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Nidahas Trophy 2018, Sri Lanka vs India 4th T20I Stats: KL Rahul becomes first Indian to be hit wicket in T20Is

Aadya Sharma
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12.16K   //    12 Mar 2018, 23:53 IST

Manish Pandey top-scored for India with 42
Manish Pandey top-scored for India with 42

After stuttering in the opening game against the same opponents, the Indian team managed to get past the hosts in the fourth game of the Nidahas Trophy, chasing down Sri Lanka's not-so-challenging total of 153 with nine balls to spare in the 19-over-a-side game.

It was an all-round performance from the visitors, with Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey stitching together a crucial 68 run partnership to comprehensively shut out the opposition after they had troubled the Indian top-order with regular strikes.

Here are all the numbers from the fourth game of the tri-series:

1 - KL Rahul became the first Indian, and ninth batsman overall, to be hit wicket in a T20I.

These were India's first victims via hit wicket in each format:

In Tests - Lala Amarnath, 1949
In ODIs - Nayan Mongia, 1995
In T20Is - KL Rahul, 2018

Before Rahul, the last batsman to get out in the same fashion was New Zealand's Mark Chapman last month.

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1 - Highest batting averages in T20Is: (Minimum 350 runs)

50.89 - KL Rahul (Playing today)
50.84 - Virat Kohli
48.08 - Babar Azam

3 - The first three balls of both these innings combined went for 21 runs, which is the most for the first three balls aggregated for a T20I. The previous highest was 18.

4 - Washington Sunder first four wickets in T20Is have been Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Kusal Perera.

11 - Rohit Sharma has just one fifty-plus score in the last 11 innings. His last seven scores in T20Is read: 27, 21, 0, 11, 0, 17, 11.

14 - Sri Lanka became the joint-highest to have lost most T20Is at a venue:

14 - Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS)*
14 - Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club

19 - Sri Lanka now has the second most number of losses in T20Is at home.

21 - South Africa
19 - Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
17 - New Zealand, Zimbabwe
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