MS Dhoni breaks captaincy world record in a record-breaking encounter

 MS Dhoni World Record

489 The match aggregate, which is the highest in any T20 game, going past the previous best of 469 in an IPL game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2010. In T20Is, the previous best was 467, in a South Africa-West Indies game in Johannesburg in 2015. (Click here for a full list of highest aggregate runs in a T20Is.) The two totals of 245 and 244 are third and fourth in the list of highest totals in T20Is, while India’s score is the most in a run-chase by any team in all T20 matches.

325 No player has played more international games as captain than MS Dhoni. This was his 325th international game across all formats as captain, beating Ricky Ponting’s record of 324.
32 The number of sixes in the match, which is the highest in any T20I, going past the previous record of 30 in an Ireland versus Netherlands game in the 2014 World T20. The record in any T20 game is 33, in a match between Colombo Cricket Club and Colts Cricket Club earlier this year. Twenty-one of those sixes were from the West Indian batsmen, which equals the most in any T20 innings: Royal Challengers Bangalore also hit 21 in the IPL game against Pune Warriors when Chris Gayle scored 175. In a T20I, the next best is 19, by Netherlands against Ireland in the 2014 World T20. West Indies also walloped 178 runs in boundaries (21 sixes and 13 fours), the joint third best in a T20I innings.

46 Balls for KL Rahul’s century, the second fastest in T20Is, and just one ball behind the record of 45, by South Africa’s Richard Levi. West Indies had a sub-50-ball hundred as well, with Evin Lewis’ scoring one off 48, the sixth fastest in T20Is, and the second best by a West Indian. The quickest for them is 47 balls, by Chris Gayle.

32 Runs that West Indies scored off Stuart Binny in the 11th over of the innings – Lewis struck five sixes and took a single, while one ball was a wide. Only once have more runs been scored in an over in T20Is, when Yuvraj Singh slammed six sixes off Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20. There are also two other instances of 32 runs being scored in an over, both by England, in consecutive matches in 2012: off Wayne Parnell at Edgbaston, and off Afghanistan’s Izatullah Dawlatzai in a World T20 game in Colombo.

248 Runs scored in the first ten overs by both teams in the match – West Indies scored 132 to India’s 116. It is the most runs that each team has scored in the first ten overs, while the aggregate is the second best in any T20I, three runs short of the record of 251 in a South Africa-West Indies game in Johannesburg in 2015.

13.26 The run rate during the 126-run stand between Johnson Charles and Lewis, the sixth highest for any century partnership in T20Is. India had a similar century stand, with Rahul and MS Dhoni adding 107 off 8.1 overs, a rate of 13.10. The fastest 100-plus stand in T20Is is also in Lauderhill by West Indies, when Gayle and Kieron Pollard added 108 in 6.5 overs against New Zealand in 2012, at a rate of 15.80. Three of the seven fastest 100-plus stands in this format have come in Lauderhill.

6 Number of runs India scored in the 20th over; only two overs in the entire match yielded fewer runs: the 11th of the West Indies innings, by R Ashwin, which went for four, and the first over of India’s innings, by Andre Russell, which went for five.

2 Number of players from the West Indies XI who played the Test series – Marlon Samuels and Carlos Brathwaite. India had eight players from this team who also played in the Tests.

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