Last Update on: December 12th, 2019 at 07:48 am
The hosts India won the three-match T20I series against the visiting team Windies on Wednesday (1th December) night after winning the third and final game of the series at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
After the visitors decided to field first, the hosts managed a mammoth first innings total of 240/3 (20 overs). In reply, Windies were restricted to 173/8 (20 overs) as the hosts won by 67 runs. With this victory, India won the T20I series by the 2-1 margin.
Brief Scores: India – 240/3 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 91, Rohit Sharma 71; Kieron Pollard 1/33)
Windies – 173/8 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 68, Shimron Hetmyer 41; Deepak Chahar 2/20)
Result – India won by 67 runs
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The hosts India scored 240/3 in the first innings. It is the third-highest T20I total for India against any team. Their top two record T20I totals are 260/5 (20 overs) against Sri Lanka at Indore on 22nd December 2017 and 244/4 (20 overs) against West Indies at Lauderhill on 27th August 2016.
ii) Also, India’s 240/3 is the third-highest T20I total for a team which has no century. The top two records in this list are 260/6 by Sri Lanka (against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14th September 2007) and 241/6 by South Africa (against England at Centurion on 15th November 2009).
iii) Three Indian batsmen scored 70 or more runs in that innings (Rohit Sharma 71, KL Rahul 91 and Virat Kohli 70*). It is the first time when more than two batsmen scored 70 or more runs in a T20I innings.
iv) India hit 16 sixes in this match. It was their second most sixes in a T20I innings. Their record is 21 sixes against Sri Lanka during the Indore T20I on 22nd December 2017.
v) India won this match by 67 runs. It is the second-largest T20I victory (by runs) for India against Windies. Their record T20I victory against Windies in this list is winning by 71 runs at Lucknow on 6th November 2018.
i) It was the 61st T20I defeat for Windies which was the joint-most number of T20I defeats for a team. Sri Lanka have also lost 61 T20Is.
i) Rohit Sharma has hit 404 sixes in the international career. After Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), Rohit Sharma became the third cricketer to hit 400+ international sixes.
ii) Virat Kohli completed 1,000 T20I runs at home as he has scored 1,064 T20I runs in India. He is the third batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs at home. New Zealand cricketers Martin Guptill (1,430 runs) and Colin Munro (1,000 runs) were the first two cricketers in this list.
iii) Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the joint-most T20I run-scorers as each of them have scored 2,633 T20I runs.
iv) Virat Kohli has hit 106 international sixes at home. He became the sixth Indian cricketer to hit 100+ international sixes at home.
v) Virat Kohli has also hit 38 T20I sixes at home. During this match, the right-handed batsman surpassed Yuvraj Singh (32 sixes) and became India’s second most T20I six-hitter at home. Rohit Sharma is holding this record with 49 T20I sixes at home.
vi) Left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has taken 37 wickets in T20I career. It is the most T20I wickets by an Indian left-arm bowler. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is in the next position with 35 T20I wickets.
i) Kieron Pollard completed 1,000 T20I runs as he has scored 1,058 T20I runs for Windies. He is the fourth Windies batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs. Chris Gayle (1,627 runs), Marlon Samuels (1,611 runs) and Dwayne Bravo (1,142 runs) are the other Caribbean cricketers in this list.
ii) Kieron Pollard has scored 9,935 runs in T20 career. Surpassing Brendon McCullum (9,922 runs), Pollard is now the second most runs-scorer in T20 cricket history. Only Chris Gayle is ahead of Pollard as Gayle has scored 13,152 T20 runs.
iii) Captain Kieron Pollard scored 68 runs. It is the highest individual score by a Windies T20I captain at the away venues (excluding neutral venues). The previous record was 67 by Chris Gayle against the hosts New Zealand at Auckland on 26th December 2008.