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The king of the run chase

83.60 Virat Kohli’s average in run-chases: he has scored 836 runs in 18 innings, with eight not-outs and nine half-centuries. In successful run-chases, his average goes up to 109.16: in 14 such innings he has scored 655 runs, with eight not-outs and seven 50-plus scores.

84.66 Kohli’s batting average in T20Is against Pakistan. In six innings against them he has scored 254 runs, with three not-outs. In the two innings when India have batted first, he has scored only 36, but in four chases, he has made 218 runs and been dismissed only once (on 49 in the 2016 Asia Cup).

11-0 India’s win-loss record against Pakistan in the World Cup and World T20; seven of those wins have been when batting first, and four in chases. In all T20Is, India’s advantage against Pakistan has increased to 7-1 (including the bowl-out win in 2007). Pakistan’s only win came onChristmas Day 2012 in Bangalore.

5 Fifty-plus stands between Kohli and Yuvraj Singh in their last six stands and six overall, the most for any Indian pair in T20Is. That includes a stand of 68 against Pakistan in the Asia Cuplast month, when they got together at 8 for 3; this time, their partnership started when India were 23 for 3. Overall, Kohli and Yuvraj have added 557 runs in 14 innings in T20Is, the fourth highest among all Indian pairs.

780 Partnership runs for Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal in T20Is, the highest among all Pakistan pairs. They average 37.14 per partnership, with one century, and five 50-plus stands. Only five pairs have scored more runs among all teams in T20Is.

1018 Aggregate for Ahmed Shehzad in T20Is. He is the fifth Pakistan batsman to reach the 1000-run milestone in this format, after Umar Akmal (1633), Mohammad Hafeez (1614), Shoaib Malik (1413) and Shahid Afridi (1372). No other team has five players in the 1000-run club. At 24 years and 117 days, he is the second-youngest batsman to get there, after Akmal, who was 23 years and 180 days when he reached 1000 T20I runs.

3 Man-of-the-Match awards for Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in the 11 World Cup and World T20 wins for India against Pakistan. No other player has more than one such award in these games.

21.60 Suresh Raina’s batting average in T20Is since the beginning of 2015: in 12 inningsduring this period he has scored 216, at a strike rate of 122.72, with only 40 runs in his last five innings. In run chases he averages 24.84, compared to 34.55 when India bat first.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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