• - Misbah-ul-Haq with his 33 in this game now occupies the second place amongst the most run getters for Pakistan in T20Is. He has aggregated 637 runs at the end of this game. Kamran Akmal with 704 runs occupy first place.

     

    - Misbah-ul-Haq with his 637 runs is one of the 15 batsmen who have aggregated 600 plus runs in T20Is.

     

    - Umar Gul's duck in this game is his fourth duck. The other three are - Other two occasions are – against India at Johannesburg on 24.09.07, against Australia at Birmingham on 06.07.10 and against South Africa at Abu Dhabhi on 26.10.10. 

     

    - Umar Gul became the third Pakistan batsman to score four ducks in T20Is. The other two are – Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi.

     

    - Umar Akmal's run out in this game provides the 24th occasion of a Pakistan batsman dismissed run out in T20Is. He became the third Pakistan batsman to be dismissed run out against South Africa in T20Is. Other two are – Saeed Ajmal and Shoaib Akthar in the first T20I of this series.

     

    - J Theron

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  • - GC Smith with his 13 in this game took his T20I aggregate runs to 920. He went past England's KP Pietersen's 911 runs to occupy the second place amongst the most run getters in T20I games. The first place is held by BB McCullum of New Zelaland who has an aggregate of 1100 runs.

     

    - GC Smith has an aggregate of 118 boundary fours at the end of this game. He has the most number of boundary fours in T20Is to his credit. The only other batsman to score more than 100 boundary fours is BB McCullum of New Zealand. He has scored 110 boundary fours.

     

    - Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar added 20 runs for the tenth wicket in this game to provide the fifth occasion of 20 plus runs stand for the tenth wicket in T20Is. The other four are – 28 runs between JDP Oram and JS Patel of New Zealand vs Australia at Perth on 11.12.07, 23 runs between PJ Ongondo and HA Varaiya of Kenya vs Pakistan at Nairobi {Gym} on 04.09.07, 21* runs between RM Haq and JD Nel of Scotland vs Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on

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  • New Zealand haven't had a great record in this country and a look at the composition of the visiting side – as also the fact that India are the No 1 Test team and No 2 ODI team in the rankings – makes me stick my neck out and predict a one-sided outcome in both contests.  The tourists are to play three Tests and three one-day games and on both past record and present form it is difficult to see them stretch a confident Indian side. I would love to be proved wrong for there is nothing as insipid as a lop-sided result.

     

    The Kiwis have won just two Tests in India while losing ten out of 26 matches spread over eight visits dating back to 1955. Admittedly, they were rather unfortunate not to win the three-match series in 1969 due to a combination of circumstances, but undaunted they hopped over to Pakistan and promptly won their maiden Test series. This record alone should be more than just a comforting factor for the Indians, while the fact that they won their first series in New Zealand

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