Highlights: 2nd T20: India Vs New Zealand

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Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 11:22 [IST]
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Highlights: 2nd T20: India Vs NZ

Chennai, Sep 12: Finally rain Gods allowed Yuvraj Singh to make a comeback after the first T20 was washed out due to rain. It was a thriller of a contest, as New Zealand clinched a win off the last ball at Chennai on Tuesday.

Here are the highlights of the 2nd T20 between India and New Zealand

# India's Laxmipathy Balaji made his T20 debut

# India won the toss and opted to field

# Brendon McCullum became the first batsman to score 50 plus scores in 10 innings in T20s, which also includes a century and 9 fifties

# McCullum smashed 91 off 55 balls which included 11 boundaries and 3 sixes

# McCullum became the first batsman to score 3 fifties against India in T20s

# Moreover, his tally of 261 runs, at an average of 130.50 off 4 outings, is the highest against India in the shortest version of the game

# McCullum's 116 (not out) against Australia is the highest while he recorded his second highest score against India on Tuesday

# Though McCullum scored a brilliant 91, his score comes second as the West Indies opener Chris Gayle has smashed 98 against India, which is the highest individual score against India in T20s

# New Zealand added 40 runs and had lost two wickets during the mandatory powerplay, while India scored 47 runs with a loss of 1 wicket

# But McCullum's knock is considered to be the highest score by any player against India at home, in T20Is

# The Kiwi opener, received the man of the series award for the first time, while he got his fifth Man of the match award, his third against India

# India have lost all the four matches against New Zealand in T20Is

# Irfan Pathan's 3/31 is his best against NZ, apart from recording the best in India in T20Is

# Pathan also became the first Indian bowler to claim three wickets in an innings against NZ in T20s

# Yuvraj Singh made a valiant 34 off 26 balls which included 1 boundary and 2 sixes

# Virat Kohli posted his highest score (70) in T20s as his previous best was 68 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele

# Kohli's knock was the highest score by an Indian batsman against New Zealand in T20s

# Kohli scored his fifty off 30 balls

# New Zealand is the second team after South Africa to have registered two wins by one run in T20Is

# Totally there have been seven one-run victories in T20 internationals so far


Story first published:  Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 10:41 [IST]
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