Yuzvendra Chahal became 1st Indian to scalp 5 or more wickets in a T20I © AFP
Yuzvendra Chahal became 1st Indian to scalp 5 or more wickets in a T20I © AFP

Virat Kohli said on Thursday that he had faith in Yuzvendra Chahal’s abilities after the leg-spinner claimed six wickets to set up India’s 75-run series-clinching victory in the 3rd T20I at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Chahal got Sam Billings for a golden duck, and came back to start England’s batting rot in the 14th over of the innings. He got danger-men Eoin Morgan (40) and Joe Root (42) and off consecutive deliveries to derail the chase. Root and Morgan had kept the chase alive with their 64-run third-wicket stand but the innings fell apart after their departure. Chahal got three wickets in his fourth over to rip through the England middle and lower orders as India won the series 2-1. With this emphatic victory, we present some interesting numbers from the contest.

Chahal’s figures of 6 for 25 from 4 overs are the 3rd-best by any bowler in T20Is after Ajantha Mendis’ 6 for 8 against Zimbabwe in 2012 and 6 for 16 against Australia in 2011.

Chahal also became the first Indian to take 5 wickets in a T20I. The previous best figures were 4 for 8, by Ravichandran Ashwin against Sri Lanka in 2016.

England lost their last 8 wickets for 8 runs. This was the 2nd worst collapse for the last 8 wickets in any international match across formats. The record is of 8 wickets for 5 runs by New Zealand in a Test against Australia in 1945-46.

Chahal scalped 8 for 85 in the series. This is the 2nd-best haul by an Indian in a bilateral T20I series after Ashwin’s 9 for 35 against Sri Lanka in 2015-16. The overall record is 11 for 77 by Ahsan Malik of Netherlands against Nepal in 2015.

6 England batsmen could not score any run. This is the most by any Test-playing nation and joint 2nd-most overall. The record is held by Zimbabwe (7), against West Indies in 2009-10. Interestingly, Zimbabwe still won by 26 runs.

With this series win, India have now won four 3-match bilateral T20I series. the most by any team., India also maintains their record of winning all 3-match T20I series they have played so far. New Zealand, England, South Africa and Australia are the other teams to have won three 3-match bilateral T20I series.

Root scored at least 30 runs in all the 3 T20Is, the joint-most by any batsman and 2nd English player to do this in a bilateral series (after James Vince against Pakistan in 2015-16). A total of 14 batsmen have done this previously.

Kohli has now won his debut series across all three formats as full-time captain of India. He became the first Indian to achieve this unique feat.

India’s win by 75 runs is their second-biggest in terms of runs in T20Is. The biggest win also came against England, when they won by 90 runs in the 2012 World T20.

This is also India’s biggest win at home. The previous record win at home was by 69 runs against Sri Lanka in 2015-16.

India’s 202 is the highest at Chinnaswamy, their joint 4th-highest overall, their joint 3rd-highest at home and their 2nd-highest against England.

With 3 wickets in today’s match, Jasprit Bumrah has now 33 wickets in T20Is — the 3rd-most by an Indian after Ashish Nehra (34) and Ashwin (52).

Chris Jordan’s figures of 4-0-56-1 are the 2nd-worst by any bowler against India after Stuart Broad’s 4-0-60-0 against India in the 2007 World T20. Among English bowlers, Jordan’s figures is the 4th-worst in a T20I, after James Anderson’s 4-0-64-1 against South Africa in 2006-07, Sajid Mahmood’s 4-0-61-1 against South Africa in 2009-10 and Broad’s 4-0-60-0 (mentioned above).

Suresh Raina conceded 22 runs from the only over he bowled. His economy rate of 22 is the second-worst by an Indian bowler in a T20I with at least one over after Stuart Binny’s 32 against West Indies in 2016. Binny was famously hit for five consecutive sixes by Evin Lewis in that over.

