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Stats Review: SA vs Ind (2nd T20I) – South Africa levelled the series with dominating batting
By Sandy - Feb 22, 2018 8:06 am
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Hosts South Africa made a comeback in the three-match T20I series against India after beating the visitors in the second T20I at the SuperSport Park (Centurion). With this victory, South Africa levelled the three-match T20I series by 1-1 after the second game.

JP Duminy and Henrich Klaasen guided South African team to the victory

The hosts decided to field first after winning the toss. India managed to score 188/4 at the end of 20 overs.

In reply, South Africa reached the target in 18.4 overs after losing 4 wickets. South Africa won this match by 6 wickets with 8 balls to spare.

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Brief Scores: India – 188/4 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 79*, MS Dhoni 52*, Junior Dala 2/28)

South Africa – 189/4 in 18.4 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 69, JP Duminy 64*, Jaydev Unadkat 2/42)

Result – South Africa won by 6 wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

  1. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni completed his half-century in just 27 balls.

i) Joint fastest T20I half-century for India against South Africa. Earlier, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan had also completed his half-century in the same number of balls (27 balls) against the same team at Johannesburg in the last T20I (18th February 2018).

ii) Joint fastest T20I half-century by any wicketkeeper-batsman against South Africa. Earlier, England wicketkeeper Jos Butler had also completed his half-century in the same number of deliveries (27 balls) against South Africa at Johannesburg on 21st February 2016.

MS Dhoni


  1. At the end of this match, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has scored total 1,432 runs in his T20I career

i) Second most runs scorer as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the T20I career history. Here is the top five list:

Top five most runs scorer in T20I career as a wicketkeeper-batsman

Player (Team)MatchesInningsRuns scoredAverage
Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan)5959179832.10
MS Dhoni (India)8877143237.68
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)5653138231.40
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)4242135237.55
Jos Buttler (England)454196128.26


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  1. Indian batsman Manish Pandey played a brilliant knock of 79 runs.

i) Highest T20I knock by an Indian batsman on the South African soil. The previous record holder was Gautam Gambhir with 75 runs knock against Pakistan at Johannesburg on 24th September 2007.

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

Top 5 T20I knocks by any Indian batsman against South Africa

PlayerRuns scoredVenueDate
Rohit Sharma106Dharamsala2nd October 2015
Suresh Raina101Gross Islet2nd May 2010
Manish Pandey79*Centurion21st February 2018
Virat Kohli72*Dhaka4th April 2014
Shikhar Dhawan72Johannesburg18 February 2018



  1. Indian batsmen Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni put an unbeaten 98-runs partnership for the fifth wicket.

i) Highest T20I partnership for the fifth wicket against South Africa by any partners. The previous record was 85 runs partnership between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma (India) at Durban on 20th September 2007.

ii) Second highest T20I partnership for any wicket by any team at the SuperSport Park (Centurion). The record is 170 runs for the opening wicket between South African openers Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman against England on 15th November 2009.

iii) India’s second highest T20I partnership for the fifth wicket against any team. The record is 102* runs partnership for the fifth wicket between MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh against Australia at Rajkot on 10th October 2013.


  1. South African wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen completed his half-century in just 22 balls.

i) Third fastest T20I half-century by any South African batsman. Here is the detail list:

Top 5 fastest T20I half-century for South Africa

PlayerNo.of balls taken to complete half-centuryOppositionVenueDate
Quinton de Kock21England18th March 2016
AB de Villiers21England21st February 2016
Heinrich Klaasen22India 21st February 2018
David Miller23Bangladesh29th October 2017
Faf du Plessis23West Indies11th January 2015


Heinrich Klaasen


  1. South African batsmen JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen put a brilliant 93-runs partnership for the third wicket.

i) South Africa’s fourth highest T20I partnership for any wicket against India. Here is the detail list:

South Africa’s top five T20I partnership against India

PartnersPartnership runs For the no.of wicketVenueDate
Colin Ingram & Jacques Kallis1192Johannesburg30th March 2012
Farhaan Behardien & JP Duminy105*4Dharamsala2nd October 2015
Graeme Smith & Jacques Kallis972Gros Islet2nd May 2010
JP Duminy & Heinrich Klaasen933Centurion21st February 2018
Farhaan Behardien & Reeza Hendricks814Johannesburg18th February 2018



  1. South African wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen scored 69 runs.

i) Third highest T20I knock by a South African wicket-keeper. Here is the detail list:

Top five T20I knocks by a South African wicketkeepers

PlayerRuns scoredOppositionVenueDate
Morne van Wyk114*West IndiesDurban14th January 2015
AB de Villiers71EnglandJohannesburg21st February 2016
Heinrich Klaasen69IndiaCenturion21st February 2018
Quinton de Kock59BangladeshBloemfontein26th October 2017
Quinton de Kock52EnglandMumbai18th March 2016


JP Duminy


  1. South African skipper JP Duminy was unbeaten for 64 runs.

i) Highest T20I knock by any South African captain against India. The previous record holder was Faf de Plessis with 58 runs knock at Dhaka on 4th April 2014.


  1. Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had a bowling figure of 4-0-64-0.

i) Most runs conceded by any Indian bowler in a T20I match. The previous record holder was Joginder Sharma with 4-0-57-0 against England at Durban on 19th September 2007.


  1. Indian batsman Rohit Sharma scored a duck.

i) It was his fourth T20I duck, which is the most by any Indian cricketer. Yusuf Pathan and former cricketer Ashish Nehra were in the next place with 3 ducks each in their T20I careers.