INDIA VS WEST INDIES
- West Indies have now lost 61 T20Is – an all-time high along with Sri Lanka
- Virat Kohli scored the fastest fifty of his T20I career on Wednesday
- Kohli and Rohit Sharma are now the joint-highest run-scorers in T20Is
KL Rahul (91), Rohit Sharma (71) and Virat Kohli (70*) in Mumbai on Wednesday, India beat West Indies with an emphatic 67-run victory in the T20I series decider. After being put in to bat, India scored a mammoth 240/3 in their 20 overs before restricting their opponents to 173/8 with only West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard (68) posing a real threat.
After losing the 2nd T20I in Trivandrum, India opted for a power-hitting approach from the start of the innings, ending up hitting 16 sixes in total – 4 more than what WI managed in reply. Here are a few statistical highlights from the pulsating Mumbai match:
61 – The loss in Mumbai was West Indies’ 61st in T20Is making them the joint leaders in terms of most losses suffered in the shortest format. West Indies joined Sri Lanka who have also lost 61 matches to date. Bangladesh (60), New Zealand (56) and Pakistan (55) round up the top-5 teams with most T20I defeats.
2633 – Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli finished at the joint top spot on the all-time T20I runs chart after their final innings of the year in the shortest format. The two batsmen now have 2633 runs each, though Kohli (75) has reached there in fewer innings than Rohit (104).
404 – With his 1st six on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma joined an elite list of players to hit 400+ sixes in all international matches (Tests, ODIs and T20Is). Chris Gayle (534) and Shahid Afridi (476) are the only other players to have crossed the milestone.
240/3 – 3rd highest total for India in all T20Is. 260/5 vs Sri Lanka in Indore (2017) and 244/4 vs West Indies in Lauderhill (2016) are the only higher totals by India in T20Is. Incidentally, it is now also the highest T20 total made at the Wankhede Stadium beating England’s 230 vs South Africa in the 2016 World T20.ADVERTISEMENT
21 – Virat Kohli took just 21 balls to reach 50 in Mumbai making it his fastest fifty of his career. It was also the 5th fastest half-century by an Indian with Yuvraj Singh’s 12-ball-50 vs England in 2007 World T20 still the quickest.
9935 – Kieron Pollard’s run-tally in all T20 matches making him the 2nd-highest run-scorer in the format. Chris Gayle is the only one ahead of him with 13152 runs in 400 matches. Pollard, who took 496 matches to the feat surpassed Brendon McCullum on Wednesday, who had scored 9925 runs in 370 T20s.
1064 – Virat Kohli has now joined Martin Guptill (1430) and Colin Munro (1000) as the only batsmen to have scored 1000+ runs in T20Is at home. From India’s perspective, Rohit Sharma (928) could be the next batsman to join this exclusive list.
1 – With Rahul, Rohit and Kohli each on fire in Mumbai, the match was the 1st instance of 3 batsmen scoring 70+ runs in the same t20 game!