Trent Boult’s economical spell, Imran Tahir’s best T20I figure and much more. Here are the statistical highlights of first T20I between South Africa and New Zealand at Auckland. 

1 Best economical bowling figure by a bowler in T20I than Trent Boult’s today’s effort of 2 for 8 in four overs. His former teammates Daniel Vettori had bowling figure of 3 for 6 in four overs against Bangladesh in 2010.

50 Wickets for Imran Tahir in T20Is, second-most by South African bowlers after Dale Steyn who has 58 wickets. Also, he became second-quickest to take 50 T20I wickets in 31 matches. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis had marked this feat in 26 matches.

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3 Number of five-for by South Africa bowlers in T20Is. Imran Tahir registered his career best T20Is figure of 5 for 24. Before Tahir, Ryan McLaren had got 5 for 19 and David Wiese had 5 for 23, both against West Indies.


78 runs margin of New Zealand’s defeat today, their second worst while chasing. They lost by 103 runs against Pakistan in 2010 at Christchurch, which is their worst ever defeat while chasing.

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