A pounding for fast bowlers
230 The target chased down by England, the second highest ever in T20I history. The highest was also against South Africa, by West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015, when they overhauled a target of 232. The match aggregate of 459 is the second highest in T20Is.
172 Total runs scored by both teams in the Powerplays: South Africa made 83, which is joint sixth best in the first six in T20Is, and England replied with 89, the third highest in all T20Is, and the best in a match between two Full Member teams. The match aggregate is the best in Powerplays; the previous highest in the first 12 overs was 171, but that was in a seven-overs per team game between New Zealand and Scotland in 2009. In a full 20-over games, the previous best was 156. The highest by any team in Powerplays is 91, by Netherlands against Ireland in the 2014 World T20. The last time these two teams played each other - in Johannesburg last month - South Africa scored 88 without loss in the Powerplays.
44 England's total after two overs, the highest ever in a T20I. Both Kagiso Rabada (21) and Dale Steyn (23) went for their most expensive overs in T20Is.
17 Balls for England to get to 50, the joint second fastest in T20Is. The fastest is 16 balls, by New Zealand versus Scotland in that seven-overs-per-side game in 2009.
26 Overs, out of 40 in the match, which went for ten or more runs; 13 for each team.
13.09 Economy rate for the quick bowlers in the match, the highest ever in a full 20-over T20I. Spinners did much better, conceding only 8.81 runs per over.
0 Boundaries conceded by Imran Tahir in his four-over spell, which went for 28. He was the only bowler who didn't concede one. Rabada conceded seven fours and a six in 24 balls, while Chris Jordan leaked six fours and three sixes.
21 Balls taken by Quinton de Kock to notch up his first T20I fifty, which equals South Africa's fastest in this format: AB de Villiers had scored one off as many balls the last time these two teams played in Johannesburg last month. In 25 previous innings in T20Is, de Kock's highest score was 48 not out.
224 Runs between dismissals for Hashim Amla, the most by any batsman in T20Is. The previous record was 216, by New Zealand's Martin Guptill. In 2012.
13.39 The run rate during the opening partnership of 96, off 43 balls, between Amla and de Kock. It's the sixth fastest for all 50-plus stands for the first wicket in T20Is, and the second best for South Africa: Amla and de Villiers had added 125 off 50 balls in that Johannesburg game against England last month.
2 Instances of three 50-plus scores in a T20I innings: the only previous instance was by India, also against England, in the 2007 World T20, when Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh topped 50. In South Africa's innings here, de Kock, Amla and JP Duminy got half-centuries.
9 Bowlers from both teams who bowled at least two overs and went at ten or more runs per over. Four of those were from England, and five from South Africa.
1 Instances of four batsmen scoring 50s in under 30 balls in a T20I: this was the first such match.
17.5 Steyn's economy rate in the match, his worst in T20Is. His previous worst was 12.5 (50 runs in four overs), also against England, in the 2010 World T20.
20 Runs in wides conceded by South Africa, the second highest in a T20I innings. The highest is 23, by West Indies against South Africa in the inaugural World T20 game in 2007. South Africa's total of 26 extras conceded is the joint third highest in a T20I innings.
S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats