Cricket: World record for Team India
India cruised to victory against New Zealand after winning all five matches in the T20 ODI series. India is the first country to win every match in the series till now. This is also the first time India have won a T20I series in New Zealand after failing to do so in two attempts previously.
In the match, India opted to bat in the final T20I as Rohit Sharma replaced Virat Kohli in the playing XI. The stand-in skipper Sharma top-scored for India 60 runs off 41 deliveries but then had to retire hurt.
Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey helped India put a total of 163 of three in 20 overs.
Chasing 164 for the win, New Zealand got off with a bad start after losing both their openers in the first three overs.
Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor put on a 99-run stand for the fourth wicket.
The hosts eventually fell seven runs short of the target and lost the series 0-5.
Jasprit Bumrah was announced as the Man of the Match while KL Rahul won Man of the Series trophy. Bumrah became the first bowler in T20I cricket to bowl seven maiden overs, going past Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara who had bowled six overs without conceding a run during his 58-match long career.