India won the first T20I of the three-match home T20I series against Windies at Hyderabad on Friday (6th December) night and have taken the 1-0 lead in this series.
Windies set the first innings total of 207/5 (20 overs) after losing the toss. At chasing, India reached the target in 18.4 overs after losing four wickets.
Brief Scores: Windies – 207/5 in 20 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 56, Evin Lewis 40; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/36)
India – 209/4 in 18.4 overs (Virat Kohli 94*, KL Rahul 62; Khary Pierre 2/44)
Result – India won by six wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) After losing the toss, Windies managed to score 207/5 (20 overs) in first innings.
- It was the second-highest T20I total for Windies against India. Their record is 245/6 (20 overs) at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016.
- While Windies suffered a defeat in this game, it is their highest T20I total in a losing cause. Their previous highest unsuccessful defended T20I total was 205/6 (20 overs) against South Africa at Johannesburg on 11th September 2007.
i) The hosts India successfully chased the 208 runs target (209/4) in 18.4 overs.
- It is India’s record T20I chase. Their previous record was successfully chasing 207 runs (211/4 in 19.1 overs) against Sri Lanka at Mohali on 12th December 2009.
- It is the record T20I chase for a home team. The previous record in this list was successfully chasing 207 runs (211/4 in 19.1 overs) against Sri Lanka at Mohali on 12th December 2009.
i) By the end of this match, the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 52 wickets in T20I career.
- Yuzvendra Chahal becomes the joint-most T20I wicket-taker from India. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also scalped 52 T20I wickets.
i) Right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar had the bowling figures of 4-0-56-1.
- It is the third most expensive T20I bowling figures by an Indian bowler. The top two record-holders in this list are Yuzvendra Chahal (4-0-64-0 against South Africa at Centurion on 21st February 2018) and Joginder Sharma (4-0-57-0 against England at Durban on 19th September 2007).
i) The right-handed batsman KL Rahul (1,036 runs) completed his 1,000 T20I runs during this 29th T20I innings of him.
- KL Rahul is the joint third-fastest batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs. Australian cricketer Aaron Finch also reached this four-digit figure in 29 T20I innings. Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam is holding the record after achieving this feat in 26 T20I innings while the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is in the next position as he completed 1,000 T20I runs in 27 T20I innings.
- KL Rahul became the seventh Indian batsman to reach the 1,000 T20I runs milestone.
i) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has scored 2,544 T20I runs.
- Virat Kohli is the second batsman to score 2,500 T20I runs. Another Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma (2.547 runs) was the first batsman to score 2,500 runs in T20I history.
ii) Virat Kohli registered his 23rd 50+ score in T20I career.
- It is the record number of 50+ scores for a batsman in T20I history. Rohit Sharma is in the next position with 22 times 50+ scores in T20I career.
iii) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has hit 205 sixes in the international career.
- Virat Kohli is the seventh Indian batsman to hit 200 or more international sixes.
iv) On the other hand, Virat Kohli has also hit 64 T20I sixes.
- During this match, Virat Kohli surpassed Suresh Raina (58 T20I sixes) and became the third most T20I six hitters in Indian cricket history. The top two batsmen in this list are Rohit Sharma (115 sixes) and Yuvraj Singh (74 sixes).
v) Indian skipper Virat Kohli was not out on 94 runs.
- It is the third-highest individual T20I score by an Indian captain. Rohit Sharma is holding the top two positions in this list – 118 runs (against Sri Lanka at Indore on 22nd December 2017) and 111 not out (against Windies at Lucknow on 6th November 2018).
i) The right-arm fast-medium bowler Kesrick Williams had the bowling figures of 3.4-0-60-0.
- It is the most expensive bowling figures by a Windies bowler in T20I history. The previous record was conceding 56 runs and Nikita Miller, Carlos Brathwaite and Oshane Thomas all of them once conceded 56 runs in a T20I match.