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South Africa vs India 2018, Stats: Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes first Indian to take five-wicket hauls in all three formats

Arvind Sriram
3.23K   //    18 Feb 2018, 21:50 IST


Led by Shikhar Dhawan's blistering 72 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-wicket haul, India outmuscled the hosts to secure a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

South Africa opted to field first after winning the toss and debutant CJ Dala got them off to a great start, picking up Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina early but Dhawan and Kohli, who was offered a reprieve by Behardien, led India's fightback, with the finishing touches provided by Hardik Pandya.

The target of 204 was never going to be easy and Bhuvneshwar's spell knocked the stuffing out of the hosts, with Reeza Hendricks' 70 the only sizable contribution.

Many records tumbled on the day and here is a look at a few of them:

1 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first Indian to take a five-wicket haul in each format of the game

2 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures of 5/24 made him the second Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is after Yuzvendra Chahal

3 - Only the 3rd time in 13 innings (across all formats) on this tour were South Africa not all-out!

5 - With their victory at Johannesburg, India have now won their last five T20Is

8 - Number of boundaries scored in the last eight overs of the Indian innings. Interestingly, none of them were sixes


27 - Shikhar Dhawan's 50 off 27 balls was the fastest by an Indian against South Africa in T20Is

78 - India's highest Powerplay score in T20Is. Their previous highest was 77, against Sri Lanka at Nagpur

134 - The number of catches taken by MS Dhoni in T20s (262 innings), overhauling Kumar Sangakkara's haul of 133 (194 innings)

203 - India's highest total against South Africa in T20Is. Their previous highest was 199/5 at Dharamsala in 2015

286 - The total number of sixes hit at Johannesburg, the third highest at any venue, behind Mirpur (317) and Dubai (306)

5/24 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures today are the second best by an Indian in T20Is

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