India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against Windies after securing a four-wicket victory (with 16 balls remaining) in the first T20I at Lauderhill on Saturday (3rd August).
Windies only managed to score 95/9 (20 overs) after they were sent to bat first. Later, India lost six wickets before surpassing the target in 17.2 overs.
Brief Scores: Windies – 95/9 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 49, Nicholas Pooran 20; Navdeep Saini 3/17)
India – 98/6 in 17.2 overs (Rohit Sharma 24, Manish Pandey 19; Sunil Narine 2/14)
Result – India won by four wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) In the first innings of this match, Windies managed to score 95/9 (20 overs). It is Windies’ lowest completed T20I total against India while their previous record was 109/8 in 20 overs (at Kolkata on 4th November 2018). Also, it was the second-lowest completed first innings T20I total for Windies as their lowest record is 71 in 13 overs against England (at Basseterre on 10th March 2019). Meanwhile, the 95/9 was the sixth-lowest T20I completed total for Windies.
i) It was India’s 50th T20I victory outside their home soil. After Pakistan (81 T20I victories outside the home soil), India is the second T20I side to win 50 T20Is outside the home soil.
i) The left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has taken 400 international wickets. Jadeja is the second Indian left-arm bowler (the left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan took 597 international wickets), fourth Indian spinner and seventh Indian bowler to claim 400 international wickets. Meanwhile, Jadeja is also the fifth overall left-arm spinner to take at least 400 international wickets.
ii) The right-arm pacer Navdeep Saini made his T20I debut and had the bowling figures of 4-1-17-3. It is the second-best T20I bowling figures by an Indian bowler against Windies. Kuldeep Yadav is the record holder with the bowling figures of 4-0-13-3 (at Kolkata on 4th November 2018). Meanwhile, Saini achieved the second-best T20I debut bowling figures as an Indian right-arm bowler (the record is 4-0-9-3 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and joint fourth best T20I debut bowling figures as an overall Indian bowler.
iii) After the right-arm pacer Ajit Agarkar and the left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini is the third Indian bowler to deliver a maiden over on T20I debut.
i) The openers John Campbell and Evin Lewis both scored the ducks. It was the 15th time when both the openers scored the ducks in the same T20I innings. Meanwhile, it was the only second time when both the Windies openers were dismissed without opening their accounts in the same T20I innings. Earlier, Windies openers Chadwick Walton and Chris Gayle scored the ducks against New Zealand (at Mount Maunganui on 3rd January 2018).
ii) While Windies have managed to score only 95/9, Kieron Pollard scored 49 runs which were the 51.58% of Windies total. Only Chris Gayle once scored more percentage runs of Windies T20I total than this. Against Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval (London) on 19th June 2009, while Windies scored 101 runs, Gayle remained not out on 63 runs.
iii) Off-spinner Sunil Narine has picked up 52 wickets in T20I career. Narine is the joint second-most T20I wicket-taker for Windies (Dwayne Bravo also took 52 T20I wickets). The record is 54 T20I wickets by Samuel Badree.