August 28, 2016 9:38:35 am
India fell just one run short of the record breaking run chase against West Indies in the 1st T20 International at Lauderhill. It wasn’t just about the run-fest in the United States. A number of records were broken as both teams produced a whooping total of 489 runs in the opening match of the series. The scorecard at the end of 40-overs turned out to be the highest ever aggregate in a T20 match. Here are some of the other records which were broken on Saturday night.
# Indian wicket-keeper batsman, KL Rahul, became the second fastest cricketer to reach T20 ton. Rahul’s century off 46 balls stood second to South Africa’s Richard Levi, who managed the feat in 45-balls. Rahul missed history by a whisker.
# Two of the most quickest hundreds were scored in a T20 International. KL Rahul scored his century in 46 balls while Evin Lewis’ scored one off 48 for West Indies, which is the sixth fastest in T20 Internationals. Lewis also became the second West Indies to score the fastest T20 ton. The fastest tag remained to Chris Gayle who did it in 47 balls.
# The India vs West Indies, 1st T20 match, saw the highest number of sixes on the board. A total of 32 sixes were hit during the game which went past the previous record of 30 sixes in the Ireland versus Netherlands game in the 2014 World T20.
# A record 248 runs were scored in the first ten overs by both teams. While West Indies scored 132 runs, India came up with 116 in the ten overs.
# An aggregate of 489 runs on board after 40-overs turned out to be the highest T20 total in the history of the game. The previous best was 469-runs in an Indian Premier League game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, back in 2010. The third highest total was 467 runs scored between West Indies and South Africa in 2015
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