India won the third T20I against New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Wednesday by 168 runs, the biggest margin of victory by runs in the format in a match between Full Members.
India set up a mammoth target of 235 for New Zealand, powered by Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 63-ball 126, before bundling out the Kiwis for just 66. Hardik Pandya starred with the ball and picked up four wickets while Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi picked two each.
India’s previous biggest margin of win, by runs, was 143 which it recorded against Ireland in Dublin in June 2018. This was also the previous joint-biggest margin of win among Full Members, along with Pakistan’s win over West Indies.
The biggest win margin by a Full Member is 172 runs by Sri Lanka, however that came against Kenya.
In T20Is overall, the largest margin of victory was recorded when Czech Republic beat Turkey by 257 runs in August 2019. India’s 168-run win over New Zealand on Wednesday is eighth on that list.