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Stats Analysis

Stats: South Africa's record chase cuts short India's winning streak

All the stats and records from the high-scoring opening T20I between India and South Africa

12 Consecutive wins for India in T20Is before the seven-wicket defeat against South Africa. It is the joint-longest winning streak for any team in men's T20Is.
212 Target chased by South Africa in Delhi, their highest successful chase in the T20I format. Their previous highest chase came in the inaugural World T20 game in 2007 against West Indies, where they chased down 206.
126 Runs scored by South Africa in the last ten overs, the most by a team in a successful chase in that period (11-20) of a T20I. The previous highest was 125 by Australia against Pakistan in the 2010 World T20 semi-final, as they chased down the 192-run target from 67 for 4 after the tenth over.
1 India lost a T20I after posting 200-plus for the first time. They were successful while defending a 200-plus total on each of the previous 11 instances. The previous highest successful chase against India was exactly 200 runs, also by South Africa in 2015.
131* The partnership between Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller. It is fourth-highest stand by any pair for the fourth or a lower wicket in men's T20Is and the best for South Africa. Their previous highest was 127* between Faf du Plessis and van der Dussen for the fourth wicket against England in 2020.
2 Number of partnerships against India in T20Is, which is higher than the 131-run stand between van der Dussen and Miller. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shared an unbeaten 152-run opening stand in last year's T20 World Cup, while David Warner and Shane Watson put on a 133-run partnership for the first wicket in the 2012 edition.
14 Shreyas Iyer's drop of van der Dussen in the 16th over cost India 14 runs. He was then on 29 off 30, and finished on 75 off 46, scoring 46 off 16 after the drop (including the run he scored off the ball he was dropped). According to the Luck Index, the other batters would have scored 32 off 15 had the chance been taken.
75.76 % Percentage of runs scored by batters in this match through boundaries. It is the third-highest % in a men's T20I with 300-plus runs coming through the bat. The highest is 76.1 % during the Auckland T20I in 2020 between New Zealand and West Indies, while 75.85 % of runs scored by the batters came via boundaries during the T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017.
12.17 Economy rate of spinners in this match, the fourth-worst in a men's T20I where they bowled ten or more overs. The four spinners - Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel - collectively bowled 11.1 overs, conceding 136 runs for two wickets. All the four bowlers ended with an economy rate of ten and more.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo