Record bowling figures for India, and a near-record collapse from England

6/25 Yuzvendra Chahal’s figures – the best by an India bowler and the third-best overall in T20Is. This was only the third six-wicket haul in T20Is after two from Ajantha Mendis. No India bowler had taken a five-for before; R Ashwin’s 4 for 8 against Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam last year was the previous best an Indian. Chahal had picked up only five wickets in 20 overs in his first five T20Is before this. The only other five-wicket haul against England prior to this was Lasith Malinga’s 5 for 31 in Pallekele in 2012.


8 Runs for which England lost their last eight wickets – the second-worst eight-wicket collapse in international cricket. New Zealand had lost their last eight wickets for five runs in a Test against Australia in Wellington in 1946. England slid from 119 for 2 in 13.2 overs to 127 all out in 16.3 overs (that is, 19 balls).

1 Number of bigger victory margins for India in terms of runs in T20s; they won this match by 75 runs.1 This was the first T20 bilateral series won by India against England. In the previous four, England had won three and one was drawn.

2010 The last time Suresh Raina scored a T20I fifty – against Zimbabwe in Harare. Today’s half-century was his first such score in 38 innings. He had made 13 scores of 30 or more in this period though. This was his fifth 50-plus score in T20Is and first in India.

0 Number of younger players than Rishabh Pant to debut in T20Is for India. Pant debuted at 19 years, 120 days. The previous youngest for India was Ishant Sharma at 19 years, 152 days.


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