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After winning the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at Sydney, Indian cricket team have continued with their winning momentum by beating Australia by 37 runs in the first Twenty20 (T20) International at Adelaide on Tuesday. Fans were eagerly waiting for this match as there were quite a few cricketers making their comeback after a long absence from international cricket. They were not disappointed, as just like the ODIs, the first T20I also turned out to be a high-scoring cracker. Also just like the previous games on this tour, there were few records being made and broken. Abhishek Kumar compiles 12 such interesting statistical-cum-fun facts from the first T20I, which saw India going 1-0 in the series.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 1st T20I at Adelaide

1. Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 90 runs from just 55 balls, which is now his highest individual score in T20Is and third highest by any Indian.

2. Had Kohli scored a hundred in this match, he would have become the first player to score a hundred in each format of the game at the same venue. He still has the chance to do the same in the second T20I, although at a different venue in Melbourne, where too he already has a Test and an ODI hundred.

3. India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two crucial wickets of Aaron Finch and Shane Watson and became the first Indian bowler to take 30 or more wickets in T20Is.

4. This is first time in the history of cricket when the women’s and men’s teams of same nation have defeated the same opponents on the same ground in a T20I. Earlier today, Indian women beat Australia women at this venue and later the men’s team took cue from them to beat the Australian men’s side.

5. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a match-winning spell by taking 3 wickets for 23 runs, which is the fourth best performance by any Indian bowler on his T20I debut.

6. After this match, Bumrah averages 7.66, which is the best by any Indian bowler in T20Is and third best overall amongst the bowlers who have bowled at least three overs in their career.

7. This was the second time when Australia were playing a T20I match on Australia Day and on both the occasions they lost. Previously, they had played one in 2013 against Sri Lanka at Sydney, where they lost by five wickets.

8. India’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina scored 41 runs off 34 balls in the match and in the process completed his 1,000 runs in T20Is, thus becoming only the second Indian to do so after Virat Kohli.

9. Kohli and Raina put up a huge partnership of 134 runs for third wicket, which is now the best partnership by any Indian pair in T20Is for the same and second for any wicket.

10. Australian pacer Shaun Tait now has most wickets (42) at Adelaide including both international and other T20 matches. No other bowler has taken this many wickets at any Australian venue in T20s.

11. India’s debutant all-rounder Hardik Pandya conceded 19 runs in his first over, which is now the most expensive first over bowled by a bowler making his debut for a full member team in T20Is.

12. India won the first T20I against Australia by 37 runs, which is now the highest margin of victory in terms of runs for any team in Australia.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with Criclife.com. He can be followed at abhicricket.kumar and @abhishekkr2593)