India came back from 1-0 down to win the decisive game easily and convincingly. © BCCI

Quite like in the One-Day International series, England put up a much more competitive show in the Twenty20 International series than they had in the Test matches – except for the last 15 minutes of the deciding game at Bangalore. By winning the opening T20I in Kanpur, the visitors had put the pressure on the home side. However, like they have done twice before in the last twelve months (against Sri Lanka in February 2016 and in Zimbabwe in June 2016), India came back from 1-0 down to win the decisive game easily and convincingly. India thus became the first side in T20I cricket to do this on three occasions. Australia have managed to do so it twice. The table below has the details:

Sides winning 3-match T20I series after losing opening match

Winner Month, Year   Losing side.. Winning captain Losing captain
South Africa+ February 2012 New Zealand AB de Villiers Brendon McCullum
England# February 2012 Pakistan Stuart Broad Misbah-ul-Haq
Australia* November 2014 South Africa Aaron Finch J-P Duminy
New Zealand* January 2016 Pakistan Kane Williamson Shahid Afridi
India* February 2016 Sri Lanka MS Dhoni Dinesh Chandimal
Australia+ March 2016 South Africa Steve Smith Faf du Plessis
India+ June 2016 Zimbabwe MS Dhoni Graeme Cremer
Sri Lanka+ January 2017 South Africa Angelo Mathews (2) Farhaan Behardien
Dinesh Chandimal (1)
India* Jan-Feb 2017 England Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan

+ away series
* home series
# neutral series

India’s loss at Kanpur by seven wickets was their sixth against England, now the most against any opponent. The table below has the details:

Lost Opponents Mts Won Nr %Lost
6 England 11 5 0 54.55
5 New Zealand 5 0 0 100
4 Sri Lanka 10 6 0 40
4 Australia 13 9 0 30.77
4 South Africa 10 6 0 40
4 West Indies 7 2 1 57.14
2 Zimbabwe 7 5 0 28.57
1 Pakistan 8 7 0 12.5
0 Scotland 1 0 1 0
0 UAE 1 1 0 0
0 Bangladesh 5 5 0 0
0 Ireland 1 1 0 0
0 Afghanistan 2 2 0 0

Note: Figures updated till the end India-England T20I series

Yuzvendra Chahal’s 6 for 25 is now the third best bowling figures in the history of T20I cricket. Only Ajantha Mendis, who has twice claimed six wickets in a T20I match, has better figures than Chahal. After conceding a six off the very first ball he bowled in the match, Chahal then, went on to claim six wickets for 19 runs in just 22 balls! Incidentally, he is the first Indian to claim a five-wicket haul in this format in international cricket.

Chahal’s figures are now the fifth best on Indian soil and the third best by an Indian bowler in all T20 cricket. His performance is also the best by any T20I bowler against England, bettering Lasith Malinga’s 5 for 31 at Pallekele in October 2012.

The tables below have all the details.

Best T20I bowling figures in an innings

Wkts Runs Overs Bowler For Opposition Venue Date Inns Result
6 8 4 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Hambantota 18-Sep-12 2 Won
6 16 4 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka Australia Pallekele 08-Aug-11 2 Won
6 25 4 Yuzvendra Chahal India England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 2 Won
5 3 3.3 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka New Zealand Chittagong DS 31-Mar-14 2 Won
5 6 3 Umar Gul Pakistan New Zealand The Oval 13-Jun-09 2 Won
5 6 2.2 Umar Gul Pakistan South Africa Centurion 03-Mar-13 1 Won

Best T20 bowling figures in an innings on Indian soil          

Wkts Runs Overs Bowler For Opposition Venue Date Inns Result
6 14 4 Sohail Tanvir Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Jaipur 04-May-08 1 Won
6 14 4 Deepak Punia Services Haryana Delhi 26-Mar-15 2 Won
6 19 4 Swapnil Singh Baroda Saurashtra Pune 27-Mar-15 2 Won
6 19 4 Adam Zampa Pune Supergiants Hyderabad Sunrisers Vizag 10-May-16 1 Lost
6 25 4 Yuzvendra Chahal India England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 2 Won

Best T20I bowling figures in an innings for India

Wkts Runs Overs Bowler Opposition Venue Date Inns Result
6 25 4 Yuzvendra Chahal England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 2 Won
4 8 4 R Ashwin Sri Lanka Visakhapatnam 14-Feb-16 1 Won
4 10 4 Barindwer Sran Zimbabwe Harare 20-Jun-16 1 Won
4 11 3.2 R Ashwin Australia Dhaka 30-Mar-14 2 Won
4 12 4 Harbhajan Singh England Colombo (RPS) 23-Sep-12 2 Won

Best T20I bowling figures in an innings against England 

Wkts Runs Overs Bowler Opposition Venue Date Inns Result
6 25 4 Yuzvendra Chahal India Bangalore 01-Feb-17 2 Won
5 31 4 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Pallekele 01-Oct-12 2 Won
4 12 4 Harbhajan Singh India Colombo (RPS) 23-Sep-12 2 Won
4 15 4 Shane Watson Australia Adelaide 12-Jan-11 2 Lost
4 15 3.3 James Franklin New Zealand Hamilton 12-Feb-13 2 Won

Ajit Agarkar took 2 for 15 in India’s inaugural T20I match in Johannesburg, in December 2006. Since then five Indians have had the distinction of producing the country’s best bowling figures in T20Is, with R Ashwin doing it twice. Chahal’s 6 for 25 is the latest in the line, and he holds the record now.

