India beat South Africa in 1st T20I, here're records broken
Virat Kohli's India have extended their dominance over South Africa by beating the hosts by 28 runs in the first T20 international at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. Put to bat first, India scored a mammoth 203/5 riding on the back of Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls. In reply, South Africa could only manage 175/9. Here are the records broken in this fixture.
India off to a flying start
India's 78 in the power-play is their best in T20Is till now. Their previous best was 77 against Sri Lanka in Nagpur back in 2009. India's hundred in this match was also their fastest team hundred in T20Is. The men in blue reached the 100 run mark in just 8.2 overs.
Tabraiz Shamsi gets lucky?
Tabraiz Shamsi stuck gold with his maiden wicket in T20Is. The spinner claimed his first wicket in his 3rd T20I match. To his delight, he opened his account with the scalp of the highest run scorer of this series, Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper has amassed 870 runs on this tour so far.
India are the most successful side in T20Is
India have the highest win percentage in T20 internationals as compared to their Test playing counterparts. Kohli and his men boast a 61.54% win rate while arch-rivals Pakistan come second with a 60.98% win rate. South Africa are third on the list at 59% of wins followed by Australia with a 52.53% win rate. England are last on the charts with 48% of wins.
AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series
ABD is key to the South African side and his absence makes a huge difference to the Proteas. With ABD in the side, South Africa boasts a win rate of 62.82%. Out of the 78 matches, they have won 49 and lost 28 while 1 ended up with no result. Without ABD, that win rate drops to 50% in 20 matches.
India at their best against the Proteas
India had never posted a 200 plus target against South Africa in T20Is. 203/5 is India's highest score against South Africa in 11 T20Is.
Bhuvi at his devastating best
Indian pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the first Indian speedster to claim a five-wicket haul in T20Is. Bhuvi ended with figures of 5/24. He is second Indian bowler overall to claim a 5 wicket haul after Yuzvendra Chahal. Bhuvi also became the 6th bowler to claim 5 wicket haul across all 3 formats.