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Stats Preview: SA vs Ind (1st T20I) – Both teams are looking for a victory in the series opener
By Sandy - Feb 18, 2018 4:37 am
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After the dominating performances in the recently finished six-match bilateral ODI series against the hosts South Africa, India is looking now to maintain their charm in the three-match T20I series, starting from the Sunday at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg). Meanwhile, the hosts South Africa is desperate to come over from the bad patch in this T20I series.

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On Sunday, the hosts South Africa and the visitors India will meet against each other at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg) to play the first T20I of the three-match T20I series. The match is scheduled to begin at IST 18:00 (local time 14:30). Both fans are very excited before this encounter.

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Before the beginning of this series opener, we will look at some important stats.

Important stats previews of the 1st T20I

(Team records)

  • Records at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)
TeamMatchesWonLostTied/No Result
South Africa171160/0


  • Head-to-head T20I records between South Africa and India
VenuesMatchesIndia wonSouth Africa WonTied/No Result
In South Africa4310/0
At Johannesburg2110/0


  • Highest and Lowest T20I totals at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)
TeamHighest T20I totalLowest T20I total (completed*)
Overall260/6 (20 overs)83 (15.5 overs)
South Africa231/7 (20 overs)113 (19.3 overs)
India180/9 (20 overs)157/5 (20 overs)

(Note: completed lowest T20I total means only those innings where a team played full 20-overs or were bowled out. Not granted the reduced over matches excluding the all-out totals)


  • In the T20I history at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg), first innings average = 169 runs; second innings average = 145 runs.


(Individual records)

  • Highest T20I knock for any team at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)
TeamPlayerRuns scoredOppositionDate
OverallFaf du Plessis119West Indies11th January 2015
South AfricaFaf du Plessis119West Indies11th January 2015
IndiaGautam Gambhir75Pakistan24th September 2007


  • Best T20I bowling performance for any team at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg)
TeamPlayerBowling figureOppositionDate
OverallAbdur Razzak3-0-16-4South Africa5th November 2008
South AfricaLungi Ngidi4-0-19-4Sri Lanka22nd January 2017
IndiaIrfan Pathan4-0-16-3Pakistan24th September 2007


  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli (1,956 T20I runs) needs only 44 more runs to become the third batsman to score 2,000 or more runs in the T20I career. The other two on this list are New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill (2,188 runs) and Brendon McCullum (2,140 runs).