SL vs Ind 1st T20I Stats Review: Forgettable debut for Shaw, India’s dream run against Sri Lanka and more

The hosts started off the chase well and at one point, with Charith Asalanka at the crease, SL were cruising towards a win but wickets tumbled in the death overs and the hosts were eventually all-out for just 126 runs.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 26 July 2021 12:29 pm

India on Sunday displayed another discipline performance as they beat Sri Lanka by 38 runs in the 1st T20I. After being put to bat, Team India posted a decent total of 164/5 courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav's gritty fifty-run knock. The hosts started off the chase well and at one point, with Charith Asalanka at the crease, SL were cruising towards a win but wickets tumbled in the death overs and the hosts were eventually all-out for just 126 runs. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwat Kumar's were the picks of the bowlers for India.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers from this game :

14 - Currently India have won 14 T20I matches against Sri Lanka and that is the most for a team.

Most wins vs SL in T20Is

India - 14
Pakistan - 13
New Zealand - 10

7 - Shikhar Dhawan became the 7th player to captain the Indian side in T20Is. Also, he became the oldest player to captain the Indian side in T20I.

Oldest player to captain India in T20Is

Shikhar Dhawan - 35 years & 232 days vs SL, 2021
MS Dhoni - 35 years & 52 days vs WI, 2016
MS Dhoni - 35 years & 51 days vs WI, 2016

2 - Suryakumar Yadav became the 2nd Indian player after Gautam Gambhir to smash two fifty-plus scores in the first 3 T20I innings.

3 - Prithvi Shaw became the 3rd Indian batsman after MS Dhoni and KL Rahul to record a duck in T20I debut.

50 - Dhawan in his knock of 46(36) balls has completed 50 sixes in T20Is.

Most sixes for India in T20Is

Rohit Sharma - 133
Virat Kohli - 90
Yuvraj Singh - 74
KL Rahul - 63
Suresh Raina - 58
MS Dhoni - 52
Shikhar Dhawan - 50

250 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar achieved the milestone of completing 250 wickets in international cricket while picking the wicket of Avishka Fernando in the 8th over.

44 - Charith Asalanka's 44 (26) is 2nd highest score for a debutant in T20Is against India.

Highest score vs India in T20I debut

Christiaan Jonker - 49 in Cape Town, 2018
Temba Bavuma - 49 in Mohali, 2019
Charith Asalanka - 44 in Colombo, 2021

Match 38

Chennai vs Kolkata

Kolkata 19/1 (2)

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat

Match 39

Bangalore vs Mumbai

26 September 2021 07:30 pm ist

Match 38

Chennai vs Kolkata

Kolkata 19/1 (2)

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat

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