IND vs SA, 2nd T20I: Records tumble as Suryakumar Yadav hits 3rd consecutive fifty - Check Stats
Suryakumar's carnage continued when he slapped a full toss off Ngidi over deep mid-wicket for six and followed it up with a slice over third man for four.
Suryakumar Yadav and K.L Rahul were the stars in a collective commanding batting show in propelling India to a humongous 237/3 in their 20 overs of the second T20I against South Africa here on Sunday. In front of a jam-packed crowd at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Rahul sizzled with an eye-pleasing 57 of 28 balls, before Suryakumar brought out full carnage of 360 degree shots to make 61 off just 22 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik played their parts well as India made merry and enthralled the fans by feasting on an ordinary bowling performance from South Africa, barring Keshav Maharaj's 2/23 in four overs.
Fastest to 1000 T20I runs by balls faced
573 Surya Kumar Yadav (SR 174) *
604 Glenn Maxwell (SR 166)
635 Colin Munro (SR 157)
640 Evin Lewis (SR 156)
654 Thisara Perera (SR 153)
Fastest T20I 50s for India by balls faced
12 Yuvraj Singh v Eng Durban 2007
18 KL Rahul v Sco Dubai 2021
18 Surya Kumar Yadav v SA Guwahati 2022 *
19 Gautam Gambhir v SL Nagpur 2009
20 Yuvraj Singh v Aus Durban 2007
20 Yuvraj Singh v SL Mohali 2009
Highest total vs South Africa in T20Is
237/3 Ind Guwahati 2022 *
236/6 WI Joburg 2015
234/6 Eng Bristol 2022
230/8 Eng Mumbai WS 2016
Most boundaries in a T20I for India
42 vs SL Indore 2017
38 vs SA Guwahati 2022 *
35 vs WI Mumbai WS 2019
25 fours is the most fours hit by India in a T20I.
Worst ER for SA pacers in a T20I (Minimum 10 overs)
13.50 WI Joburg 2015
13.40 Ind Guwahati 2022 *
13.02 Eng Mumbai WS 2016
15 overs by SA pacers today is the most by them in a T20I without taking a wicket.
Fastest 100+ stands for India in T20Is by run rate
14.57 SK Yadav - V Kohli (102 off 42) vs SA Guwahati 2022 *
13.10 KL Rahul - MS Dhoni (107 off 49) vs WI Lauderhill 2016
13.02 KL Rahul - Rohit Sharma (165 off 76) vs SL Indore 2017
India were off to a fiery start right from the word go when Rahul placed a length ball from Kagiso Rabada between backward point and cover for four. The aggression from India then upped in the fourth over when Rahul nonchalantly flicked off wrists to send a Wayne Parnell delivery over deep backward square leg for six.
On the very next ball, Rahul crisply brought out square drive off Parnell for four more, before Rohit glanced through fine leg to make it the second four of the over. Rohit and Rahul took a four each in the next two overs off Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj to end the power-play at 57/0.
Post power-play, Rahul thumped Anrich Nortje all around the park, smacking him for a brace of sixes and a four over the keeper's head. Rohit increased the thrashing by taking successive boundaries in the ninth over costing 21 runs. The 96-run opening stand was broken by Maharaj when Rohit dragged a slog-sweep to deep mid-wicket.
Rahul reached his fifty in 24 balls when he danced down the pitch to smack Aiden Markram over long-on for six and brought up India's hundred in the process. In the next over, Rahul missed the sweep on a skiddy delivery from Maharaj and was trapped lbw.
Suryakumar wept and cut through for fours in his first four balls to maintain the run-rate tempo. He then took Kagiso Rabada for cleaners in the 15th over - a flick off wrists went for six over deep square leg, followed by loft over long-off for four. A scoop-pull over fine leg for four was followed by a scooping a flick over fine leg for six to take 22 runs of the over.
Suryakumar's carnage continued when he slapped a full toss off Ngidi over deep mid-wicket for six and followed it up with a slice over third man for four. He brought up his fifty in 18 balls with a fantastic upper cut over backward point for six on a no-ball off Parnell.
Kohli joined the boundary hitting party with a six and two fours off Parnell, followed by a four off Ngidi. Suryakumar then brought the century of the partnership in just 41 balls with a cracking six over wide long-on, before being run out on the very next ball. Kohli hit two more fours before Karthik applied finishing touches with a four and two sixes in the final over to end a memorable batting show by India.