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1st T20 International: SA vs ZIM at Bloemfontein – Statistical Highlights

- This game represent the first ever T20I game between South Africa and Zimbabwe. South Africa's victory by seven wickets in this game provides the 22nd occasion of South Africa winning a T20I game. Only Pakistan is ahead of South Africa with 26 victories. South Africa with the win in this game went past Australia, which has won 21 games.

 

- Pakistan {26}, South Africa {22} and Australia {21} are the only three teams in the history of T20Is to register 20 plus wins.

 

- South Africa capped CA Ingram and J Theron for this game. They became the 46th and 47th South African cricketers to represent South Africa in T20Is. This is the first occasion South African cricketers are making T20I debut against Zimbabwe.

 

- H Masakadza {72} and CJ Chibabha {52} scored fifties in this game providing the fifth occasion of Zimbabwean batsmen scoring fifties in T20Is. The other three occasions are - 60* by BRM Taylor vs Australia at Cape Town on 12.09.07, 53 by H Masakadza vs Pakistan at King City {NW{ on 12.10.08 and 79 by H Masakadza vs Canada at King City {NW} on 13.10.08.

 

- H Masakadza {72} and CJ Chibabha {52} scored fifties in this game providing the first occasion of two Zimbabwean batsmen scoring fifties in a T20I.

 

- H Masakadza became the first Zimbabwean batsman to score fifties on three occasions. He is one of 30 batsmen who have scored three or more fifties in T20Is.

 

- H Masakadza and CJ Chibhabha added 76 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the seventh occasion of Zimbabwe batsmen posting 50 plus runs partnerships in T20Is. The other seven are – 54 for the fourth wicket between H Masakadza and SC Williams vs Bangladesh at Khulna on 28.11.06 : 53 for the fifth wicket between H Masakadza and BRM Taylor vs Australia at Cape Town on 12.09.07 : 74 for the first wicket between V Sibanda and BRM Taylor vs England at Cape Town on 13.09.07 : 53 for the sixth wicket between E Chigumbara and T Taibu vs Canada at King City {NW} on 11.10.08 : 62 for the first wicket between H Masakadza and C Zhuwawo vs Pakistan at King City {NW} on 12,10.09 and 89 for the second wicket between H Masakadza and CJ Chibabha vs Canada at King City on 13.10.08.

 

- Zimbabwe's 168 for 4 in this game represents its second best team total in T20Is. Its highest team total is 184 for 5 against Canada at King City {NW} on 13.10.08.

 

- GC Smith scored 58 in this game to provide his fifth fifty in T20I games. The other four occasions are – 61 vs New Zealand at Jo'burg on 21.10.05, 89* vs Australia at Johannesburg on 24.02.05,  71* vs Pakistan at Jo'burg on 02.02.07 and 88 vs England at Centurion on 15.11.09.

 

- With five fifties to his credit, GC Smith became the tenth batsman in T20Is to score five or more fifties. Others are – BB McCullum {07}, G Gambhir {06}, CH Gayle {06}, KC Sangakkara {06}, TM Dilshan {05}, DPMD Jayawardene {05}, Kamran Akmal {05}, KP Pietersen {05} and Yuvraj Singh {05}.

 

- With five fifties to his credit, GC Smith became the fifth opening batsman to score five or more fifties in T20Is. Others are - BB McCullum {07}, G Gambhir {06}, CH Gayle {06} and TM Dilshan {05}.

 

- GC Smith completed 850 runs in his T20I career when he was on 47 during his knock of 58 in this innings and at the end of this game, his total stood at 861. He became the third batsman in T20Is to total 850 plus runs. The other two are – BB McCullum {1100} and KP Pietersen {911}.

 

- GC Smith became the second batsman in T20Is to score 100 plus boundary fours. His first boundary in this game gave him the 100th boundary {of the second ball of South Africa's innings – bowler being C Mpofu} and at the end of this game, he had an aggregate of 108 boundary fours. BB McCullum of New Zealand is the other batsman who has an aggregate of 112 boundary fours.

 

- South African innings contained two fifty plus runs partnerships in this game – 90 runs for the first wicket between GC Smith and LL Bosman : 70* for the fourth wicket between JP Duminy and DA Miller. These two fifty partnerships represent the 24th and 25th occasion of South African batsmen posting fifty plus runs patnerships in T20Is.

 

- 90 runs for the first wicket between GC Smith and LL Bosman in this game provide the ninth occasion of a 50 plus runs stand for the first wicket by South African batsmen in T20I games.

 

- 90 runs for the first wicket between GC Smith and LL Bosman in this game provide the 71st occasion of a 50 plus runs stand for the first wicket in T20I games.

 

- Australian and New Zeland batsmen have posted fifty plus run partnerships for the first wicket on ten occasions and are closely followed by South Africa which has nine such partnerships to its credit.

 

- 70* for the fourth wicket between JP Duminy and DA Miller in this game provide the sixth occasion of a 50 plus runs stand for the fourth wicket by South African batsmen in T20I games.

 

- 70* for the fourth wicket between JP Duminy and DA Miller in this game provide the 43rd occasion of a 50 plus runs stand for the fourth wicket in T20I games.

 

- Australia and Pakistan share the record for most number of 50 plus runs partnerships for the fourth wicket with seven partnerships each. South Africa and Sri Lanka with six such partnerships are behind Australia and Pakistan.

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