India managed to beat New Zealand by 6 wickets and levelled the 3-match T20I series by a 1-1 margin with the help of brilliant bowling performance from their spin bowlers. Initially, New Zealand winning the toss opted to bat first and scored just 99 runs in 20 overs for a loss of 8 wickets. India also struggled in the run-chase as they managed to chase this target only after 19.5 overs with their key batsman Suryakumar Yadav finishing off things in style with a boundary.
Numbers and Stats from IND vs NZ 2nd T20I:
1 - For the first time both teams couldn't smash a single six in a men's T20I match on Indian soil.
4 - For the first time 4 different spinners took at least 1 wicket for India in a T20I match. Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda and Kuldeep Yadav took 1 wicket each with the ball.
5.09 - India had a run rate of 5.09 while chasing 100 runs in 2nd innings.
Lowest run-rate for India in men's T20I in a successful run-chase:
5.09 vs NZ in Lucknow, 2023
5.48 vs PAK in Mirpur, 2016
5.65 vs WI in Lauderhill, 2019
11 - Suryakumar Yadav won the Man of the Match award for the 11th time in T20Is.
Players with the most Man of the Match award in T20Is:
Virat Kohli - 15 (115 games)
Mohammad Nabi - 13 (104 games)
Rohit Sharma - 12 (148 games)
Shahid Afridi - 11 (99 games)
David Warner - 11 (99 games)
Mohammad Hafeez - 11 (119 games)
Mohammad Rizwan - 11 (80 games)
Suryakumar Yadav - 11 (47 games)
59.37 - Ishan Kishan scored just 19 off 32 balls at a strike rate of 59.37.
Lowest S.R for India in men's T20I (Min. 30 balls faced):
Yuvraj Singh - 43.75 vs PAK in Mirpur, 2016
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 50 vs SL in Colombo (RPS), 2021
Ishan Kishan - 59.37 vs NZ in Lucknow, 2023
91 - Yuzvendra Chahal became the leading wicket-taker (91) for India in men's T20I.
Most wickets for India in men's T20I:
Yuzvendra Chahal - 91
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 90
Ravichandran Ashwin - 72
99/8 - New Zealand team scored 99/8 at the end of 20 overs in their 1st innings.
Lowest team total against India in men's T20I after playing 20 overs completely:
UAE - 81/9 in Mirpur, 2016
WI - 95/9 in Lauderhill, 2019
ZIM - 99/9 in Harare, 2016
NZ - 99/8 in Lucknow, 2023
SA - 106/8 in Thiruvananthapuram, 2022