# Lakshmipathy Balaji (3/19) produced his best bowling figures in T20s. Ashish Nehra [ Images ] registered the same bowling figures (3/19 at Gros Islet on May 1, 2010) against Afghanistan.
# Virat Kohli [ Images ] became the first Indian player to post three consecutive 50s in T20s -- 68 against Sri Lanka [ Images ] at Pallekele on August 7, 2012, 70 against New Zealand [ Images ] at Chennai on September 11, 2012 and 50 against Afghanistan at Colombo, RPS on September 19, 2012.
# Kohli's knock of 50 off 39 balls is the first fifty for India against Afghanistan in T20s.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ Images ] became the first skipper to lead a team in four consecutive ICC [ Images ] World Twenty20 tournaments. He became the first captain to lead a team in 18 matches in the ICC World Twenty20.
# India (159 for five) posted their highest total against Afghanistan in T20s. India's highest ever total in the ICC World Twenty20 is 218 for four against England [ Images ] at Durban on September 19, 2007.
# Kohli and Raina shared a partnership of 46 -- India's highest for the fourth wicket against Afghanistan in T20s.
# Yuvraj Singh [ Images ] (3/24) registered his best bowling figures on foreign soil in T20s.
# Yuvraj is the first Indian player to post 25 sixes in the ICC World Twenty20. Chris Gayle [ Images ] (27) has registered more sixes than Yuvraj.
# Afghanistan have been defeated in all three matches in the ICC World Twenty20 -- two against India and one against South Africa [ Images ].
# Kohli was adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in Twenty20 Internationals.
# In five innings in a row in T20s this year, Dhoni has remained unbeaten -- 48 against Australia [ Images ] at SCG on February 1; 21 against Australia at MCG on February 3; 16 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on August 7; 22 against New Zealand at Chennai on September 11 and 18 against Afghanistan at Colombo, RPS on September 19.
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