Player of the Match
Mohammed Siraj (4/17): The wicket wasn't easy to bat and I was prepared to bowl hard lengths which gave me the rewards. I prepared myself to bowl hard lengths and had so much practice during World Cup and I just executed my plans. I always keep it simple. Just bowl the hard lengths. The weather is not in our hands, happy with the series win.
Player of the Series
Suryakumar Yadav (124 runs in 2 innings): Really happy with the way things have gone till now, would have loved a full game here but as Siraj said the weather is not in our hands. The pressure is always there and at the same time, I'm enjoying my batting, just going there and expressing myself. Not carrying any baggage out there. The intent and approach will remain the same. We can just go out and express ourselves, would have loved a full game, but that's fine.
New Zealand skipper
Tim Southee: It was disappointing even with the bat. We spoke about getting out there and giving everything we could, (is) take early wickets. We knew if we can get those wickets, anything could happen, but unfortunately, the weather came in. You don't know until both sides batted on it, would have been an interesting game but hasn't gone the full tilt.
A little bit of uncertainty around the scoreboard about whether it was a tie when the rain came in. Could have gone either way, the way we attacked with the ball and put them under pressure was pleasing. Nice to be back in some ODI cricket against a quality side like India. Hoping for a good crowd in Auckland.
Hardik Pandya: Would have liked to win the game by playing the full overs, but it is what it is. At some point, I felt attack is the best defence on this wicket. We know the kind of bowling attacks they have, it was very important to get those 10-15 runs extra even though we lost a couple of wickets.
A game like this could have given us an opportunity to test some of the players, but having said that, the weather is something we cannot control. I'm going back home, taking my time off and be with my son.
# This is the second straight T20I series win for India in New Zealand.
# India have won nine and drawn one of the 10 T20I series they have played since the 2021 T20 World Cup
# Ish Sodhi has 22 wickets against India, the most by a bowler in the world in T20Is.
# Mohammed Siraj's figures of 4/17 is his best ever T20I performance
# Tied T20Is with DLS par scores
Netherlands vs Malaysia Kirtipur 2021
Malta vs Gibraltar Marsa 2021
New Zealand vs India Napier 2022
# Most runs in a calendar year for India in T20 cricket:
Virat Kohli - 1641 (29 inns).
Suryakumar Yadav - 1503 (41 inns).
Shreyas Iyer - 1264 (42 inns).
# Suryakumar Yadav has scored 1164 runs in 31 matches in 2022.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the first bowler to bowl 100-plus overs in T20Is in a calendar year.