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India concluded a long Antipodean tour with a tight 2-1 loss to New Zealand in the T20I series. We take a look at the statistical highlights and the records that were broken during the series.
Losing for the first time
India lost the deciding T20 in Hamilton by four runs. it was the first time India lost a T20I decider. That loss also meant India’s winning streak of 10 successive T20 series came to an end.
Most times conceding 200-plus runs in T20Is:
- 10 – Australia
- 10 – England
- 9 – India*
India have chased over 200 twice in T20s. Yuvraj was the Man of the Match both times.
Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to smash 100 sixes in T20I history in the second match. He also became the leading run-scorer in T20I history, surpassing Martin Guptill who has 2272 runs.
Hitman brings up his16th T20I FIFTY
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2019
- 12 – India
- 11 – Australia/South Africa
- 8 – New Zealand
India were thrashed by 80 runs in the opening T20I, their worst loss in terms of runs in T20I history.
India had never lost a game when Dinesh Karthik remained not out in a T20I chase. That streak also ended in the third T20I, when Karthik stayed unbeaten, but couldn’t steer India home.
MS Dhoni became the first Indian to play 300 matches in T20 history.
- ODIs – Sachin Tendulkar
- T20Is – Rohit Sharma
Most consecutive T20I wins as Indian captain:
- 7 – Dhoni
- 7 – Rohit (his streak ended in the first T20I)
India vs NZ in T20I:
- 2016: India suffered their third-biggest loss
- 2017: India suffered their fourth-biggest loss
- 2019: India suffered their biggest loss (first T20I)