India Women have taken 1-0 lead against South Africa © Getty Images
India Women have taken 1-0 lead against South Africa © Getty Images

2 T20 Internationals between India Women and South Africa Women now and India have won both. They had clashed on November 30 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru in a one-off T20I match. India scored 146 for 5 and restricted South Africa to 130 for 9.

9 countries in which India have played T20Is. Surprisingly, they had to wait for almost 11 years to play one in South Africa. The list of countries includes exotic names such as Thailand and China.

2.5 win-loss ratio of India under Harmanpreet Kaur (10 wins, 4 defeats), their best under any captain. On the other hand, Dane van Niekerk has now led South Africa to a win and a defeat; she had led South Africa only once before, to a win over Ireland at Solihull in 2014.

4 Women’s T20I players for India younger than Jemimah Rodrigues, who debuted at 17 years 161 days today. Radha Yadav, another debutant, occupies sixth spot at 17 years 298 days. Sneha Deepthi (16 years 204 days) remains the youngest.

1.25 win-loss ratio (5 wins, 4 defeats) for South Africa Women at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. However, all their wins have come against Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

457 Chloe Tryon’s strike rate today, for her 7-ball 32*. This is the best for anyone with a 30-plus score in a Women’s T20I. Chloe went past Sophie Devine’s 318 (70 in 22 balls). Chloe is also at third spot, with 292 (35* in 12).

4 instances of four batters going past 25 in the same innings in Women’s T20Is now and the 2nd by India. Mithali Raj had scored 42, Vanitha VR 38, Harmanpreet Kaur 40, and Veda Krishnamurthy 38* against Bangladesh Women in a 2016 World T20 match at Bengaluru.

37 for Jemimah on debut, the 3rd-highest by an Indian in Women’s T20Is. Smriti had scored 39, but the record lies with Rumeli Dhar (66*).

4 debutants for India today — Taniya Bhatia, Jemimah, Pooja Vastrakar, and Radha  taking their T20I cap count to 58.

3 instances of India fielding 4 debutants (barring, of course, their first Women’s T20I, where 11 debutants had played). The other two instances came against Australia Women: Jaya Sharma, Thirushkamini MD, Seema Pujare, and Gouher Sultana had all debuted at Sydney in 2008-09, while Veda, Ekta Bisht, Anagha Deshpande, and Snehal Pradhan debuted at Billericay in 2011.

2 debutants for South Africa today — Nadine de Klerk and Raisibe Ntozakhe  taking their T20I cap count to 43. 

Oh, dear! Shreyas Iyer drops Makram. Bumrah’s hard work goes in vain. This is Shreyas’ second drop in 2 matches.