India v New Zealand, 2017: 2nd T20I - Statistical Highlights

India v New Zealand, 2017: 2nd T20I - Statistical Highlights

Munro raced to his half-century in just 26 balls, bringing up the landmark with a six off Axar Patel over long on.

Opening the bowling for India along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siraj's very first over in worldwide cricket saw him concede 10 runs, including two boundaries.

The resounding victory, riding on the exhilarating batting exploits of their top-order and, in particular openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, was the country's first-ever over the Black Caps in the shortest form of the game.

The Kiwis, who had lost the first match by 53 run in New Delhi, have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. However, New Zealand have the ability to bounce back and they will take the cue from the fact that their head-to-head record against India still reads impressive at 5-1. He is the second-quickest to reach that mark behind Chris Gayle (192).

While Munro scored runs in an aggressive manner, he also rode a bit on his luck as the left-hander was dropped twice and survived a run-out chance but capitalised on the chances given to him well to score his second T20I ton.

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Colin Munro got the match of the match award for his outstanding 109 run knock and also a bowling spell of 1-23 in 3 overs to go with a brilliant catch. They lost to Australia by 49 runs in Bridgetown, 2010 and by 47 runs against New Zealand in Nagpur previous year. In the first T20I, Boult gave away 49 runs, which are the most he gave away in a Twenty20 game. Overall, Siraj's is the third-most expensive behind James Anderson and Joginder Sharma.

Recently, during the ODI series against the Kiwis, Kohli had become the fastest batsman in the world to achieve 9,000 ODI runs. He becomes just the fourth player to hit two T20I 100s.

91 - The previous-best individual score by a batsman against India in India was Brendon McCullum's 91 in 2012 at Chennai.

The 30-year-old opening batsman had to take a backseat as partner Martin Guptill went about attacking the Indian bowling attack in the initial overs. And the catching too has let the Black Caps down in contrast to some superb outfield efforts by the Men in Blue.