Virat Kohli has already amassed 881 runs in the ongoing South African tour © AFP
Virat Kohli has already amassed 881 runs in the ongoing South African tour © AFP

0 instances of India  losing a bilateral T20 International series of 3 or more matches anywhere, in 6 attempts. They had beaten Australia 3-0 in Australia (2015-16), Sri Lanka 3-0 at home (2015-16 and 2017-18), Zimbabwe 2-1 in Zimbabwe (2016), England 2-1 at home (2016-17), and New Zealand 2-1 at home (2017-18).

3 series wins for South Africa in bilateral T20I series out of 9. They have lost 5 and drawn 1-1 in England in 2012 (a match was abandoned midway). At home they have won 1 out of 4 series, and the 3 defeats came in their last 3 home series.

0 T20Is for India at Newlands, Cape Town till now. In fact, India have played T20Is in four South African venues — New Wanderers, Johannesburg; SuperSport Park, Centurion; and the two Durban grounds, Kingsmead and Moses Mabhida Stadium.

0.6 win-loss ratio for South Africa (3 wins, 5 defeats) at Newlands, their worst at any home venue where they have played more than 1 match. They have beaten Bangladesh once and England twice, while losing to Australia (twice), Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Pakistan.

1.4 win-loss ratio of India against South Africa (7 wins, 5 defeats) from 12 matches. MS Dhoni is the only one to have played all 12 matches.

17 runs needed by Virat Kohli to become the 1st non-New Zealander and 3rd overall to 2,000 T20I runs. The only ones to have done this are Martin Guptill (2,271) and Brendon McCullum (2,140).

68 runs needed by MS Dhoni to become the 3rd Indian to the 1,500-run mark. Apart from Kohli, Rohit Sharma (1,668) is the only other Indian to have done this.

21 runs needed by Manish Pandey (108) to become the highest scorer in an India-South Africa bilateral series. Rohit had scored 128 in 2015-16. Duminy had got 98 in 2015-16 as well, which remains the South African record.

1 uncapped player in the South African squad — Christiaan Jonker. If he plays he will become the 76rd to play T20Is for South Africa.

330 runs for Rohit in India-South Africa T20Is, 34 more than Suresh Raina, the next batsman on the list. Among South Africans, JP Duminy leads with 240.

13 sixes for Duminy in India-South Africa T20Is, the most. Rohit and Raina are tied on 12, so it will be a race between the three.

1 wicket needed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to become the 2nd-highest wicket-taker in India-South Africa T20Is. Bhuvi (6) is currently tied with Zaheer Khan. Ravichandran Ashwin (10) tops the list.

5 wickets for Bhuvi in the ongoing series, the most in an India-South Africa bilateral series. Ashwin had taken 4 in 2015-16, but Junior Dala has caught up with him in the ongoing series.

9 catches for Raina and 7 for Rohit in India-South Africa matches, the most among non-wicketkeepers. In the current squads nobody has more than 2, so one of them is likely to finish on top.