India vs Windies 2018: 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

India vs Windies 2018: 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s thrilling win in Chennai.

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India completed a whitewash over the WT20 champions Windies after winning the final T20I in Chennai off the final delivery of the game by six wickets. Nicholas Pooran starred for the visiting side with an unbeaten 25-ball 53 to help his team to finish on a fighting total of 181/3.

India lost Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul early in the chase but the Delhi boys Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) took India close to the target. India, who needed seven runs from 11 deliveries, went down to a stage where they had to complete the chase off the last ball that too by sneaking in a single on a misfield.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s thrilling win in Chennai:

2 – Only the second time two left-handed batsmen scored fifties in the same T20I for India. Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh scored fifties during the 2007 WT20 game against England in Durban.

Overall, this is only the 4th T20I where three left-handed batsmen scored fifties (Dhawan, Pant and Pooran) with all of them coming in 2018.

3 – This is the 3rd time India have won a T20I game by completing the chase off the final delivery. They defeated Australia in the 2016 Sydney T20I and Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final this year by achieving the target off final ball.

3 – India have effected whitewash in three-match T20I series on three occasions. Pakistan have five such series wins while Afghanistan also have three 3-0 T20I series victories.

9 – India have won the 3rd game of a three-match T20I series in all the nine bilateral series they have played thus far. In fact, they have won all the nine three-match bilateral T20I series.

12 – India now have won 12 consecutive international matches in succession. This is the joint-longest winning streak for an Indian captain in international cricket. Virat Kohli also won 12 internationals in a row in 2017.

16 – Number of wides India conceded during Windies’ innings. These are the second most number of wides India conceded in a T20I behind the 17 wides in the 2009 Mohali T20I against Sri Lanka.

21y 38d – At the age of 21 years and 38 days, Rishabh Pant is the second youngest player to score a fifty in T20I cricket for India. Rohit Sharma was 20 years and 143 days old when he scored a fifty in the 2007 WT20 game against South Africa.

58 – Innings Rishabh Pant needed for hitting 100 sixes in Twenty20 cricket. Only Evin Lewis (55) and Ross Taylor (57) took fewer innings than Pant for 100 T20 sixes.

92Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 in this game is his second highest score in the Twenty20 format. His best was an unbeaten 95 against KXIP in 2011 IPL. He scored an unbeaten 92 against DD earlier this year. Dhawan’s previous highest T20I score was 90 against Sri Lanka during the Nidahas Trophy this year.

130 – The 130-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant is the 6th highest 3rd wicket partnership in the T20I format. This is the 2nd highest 3rd wicket stand for India in this format after the 134-run stand between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina in the 2016 Adelaide T20I against Australia.

200 – With the lone four in this game, Rohit Sharma completed 200 fours in T20I cricket. He became only the 5th player and the second Indian after Virat Kohli to hit 200 T20I fours.

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