India vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I stats: Sandeep Sharma becomes 10th bowler to concede a six off his first ball in T20Is

Sandeep Sharma was welcomed to international cricket with a big six by Chamu Chibhabha.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 18, 2015 2:00 pm
India Zimbabwe, Ind vs Zim stats, India vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I, Ind vs Zim T20, Sandeep Sharma, Sandeep Sharma India, India Sandeep Sharma, Cricket News, Cricket Sandeep Sharma played his first game for India in Harare on Friday. (Source: BCCI)

The statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International between India and Zimbabwe.

# Axar Patel (3/17) has produced the best figures by an Indian bowler vs Zimbabwe in T20Is.

# Patel’s superb bowling performance is the third best by an Indian bowler on debut in T20Is. Pragyan Ojha had taken 4 for 21 vs Bangladesh at Nottingham on June 6, 2009 – the best by an Indian bowler on debut.

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# Patel’s figures are the fourth best by an Indian spinner in T20Is. R Ashwin’s 4/11 vs Australia at Dhaka on March 30, 2014 are the best by an Indian spinner in T20Is.

# Patel became the fourth Indian player to receive the Man of the Match award on debut in T20Is, joining Subramaniam Badrinath, Dinesh Karthik and Pragyan Ojha.

# India (178/5) have posted their highest total vs Zimbabwe in T20Is, surpassing the 144 for three off 18 overs at Harare on June 13, 2010.

# Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay were associated in a stand of 64 — India’s first fifty-run stand for the opening wicket vs Zimbabwe in T20Is, eclipsing the 32 between Murali Vijay and Naman Ojha at Harare on June 13, 2010.

# India have won all their T20Is vs Zimbabwe contested at Harare.

# India’s 54-run win is their third biggest in terms of runs in T20Is — their largest outside the subcontinent.

# India’s largest victory in terms of runs in T20Is is by 90 runs vs England at Colombo, RPS on September 23, 2012.

# Chris Mpofu has taken three for 33 — the best bowling performance by a Zimbabwean bowler vs India in T20Is.

# Mpofu’s performance is second best in T20Is next only to three for 16 vs Pakistan at King City (NW) on October 12, 2008.

# On his T20I debut, Neville Madziva conceded 46 runs — the most by a Zimbabwean bowler vs India in a T20I.

# Sandeep Sharma became the 10th bowler to concede a six (the batsman being Chibhabha) off his first legitimate ball in T20Is.

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