India vs New Zealand, T20: Statistical Highlights

Updated: 12 September 2012 08:00 IST

Here are the statistical highlights of the second T20 between India and New Zealand that also marked the return of Yuvraj Singh to international cricket.

India vs New Zealand, T20: Statistical Highlights
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Here are the statistical highlights of the second T20 between India and New Zealand that also marked the return of Yuvraj Singh to international cricket.

# Brendon McCullum became the first batsman to post ten innings of 50-plus in Twenty20 Internationals - a hundred and nine fifties.

# McCullum became the first batsman to record three fifties against India in T20Is. His aggregate of 261 at an average of 130.50 in four matches is the highest against India in T20Is.

# McCullum's brilliant 91 is his second highest score in Twenty20 Internationals - the highest is 116 not out against Australia at Christchurch on February 28, 2010.

# McCullum's above knock is the second highest against India in T20Is, behind the 98 by Chris Gayle at Bridgetown on May 9, 2010. The said innings is the highest in Twenty20 Internationals on Indian soil.

# McCullum's superb strike rate of 165.45 is the highest by a New Zealand batsman against India in T20Is (minimum 50).

# McCullum has received the Player of the series award for the first time.

# McCullum has got his fifth Man of the Match award in T20is - his third against India. His tally of three Man of the Match awards against India is the highest in T20Is.

# India have lost all four matches against New Zealand in T20Is.

# New Zealand is the second team after South Africa to record two victories by one run in T20Is - their first being against Pakistan at Bridgetown on May 8, 2010. In all, seven matches have resulted in one-run victories in Twenty20 Internationals.

# New Zealand (167/5) have posted their second highest total against India in T20Is, behind the 190 at Johannesburg on September 16, 2007.

# Irfan Pathan, with 23 wickets at an average of 21.60 in 19 matches, has extended his Indian record in T20Is.

# Irfan's superb figures of 3 for 31 are his best against New Zealand apart from recording the best in India in Twenty20 Internationals. He became the first Indian bowler to capture three wickets in an innings against New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals.

# Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson shared a stand of 90 for the third wicket - New Zealand's highest against India. The said partnership is New Zealand's highest for any wicket against India in T20Is.

# The aforesaid stand is now the highest for the third wicket by any pair against India in T20Is.

# Virat Kohli has posted his highest score in T20Is, outstripping the 68 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on August 7, 2012.

# Kohli's magnificent 70 off 41 balls is the highest individual innings by an Indian batsman against New Zealand in T20Is. His strike rate of 170.73 is the highest in India-New Zealand T20Is (minimum qualification: 50).

# Kohli's aforesaid innings is the second highest score by an Indian batsman in a losing cause in T20Is - the highest is 79 not out by Rohit Sharma against Australia at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.

# Kohli and Raina were involved in a stand of 60 for the second wicket - India's highest against New Zealand in T20Is.

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