India’s best bowling performances and how it changed hands           

Wkts Runs Overs Bowler Opposition Venue Date Inns Result
2 15 2.3 Ajit Agarkar South Africa Johannesburg 01-Dec-06 1 Won
3 37 4 Irfan Pathan England Durban 19-Sep-07 2 Won
4 13 4 RP Singh South Africa Durban 20-Sep-07 2 Won
4 12 4 Harbhajan Singh England Colombo (RPS) 23-Sep-12 2 Won
4 11 3.2 R Ashwin Australia Dhaka 30-Mar-14 2 Won
4 8 4 R Ashwin Sri Lanka Visakhapatnam 14-Feb-16 1 Won
6 25 4 Yuzvendra Chahal England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 2 Won

Rishabh Panth became the second teenager to appear in a T20I match for India, when he made his debut in the third T20I in Bangalore. He is the youngest to do so at 19 years and 120 days. The previous youngest was Ishant Sharma at 19 years and  152 days. The table below lists the youngest Indian players.

Youngest to appear in a T20I match for India

Yrs Days Player Opponent Venue Date Result
19 120 Rishabh Panth England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 Won
19 152 Ishant Sharma Australia Melbourne 01-Feb-08 Lost
20 4 Suresh Raina South Africa Johannesburg 01-Dec-06 Won
20 66 Ravindra Jadeja Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 10-Feb-09 Won
20 142 Rohit Sharma England Durban 19-Sep-07 Won
20 250 Sanju Samson Zimbabwe Harare 19-Jul-15 Lost

After appearing in this format for over a decade, MS Dhoni finally managed to register his maiden fifty in T20Is. It has taken him 76 matches and 66 innings to do so. This is now the longest taken by any batsman in the history of T20Is in terms of days, matches and innings to register a maiden fifty. The previous record was held by Ireland’s Gary Wilson, who managed to make a fifty in his 49th match and 42nd innings just 10 days ago in Dubai. The table below provides all details. 

Maiden T20I fifty after most innings since debut

Inns Mts Player Prev HS Maiden fifty For Opponent Venue Date Debut
66 76 MS Dhoni 48* 56 India England Bangalore 01-Feb-17 01-Dec-06
42 49 Gary Wilson 45 65* Ireland Scotland Dubai 20-Jan-17 02-Aug-08
38 41 Mohd Nabi 46 52 Afghanistan Zimbabwe Nagpur 12-Mar-16        1 Feb 2010
34 40 David Miller 47 53* South Africa Australia Durban 04-Mar-16 20-May-10
31 31 Karim Sadiq 42 72 Afghanistan UAE Fatullah 19-Feb-16 01-Feb-10


Note:
Dhoni took 10 years and 2 months to make his maiden T20I fifty, going past the previous mark of Zimbabwean Vusi Sibanda, who took 8 years, 5 months and 25 days to register his maiden fifty against Hong Kong at Nagpur on March 8, 2016.

Jasprit Bumrah’s final over at Nagpur is now a part of India’s cricketing folklore. He in fact conceded just one run in his last six balls, that also included a bye. With England needing just eight runs, his bowling sequence read: W 1 0 W B 0.

The eight runs are now the fewest successfully defended by an Indian bowler in the final over of a T20I match. The table below has the details:

Runs successfully defended by India in the last over of a T20I

Runs Rqd Runs conceded Opponent Venue Date Result margin Bowler
8 2 England Nagpur 29-Jan-17 5 runs Jasprit Bumrah
11 9 Bangladesh Bangalore 23-Mar-16 1 run Hardik Pandya
13 7 Pakistan Johannesburg 24-Sep-07 5 runs Joginder Sharma
14 12 South Africa Colombo (RPS) 02-Oct-12 1 run L Balaji
20 8 Pakistan Ahmedabad 28-Dec-12 11 runs Ishant Sharma
22 6 Australia Durban 22-Sep-07 15 runs Joginder Sharma

England’s inexplicable batting collapse at Bangalore from 119 for 2 to 127 all out all in a matter of 19 balls is the worst in the history of T20Is. No side has ever lost so many wickets for less than 10 runs in this format. The table below list some of the worst batting collapses in T20Is.

Batting collapses by sides in T20Is (losing last eight wickets for 25 runs or less)

Runs Wkts Balls By Against Venue Date Result From To Inns
8 8 19 England India Bangalore 01-Feb-17 Lost 119/2 127/10 2
16 8 30 Bangladesh Pakistan Karachi 20-Apr-08 Lost 85/2 101/10 2
24 8 48 Zimbabwe New Zealand Providence 04-May-10 Lost 60/2 84/10 1
25 8 54 Nepal Ireland Belfast 13-Jul-15 Lost 28-Feb 53/10 1
25 8 37 Hong Kong Afghanistan Mirpur 22-Feb-16 Lost 87/2 112/10 2