Nehra became the 5th Indian to bowl a maiden off the first over of the innings after Harbhajan Singh against Australia in 2010, Praveen Kumar against West Indies in 2011, Bhuvneshwar Kumar against UAE in 2016-17 and Barinder Sran against Zimbabwe in 2016.

A total of 105 runs were conceded by Jordan in this series. This is the 3rd-most by an English bowler in a bilateral T20I series. The top two slots are 141 against Australia in 2013-14 and 107 runs against New Zealand in 2012-13; both were registered by (to nobody’s surprise) Jade Dernbach.

Jordan’s 105 runs was also the most runs leaked by any bowler against India in a bilateral series, while Tymal Mills’ 94 in the series is the second-most. The previous record was 91, held by Shaun Tait in 2015-16 and Graeme Cremer in 2016.

With the wicket of Jason Roy, Amit Mishra has now 201 wickets and is now the highest wicket-taker among Indians in T20s. Mishra went past Ashwin’s tally of 200 wickets.

This was England’s 43rd defeat in T20Is, joint-most by any team along with Bangladesh and Pakistan.

On the other hand, this was India’s 48th T20I win — joint 4th-most by a team after Pakistan (64), South Africa (55) and New Zealand (49). Sri Lanka is the other team with 48 wins in T20Is.

Dhoni scored his maiden T20I fifty. Till now, Dhoni was the first cricketer to have scored 1,000 runs without any fifty. The record for most runs without a fifty now passes on to Kevin O’Brien, who has 683 runs with a highest score of 42 not out.

During his course to maiden T20I fifty, Dhoni also completed his 5,000 runs in T20 cricket. He became the 6th Indian batsman to reach this landmark after Raina, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Kohli.

Raina scored his 40th fifty score in T20 cricket, the 4th-most by any Indian after Kohli (50), Rohit (46) and Gambhir (45).

With his third six of the match (off Jordan), Raina touched the 250-sixes mark in T20 cricket. He became the second Indian to reach this landmark in T20s, after Rohit (254).

Morgan became the first captain to bowl first in all 3 T20Is of a bilateral series. He also became the second captain to lose a bilateral series after winning all three tosses. The first captain to achieve this feat was Mashrafe Mortaza against New Zealand in 2016-17.

Morgan is also the 5th captain to win all tosses of a bilateral series after Broad (against Pakistan in 2011-12), Mohammad Hafeez against Australia in 2012, Faf du Plessis against Sri Lanka in 2013 and Mortaza (mentioned above).

12 sixes were hit by Indian batsman in this match, the 2nd-most by them in a T20I. Their record of 13 came against New Zealand in 2008-09.

There were three 50-run partnerships in the Indian innings (Rahul and Raina, Raina and Dhoni, Dhoni and Yuvraj). This was the 7th occurrence of three fifty-run stands in a T20I innings, 3rd for India, and 1st by any side against England.

When Dhoni caught Roy, he became the joint 3rd-highest catcher. He is currently behind only AB de Villiers (61) and Umar Akmal (49), and at par with Ross Taylor (42).

When Dhoni stumped Jordan, he became the joint 3rd-highest stumper. He is currently behind only Kamran Akmal (32) and Mohammad Shahzad (24), and at par with Mushfiqur Rahim (23).

Chahal became the 6th Indian cricketer to receive a Man of the Series award after Kohli (3), Ashwin, Raina, Sran and Yuvraj (1 each).

Sam Billings became the third English opener to be dismissed for golden duck in a T20I after Joe Denly (against South Africa and Australia, both in 2009) and Roy against Pakistan in 2015. Billings was also the second opener to be dismissed for a golden duck against India after Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Rishabh Pant became the youngest player to debut for India in T20Is at 19 years 120 days. The previous record from India was of 19 years 152 days by Ishant Sharma. Pant became the 68th T20I player for India.

Kohli held 3 catches in the match, the joint 2nd-most by an Indian non-wicketkeeper. The record remains with Ajinkya Rahane (4). The others to take 3 catches are Dinesh Karthik, Rohit, Raina (twice) and Rahane (again).