Chennai: Statistical highlights of the Twenty20 International between India and New Zealand here.
# Virat Kohli`s 70 off 41 balls is the highest individual innings by an Indian player against New Zealand in T20Is.
# During the course of his innings, he has recorded a strike rate of 170.73 - the highest in India-New Zealand T20Is.
# Kohli`s innings is his highest score in T20Is, bettering the 68 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on August 7, 2012.
# Brendon McCullum`s excellent 91 off 55 balls is his second highest score in Twenty20 Internationals -- the best ever and the highest is 116 not out off 56 balls against Australia at Christchurch on February 28, 2010.
# McCullum`s score is the second highest against India in T20Is. Chris Gayle had made 98 at Bridgetown on May 9, 2010.
# McCullum`s innings is the highest individual knock in Twenty20 Internationals in India.
# For the first time in T20Is, McCullum has received the Player of the series award. He has received his fifth Man of the Match award in T20Is.
# McCullum`s tally of three Man of the Match awards against India is a record in T20Is.
# McCullum is the first batsman to register 10 innings of 50-plus in Twenty20 Internationals -- a hundred and nine fifties. He is also the first player to post three fifties against India in T20Is.
# McCullum is averaging 130.50 in four games against India. His tally of 261 is the highest against India in T20Is.
# McCullum, during his innings of 91, has recorded a strike rate of 165.45 -- the highest by a New Zealand batsman against India in T20Is.
# McCullum`s tally of 1443 (ave.36.07) in 48 matches is a record in T20Is.
# India have been defeated in all four matches against New Zealand in T20Is.
# New Zealand became the second team after South Africa to produce two victories each by one run in T20Is.
# New Zealand`s one-run triumph over India is the seventh in the history of T20Is.
# With 23 wickets at an average of 21.60 in 19 games, Irfan Pathan has extended his Indian record in T20Is.
# Irfan`s excellent performance of 3 for 31 is his best against New Zealand besides his best in India in Twenty20s.
# Irfan is now the first Indian bowler to take three wickets in an innings against New Zealand in Twenty20s.
# Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson were associated in a stand of 90 for the third wicket - New Zealand`s highest against India in T20Is. The said stand is New Zealand`s highest for any wicket against India in T20Is.
# The partnership is now the highest for the third wicket against India in T20Is.
# Kohli and Raina had shared a stand of 60 for the second wicket - India`s highest against New Zealand in T20Is.
First Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:35