Player of the Match
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Match Day

714dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Duminy 68* trumps Rohit hundred

Rohit Sharma became the 15th centurion in T20 internationals and India's second after Suresh Raina but he was overshadowed by JP Duminy, who is South Africa's leading run-scorer and second overall in the format, as he scripted a stunning series-opening vi

714dSidharth Monga

Mishra benched in depth and dew dilemma

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

714dESPNcricinfo staff

'Knew we'll need to counter-punch' - Duminy

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

Quick

26

Balls taken by SA to score 50 runs in their innings - this is second-fewest taken by them in any T20I.

Only the second

1

No. of Indian batsmen to hit T20I centuries before Rohit Sharma. Suresh Raina too made it against SA.

The quickest

27

Inns by Virat Kohli to complete 1000 T20I runs, he is the fastest to the landmark.

First to the Milestone

1000

Runs completed by Virat Kohli in T20Is. He is the first India batsmen to do so.

Fifty stat

8

Fifties by Rohit Sharma in T20Is. Among Indian batsmen, only Virat Kohli has more. Yuvraj Singh also has eight fifties.

Favourite format

45.25

Rohit Sharma's batting ave against SA in T20Is. In the other two formats, he averages just 16.8.

A different ball game

6-2

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.