High-flying Team India blew away South Africa in the recently-concluded ODI series to seal a historic win. Before this series, India had never won a bilateral series in the African nation. However, history and stats counted for little as Virat Kohli & Co. won the series with a stunning margin of 5-1.
On Friday ( February 16), India completed South Africa’s annihilation by winning the last ODI by 8 wickets. The architect of the win was once again the bowlers and the ever-dependable Virat Kohli. The bowlers fully justified the team’s call to bowl first by dismissing the hosts for a modest 204. Kohli then led from the front, playing an unbeaten knock of 129 to help his side chase down the total with ease.
Along with the series win, the Indian players and the team also made a plethora of records. The focus will now shift to the upcoming three-match T20 series and the players will have a chance to storm into the record books again.
So here we are taking a look at some interesting stats and number associated with the forthcoming series.
1. Virat Kohli will have a chance to add yet another feather to his already illustrious cap in the first T20. Kohli can become the first India to score 2,000 runs in T20Is. The 29-year old needs just 55 runs to achieve the feat.
2. If Kohli manages to hit 10 sixes, he will complete 50 sixes in T20Is.
3. KL Rahul needs 9 more fours to reach 50-fours mark in the shortest format of the game.
4. Comeback man Suresh Raina will also have a chance to achieve a major feat. The southpaw can become the third Indian after Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma to hit 50 sixes in T20Is. So far, he has hit 47 sixes.
5. MS Dhoni needs just three more catches to complete 50 catches in T20Is.
6. Dhoni can also add another feather to his cap if he hits 6 more fours. It will help him take his tally to 100 in T20Is.
7. AB de Villiers can reach 150-fours mark in T20Is if he hits 10 boundaries in the upcoming game.
8. David Miller can also complete 50 sixes in T20Is if he hits three more sixes.