Stats Analysis

Dewald Brevis becomes the youngest South African to score a century in men's T20s

Titans and Knights aggregated 501 runs in Potchefstroom, the most in any T20 so far

Dewald Brevis goes for the big one  •  Titans/ Gallo Images

Dewald Brevis goes for the big one  •  Titans/ Gallo Images

162 - Dewald Brevis' score is the highest by a South African batter in men's T20s. The previous highest was 140*, jointly shared by Pieter Malan vs Easterns in 2014, and Quinton de Kock vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022. Brevis' 162 is also the highest T20 score in South Africa; Malan's 140* was the previous highest, which he scored in Cape Town.
2 - Number of individual scores in men's T20s higher than Brevis' 162 against Knights. Chris Gayle smashed 175* for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in the IPL in 2013, while Aaron Finch hit 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018.
52 - Number of balls taken by Brevis to reach 150, the fastest by any batter in T20 cricket. The previous quickest was 53 deliveries by Gayle during his 175* in the 2013 IPL.
19y 185d - Brevis' age on Monday, making him the youngest South African to score a century in men's T20s. De Kock was the previous youngest at 20 years and 62 days old when he scored 126* against Cape Cobras in 2013. Brevis is also the sixth-youngest batter to score a century in men's T20s.
284.21 - Brevis' strike rate during his knock, the fifth-highest strike rate during a century in men's T20s and the highest for any T20 hundred in South Africa. The previous highest was 283.33 by Wihan Lubbe, who scored 102 off 36 balls for North West against Limpopo in 2018.
35 - Number of balls Brevis needed to complete his century, the joint fifth-fastest in T20 cricket (where recorded). It is also the joint second-fastest T20 hundred by a South African, behind Lubbe's 33-ball ton against Limpopo in 2018. David Miller also had a hundred off 35 balls against Bangladesh in a T20I in 2017.
13 - Sixes by Brevis in his 162, the most by any batter in a T20 innings in South Africa. His 13 sixes are also the joint-second most for a South African, behind Cameron Delport's 14 sixes against Surrey in the 2019 T20 Blast. Richard Levi also hit 13 sixes during his century against New Zealand in 2012.
179 - Partnership between Brevis and Jiveshan Pillay, the highest stand for any wicket in South Africa domestic T20. It is also the second-highest T20 partnership in South Africa, behind the 197-run opening stand by Pakistan's Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in 2021.
501 - Runs aggregated by Titans and Knights, the most runs ever scored in a T20 match. The previous highest was 497 by Central Districts and Otago in the Super Smash in 2016-17. The 36 sixes by both teams in Potchefstroom are also the third most in a T20.
271 - Titans' total against Knights on Monday is the highest T20 total in South Africa, and the fourth highest by any team in men's T20s. The previous highest in South Africa was 262 by North West against Limpopo in 2018.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo