IND vs NZ 2021: 7 interesting statistics from the first India-New Zealand T20 match
Forgetting the T20 World Cup 2021 defeat, India began their new era with a win over New Zealand in Jaipur in the first T20I of the three-match bilateral series. The pair started their campaign on a winning note with Rahul Dravid as the head coach and Rohit Sharma as the captain.
India has won the first match of the T20I series against New Zealand by 5 wickets. Batting first, New Zealand scored 164 for 6 in the match played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on 17 November. In response, Team India won the match thanks to the performances of Rohit Sharma 48 (36) and Suryakumar Yadav 62 (40). Now India have a 1-0 lead in the series. Now the second match will be held in Ranchi on November 19.
Some records were also made in the first match of the India-New Zealand T20I series which we are updating here. Here you can see 7 interesting statistics of the first India-New Zealand T20 match.
#1 Jaipur’s first T20I game and Ashwin’s first in India in over five years
The first match of India vs New Zealand T20I series was played at SMS Stadium in Jaipur. The match here was Jaipur’s first Twenty20 International match. The same Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to T20I after five and a half years at home. He played the last T20 International match against West Indies in the semi-final of the 2016 T20 World Cup.
#2 Mark Chapman’s unique first
Mark Chapman became the first cricketer to register two 50-plus T20I scores for two countries.
– 63* off 41 balls for Hong Kong vs Oman in November 2015
– 63 off 50 balls for New Zealand vs India in November 2021
Six years apart, in the same month, he scored two identical scores that remain his only T20I fifties.
#3 The prolific KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma – KL Rahul’s first opening pair
In the last four innings, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have scored 346 runs at an average of 86.5. With 12 partnerships of over fifty, he now has the most 50-plus stands for India in T20Is. They have now left behind the pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.
Rohit – Shikhar Dhawan: Innings 52- Runs 1743 | Average 33.5 | HS 160 | 50 + 11
Rohit Sharma- KL Rahul: Innings 26 | Runs 1418 | Ave 56.7 | HS 165 | 50 + 12
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are now 4th on the list of the most runs by a pair in T20Is after Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma, Kevin O’Brien-Paul Stirling and Kyle Coetzer-George Munsey.
4 India’s Run-chases in Home T20Is
The odds were always in India’s favor when he chose to bowl. India have now won 17 of their 21 matches while chasing at home. It is now the joint-most number of wins in a chase on home soil with New Zealand and South Africa.
Highest win-loss ratio at home while chasing (Min. 10 Matches)
- India: M 21 | W 17 | W/L 4.25
- Pakistan: M 12 | W 9 | W/L 3
- Australia: M 20 | W 13 | W/L 2.17
#5 Tim Southee Goes Past Lasith Malinga
Tim Southee went past Lasith Malinga’s tally of 107 wickets to become the most successful pacer in T20Is.
Tim Southee is the most successful pacer in T20Is.
Most wickets in T20Is
Shakib (BAN): 117 | Ave 19.8 | Econ 6.67
Southee (NZ): W 108 | Ave 25.1 | Econ 8.25
Malinga (SL): W 107 | Ave 20.8 | Econ 7.42
Rashid (AFG/ICC): W 103 | Ave 12.7 | Econ 6.2
— Suvajit Mustafi (@RibsGully) November 18, 2021
#6 Rishabh Pant Joins MS Dhoni
Rishabh Pant finished the match for India by hitting a boundary with two balls to spare. He became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score more than 1000 runs in international cricket in a calendar year after MS Dhoni, who did so 11 times.
Indian wicketkeepers with 1000+ international runs in a calendar year:-
Dhoni in 2005
Dhoni in 2006
Dhoni in 2007
Dhoni in 2008
Dhoni in 2009
Dhoni in 2010
Dhoni in 2011
Dhoni in 2012
Dhoni in 2013
Dhoni in 2014
Dhoni in 2017
Rishabh Pant in 2021#INDvNZ
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) November 17, 2021
#7 India-New Zealand face-off
India has now won nine of their 18 T20Is (including tie-breakers) against New Zealand. They lost to the team in a crucial T20 World Cup match in Dubai last month which led to their early exit from the tournament.
Although India has lost all three of its T20 World Cup matches against New Zealand, outside the mega event, India has won nine, while New Zealand has won seven.