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Pragyan registers best bowling performance

Harare: Following are the statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International cricket match between India and Zimbabwe played.

  • Pragyan Ojha (2/11) has produced his bowling performance in terms of economy rate - 2.75.
  • Ojha`s average in Twenty20 Internationals is superb - 11.77. He has bagged nine wickets in five matches at a strike rate of 11.3.
  • Ojha has set an Indian bowling record for best economy rate in an innings in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering S Sreesanth`s 3.00 (4-0-12-2) against Australia at Durban on September 22, 2007.
  • Vinay Kumar`s excellent figures of 3/24 are his best in Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing the 2 for 30 on debut against Sri Lanka at Gros Islet on May 11, 2010.
  • Craig Irvine (30 off 42 balls) has posted his highest innings in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Piyush Chawla (4-0-14-1) has registered his best bowling figures.
  • Ashok Dinda (2/27) has posted his best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals, eclipsing the 1 for 34 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur on December 9, 2009.
  • Yusuf Pathan has registered his career-best in Twenty20 Internationals, bettering the 33 not out off 17 balls against England at Lord`s on June 14, 2009.
  • Yusuf` enjoys an excellent strike rate (157.03) in Twenty20 Internationals is the highest for India.
  • Yusuf got his second Man of the Match award in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • The highest partnership (64 unbroken) of the match was recorded by Yusuf Pathan and Virat Kohli - for the fifth wicket.
  • Chris Mpofu (2/31) has registered his second best bowling performance - the best being 3 for 16 against Pakistan at King City on October 12, 2008.
  • Suresh Raina, with his 28 off 17 balls, has taken his runs` tally in Twenty20 Internationals to 396 at an average of 28.28 in 17 matches. Only Gautam Gambhir (621), Yuvraj Singh (555) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (441) have amassed more runs than
    Raina.

  • India have posted a magnificent triumph over Zimbabwe in their first ever Twenty20 International against them.
  • India have posted their 13th victory in 26 games (Lost 11, Tied 1 and NR 1) - winning percentage 54.00.
  • The first Twenty20 International between India and Zimbabwe is the first played in Zimbabwe.
  • Chamu Chibhabha (40 off 30 balls) has equalled his career-best innings. Against Canada at King City on October 13, 2008, he had posted 40 off 35 balls.

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