India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs in the third T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to record its biggest-ever victory by runs in T20I cricket history. This is also the biggest victory margin in T20Is involving two full-member teams. With the win on February 1, India clinched the three-match series 2-1. India’s previous biggest win in T20I cricket came on June 29, 2018, when it defeated Ireland by 143 runs.
With his first T20I century, Indian opener Shubman Gill on Wednesday became the youngest cricketer in history to smash a hundred in all three formats of international cricket. He achieved the feat at the age of 23 years and 146 days. He has now become the fifth Indian batter to complete the set of hundreds across all three formats after Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.
Gill also became the youngest Indian cricketer to slam a T20I hundred. The batter also recorded the highest-ever score by an Indian in T20I cricket after scoring 126 (not out) off 63 deliveries against New Zealand in the third T20I. He broke the previous record held by Virat Kohli, who had slammed 122 (not out) (61) against Afghanistan on September 8, 2022.