Despite smashing 211/4 in their 20 overs, Team India lost the 1st T20I match to South Africa by 7 wickets as David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen stunned the hosts with incredible knocks. Earlier, a solid knock off 76 from Ishan Kishan and quick cameos from Skipper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Hardik Pandya ensured India post a big total off 211 runs on board.
South Africa initially struggled against the slow deliveries from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel. SA needed 126 in last 10 overs to win when David Miller took charge of the chase and changed the complexion of game totally in favour of SA, while Rassie van der Dussen who was struggling in the crease for initial 30-32 balls went bonkers in Harshal Patel’s 17th over and helped them to chase down the target.
Records and Stats from Ind vs SA 1st T20I:
2 – Rishabh Pant became 2nd Indian player after Virat Kohli to lose his 1st T20I match as captain.
2 – Ishan Kishan and Rassie van der Dussen recorded their 2nd highest score in T20Is.
Highest Score for Ishan Kishan in T20Is:
89 vs SL in Lucknow, 2022
76 vs SA in Delhi, 2022
56 vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
Highest Score for Rassie van der Dussen in T20Is:
94* vs Eng in Sharjah, 2021
75* vs Ind in Delhi, 2022
74* vs Eng in Cape Town, 2020
Rassie van der Dussen completed the milestone of crossing 1000 runs in T20Is as well.
4 – SA have defeated India in T20Is for 4th time on Indian soil.
Most wins in T20Is vs India on Indian Soil:
England – 5 (11 matches)
South Africa – 4 (5 matches)
Australia – 3 (7 matches)
New Zealand – 3 (8 matches)
8 – David Miller has won most MoM awards (8) for South Africa in T20Is now.
Most MoM awards for SA in T20Is:
David Miller – 8
AB de Villiers – 7
JP Duminy / Tabraiz Shamsi – 5
126 – SA smashed 126 runs in last 10 overs to chase down 212 runs successfully.
Most runs smashed in last 10 overs of T20I match in a successful run chase:
SA – 126 vs Ind in Delhi, 2022
Aus – 125 vs Pak in Gros Islet, 2010
Ind – 119 vs WI in Hyderabad, 2019
131 – David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen recorded highest ever 4th wicket partnership for South Africa in T20Is.
Highest 4th Wicket Partnership for SA in T20Is:
David Miller-Rassie van der Dussen : 131* vs India in Delhi, 2022
Faf du Plessis-Rassie van der Dusssen : 127* vs England in Cape Town, 2020
Farhaan Behardien-AB de Villiers : 110* vs England in Southampton, 2017
Highest 4th wicket Partnership in T20Is:
Bikram Arora-Varun Thamotharam : 166* vs Gibraltar in Albergeria, 2021
Glenn Maxwell-David Warner : 161 vs South Africa in Johannesburg, 2016
David MIller-Rassie van der Dussen : 131* vs India in Delhi, 2022
212 – SA chased their highest ever total in T20Is.
Highest total chased by SA in T20Is:
212 vs India in Delhi, 2022
206 vs WI in Johannesburg, 2007
200 vs India in Dharamshala, 2015
Highest total chased vs Ind in T20Is:
212 by SA in Delhi, 2022
200 by SA in Dharamshala, 2015
193 by WI in Mumbai-WS, 2016