India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Stats Review: Shubman Gill's brilliance, Hardik Pandya's feat and more stats

India won the decider at Ahmedabad to clinch the T20I series 2-1.

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A brilliant century from Shubman Gill and an all-round performance from captain Hardik Pandya helped India beat New Zealand by a margin of 168 runs in the third T20I. India sealed the series 2-1 at the world's largest stadium- the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 1.

Speaking of how the game panned out, having elected to bat first, India lost Ishan Kishan in just the second over as he was trapped in front to Michael Bracewell. Rahul Tripathi then went berserk against the New Zealand bowlers and scored a quick-fire 44 off 22 balls. However, the India's batting was all about Shubman Gill, who was the chief architect in the setting.

The bowlers were punished as Gill notched up his maiden T20I century. The 126* run-knock included 12 fours and seven maximums and the youngster was ably supported by Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav who got valuable cameos helping India post humungous total of 234/4 in 20 overs.

In response, New Zealand's top order batters did not live up to expectations, as they lost half the team for 21 runs inside five overs. The Indian bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals, and for the visitors- all-rounders Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner were the only ones to reach double-digit scores.

Hardik Pandya registered his best figures of 4/16 in his four-over spell to help India beat New Zealand by the biggest margin of 168 runs and seal the series 2-1.

Meanwhile let us look at the stats and number recorded in 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand

234 -Highest T20I score for India against New Zealand and the fifth highest T20I score for India overall.

126 -Shubman Gill's knock of 126* became the highest indicidual score by an Indian player in T20I as the youngster surpassed Virat Kohli’s record of 122, which came against Afghanistan last year.

5 -Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian, and 21st overall, to score centuries in all forms of cricket. The other four Indians in the list are Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.

4 -Shubman Gill became the fourth player and second Indian to score double century in ODI and century in T20I. Other players in the list are Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, and Rohit Sharma.

25 -Ish Sodhi now has 25 wickets against India.

Most Wickets against Opposition in T20I:

37 -Rashid Khan vs Ireland

28 -Tim Southee vs Pakistan

25 -Ish Sodhi vs India

14 -India now has 14 T20I wins against New Zealand, which is the joint-second highest for any team against the Kiwis equalling England’s tally of 14. Pakistan top the list with 18 wins against New Zealand.

168 -Biggest margin of win in T20Is for India (by runs). Previous best was 143 runs against Ireland in 2018.

4 -Hardik Pandya registered his best T20I figures of 4/16 in 4 overs. His previous best was 4/33 against England in 2022.

66 -New Zealand registered the lowest T20I total, by any team, vs India. Previously Ireland (70) had the lowest score against India in T20I.

2 -This is the second time an Indian player has outscored the opposition.

Indian players scoring more than the opposition in T20I

122 -Virat Kohli vs Afghanistan (111/8) Dubai 2022.

126 -Shubman Gill vs New Zealand (66) Ahmedabad 2023.

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