Yet another master-class from Virat Kohli in a T20 chase helped India record their highest run-chase in the format to take 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series against West Indies. Despite the loss, the Caribbean team can take positives from their batting effort. Shimron Hetmyer’s first fifty in last 20 International innings is one of them. India’s bowling effort in the last match could worry them despite the win. Both the pacers in the Hyderabad T20I failed to nail the yorkers towards the end and couldn’t stop the flow of runs.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial 2nd T20I to be played in Trivandrum:
0.111 – West Indies has a win-loss ratio of 0.111 in the T20I format this year. They won only one out of the ten T20I matches they played in 2019 and lost the remaining the 9 games. Their win-loss ratio is the lowest for any team in a calendar year in T20Is. (Min: 10 matches)
7-0 – India won all the seven T20I matches they played against the West Indies since the start of 2018. This is the longest winning streak in T20Is for any team against West Indies.
26/28 – India elected to bat first in only two of 28 T20I matches where they won the toss since the start of 2016. India successfully chased down the target in 19 of those 26 T20Is where they elected to bowl first. Two matches ended without a result after completion of first innings. They lost five times in this period after electing to chase out of which four defeats were by a margin less than 5 runs.
52 – Number of wickets Yuzvendra Chahal has claimed in his 35-match T20I career thus far. Chahal needs one more wicket to go past Ravichandran Ashwin (52) to become India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is.
399 – Rohit Sharma is one six away from becoming the first Indian and only the 3rd player overall to complete 400 sixes in International cricket. Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) are the only players with 400+ International sixes till date.
975 – Virat Kohli needs 25 more runs to complete 1000 runs in the T20I format on Indian soil. He will be the first player to score 1000 T20I runs in India and only the 4th player with 1000+ T20I runs in a country.
990 – Kieron Pollard needs 10 more runs to become the 4th player to complete 1000 T20I runs for West Indies. Lendl Simmons is also inching close to 1000 T20I runs having scored 916 thus far.
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