mark, remaining Kiwi batsman failed to continue the good momentum set by their opening pair. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s 117-run partnership ensured a convincing win for India. Tim Southee was the only New Zealand bowler to pick up few wickets for his side in this game.
Numbers and Stats from Ind vs NZ 2nd T20I:
5 – Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have recorded five century partnerships in T20Is which remains to be joint-highest with Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan pair.
8 – Harshal Patel has become 8th Indian to win MoM award on T20I debut (Including Dinesh Karthik who was MoM in India’s debut T20I game).
117 – Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul became only 4th opening pair to record 100+ run partnership against New Zealand in T20Is.
Batting pairs with 100+ run opening partnership against New Zealand in T20Is:
Alex Hales-Michael Lumb : 143* in Wellington, 2013
Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma : 158 in Delhi, 2017
D’Arcy Short-David Warner : 121 in Auckland, 2018
KL Rahul-Rohit Sharma : 117 in Ranchi, 2021
29 – Rohit Sharma has recorded 29 fifty-plus scores in T20Is, which remains to be joint-highest with Virat Kohli in this format.
15 – Tim Southee has taken 15 wickets against India in T20Is.
Most wickets against India in T20Is:
Ish Sodhi – 19
Tim Southee – 15
Dushmantha Chameera – 14
98 – Rohit Sharma, as captain won 98 matches in T20s which is joint-most with Gautam Gambhir & Virat Kohli.
Most wins as captain in T20s:
MS Dhoni – 178
Daren Sammy – 105
Gautam Gambhir – 98
Virat Kohli – 98
Rohit Sharma – 98