New Zealand vs India, 2019: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the crucial 2nd T20I in Auckland,

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The trend of one-sided matches in India’s tour of New Zealand continued as the visiting side suffered their biggest T20I defeat in terms of runs in the first game by 80 runs. Only the last week India succumbed to their biggest ODI defeat in terms of balls to spare. The 2nd T20I will be a crucial one for the Men in Blue who need to win for keeping the series alive. A win in this game will also keep India’s chance of continuing their 10 consecutive unbeaten series/tournaments streak in T20I cricket.

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the crucial 2nd T20I in Auckland:

3 – India has lost all the three T20I matches they played in New Zealand. India lost both the games they played in New Zealand in 2009 while defending a total and suffered their biggest T20I defeat on Wednesday while chasing.


2-5 – The win-loss record of the chasing teams in the T20I format at the Eden Park in Auckland since the start of 2016. The batting first teams posted 150+ in all these seven games including two totals of 220+. The highest successful run-chase in the T20I history was recorded at this very venue last year.

10 – Runs Rohit Sharma aggregated in his previous three innings across all formats – 1, 2, 7. This is only the 2nd time Rohit has been dismissed for single digits in three consecutive International innings. During the 2012 ODI series in Sri Lanka, Rohit had scores of 5, 0, 0, 4, 4 in consecutive innings.

48 – Number of sixes MS Dhoni has hit in the T20I format. Only Rohit Sharma (98), Yuvraj Singh (74) and Suresh Raina (58) have hit 50 and more T20I sixes for India thus far.

98 – Rohit Sharma needs two more sixes to become the 3rd player to hit 100 sixes in T20I cricket. Only Chris Gayle (103) and Martin Guptill (103) have hit 100 T20I sixes thus far.

147.73 – Shikhar Dhawan’s batting strike-rate in T20I cricket since the start of 2018. In the 18 innings in this span, Dhawan scored 718 runs at an average of 39.88 with six fifties. Out of the 18 innings, Dhawan scored 20+ in 12 of them and more than 40 on nine occasions.

603 – Runs Colin Munro aggregated in his last 15 T20I innings. The New Zealand opener scored 603 runs at an average of 43.07 with help of five fifties and a century. He had a batting strike-rate of 175.29 in these 15 innings.

2238 – Rohit needs 35 more runs to become the leading run-getter in T20I cricket. His tally of 2238 runs at the moment is the 3rd highest in Men’s T20I cricket standing only behind Martin Guptill (2272) and Shoaib Malik (2263).

15937 – Ross Taylor needs 63 more runs to become the first player to score 16000 International runs for New Zealand.

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