With the help of Shubman Gill’s brilliant century and captain Hardik Pandya’s brilliant bowling, India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs in the third T20. India sealed the series 2-1 at the world’s largest stadium- the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Speaking about the game, Rahul Tripathi blazed against the New Zealand bowlers and scored a blistering 44 off 22 balls. However, the innings was all about Shubman Gill, the chief architect in the setting.
The bowlers were punished as Gill brought up his maiden T20I century. The innings of 126* included 12 fours and seven sixes and the youngster was supported by Hardik Pandya and Surya Kumar Yadav, who helped India post a total of 234/4 in 20 overs.
In response, New Zealand’s top-order batsmen failed to live up to expectations and lost half their team for 21 runs in five overs. The Indian bowlers continued to take wickets at regular intervals, and for the spectators – it was an image of an India team victory.
Hardik Pandya registered his best figures of 4/16 in his four-over spell as India beat New Zealand by the biggest margin of 168 runs and took the series 2-1.
Meanwhile let us look at the stats and numbers recorded in the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand
234 – Highest T20 score for India against New Zealand and third highest T20 score overall..
126 – Shubman Gill’s innings of 126* became the highest individual score by an Indian player in T20Is as the youngster surpassed Virat Kohli’s record of 122.
5-Shubman Gill became the fifth Indian and 21st player overall to score a century in all formats 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 a double century in ODIs and a century in T20Is. 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 the opposition in T20Is:
37 – Rashid Khan vs Ireland
28 – Tim Southee vs Pakistan
25 – Ish Sodhi vs India
14 – India now have 14 T20 match wins against New Zealand, the joint-second most for any team against the Kiwis, equal to England’s 14. Pakistan top the list with 18 wins against New Zealand.
168 – Largest margin of victory (by runs) in T20Is for India. The previous best was 143 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 score by any team against India. Earlier, Ireland (70) had the lowest score against India in T20 Internationals.
2 – This is the second time that an Indian player has defeated the opposition team.
Indian players who have scored more runs than the opposition in T20Is
122 -Virat Kohli vs Afghanistan (111/8) Dubai 2022.
126 – Shubman Gill v New Zealand (66) Ahmedabad 2023.