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South Africa vs India, 2018: 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the Centurion T20I game.

Junior Dala of South Africa
Junior Dala of South Africa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa stayed alive in the T20I series as they equalled the series line by chasing down a 189-run target comfortably. Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni’s fifties helped India to finish with 188/4 in the overs after their top four collectively added only 55 runs. The home team lost early wickets in a hope of pushing themselves ahead on the DLS par score but a 30-ball 69 from Heinrich Klaasen ensured a safe passage with no occurrence of the interruption. Captain JP Duminy scored an unbeaten 64 to take his team home with eight balls to spare.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the Centurion T20I game:

2 – Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni are the 2nd pair of batsmen to score fifties in a T20I innings while batting at No.5 and a lower position. Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik did the same against Australia in the 2007 WT20 match.

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4 – As many as four batsmen scored the fifties in this match with none of them being openers. This is the first time that four non-opening batsmen scored fifty and more in a T20I game.


4 – Number of ducks in the T20I format for Rohit Sharma. These are the most number of ducks for an Indian in this format surpassing Ashish Nehra and Yusuf Pathan’s three ducks.


5 – This T20I game is only the 5th where wicket-keepers of both the teams scored fifty-plus scores. Last such instance was in the 2017 T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland in Noida.


7 – Number of sixes Yuzvendra Chahal conceded in this match. These are the joint most number of sixes conceded by any bowler in a T20I. Ravindra Jadeja’s six sixes in the 2010 WT20 against Australia are the previous most conceded in a T20I by an Indian player.


22Heinrich Klaasen’s 22-ball fifty is the 2nd fastest fifty by a South African in the T20I format. AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock scored 21-ball fifties against England in 2016.


27 – MS Dhoni’s 27-ball fifty in this game is his 2nd fastest fifty in International cricket and also his 2nd fifty in the T20I format. Dhoni scored a 26-ball fifty in the 2011 Cardiff ODI match against England.


62 – Number of sixes by JP Duminy in the T20I format. These are the most number of T20I sixes by any player for South Africa surpassing AB de Villiers’ 60 sixes.


64 – Yuzvendra Chahal’s 64 runs in this match are the most by an Indian in a T20I game. Joginder Sharma conceded 57 runs in his four overs against England in 2007 WT20 match.


79*Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 79 in this game is his highest in the T20I format. His highest individual score in the T20 format of 114* also came in Centurion. He became the first Indian to score an IPL ton with his 114-run knock or RCB against DC in the 2009 edition.


98* – The 98-run unbeaten partnership between Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni is the 4th highest stand for the 5th wicket in the T20I format. This is also India’s 2nd biggest T20I partnership for the 5th and lower wicket as Dhoni put on 102* for the 5th wicket in 2013 against Australia along with Yuvraj Singh.

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