Virat Kohli’s unbeaten knock of 94 led India to a sensational win against West Indies in the series opener at Hyderabad.
Let us take a look at some of the interesting stats that propped up at the end of this high-scoring encounter.
94* – Virat Kohli’s highest individual score in T20Is. The Indian captain who has the highest average in T20Is at 51.91 is yet to score a century in the format.
23 – Number of T20I fifties Virat Kohli has scored. He overtook Rohit Sharma to set the record for the most number of T20I half-centuries
1000 – As KL Rahul slog swept Khary Pierre for his second six of the match, the Indian opener notched 1000 runs in the shortest format. He achieved the landmark in just 29 innings. Only Babar Azam (26 innings) andVirat Kohli(27) have got to the landmark quicker. During the course of the knock, Rahul also became the fastest to 3000 T20 runs in India.
208 – The target India chased down in Hyderabad is their second-highest ever in T20Is. This is the third time the Men in Blue have successfully chased down a target in excess of 200 which is the most among international teams.
0 for 60 – Kesrick Williams wrote his name in the record books by delivering the most expensive spell by a West Indies bowler. The record was previously held by left-arm spinner Nikita Miller who had conceded 56 runs in a 22-ball spell against Australia in Sydney.
53 – With the wicket of Lendl Simmons, Deepak Chahar equalled Harry Gurney’s tally of 53 T20 wickets in 2019, the most among pacers this year. However, his spell of one for 56 on Friday is the third most expensive spell by an Indian bowler.
52 – Yuzvendra Chahal equalled Ravichandran Ashwin’s tally of 52 T20I wickets to become the joint highest Indian wicket-tacker in the format.
7 – Indian have now won their last seven T20Is against the world champions, West Indies.
12 – Virat Kohli has now won the Player of the match award 12 times and he is joint-top with Afghnaistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for bagging the most number of such awards in the format.
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