India vs Australia 2019, 1st T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a close win for the Australians.

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Sampath Bandarupalli

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Australia began their limited-overs tour of India with a close win in the first game of the two T20I matches played in Vizag. KL Rahul scored 50 off 36 balls on his comeback before India suffered a collapse. From 69/1 in the 9th over, India managed to post only 126/7 in their 20 overs. Glenn Maxwell’s fifty put the Aussies on top in the chase by bringing down the required rate under six. However, the Indian bowlers conceded only 15 runs between 16-19 overs without allowing the visiting side to hit a boundary. But the Australian lower order got the 14 runs required in the final over by hitting a couple of boundaries.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a close win for the Australians:

A rare close win for the Aussies:

2 – Only the 2nd time Australia won a T20I by reaching the target on the final delivery of the game. They completed the 205-run chase against South Africa in the 2016 Johannesburg T20I on the last ball. This was the 4th time India lost a T20I with the opposition reaching the target on the final ball.

Milestones for Kohli and Bumrah:

51 – Jasprit Bumrah became only the 2nd Indian player to claim 50 wickets in T20I cricket. Bumrah needed two more wickets to join Ravichandran Ashwin (52) but he ended up picking up three wickets.

512Virat Kohli became the first player in T20I history to score 500 runs against an opposition. Kohli scored 512 runs against the Aussies from 14 innings at an average of 56.88.

Big stands and fifties in low totals:

126/7 – India’s total of 126/7 is their lowest in a completed T20I innings to involve a fifty-plus partnership. India posted only 130/4 in 20 overs against Sri Lanka in 2014 WT20 final despite two fifty-run stands.

126/7 – The total of 126 is lowest for India to include an individual fifty in a completed T20I inning. Virat Kohli scored 77 during the 2014 WT20 final against Sri Lanka where India finished with only 130/4.

127/7 – Australia’s total of 127/7 contained a partnership of 84 runs. This is their lowest total in a completed T20I innings to including a fifty-plus stand. The Aussies were bowled out for 131 in the 2012 WT20 game against the Windies that included a 68-run stand.

D’Arcy and Dhoni dig in:

36 – Number of balls MS Dhoni batted by hitting only one boundary – A six in the final over; the most number of balls faced by an Indian in a T20I innings for hitting one or fewer boundaries. The previous highest was 35 balls by Ravindra Jadeja during the 2009 WT20 game against England. Jadeja hit only one four during his 35-ball stay for 25 runs.

100 – D’Arcy Short’s batting strike-rate of 100 during his 37-ball 37 is the 2nd lowest in a T20I inning of 30+ for Australia. Brad Haddin’s 46-ball 42 against the Windies in the 2010 WT20 came at an S/R of 91.3.