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Stats Review: SA vs Ind (1st T20I) – India begin the series with a comfortable victory
By Sandy - Feb 19, 2018 5:26 am
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India takes a 0-1 lead in the three-match T20I series against the hosts South Africa after beating them in the 1st T20I at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg) on Sunday. In that encounter, India dominated for the most part.

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India beat the hosts South Africa by 28 runs in the first T20I

South Africa decided to field first after winning the toss. With the help of opener Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant 72-runs knock, India managed to put 203/5 at the end of 20 overs.

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In reply, South Africa only managed 175 runs (175/9) at the end of 20 overs as they suffered a 28-runs defeat in this match.

With this victory, India is now leading the three-match T20I series by the 0-1 margin.

Brief Scores: India – 203/5 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 72, Manish Pandey 29*, Junior Dala 2/47)

South Africa – 175/9 in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 70, Farhaan Behardien 39, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/24)

Result – India won by 28 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. India scored total 78 runs (78/2) in the powerplay (0.1-6 overs).

i) India’s highest total in any T20I powerplay. Their previous record was 77 runs (77/1) against Sri Lanka at Nagpur on 9th December 2009.

                                                                                                                                                

  1. Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan completed his half-century in just 27 balls.

i) Fastest T20I half-century by an Indian batsman against South Africa. The previous record holder was Rohit Sharma who had completed a T20I half-century in 32 balls against South Africa at Durban on 9th January 2011.

ii) Fastest T20I half-century by an Indian batsman on the host team’s soil (away games excluding neutral venues). The previous record holder was Virat Kohli who had completed his half-century in 29 balls against Australia at Melbourne on 29th January 2016.

Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 runs

 

  1. Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 runs.

i) Second highest T20I knock by any Indian batsman on the South African soil. Here are the top five knocks:

Top 5 T20I knocks by any Indian batsman on the South African soil

PlayerRuns scoredOppositionVenueDate
Gautam Gambhir75PakistanJohannesburg24 September 2007
Shikhar Dhawan72South AfricaJohannesburg18 February 2018
Yuvraj Singh70AustraliaDurban22 September 2007
Virender Sehwag68EnglandDurban19 September 2007
Gautam Gambhir58EnglandDurban19th September 2007

 

ii) Fourth highest T20I knock by any Indian batsman against South Africa. Here is the list:

Top 5 T20I knocks by any Indian batsman against South Africa

PlayerRuns scoredVenueDate
Rohit Sharma106Dharamsala2nd October 2015
Suresh Raina101Gross Islet2nd May 2010
Virat Kohli72*Dhaka4th April 2014
Shikhar Dhawan72Johannesburg18 February 2018
Rohit Sharma53Durban9th January 2011

 

 

  1. India scored 203/5 in 20 overs.

i) India’s highest T20I total on the host team’s soil (away games excluding neutral venues). Their previous record was 200/3 (20 overs) against Australia at Sydney on 31st January 2016.

ii) India’s fifth highest T20I total. Here is the detail list:

India’s top 5 highest T20I totals

Total (Overs)OppositionVenueDate
260/5 (20)Sri LankaIndore22nd December 2017
244/4 (20)West IndiesLauderhill27th August 2016
218/4 (20)EnglandDurban19th September 2007
211/4 (19.1)Sri LankaMohali12th December 2009
203/5 (20)South AfricaJohannesburg18th February 2018

 

  1. South African right-arm pacer Dane Paterson had a bowling figure of 4-0-48-0.

i) Joint most runs conceded by any South African bowler against India in a T20I innings. Earlier, South African fast-bowler Rory Kleinveldt had conceded same runs (4-0-48-2) against India at Gros Islet on 2nd May 2010.

  1. South African opener Reeza Hendricks scored 70 runs.

i) Third highest T20I knock by any South African batsman against India. Here is the detail list:

Top 5 T20I knocks by any South African batsman against India

PlayerRuns scoredVenueDate
Colin Ingram78Johannesburg30th March 2012
Jacques Kallis73Gros Islet2nd May 2010
Reeza Hendricks70Johannesburg18th February 2018
JP Duminy68*Dharamsala2nd October 2015
Morne van Wyk67Durban9th January 2011

 

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  1. Indian right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a bowling figure of 4-0-24-5.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

i) First Indian bowler to claim at least one five-wicket haul in every international format innings.

ii) Best T20I bowling figure at The Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg). The previous record was 3-0-16-4 by the Bangladesh left-arm orthodox bowler Abdur Razzak against South Africa on 5th November 2008.

iii) Second best T20I bowling figure for India. The record holder is leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who had a bowling figure of 4-0-25-6 against England at Bengaluru on 1st February 2017.

iv) Third best T20I bowling figure by any bowler against South Africa. Here is the detail list:

Top 5 T20I bowling figures against South Africa

Player (Team)Bowling figureVenueDate
Umar Gul (Pakistan)2.2-0-6-5Centurion3rd March 2013
Ahsan Malik (Netherlands)4-0-19-5Chittagong27th March 2014
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)4-0-24-5Johannesburg18th February 2018
 RP Singh (India)4-0-13-4Durban20th September 2007
Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh)3-0-16-4Johannesburg5th November 2008

 

v) Third best T20I bowling figure by any bowler on the South African soil. Here is the detail list:

Top 5 T20I bowling figures on the South African soil

Player (Team)Bowling figureOppositionVenueDate
Umar Gul (Pakistan)2.2-0-6-5South AfricaCenturion3rd March 2013
David Wiese (South Africa)4-0-23-5West IndiesDurban14th January 2015
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)4-0-24-5South AfricaJohannesburg18th February 2018
 Mark Gillespie (New Zealand)2.5-0-7-4KenyaDurban12th September 2007
Dale Steyn (South Africa)3-0-9-4West IndiesPort Elizabeth16th December 2007

 

 

  1. India won this match by 28 runs.

i) Second largest T20I victory (by runs) for India against South Africa. Their record T20I victory (by runs) against South Africa is by 37 runs at Durban on 20th September 2007.

 

  1. At the end of this match, Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni has taken 133 catches in his T20 career (including domestic T20s)
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MS Dhoni

i) Most catches taken as a wicket-keeper in T20 career. Previous record holder was former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara with 132 catches in T20 career.

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