Harare: Following are the statistical highlights of the second and final Twenty20 International match between India and Zimbabwe played here on Sunday.
Zimbabwe have lost four consecutive games for the first time in Twenty20 Internationals - by 14 runs to Sri Lanka; by seven runs to New Zealand; by six wickets to India and by seven wickets to India - all four this year.
Zimbabwe (140/5) have posted their highest total against India in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering the 111 for nine at Harare on June 12, 2010.
India (144/3) have also recorded their highest total against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals.
Suresh Raina’s match-winning 72 not out is the first fifty-plus for India against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals.
Raina is the first Indian skipper to register a fifty in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 46 against Sri Lanka at Mohali on December 12, 2009.
Tatenda Taibu (45 not out off 40 balls) has recorded his highest innings in T20I, surpassing the 40 not out against Sri Lanka at King City (NW) on October 10, 2008.
Taibu’s unbeaten knock is the highest for Zimbabwe against India in Twenty20 Internationals, obliterating the 40 by Chibhabha at Harare on June 12, 2010.
Ashok Dinda (2/15) has recorded his best ever bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering the two for 27 at Harare on June 12, 2010.
India have posted their largest victory over Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals.
India, for the first time, have won a bilateral series by 2-0 in Twenty20 Internationals.
Raina is the first Indian to average 100.00 in a series - 100 in two innings at a strike rate of 163.93. He is also the top run-scorer in the series.
Raina has got the Man of the Match award for the second time in Twenty20 Internationals.
Raina, for the first time, has received the Player of the series award.
Ashok Dinda, with four wickets at 10.50, is the top wicket-taker in the series.
Brendan Taylor (27 off 33 balls) has posted his highest innings against India.
Murali Vijay and Raina, with their 79-run stand, have established a record for any wicket for India against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 Internationals, obliterating the 64 (unbroken) between Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan for the fifth wicket at Harare on June 12, 2010.
Murali Vijay’s 46 is his second highest innings, next only to the 48 against Afghanistan at Gros Islet on May 1, 2010.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling figures of 4-0-48-1 are the worst for India against Zimbabwe.