India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Kagiso Rabada is just one scalp away from completing the landmark of 50 wickets in T20 internationals.
Updated - Jun 12, 2022 11:46 am
After the Miller-Van der Dussen’s show in Delhi, the action now moves to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack as both India and South Africa face each other in the second of the five-match T20I series on June 12, 2022. All the batter’s efforts went in vain as India failed to defend the target of 212 courtesy of destructive innings from the above-mentioned duo. Fresh from winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) title with Gujarat Titans (GT), Miller has carried his T20 form onto the international stage.
Ishan Kishan top-scored for the hosts as he smashed 76 off just 48 while all the other players also got solid starts. India went on to register their highest total of 211/4 against the Proteas in T20 internationals. In the big run-chase, South Africa found themselves at 81/3 in 8.4 overs and it was all Miller and Van der Dussen from thereon. The pair scripted the highest fourth-wicket partnership of 131 runs for their country in the T20Is as they remained unbeaten till the end to take their team home.
Southpaw Miller scored 64 while van der Dussen 75 with the visitors taking a 1-0 lead in the series. It was the first instance of India failing to defend a target of over 200 runs in the shortest international format. The hosts were bundled out for just 92 runs against the same opposition when both the teams met in a T20I at the same venue in 2015 as South Africa inflicted a six-wicket victory over the Men in Blue. Rishabh Pant, who got appointed the skipper just on the eve of the first match due to KL Rahul’s injury, would look to bounce back with his side and level the series.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd T20I between India and South Africa:
India and South Africa have clashed with each other in 16 T20 internationals with India winning nine and South Africa seven. In India, both have met in five games with the hosts winning just one match and South Africa four.
5 – Ishan Kishan (45) needs five fours to reach 50 fours in the T20Is.
5 – Temba Bavuma (45) requires five fours to get to 50 fours in the T20Is.
1 – Quinton de Kock (49) is just one grab away from reaching 50 catches in T20 internationals.
1 – Kagiso Rabada (49) is one scalp away from reaching 50 T20I wickets.
5 – Tabraiz Shamsi (57) is five scalps away from surpassing Imran Tahir (61) and becoming South Africa’s second-highest wicket-taker in the T20Is.
3 – Hardik Pandya (197) requires three fours to complete 200 fours across formats.
2 – Axar Patel (98) is two scalps away from reaching 100 wickets in international cricket.
1 – Rishabh Pant (99) is one six away from completing 100 maximums across formats.
8 – De Kock (192) needs eight fours to get to 200 fours in T20 internationals.
86 – De Kock (1849) also needs 86 runs to surpass JP Duminy (1934) and become the highest run-getter for South Africa in the T20Is.
3 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (59) needs three wickets to go past R Ashwin (61) and become the third-highest wicket-taker for India in the T20Is.
51 – Henrich Klaasen (449) requires 51 runs to complete 500 runs in the T20Is.
40 – Aiden Markram (3460) needs 40 runs to get to 3500 runs across formats.
5 – Markram (45) also requires five fours to get to 50 fours in the T20Is.
4 – Rassie van der Dussen (246) needs four fours to complete 250 fours across formats.