Number crunching: Rahul races to T20I record in India's series win against New Zealand

Here are a list of records that were made during India's T20 series win and ODI series loss against the Black Caps in New Zealand.

Published : Feb 21, 2020 00:42 IST

K. L. Rahul in action during the T20I series against New Zealand.
K. L. Rahul in action during the T20I series against New Zealand.

K. L. Rahul in action during the T20I series against New Zealand.


The number of innings taken by K. L. Rahul to aggregate 1,000 runs as an opener in T20 International cricket. He achieved this in the fifth and final match of the series against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to become the quickest in terms of innings to reach this landmark. For the record, only 20 batsmen have aggregated 1,000 or more runs in T20I cricket as an opener.

Fewest innings to aggregate 1,000 T20I runs as an opener


The number of occasions when a team has managed to win a bilateral T20I series 5-0 before the recent India-New Zealand one. India achieved this in Mount Maunganui when it beat the home side by seven runs on February 2. This, incidentally, was India’s eighth whitewash (in series of three or more matches) of an opponent in an away series across all formats.

Bilateral series whitewashes in T20I cricket (of four or more matches)


India’s series whitewashes of opponents across all formats away from home

*Played in the West Indies and the USA.


The number of T20I matches in which India has gone unbeaten, including the 5-0 win over the Kiwis, is now the country’s longest undefeated run in the format. Only thrice have other teams managed to remain unbeaten on more consecutive occasions.

Longest unbeaten runs in T20I cricket

+Unbeaten run still in progress.


The number of batsmen to aggregate 7,000 or more One-Day International runs while playing in matches away from home. Virat Kohli in the final match against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui became the latest to do so, joining three other Indians (Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly) in this elite list. Kohli is the quickest to reach this landmark, doing so in just his 147th innings. Australia’s Ricky Ponting held the previous record of 180 innings.

Most ODI runs in away matches

+Appeared for other sides.

Fewest innings to aggregate 7,000 ODI runs in away games

Notes: Kohli’s 24 100s are the highest, followed by 19 by Tendulkar. Also, Kohli is the only one of the 11 batsmen to average above 50. The next best is Ponting with 45.71.


The number of occasions India has gone through an entire ODI series of three or more games without winning a single match and thus losing by a margin of 0-3 or worse. It should be noted that India created history in New Zealand when it won the T20I series 5-0, becoming the first side to do so in the format. However, a week later, India had the ignominy of losing 0-3 to the home side New Zealand in the ODI series.

India losing bilateral ODI series 3-0 or more (without winning a single game)



Note: All figures are updated as of February 15, 2020.

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