24 Rishabh Pant’s age when he led India for the first time in an international match. He did so in the opening T20I against South Africa in Delhi on June 9, 2022. This now makes him the second-youngest Indian player to captain inT20 international matches. Overall, Pant becomes the eighth youngest to lead India across formats.
Youngest to lead India in T20Is
+ Match was abandoned without a ball bowled after the toss was done.
Youngest to lead India in international matches
14 The number of sixes hit by the Indian batters in the Delhi T20 match. This is now the third most hit against South Africa in a T20I match. In the same match, South African batters also hit an identical number of sixes. This is now the second most hit against India in any home T20I match. The most sixes hit was 15 by the West Indians in Hyderabad on Dec 6, 2019.
Most sixes hit against South Africa in a T20I match
212 The total number of runs made by South Africa during its successful run chase in the Delhi T20I. This is now the highest total conceded by India while defending a total. South Africa, thus became the only side to defeat India after the latter made a 200-plus score batting first.
The highest T20I totals successfully chased against India
Highest T20I totals successfully chased by South Africa
3 The number of wickets lost by South Africa (212/3) during its successful run chase of India’s first innings total in the Delhi T20I match. This is now the highest total in a successful run chase where few number of wickets fell (I.e. less than four wickets).
Highest totals while losing fewest wickets in a successful chase in T20Is
37 Dinesh Karthik’s age when he registered his maiden T20I fifty against South Africa in Rajkot. This makes him the oldest to make an individual fifty in T20Is for India.
Oldest to register an individual fifty in T20I for India
55 Dinesh Karthik’s highest score in T20Is came in Rajkot against South Africa. This is now the highest individual score by an Indian while coming in at batting position from six to 11 in T20I cricket.
Note: For the record, the highest score by an Indian #7 is 44 not out by Ravindra Jadeja against Australia in Canberra on Dec 4, 2020 (won)
5677 The number of days required for Dinesh Karthik to register his maiden T20I fifty score since his debut in India’s inaugural match in Johannesburg on December 1, 2006, when he made a match-winning unbeaten 31, which enabled him to receive the man of the match award. His wait of over 15 years for a maiden fifty score is now a new record in T20I history.
Most number of days taken (since debut) to register a maiden fifty-plus score
Note: ** Kapugedara did not play again for SL
** van der Merwe appeared for SA (2009 to 2010) and then for Netherlands (2015 to 2021). He began his T20I career in 2009 by scoring 48 on debut.
42 The number of T20I matches won by India at home. This is now the most wins by any T20I side at home. The previous record was held by New Zealand (41 wins) and India, by winning the Rajkot T20I, went past the Kiwis.
5 The number of matches in this series where India played the same XI. This is the first time in T20I history that the same XI represented a side in a five-match bilateral series. There are however several instances of teams playing the entire three-match bilateral unchanged, as listed below.
Sides playing the same XI in an entire bilateral T20I series (of three or more matches)
All records are correct and updated until June 19, 2022