India vs Sri Lanka, 2017: 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and records that were created during India’s stupendous victory in Indore.

Rohit Sharma India vs Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India sealed the series in the 2nd T20I itself following a grand 88-run win as their captain Rohit Sharma struck a sensational hundred and was well supported by KL Rahul (89). The devastation by the Indian opening pair helped them to post a record 260/5 on the board. Sri Lanka scared India for a brief time with boundaries but the wrist spinners had the final laugh for the third consecutive game as they shared seven wickets between them.

All the stats and records that were created during India’s stupendous victory in Indore:

0 – Number of instances of a bowler taking three or more wickets in a T20I innings while conceding 50 and more runs before this game. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav conceded 52 runs each for taking four and three wickets respectively. The previous most runs conceded by a bowler for a three or more wickets was 49 by Pakistan’s Hasan Ali against Windies last year.


2 – This game is only the 2nd T20I match in this history where the top three players of both teams posted 25 and more in the game. Hamilton T20I in 2012 between New Zealand and Zimbabwe was first of this kind.

List of records Rohit Sharma created with his magnificent 35-ball hundred

3 – Yuzvendra Chahal became the first Indian player and the 10th overall to bag three four-wicket hauls in T20I cricket. He is also the first to take three 4-fers in a calendar year in T20I cricket. Five players bagged two T20I 4-fers in a year.

4 – Chahal became the 4th player in T20I format to bag consecutive 4-wicket hauls. Ajanta Mendis in 2008, Umar Gul in 2012-2013 and Mudassar Bukhari in 2015-2016 picked up consecutive 4-wicket hauls.

21 – The 21 sixes hit by India in their innings are the joint most by any team in a T20I inning. Windies also hit 21 sixes during their 245/6 against India last year.

31 – A total of 31 sixes were hit during this game including ten sixes by Sri Lankan players. These are the 2nd most number of sixes hit in a T20I game behind the 32 in the Lauderhill T20I last year between India and Windies.

89 – KL Rahul’s inning of 89 runs is the highest 2nd highest score in a T20I inning. During a T20I against England in 2009, Graeme Smith was South Africa’s 2nd highest with 88 behind Loots Bosman’s 94.

165 – Rohit and KL Rahul’s 165-run stand is India’s highest partnership for any wicket in T20I cricket. Rohit put on 158 for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan during the Delhi T20I against New Zealand last month.

207 – The 207 runs aggregated by the Indian openers are the most by openers in a T20I inning. They surpassed the 182-run tally of South Africa‘s Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith in the 2009 T20I against England.

260/5 – India’s total of 260/5 in this game is their highest total in T20I cricket going past their 244/4 against Windies in 2016. This is also the joint 2nd highest T20I total for any team behind Australia’s 263/3 against Sri Lanka last year. Sri Lanka also posted 260/6 in the 2007 WT20 against Kenya.