IND vs SA: Records created during South Africa’s victory in 3rd T20I

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During the third T20I between India and South Africa in Bangalore, many records were created. Indian skipper Virat Kohli made the wrong call at the toss, opting to bat first. The Indian team then could not perform up to the mark, resulting in a loss, with the series ending at a 1-1 scoreline. With the loss, India squandered a golden opportunity to win another series. But for a young Proteas unit, it was a major accomplishment during which they created various records. Here we list down a few of them:

Second highest opening stand

Reeza Hendricks and skipper Quinton de Kock had a partnership of 76 runs for the first wicket. This was the second-highest opening wicket stand for South Africa against India in India. The highest stand still belongs to Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers of 77 at Dharamsala in 2015.

De Kock creates history as captain

Quinton de Kock was made the captain for the T20I leg of India tour. He performed the responsibility brilliantly, scoring back-t0-back fifties, leading from the front. This feat has only been matched previously by Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Canada’s Navneet Singh Dhaliwal.

One of the fastest to 1000 runs in T20Is

De Kock also became one of the fastest cricketers to reach 1000 runs in T20Is. It took de Kock 37 innings to reach the 1000 run mark. This ties him up with Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad on the second spot. The record currently belongs to former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum who took only 31 innings to reach this milestone.

3rd highest score for a South African captain on foreign soil

De Kock’s brilliant knock of 79 was the third-highest score by a South African captain away from home. He tied up with AB de Villiers who scored 79 as well against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2015. The record belongs to Faf du Plessis, who scored 85 runs against Sri Lanka at Hambantota in 2013.