With India wanting a bowler who can bat at No. 7, the defensive left-arm spinner Axar Patel was preferred over the legspinner Amit Mishra in Dharamsala
In a stiff chase in Dharamsala, South Africa did not allow pressure to dictate to them, something JP Duminy said was discussed in the lead up to the series
Plays of the day from the first T20 between India and South Africa in Dharamsala
Stats highlights from the first T20I between India and South Africa in Dharamsala
Balls taken by SA to score 50 runs in their innings - this is second-fewest taken by them in any T20I.
No. of Indian batsmen to hit T20I centuries before Rohit Sharma. Suresh Raina too made it against SA.
Inns by Virat Kohli to complete 1000 T20I runs, he is the fastest to the landmark.
Runs completed by Virat Kohli in T20Is. He is the first India batsmen to do so.
Fifties by Rohit Sharma in T20Is. Among Indian batsmen, only Virat Kohli has more. Yuvraj Singh also has eight fifties.
Rohit Sharma's batting ave against SA in T20Is. In the other two formats, he averages just 16.8.
India's win-loss record against SA in T20Is. This is the only format in which India have won more than they have lost against them.