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Stats Analysis

Stats - Rohit Sharma-KL Rahul's reassurance at top and Rishabh Pant-Hardik Pandya's record finish

All the stats and records from India's first win at the men's T20 World Cup 2021.

Rohit Sharma plays a sweep  •  ICC/Getty Images

Rohit Sharma plays a sweep  •  ICC/Getty Images

140 Partnership runs between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, the highest stand for any wicket in men's T20 World Cups for India. The 136-run opening stand between Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir against England in 2007 was India's previous highest.
4 Century stands between Rohit and Rahul in T20 Internationals, joint-second most by any pair in men's T20Is. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are ahead in this list with five 100-run partnerships. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill stitched on four century stands, while Rohit also has four such partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan.
210 for 2 India's total against Afghanistan is the first total of 200-plus of this tournament. It is also the second-highest total for India in the men's T20 World Cup, behind the 218 for four against England in the 2007 edition. India's total is the second-highest for any team in T20Is against Afghanistan, behind 225 for seven by Ireland in 2013.
18.00 Run rate during the partnership between Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya - only six fifty-run partnerships in men's T20Is had a higher run rate. Among all the 50-plus stands for India in men's T20Is, only one pair recorded a higher run rate - 19.26 by Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni against England in 2007 when they shared a 61-run stand in only 19 balls.
65 Runs added by India in their last four overs, their second-most at the death (17-20) in a men's T20I innings. Their highest is 70 runs against England in 2007, including Yuvraj's six sixes in an over.
4 Number of dot balls by Rashid Khan in this game, the joint-fewest he bowled in a T20 International. Rashid bowled only four dots in his four overs against Oman in 2016 and bowled four dots in the three overs against Bangladesh in 2019, two of which were wickets. The 36 runs he conceded are also the joint-fourth most by him in a T20I. Those are also the second most he has given away in a T20I in the last five years, behind the 48 runs against West Indies in 2018 while playing for the World XI.
59 Runs conceded by Naveen-ul-Haq, the fifth-most for a bowler in a men's T20 World Cup innings. Three of the top four instances in that list came in the very first edition. Only one player conceded more runs than Naveen for Afghanistan in a T20I innings - 60 runs by Shapoor Zadran in 2017 against Ireland.
65 T20I matches missed by Ravi Ashwin for India since his previous appearance in this format - against West Indies in July 2017. Only one player missed more between his two T20I matches for India - 73 by Sanju Samson (2015-2020). Ashwin conceded only 14 runs, the fewest by him in four overs in a men's T20 World Cup match.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo