The ICC World T20 2016 started off with great expectations with hosts India coming into the tournament as the favourites. India, always having started off their World T20 campaigns with a win, did not quite get the start they were looking for at Nagpur as New Zealand won by 47 runs.
After winning the toss, New Zealand put up a total of 126 in 20 overs. At the time, it seemed like just a par score and India being good players of spin were expected to win the match. However, a supreme bowling performance from the Kiwis gave them a shocking win over the hosts, who were bowled out for just 79 runs.
New Zealand's choice of picking three spinners in the line-up proved to be a masterstroke as spinners picked up 9 wickets for the Kiwis. Mitchell Santner had a World T20 debut to remember as he picked up 4/11 in 4 overs.
Here are the key stats from the first World T20 match between India and New Zealand:
1 – This is the first time that India conceded two sixes in the first over of a T20I.
1 – This is the first time that India has lost their first game of a World T20.
2 – India have picked up at least two wickets in the power-plays in each of their last 9 T20Is.
3 – The number of times that Rohit Sharma has been out stumped in T20Is. This is the most for any Indian batsman.
3 – This is the third time that India lost four wickets when in a T20I power-play. The last two times were both against Australia in 2007/08 and in the 2010 World T20.
5 – India have lost all the five T20Is they played against New Zealand.
6 – The number of consecutive T20Is, including this match, at Nagpur when teams have elected to bat first after winning the toss.
9 – This was the ninth consecutive T20I in which Ashish Nehra picked up at least a wicket in the powerplay.
9 – The number of wickets picked up by spinners against India in this match. This is the highest ever in a T20I match.
15 – Number of runs scored by the New Zealand in the last over of the innings. It was their most productive over.
16 – The number of sixes hit by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in T20Is in 2016.
16 – The number of wickets picked up by Jasprit Bumrah in 12 T20Is. Only Ashok Dinda (in 9 games) and Ashish Nehra have more wickets )17) than him.
29 – The number of runs scored by India in power-plays in T20Is. This is the third-lowest score by India in the power-plays, with the lowest being 21 against Pakistan in the 2016 Asia Cup.
33 – The number of runs scored by New Zealand in the first six overs of the match. This is the lowest that the Kiwis have scored in the powerplay since their 2014 World T20 match against Sri Lanka when they scored 23 runs.
42 – Number of runs scored by India in the first ten overs. It is the lowest that India has scored in the first 10 overs of a T20I.
47 – The margin of victory for New Zealand over India. This was the second-highest win-margin for any team defending 130 or less in T20Is.
55 – Number of runs scored by New Zealand in the first ten overs. This is the least they have scored in the last 14 T20Is.
42.50 – Corey Anderson's batting average in T20s in India. In three of the last T20 innings in India, Anderson scored three fifties.
79 – India's score is their second lowest in T20Is. The lowest score for India in T20Is is 74 that they scored against Australia in 2008. This is also India's lowest score in T20Is while batting second. Their lowest while batting second was 118 against South Africa in 2009. This is also India's lowest score in T20Is in India.
80.95 – The strike rate of Anderson in his innings of 34. This is the lowest for any Kiwi batsman who has scored 25 or more in T20Is.
126 – New Zealand's total against India was their joint third lowest total in T20Is without getting all out and batting all 20 overs.