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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, memorable incidents from the New Zealand-India series include a rare draw and an unusual sequence. The Arare tie in the third and final T20I in Napier gave India a 1-0 series triumph over New Zealand in a T20I series that came soon after the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup. A rained-out game in Wellington started off the series, and weather again hampered the final T20I in Napier, but in between, there was some exciting action in the series between New Zealand and India, including a century from the No.1 rated T20I hitter in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings.
Here are three occurrences from the series that evaded headlines but will most likely be remembered in the future.
The hit-wicket pattern
Hardik Pandya got out hit-wicket off the penultimate delivery of India’s ICC T20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against England in Adelaide, which India lost by 10 wickets.
In a rare occurrence, Shreyas Iyer was out hit-wicket attempting to nudge one off the back foot off the bowling of Lockie Ferguson in the second T20I in Mount Maunganui, in the first completed match after it (the first T20I was abandoned).
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Tim Southee’s three-goal performance
Tim Southee’s hat-trick, his second in T20Is, may not have saved many runs for New Zealand since it came in the penultimate over at ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, but it did keep centurion Suryakumar Yadav off strike for the whole final over.
While Yadav’s century dominated the attention, Southee set a new milestone by being the only bowler after Lasith Malinga to have more than one hat-trick in men’s T20Is. Concy Aweko, a Ugandan off-spinner, has done the same in women’s T20Is.
The DLS par score was tied
The third T20I at Napier was called off with India on 75/4 after 9 overs, needing 161 to win. The constant rain drove DLS into play, yet there was still no winner with the scores equal on DLS.
There have been two additional examples of tied T20Is with the scores equal on DLS: the Netherlands’ tie with Malaysia in the Nepal T20I tri-series in 2021 and Gibraltar’s tie with Malta in a bilateral series in 2021 at the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup.
The most famous occurrence, of course, occurred in a different format during the 2003 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, when hosts South Africa were ousted from the competition after miscalculating the DLS par score and ending up leveling the score rather than taking an additional run.