First T20, India vs New Zealand: Statistical highlights

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Following are the statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.

Updated: February 25, 2009 13:49 IST
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Following are the statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.

  • New Zealand's seven-wicket triumph is their second in as many matches against India. They had won the first game against India at Johannesburg on September 16 by ten runs.

  • New Zealand's aforesaid win is their second best in terms of wickets - their best being by 9 wickets against Kenya at Durban on September 12, 2007.

  • Brendon McCullum has extended his record for the highest run-aggregate in Twenty20 Internationals - 513 in 20 games at an average of 30.17, including three fifties.

  • Martin Guptill (41), playing in his only second game, has posted his best ever score. In his only previous game against Australia, he had made a second-ball duck at Sydney on Feb.15, 2009.

  • The match has produced 24 sixes, a record in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering the 20 recorded between India (10) and Australia (10) at Durban on September 22, 2007.

  • Brendon McCullum, with three sixes in his innings, became the first batsman ever to register 20 sixes. He has now a tally of 22 in Twenty20 Internationals.

  • McCullum became the first New Zealander to hit a fifty against India - 56 not out off 49 balls. He surpassed his own record for the highest individual innings against India, bettering his 45 off 31 balls at Johannesburg on September 16, 2007.

  • McCullum and Taylor produced 50 runs - Nsew Zealand's highest for the third wicket against India, eclipsing the 17 by the same pair at Johannesburg on September 16, 2007.

  • The fourth wicket unbroken partnership of 60 runs between McCullum and Oram is a record for New Zealand, surpassing the 58 between Brendon McCullum and Grant Elliott against Australia at SCG on February 15, 2009.

  • India (162/8) registered their lowest score in a Twenty20I against New Zealand.

  • Thirteen sixes in an innings is a record for India in Twenty20 Internationals.

  • India's tally of 13 sixes is the second best in the history of Twenty20 Internationals, next only to Australia's tally of 14 sixes during their innings of 221 for five against England at Sydney on January 9, 2007.

  • Suresh Raina registered his career-best score in Twenty20 Internationals - his maiden fifty.

  • Raina's 61 not out off 43 balls is the highest ever score by an Indian against New Zealand, surpassing Gautam Gambhir's 51 off 33 balls at Johannesburg on September 16,2007.

  • Raina's five sixes in an innings is an Indian record against New Zealand, bettering Virender Sehwag's tally of four sixes in Wednesday's game.

  • Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh were involved in a 61-run eighth wicket stand, a new record in Twenty20 Internationals, eclipsing the 59 between Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan against Sri Lanka at Colombo, RPS on Feb.10, 2009.

  • Harbhajan Singh (21) has recorded his career-best score, surpassing his 7 against New Zealand at Johannesburg on September 16, 2007.

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