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India vs New Zealand 2023 (2nd T20I): Lucknow T20I Creates A New Record Of No Sixer

In the low-scoring Lucknow T20I, the hosts India ultimately managed to level the series with a hard-fought six-wicket win with one ball remaining.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 30.01.2023
India vs New Zealand 2023 2nd T20I Lucknow T20I Creates A New Record Of No Sixer

In the low-scoring Lucknow T20I, the hosts India ultimately managed to level the series with a hard-fought six-wicket win with one ball remaining. It was a complete T20I match among ICC Full Members with the most deliveries without a sixer.

Leading the three-match series by 1-0, the visitors New Zealand chose to bat first during the second game at Lucknow. While New Zealand were restricted to 99/8 in 20 overs, the hosts took 19.5 overs to chase the 100-run target after losing four wickets. Though the hosts were mostly in control during that game, they were also very close to suffering a surprising defeat on a tough batting wicket.

It was a rare T20I game without a sixer. While that match experienced 239 deliveries, it was the longest T20I (number of balls) among the ICC Full Members to end with zero over-boundary.


Longest T20I (number of balls) among the ICC Full Members to end with 0 six

Match

Balls faced in the match

Venue

Date

India vs New Zealand

239

Lucknow

29 January 2023

Bangladesh vs New Zealand

238

Mirpur

5 September 2021

England vs Pakistan

223

Cardiff

5 September 2010

Sri Lanka vs India

207

Colombo (RPS)

29 July 2021

India vs Pakistan

200

Mirpur

27 February 2016

 

Meanwhile, it was the fifth-longest overall T20I (number of balls) to end without a six.


Longest overall T20I (number of balls) to end with 0 sixer

Match

Balls faced in the match

Venue

Date

Guernsey vs Jersey

243

St Peter Port

31 May 2019

Guernsey vs Jersey

243

Castel

1 June 2019

Hong Kong vs Uganda

243

Bulawayo

17 July 2022

Kenya vs Ireland

240

Mombasa

24 February 2012

India vs New Zealand

239

Lucknow

29 January 2023

 

Yuzvendra Chahal became India’s leading T20I wicket-taker

During that T20I, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket (2-1-4-1) to surpass the right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar to become the leading T20I wicket-taker for India. While Bhuvi has taken 90 wickets in 87 T20Is, Chahal has picked up 91 wickets in 75 T20Is.


New Zealand’s lowest T20I total vs India

The 99/8 was the lowest completed T20I total for New Zealand against India. Their previous record in this list was 111 in 17.2 overs at Kolkata on 21st November 2021.

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