If ever there was a complete performance, it was by Yuvraj Singh. Others, Ashok Dinda in bowling and Suresh Raina while batting did chip in with useful contributions but Yuvraj sealed the deal with a superb effort all-round. Alex Hales and Tim Bresnan tried valiantly for England.
England vs India - 1st T20 International: Statistical highlights
Story first published on: Thursday, 20 December 2012 23:24
# The number of balls remaining (13)for India is the highest for India in a successful chase of 150 or more..
# Luke Wright (34 off 21 balls) has recorded his highest score against India in T20Is.
# Ashok Dinda (2/19) has recorded his best bowling figures against England.
# Gautam Gambhir became the first Indian batsman and the eighth to complete a century of fours (102) in T20Is.
# For the first time, India have won consecutive matches against England in T20Is - by 90 runs at Colombo, RPS on September 23 and by five wickets at Pune on December 20 - both this year.
# India and England have won three matches against each other in T20Is. India have won 19 games under Dhoni's leadership in T20Is - the most by any captain in T20Is.
# Dhoni's aggregate of 676 at an average of 33.80 in 38 matches as captain is only second in T20Is, next only to Graeme Smith's 803.
# Alex Hales (56 off 35 balls) has recorded his fourth fifty in T20Is. His strike rate of 160.00 is his highest in T20Is, surpassing the 145.58 in the course of his 99 off 68 balls against the West Indies at Nottingham on June 24, 2012. (minimum 25). The said strike rate is the highest by an England player against India in T20Is (minimum 50).
# Hales' excellent 56 is the highest individual innings by an England player against India in T20Is, surpassing Kevin Pietersen's 53 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on October 29, 2011.
# Hales and Wright were associated in a partnership of 68 - England's second highest for the second wicket against India, behind the 71 between Bopara and Pietersen at Lord's on June 14, 2009.
# Yuvraj Singh (3/19) has recorded his career-best bowling performance in T20Is. His excellent figures are the second best by an Indian bowler against England in T20Is, behind Harbhajan Singh's 4 for 12 at Colombo, RPS on September 23, 2012.
# Yuvraj (38) became the first Indian all-rounder to record 30-plus apart from capturing three wickets in the same match against England in T20Is. He became the first Indian all-rounder to achieve the aforesaid double twice in T20Is. Against Sri Lanka, his figures were 60 not out + 3/23 at Mohali on December 12, 2009.
# Yuvraj has got his fifth Man of the Match award in T20Is - second against England.
# Ajinkya Rahane became the first Indian fielder to take three catches in a T20I against England and the fourth Indian fielder overall in T20Is,
# Jos Butler (33 not out off 21 balls) has registered a career-best in T20Is.