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Numbers Game: India's landmark victory and Kuldeep's memorable moment

October 08, 2017 14:12 IST

IMAGE: Kuldeep Yadav, centre, celebrates with Virat Kohli, right, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni after taking the wicket of Aaron Finch. Photograph: BCCI

India outclassed Australia by nine wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-truncated first Twenty20 international at Ranchi on Saturday.

Chasing 48 in six overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the hosts reached their target with three deliveries to spare after the loss of Rohit Sharma for 11.

 

The rain came down with Australia struggling on 118 for eight in 18.4 overs after being tied down by India's spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Statistical analysis of the first T20I between Australia and India in Ranchi, on Saturday:

9 India's magnificent nine-wicket victory is their largest over Australia in terms of wickets in T20Is, eclipsing the eight-wicket victory at Melbourne on February 3, 2012.

7 Between October 10, 2013 and October 7, 2017, India have won seven consecutive matches against Australia in T20Is -- their best winning sequence.

10 India have won ten and lost four out of 14 matches played against Australia in T20Is -- for a winning percentage of 71.42. Their tally of wins against Australia is the most against any other opponent.

50 India have won 50 matches out of 84 contested in T20Is (Lost 31, No Result 2 and Tied+W 1) - success % 61.58. India became the fourth team to have won 50 matches or more in T20Is, joining Pakistan (69), South Africa (57) & Sri Lanka (51).

2 Kuldeep Yadav's match-winning figures of two for 16 are his best in T20Is, eclipsing the two for 20 vs Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on September 6, 2017.

1 Kuldeep Yadav received his first Man of the Match award in T20Is.

47 Aaron Finch, with 334 runs at an average of 47.71 in seven innings, has set a record by an Australian batsman for the highest runs' tally vs India in T20Is, eclipsing the 302 (ave.50.33) in eight matches by Shane  Watson.

38 Aaron Finch has totalled 1124 runs in 32 innings at an average of 38.75 - the highest among the Australian batsmen with atleast 500 runs in T20Is.

4 Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed Glenn Maxwell in all the four matches in international cricket - in three ODIs in the 2017- 18 series - once each at Chennai,  Kolkata & Indore and in a T20I at Ranchi.

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