Australia vs India, 2018: 1st T20I – Statistical Highlights

Australia vs India, 2018: 1st T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling T20I in Brisbane.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Team India didn’t get their tour of Australia off to a great start and lost the first T20I at The Gabba by four runs. Australia were off to a slow start but Glenn Maxwell with his 46 off 24, Chris Lynn (37 off 20) and Marcus Stoinis (33* off 19) powered their score to 158/4 in 17 overs.

The target was revised to 174 for India as per the DLS method and Shikhar Dhawan’s 42-ball 76 kept them in the hunt. The 25 runs that they got in the 14th over off Andrew Tye when 60 were required from 24 balls put India in the driver’s seat. However, they made only 13 runs in the last ten of the innings to lose the game by four runs.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling T20I in Brisbane:

1 – For the first time in T20I cricket, a team batting second lost the game despite scoring more than the total of the opposition. This has happened on two occasions in the ODI format; both involving India.

England made 178/8 chasing a revised target of 198 in 22 overs after India posted 166/4 in the 2008 Bangalore ODI. India ended up with 277/9 in 41.3 overs and fell short of the 293-run target after New Zealand scored 271/7 in their 42 overs.


3 – Number of player of the match awards for Adam Zampa in T20I cricket. Cameron Boyce (1) and Aston Agar (1) are the other specialist spinners who have won a payer of the match award for Australia in this format.


4 – Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a single-digit for the 4th time in T20I cricket in 2018. Between 2013 and 2017, Kohli was dismissed for a single figure only on four occasions in T20Is.


8 – This defeat brought an end to India’s eight consecutive T20I wins while chasing. This is the joint second longest winning streak for any side during T20I chases behind Pakistan’s ongoing streak of 11 games.


10.25Virat Kohli has a batting average of 10.25 in the T20I losses against Australia having scored only 41 runs in four occasions. Kohli scored 386 runs in eight T20I wins against the Aussies at an average of 96.5.


11 – Dinesh Karthik has batted 11 times in the T20I format while chasing out of which his team won on eight occasions whenever he remained unbeaten.

Karthik got out on three occasions while chasing including this game in T20Is and his teams ended up on the losing side in all those three instances.


55 – Runs Krunal Pandya conceded in his four overs in this match. Only Yuzvendra Chahal (64 vs South Africa in the 2018 Centurion T20I) and Joginder Sharma (57 vs England in the 2007 WT20 game) conceded more runs in a T20I game for India.


503 – Aaron Finch became the first Australian to score 500 T20I runs in a calendar year. Glenn Maxwell (474) and D’Arcy Short (468) are also approaching 500 T20I runs in 2018.


648 – Shikhar Dhawan’s 648 T20I runs in 2018 are the most by any player in a calendar year in this format. Dhawan broke the T20I record held by his skipper Virat Kohli who had scored 641 runs in 2016.

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