Debutant Christiaan Jonker became the highest T20I debutant runs scorer against India in the last T20I of the three-match T20I series between the hosts South Africa and visitors India at Newlands (Cape Town). However, India clinched a thrilling victory as they also won the T20I series.
South Africa decided to field first after winning the toss. India put 172/7 on the board at the end of 20 overs.
In reply, South Africa just fell short of the target. With the late bashing, South Africa managed to score 165/6 at the end of 20 overs.
India won this match by just 7 runs and claimed the three-match T20I series by the 1-2 margin.
Brief Scores: India – 172/7 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 47, Suresh Raina 43, Junior Dala 3/35)
South Africa – 165/6 in 20 overs (JP Duminy 55, Christiaan Jonker 49, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/24)
Result – India won by 7 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- South African pacer Junior Dala had a bowling figure of 4-0-35-3.
i) Best T20I bowling figure by a South African pacer at Newlands (Cape Town). The previous record holder was former pacer Shaun Pollock with the bowling figure of 3.3-0-40-3 against Bangladesh on 15th September 2007.
- India put a total of 172/7 in 20 overs.
i) Third highest T20I total for any team against South Africa at Newlands (Cape Town). Here is the detail list:
Top T20I totals for any team against South Africa at Newlands (Cape Town)
|Australia||181/4 (19.2)||9th March 2016|
|Pakistan||176/4 (20)||22nd November 2013|
|India||172/7 (20)||24th February 2018|
- South African captain JP Duminy played 11th 50+ innings in his T20I career.
i) Most no.of T20I 50+ knock by any South African batsman. AB de Villiers is the second position in this list with 10 no.of 50+ knocks in his T20I career.
ii) Third most no.of T20I 50+ knock by any left-handed batsman. Here is the detail list:
Most no.of T20I 50+ knock by any left-handed batsman
|Player (Team)||No.of T20I 50+ knock|
|Chris Gayle (West Indies)||15|
|David Warner (Australia)||13|
|JP Duminy (South Africa)||11|
|Colin Munro (New Zealand)||10|
|Eoin Morgan (England)||9|
- JP Duminy scored his third T20I 50+ knock against India.
i) Most no.of T20I 50+ knock by any South African batsman against India. AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Jacques Kallis are next in this list with twice 50+ innings each.
ii) Joint most no.of T20I 50+ knock by any batsman against India. Here is the detail list:
Batsmen who have played thrice T20I 50+ knock against India
|Player (Team)||No.of T20I 50+ knock|
|JP Duminy (South Africa)||3|
|Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)||3|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)||3|
|Shane Watson (Australia)||3|
- Second 50+ knock for JP Duminy in this T20I bilateral series.
i) Only second captain to play more than one 50+ knock in a T20I bilateral series. Former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain Kumar Sangakkara was the first man to score two 50+ knocks in a T20I bilateral series against India in 2009.
- South African captain JP Duminy scored 55 runs.
i) Second highest T20I knock by any captain at Newlands (Cape Town). The record holder is Pakistan’s former T20I captain Mohammad Hafeez with 63 runs knock against South Africa on 22nd November 2013.
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- South African debutant batsman Christiaan Jonker scored 49 runs.
i) Highest T20I debutant knock by any batsman against India. The previous record holder was the Sri Lankan batsman Ashan Priyanjan with the 40* runs knock at Colombo (RPS) on 6th September 2017.
ii) Joint highest knock by any T20I debutant batsman who came to bat at no.5 or lower. Two UAE batsmen Muhammad Usman (49*) and Rameez Shahzad (49) are also in this list.
iii) Third highest knock by any T20I debutant batsman for South Africa. Here is the detail list:
Top five T20I debutant knocks for South Africa
|Rilee Rossouw||78||Australia||Adelaide||5th November 2014|
|Graeme Smith||61||New Zealand||Johannesburg||21st October 2005|
|Christiaan Jonker||49||India||Cape Town||24th February 2018|
|Roelof van der Merwe||48||Australia||Centurion||29th March 2009|
|JP Duminy||36||Bangladesh||Cape Town||15th September 2007|
- At the end of the match, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah claimed total 15 T20I wickets at the away venues (excluding neutral venues).
i) Joint most no.of T20I wickets claimed as an Indian bowler at the away venues (excluding neutral matches). Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also claimed 15 T20I wickets on the away venues.
- At the end of the match, Indian right-handed pacer Jasprit Bumrah claimed total 23 T20I wickets outside the home venues (all the away venues including the neutral venues).
i) Joint most no.of T20I wickets claimed as an Indian pacer outside the home venues (all the away venues including the neutral venues). Indian left-handed pacer Irfan Pathan has also claimed 23 T20I wickets outside India.