Dale Steyn became the first South African bowler to complete 50 wickets in Twenty20 internationals (52 wickets at 15.00 in 35 matches) when his spell of 4/17 took the Proteas to a two-run win over New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 tie at Chittagong. Here are some of the other statistical highlights from the game:
# Dale Steyn (4/17) emulated South African record for producing the best bowling performance against New Zealand at the World Twenty20.Â Morne Morkel recorded similar figures at Durban on September 19, 2007. (Both the performances are the best for South Africa against New Zealand in T20Is). (South Africa vs New Zealand highlights)
# Steyn's aforesaid figures are his best at the ICC World Twenty20. (Match pics)
# Steyn, with 26 wickets at 15.84 runs apiece in 18 matches, is the top wicket-taker for South Africa at the World Twenty20, bettering the 24 wickets (ave.18.83) in 17 matches by Morne Morkel.
# South Africa's two-run triumph is their second narrowest at the World Twenty20 - their narrowest being by one run against New Zealand at Lord's on June 9, 2009.
# South Africa have won all four games against New Zealand at the World Twenty20.Â Overall, South Africa have won nine and lost three out of twelve played against New Zealand in T20Is - winning per cent of 75.00.
# South Africa have won 14 and lost nine games out of 23 contested at the World Twenty20 - winning per cent 60.86.
# South Africa (170/6) equalled their highest score against New Zealand at the World Twenty20. They had made 170 for four at Bridgetown on May 6, 2010.
# New Zealand's 168 for eight is their highest losing total at the World Twenty20.
# Jean-Paul Duminy (86 not out off 43 balls) has posted his maiden fifty at the World Twenty20, bettering his previous best of 48 off 38 balls against Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) on September 28, 2012.
# Duminy's above innings is his second highest score in T20Is, next only to the unbeaten 96 off 54 balls against Zimbabwe at Kimberley on October 10, 2010.
# Duminy's match-winning knock of 86 not out is the third highest by a South African at the World Twenty20 - the highest being Herschelle Gibbs' 90 not out against West Indies at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007.
# Duminy's strike rate of 200.00 is the highest by a South African batsman at the World Twenty20 and the joint-third highest (minimum 80 runs) - the highest being 212.86 by Brendon McCullum, during his innings of 123 off 58 balls against Bangladesh at Pallekele on September 21, 2012.
# Duminy's seventh fifty in T20Is is his first against New Zealand.
# Duminy's aggregate of 1280 (ave.37.64) in 52 matches is the highest by a South African in T20Is.
# Duminy has received his fourth Man of the Match award in T20Is - his first against New Zealand.
# Hashim Amla (41) has posted his highest score at the World Twenty20, eclipsing the 32 not out against Zimbabwe at Hambantota on September 20, 2012.
# Corey Anderson (2/28) has recorded his best bowling performance against South Africa - his second best overall, next only to the 2 for 21 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on November 6, 2013.
# Kane Williamson (51) has posted his highest score - his maiden fifty in T20Is.
# Ross Taylor (62 off 37 balls) has posted his first fifty vs South Africa in T20Is.Â His strike rate of 167.56 is his highest in an innings in T20Is (minimum fifty).
# Taylor's fifth fifty in T20Is is his third at the World Twenty20.
# Taylor raced to his fifty off 26 balls - his quickest in T20Is. Â
# Nathan McCullum is the first New Zealand bowler to complete 50 wickets in T20Is.
(stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)