Dhoni equals Ponting's all-time captaincy record

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0 Number of lower first-innings totals defended by India in T20Is, than the 138 in this match. The previous lowest was 146 against Bangladesh in the 2016 World T20. India had tied their 2007 World T20 match against Pakistan after scoring 141.

43 Number of runs scored by India in the last three overs - 16 runs in the 18th over, 11 in the 19th and 16 in the 20th - as they moved from 95 to 138. In the seven overs prior to that, they had managed just 42. Zimbabwe needed 35 runs in the last three overs to win, but could manage only 31.

3 The margin of Zimbabwe's defeat is their narrowest in T20Is. For India, this was their third-narrowest win by runs.

3 Number of consecutive bilateral T20I series won by India this year. Before the 2-1 triumph against Zimbabwe, they they swept Australia 3-0 in Australia, before prevailing 2-1 against Sri Lanka at home. Prior to the hat-trick of triumphs, India hadn't won any of their previous three T20I series.

1 Number of higher scores by an Indian, batting at No. 5 or lower in T20Is than Kedar Jadhav's 58. Yuvraj Singh had made an unbeaten 77 against Australia when batting at No.5, in Rajkot in 2013-14. He had also made 58 against England in Durban in 2007 World T20. Jadhav's knock was his maiden half-century, coming in his fourth innings.

1 Wednesday's T20I was the first in which both innings began with a maiden over. Tendai Chatara sent down a maiden when India batted, before Barinder Sran did the same during the chase, although he conceded a leg-bye. This was also the first time a maiden had been bowled in the first over of an Indian innings.

3 for 20 Donald Tiripano's figures in this match are his best in T20Is. Tiripano achieved his maiden three-wicket haul in his eighth match, and his returns are the second-best by a Zimbabwe bowler against India in T20Is.

6 Number of wickets taken by Sran in this series is the joint-highest by an Indian who has played two or fewer matches in a bilateral T20I series. He took four wickets in the second game and two more on Wednesday to be adjudged the Player of the Series.

19 Number of T20Is played by India this year is the most by a team in a calendar year. Pakistan had played 18 matches in 2010.

324 Number of international matches in which MS Dhoni has served as captain, equaling Ricky Ponting's tally. Dhoni has captained in 60 Tests, 194 ODIs and 70 T20Is.

1 Number of Zimbabwe players who have played 50 or more T20Is. Hamilton Masakadza became the first to do so in this match.