India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Stats Review: Rohit Sharma rewrites record books as India register whitewash

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Stats Review: Rohit Sharma rewrites record books as India register whitewash

Rohit Sharma became the second batter after Martin Guptill to complete 150 sixes in T20 internationals.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

After enduring a horrendous campaign in the T20 World Cup 2021, Team India is back at its best. The Men in Blue defeated New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final match of the series, claiming a 3-0 whitewash. While the Kiwis looked pretty competitive in the previous two games, they got entirely outplayed in this clash.

Speaking of how the game panned out, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss yet again but unlike the previous two fixtures, he elected to bat first. India got off to a flying start with Rohit and Ishan Kishan adding 69 runs for the first wicket in no time. The Indian skipper also notched up a quick-fire fifty. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, and Deepak Chahar also made significant contributions with the bat as India posted 184/7.

New Zealand’s chase never looked on track as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Axar Patel was the wrecker-in-chief for India, taking three wickets in the powerplay overs. The visitors eventually got bundled out for 111 in 17.2 overs, losing the contest by 73 runs.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I:

2 – India recorded their second successive whitewash against New Zealand in bilateral T20I series.

6 – Overall, this was the sixth instance of Team India effecting a whitewash in a bilateral T20I series.

150 – Rohit Sharma became the second batter after Martin Guptill to complete 150 sixes in T20 internationals.

25 – Rohit also became the first batter to record 25 scores of 50 or more as an opener in T20 Internationals.

30 – Rohit now also has most scores of 50 or more in T20 Internationals, 30.

5 – Rohit also went past MS Dhoni to become Indian with fifth-most fifty-plus scores in international cricket, 124.

4 – This was Rohit’s fourth half-century in his last six T20I appearances as captain.

4 – New Zealand suffered their fourth-biggest defeat in T20Is in terms of balls remaining, 16.

2Harshal Patel became the second Indian batter after KL Rahul to get out via hit wicket in T20Is.

3 – Ish Sodhi became the first spinner to dismiss Rohit Sharma thrice in T20Is.

20 – Sodhi also became the first bowler to take 20 T20I wickets against India.

3 – Axar Patel became the third Indian spinner after Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar to take three or more wickets in powerplay of a T20I match.