Tim Seifert got the hosts to a rollicking start as he hammered a 43-ball 84 with six sixes and seven fours to help them set an imposing 220-run target for India. In response, Rohit Sharma’s side never looked in the hunt as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Having won the five-match ODI series with a 4-1 margin, India will be eager to find their groove back and tie the T20I series 1-1 before to keep the series alive until the final match in Hamilton on 10 February.
Let’s take a look at some of the important numbers and milestones that can be reached in the second T20I clash.
184: Average 1st innings score at Auckland extrapolated over 10 T20Is played at this venue, excluding rain-affected matches.
0: India has never won a T20I in NZ.
0: India has not lost a T20I series since World T20 (in India), 2016
7/10: 7 times the team batting first has won at this venue in T20Is.
35: Runs Rohit Sharma needs to be the leading runs getter in T20Is. M Guptill- 2272 and S Malik-2245 runs are ahead for him.
2: Rohit Sharma needs 2 sixes to complete 100 biggies in T20Is. He will become the third batsmen to achieve this feat after M Guptill and C Gayle -103 sixes
161.93 vs 132.58: Rohit Sharma’s strike rate as a captain is 161.93 against his strike rate as a player is 132.58.
5: Yuzvendra Chahal needs 5 wickets to complete 50 scalps in T20Is. He will become the second fastest bowler after A Mendis (26 in T20Is).
181.53: Colin Munro’s strike rate in at home is best strike rate by a batsman at home with min 500 T20I runs.
8: Wickets Ish Sodhi needs 8 wickets to complete 50 T20I wickets
10: Wickets by Sodhi vs India is the most by a spinner vs India in T20Is
110.28 vs 121.70: Kane Williamson’s strike rate vs India in T20Is is 110.28 whereas he strikes rate in T20Is 121.70
6.89 vs 9.00: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s economy rate in T20I is 6.89 against his economy rate vs New Zealand is 9.00