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Chahal v Klaasen: 12 balls, five sixes, 41 runs

A stats analysis from the second T20I in which Heinrich Klaasen struck seven sixes and destroyed Yuzvendra Chahal's economy rate

Bharath Seervi

ESPNcricinfo Ltd

230- Heinrich Klaasen's strike rate in his innings of 69 off 30 - the second-highest for any batsman in a 50-plus score against India. Only Johnson Charles' 79 off 33, which was at strike rate of 239.39 in Lauderhill in 2016, is a quicker 50-plus score against India. Among South Africa batsmen, Klaasen's innings is the fifth-fastest 50-plus knock.
7- Sixes hit by Klaasen in his match-winning innings, which are the joint third-most by any batsman against India in T20Is. Only one player has hit more sixes against India in the format - Evin Lewis, who hit 12 sixes and nine sixes during his two centuries in 2017 and 2016 respectively. For South Africa, only Richard Levi (13 sixes), Loots Bosman (nine) and David Miller (nine) have hit more sixes in a T20I.
2- Man-of-the-Match awards Klaasen has won already in six international matches; both came in South Africa's wins, in the ODI and T20I series on this tour. He was also named the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 43 off 27 in the Johannesburg ODI.
5- Bowlers to concede seven sixes in a T20I. Yuzvendra Chahal is the first such bowler from India. The other four bowlers were Stuart Broad, Xavier Doherty, Barry McCarthy (Ireland) and Andrew Tye. For India, the previous highest was six sixes by Ravindra Jadeja against Australia in the 2010 World T20. Klaasen hit five of the seven sixes off Chahal. He collected 41 runs off 12 balls he faced from Chahal, which are also the most any batsman has scored off an India bowler in a T20I.
Most runs by a batsman v an India bowler in a T20I
Batsman Bowler Runs Balls SR Fours Sixes Year
 H Klaasen  YS Chahal  41  12  341.66  1  5  2018
 MDKJ Perera  Kuldeep Yadav  38  14  271.42  2  4  2017
 C Munro  Mohammed Siraj  37  14  264.28  2  3  2017
 SR Watson  RA Jadeja  35  14  250.00  2  3  2016
 E Lewis  RA Jadeja  34  13  261.53  0  5  2017
64- Runs conceded by Chahal in his four overs, the most by an India bowler in T20Is. The previous record was 57 runs by Joginder Sharma against England in the 2007 World T20. Overall, only two bowlers have had more expensive figures than Chahal - McCarthy (69 runs) against Afghanistan last year and 68 leaked by Kyle Abbott against West Indies in 2015. Last week, two more bowlers conceded 64 runs in a T20I - Tye and Ben Wheeler in the same game between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland.
1- Instances of a batsman hitting more sixes off a bowler in a T20I than the five sixes by Klaasen against Chahal. Yuvraj Singh's six sixes off Stuart Broad, all in one over, in Durban in the 2007 World T20 are the most. Lewis had also hit Stuart Binny and Jadeja for five sixes each in his two century knocks.
13- Sixes conceded by Chahal in the two India losses in ODIs and T20Is on this tour. He conceded runs at an economy rate of 13.89 in the two games - 68 runs in 5.3 overs in the Wanderers ODI and 64 runs from four overs in this T20I. He could manage just one wicket in these two matches. In the six matches won by India, Chahal picked 16 wickets at an average of 14.56, with an economy rate of 4.59, and conceded only six sixes.
Yuzvendra Chahal in ODIs and T20Is this tour
Type Mats Overs Wkts Ave Eco SR Sixes
 Won matches  6  50.4  16  14.56  4.59  19.0  6
 Lost matches  2  9.3  1  132.00  13.89  57.0  13

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath