India vs South Africa, 2019: 3rd T20I – Statistical Preview

India vs South Africa, 2019: 3rd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the final match of the T20I series in Bangalore.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yet another Virat Kohli master-class helped India to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the T20I series against South Africa. Kohli starred in the 150-run chase by scoring an unbeaten 72 to see his side through to a 7-wicket win. The South Africans failed to capitalize on the start they got in the Mohali only to finish with 149 which is at least 30 runs short of the par score. India will aim to finish off the series at the Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium with another victory.

All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the final match of the T20I series in Bangalore:

2-2 – India’s win-loss record in the T20I format at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Pakistan in 2012 and Australia this year defeated the hosts while chasing a target at this venue. India sneaked in a 1-run win over Bangladesh during the 2016 WT20 and thumped England by 75 runs in the 2017 T20I here.

3 – Number of times in 30 T20I chases that Virat Kohli has failed to cross the 20-run mark. In the remaining 27 innings, he ended up scoring a fifty on 15 instances. During successful chases, Kohli has 12 fifties in 23 innings and only one score under 20 runs – 19 vs West Indies in Lauderhill, 2019.

3/3 – South Africa has lost all the three International matches under the captaincy of Quinton de Kock. The keeper-batsman led Saffers in two ODIs during the Sri Lankan tour last year which the visitors lost after leading the 5-match series by 3-0 margin.

7 – The seven wickets during the 2018 home series helped Junior Dala become the highest wicket-taker for South Africa against India in the T20I format. Dala picked up the wicket of Indian opener Rohit Sharma in all three matches of that series. The pacer didn’t feature in the 2nd T20I in Mohali.

40.83 – Virat Kohli’s T20I batting average against South Africa reads 40.83 following his unbeaten fifty in the last match. He has scored 245 runs across 8 T20I innings against Proteas. Kohli now averages more than 40 in T20I format against seven out of eight teams against which he played more than two matches.

63 – Kohli scored only 63 runs across his previous four T20 innings in Bangalore with a best of 25. His first four T20 innings this year at this venue aggregated 243 runs with four 40+ scores.

97 – Number of matches Rohit Sharma has played in the T20I format thus far. He will become India’s most capped T20I player on Sunday equaling MS Dhoni’s 98 T20I appearances. Only Shoaib Malik (11) and Shahid Afridi (99) played more T20Is than Dhoni and Rohit till date.

939 – Quinton de Kock needs 61 more runs to become the 6th player to amass 1000 T20I runs for South Africa. The fifty in Mohali T20I was only the 3rd in 37-match T20I career for De Kock.