India v New Zealand, 2017: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

India v New Zealand, 2017: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial game of the series.

Indian Team
Indian Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India brought an end to their losing streak in T20Is against New Zealand which was the farewell game for India’s Ashish Nehra. New Zealand never looked in the tone to chase the big target during the first T20I and might be seen revamping their batting line-up for the next game to stay alive in the series.

Here we look at all the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial game of the series.

1 – In the only T20I played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot between India and Australia, the home team successfully chased down the total of 201/7 with the help of Yuvraj Singh’s blitz.

6 – Number of games between India and New Zealand in T20I cricket. MS Dhoni is the only player to feature in all the six T20Is between the two teams. Ross Taylor played the first five India-NZ T20Is before missing the previous game.

6 – Number of T20s from the last ten at the SCA Cricket Stadium in Rajkot that the teams won chasing. Teams batting first won three of them while one game ended in a tie.

80Rohit Sharma’s 80 in the last game was only his 2nd fifty in 19 T20I innings in India. Prior to the last game, Rohit scored 336 runs in India at an average of 21 with the best score of 106.

96.5 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in Twenty20 cricket at the SCA Stadium is the highest for any player. Kohli scored 193 runs in three innings with a century and a fifty. His hundred at this ground was the first of the four centuries he has scored in T20 cricket.

196MS Dhoni has executed 196 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in Twenty20 cricket so far. He needs four more dismissals to become the first wicketkeeper with 200 T20 dismissals. Dhoni has a total of 202 dismissals in this format but six of them were when he played a player.

199 – Number of fours Kohli has hit in T20I cricket so far. He needs one more four to become the 3rd player after Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mohammad Shahzad to hit 200 fours in T20Is.

6990 – Runs Kohli has scored in Twenty20 cricket so far. He needs 10 more runs to become the first Indian and 8th player overall to complete 7000 Twenty20 runs.

9949 – Number of runs Martin Guptill has to his name in International cricket so far. He needs 51 more runs to become the 7th New Zealand player with 10000 International runs.