India have defeated South Africa in 1st T20I match by 8 wickets in a low scoring thriller with the help of brilliant 3rd wicket partnership between KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. Initially, India restricted South Africa to a total of just 106/8 with their attacking pace bowling attack. Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh proved to be too good for the Proteas team as they reduced them to 9/5 inside 2.3 overs and later Aiden Markram, Wayne Parnell and Keshav Maharaj salvaged some pride for their side to reach three figure total.
India chasing 107 struggled initially as the skipper Rohit Sharma departed for a duck while Kohli also was dismissed for just 3 runs but later Suryakumar Yadav's powerful intent helped Indian side to cross the line.
Numbers and Stats from IND vs SA 1st T20I:
1 - Arshdeep Singh won Man of the Match award for first time in international cricket. David Miller recorded his first duck in his T20I career.
3 - Virat Kohli scored just 3 runs which is lowest score for him to get dismissed in a T20I run chase.
Lowest score for Virat Kohli to get out in a T20I run-chase:
3 vs SA in Trivandrum, 2022
4 vs AUS in Brisbane, 2018
11 vs NZ in Auckland, 2020
11 vs ENG in Nottingham, 2022
11 vs AUS in Nagpur, 2022
8 - Ravichandran Ashwin conceded just 8 runs in his bowling spell of 4 overs.
Least runs conceded by an Indian bowler in a men's T20I match (when 4 overs were bowled):
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 4 vs AFG in Dubai, 2022
Ravichandran Ashwin - 8 vs SL in Vizag, 2016
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 8 vs UAE in Mirpur, 2016
Ravichandran Ashwin - 8 vs SA in Trivandrum, 2022
9 - Rohit Sharma got dismissed on a duck for 9th time in T20Is
Most ducks in men's T20I while batting at number 1 to 7 position:
Kevin O'Brien - 12
Tillakaratne Dilshan - 10
Umar Akmal - 10
Soumya Sarkar - 10
Paul Stirling - 10
Luke Wright - 9
Moeen Ali - 9
Richie Berrington - 9
Dasun Shanaka - 9
Rohit Sharma - 9
12 - India have defeated South Africa for 12th time in men's T20I.
Most wins vs SA in men's T20I:
Australia - 14 (22 matches)
England - 12 (25 matches)
India - 12 (21 matches)
16 - Rohit Sharma holds the record for winning most T20I matches as captain of India in a calendar year.
Most men's T20I won by a captain in a calendar year:
Babar Azam - 20 (2021)
Sarfaraz Ahmed - 17 (2018)
Rohit Sharma - 16 (2022)
MS Dhoni - 15 (2016)
17 - Indian men's team have recorded their lowest T20I powerplay score in this game
IND lowest total in men's T20I Powerplay:
17/1 vs SA in Trivandrum, 2022
21/3 vs PAK in Mirpur, 2016
22/3 vs ENG in Ahmedabad, 2021
41 - Keshav Maharaj's 41 is the highest score by a South African batsman in T20Is while batting at number 8 (or) below.
Highest Score for SA in men's T20I while batting at number 8 (or) below:
Keshav Maharaj - 41 vs IND in Trivandrum, 2022
Rusty Theron - 31* vs AUS in Johannesburg, 2011
Wayne Parnell - 29* vs AUS in Johannesburg, 2011
56 - KL Rahul's 56 ball fifty is the slowest fifty in T20Is among players from Test playing nations.
Slowest fifty in men's T20I:
KL Rahul - 56 balls vs SA in Trivandrum, 2022
Hamilton Masakadza - 55 balls vs SA in Bloemfontein, 2010
Ibrahim Zadran - 55 balls vs IND in Dubai, 2022
732 - Suryakumar Yadav holds the record for smashing most runs by an Indian batsman in a calendar year in T20Is.
Most runs in a calendar year in T20Is:
Mohammad Rizwan - 1326 (2021)
Babar Azam - 939 (2021)
Paul Stirling - 748 (2019)
Suryakumar Yadav - 732 (2022)
Kevin O'Brien - 729 (2019)