South Africa vs India, 2018: 3rd T20I – Statistical Preview
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the series-deciding 3rd T20I game.
Published - Feb 23, 2018 8:56 pm | Updated - Feb 23, 2018 8:56 pm
The Newlands in Cape Town will host the final match of India’s tour of South Africa that was host to the first game of the tour. The final T20I will be the series-deciding game thanks to a brilliant run-chase by South Africa in the 2nd T20I to level the series. With South Africa and India winning the Test and ODI series respectively, this game can also be considered as a tour decider. JP Duminy coming into the form will boost the home team’s confidence while India will expect their best batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to deliver in the final game.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the series-deciding 3rd T20I game:
3 – Number of times the teams batting first won in T20Is at the Newlands in Cape Town. Chasing teams won 12 out of the 15 T20I matches at this venue including the previous four games since the start of 2015.
4 – India featured in a bilateral series decider in T20I cricket on four occasions so far. They faced Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in 2016, England and New Zealand in 2017 in the 3rd and final match of the respective series that were level at 1-1. India won on all those four occasions.
4 – Rohit Sharma bagged four ducks so far in the T20I format which are the most by any Indian. He is also the only Indian with multiple centuries in this format.
5 – Teams bowling first won each of the previous five Twenty20 matches played in Cape Town. In the three Ram Slam 2017/18 matches played in Cape Town, the teams winning the toss won the game after electing to bowl first.
48 – Runs collectively scored by Virat Kohli (27) and Rohit Sharma (21) in this T20I series so far. The fewest Kohli ever scored in a T20I series/tournament where he batted three and more innings was 52 runs in the 2017 home T20I series against England. Rohit’s lowest is 56 runs in the home T20I series against Sri Lanka in 2016.
56.5 – Rohit Sharma’s batting average in the three T20s he played in Cape Town. He scored 113 runs in the three innings at an S/R of 132.94 including a 30-ball 52. In the same game where Rohit scored a fifty at this venue, Virat Kohli also scored a 32-ball 50.
64 – Yuzvendra Chahal‘s bowling figures of 4-0-64-0 in the previous T20I game are the worst for an Indian in a T20I. Chahal also holds the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in a T20I with his 6/25 against England last year.
1983 – Runs Virat Kohli scored in the T20I format so far. He needs 17 more runs to become the third player after Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill to complete 2000 T20I runs.