India-South Africa series: Statistical highlights of 1st T20I in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Oct 3: Here are the statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International between India and South Africa at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium.

Scorecard; Report; Series guide

South Africa defeated India by 7 wickets on Friday night (October 2) to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. (Fans attack umpire)

Rohit Sharma celebrates his maiden T20I ton

# Rohit Sharma, with his first hundred in T20Is, has set an Indian record for the highest individual innings in this format - 106 off 66 balls. The only other Indian batsman to have posted a century being Suresh Raina - 101 off 60 balls at Gros Islet on May 2, 2010.

# Rohit is the second Indian after Raina and the ninth overall to hit centuries in all three formats.

# Rohit is averaging 57.40 against South Africa in T20Is - his tally being 287 in six innings, including a hundred and two fifties - the highest by any batsman against South Africa (minimum 150 runs).

# Rohit is one of the three batsmen to have scored a hundred but finished on the losing side in a T20I - the first two being Faf du Plessis (SA) - 119 vs West Indies at Johannesburg on January 11, 2015 and Chris Gayle (WI) - 117 vs South Africa at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007.

# Rohit became the fourth batsman to hit a hundred vs South Africa in T20Is - the first three being Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina and Martin Guptill.

# South Africa have won three and lost six out of nine T20Is played against India - winning % 33.33.

# India (199/5) have recorded their highest innings total vs South Africa in T20Is - their fourth highest overall - the highest being 218 for four vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007.

# India's previous highest total vs South Africa was 186 for five at Gros Islet on May 2, 2010.

# South Africa (200/3) became the second team after India to chase a total of 200 successfully twice in T20Is - their highest being 208 for two vs West Indies at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007.

# Virat Kohli is the first Indian player to complete 1,000 runs in T20Is - his tally being 1,015 at an average of 46.13 in 29 matches.

# Kohli's feat of achieving the milestone in 27 innings is the quickest in T20Is. The previous best was 32 innings taken by England's Alex Hales and Kevin Pietersen.

# Amongst the 20 batsmen with 1000 runs or more in T20Is, Virat Kohli is the only one to have averaged 40-plus.

# Rohit and Virat Kohli put on 138 for the second wicket - India's highest for any wicket in T20Is, outstripping the 136 for the opening wicket between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag vs England at Kingsmead, Durban on September 19, 2007.

# Abraham de Villiers' second fifty vs India is his sixth in T20Is. His first fifty vs India was 63 off 51 balls at Nottingham on June 16, 2009.

JP Duminy exults after hitting the winning run

# JP Duminy, with eight fifties, has set a South African record in T20Is, surpassing the seven by Faf du Plessis. # Duminy, with 1498 runs at an average of 37.45 in 62 matches, has extended his record for the highest run-aggregate for South Africa in T20Is.

# Duminy's first MOM award against India was his fifth in T20Is. He has got one Man of the Match award each against India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

# Duminy hit seven sixes during his innings of 68 not out off 34 balls. He has equalled a record for most sixes in an innings against India in a T20I. Four other batsmen have hit seven sixes vs India - Chris Gayle (WI), David Warner (Australia), Shane Watson (Australia) and Eoin Morgan (England).

# Duminy and Farhaan Behardien were involved in a stand of 105 (unbroken) - South Africa's first century stand for the fourth wicket in T20Is, eclipsing the 90 (unbroken) between Duminy and Kallis vs England at Chester-le-Street on September 8, 2012.

# The aforesaid partnership is the fifth highest for South Africa for any wicket in T20I. # Twenty sixes recorded in the Dharamsala T20I is a record in any T20I on Indian soil, eclipsing the 17 in the Mohali game between India and Sri Lanka on December 12, 2009.

# South Africa have conceded eleven sixes - the second highest conceded by them in a T20I. They had conceded 12 sixes twice - both times to the West Indies at Johannesburg - on September 11, 2007 and January 11, 2015.


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