Afghanistan shock West Indies to post a six run victory

30th Match, Super 10 Group 1: Afghanistan v West Indies at Nagpur – Mar 27, 2016 – Afghanistan 123/7 (20/20 ov); West Indies 117/8 (20/20 ov) – Afghanistan won by 6 runs West Indies won the toss and elected to field to provide the 96th occasion of a team inserting the opposition in WT20. West Indies lost the game by six runs after inserting the opposition provides the 46th occasion of a team losing a WT20 game after inserting the opposition. West Indies’ act of inserting the opposition in this game provides the ninth occasion of West Indies doing so in WT20, West Indies has lost four games after it had inserted the opposition including this game S Badree captured three wickets conceding 14 runs in this game and took his aggregate of wickets to 21 while sharing the new ball as a spinner in WT20. He is the first bowler to capture 20 plus wickets in WT20 with the specifications mentioned. Mohammad Shehzad’s boundary fours aggregate read 102 when he has batted as an opener and also kept wickets in a T20I. He became the first batsman in the history of T20I to score 100 plus boundary fours while opening the batting and also keeping wickets Mohammad Shehzad’s boundary fours aggregate read 139 when he has kept wickets in a T20I. He now shares the record jointly for most boundary fours by a wicket keeper batsman in T20I with KC Sangakkara. KC Sangakkara has also scored 139 boundary fours while keeping wickets for Sri Lanka At the end of this game Mohammad Shehzad’s run aggregate in T20Is read 1349 as wicket keeper batsman. He now occupies the third place amongst the wicket keeper batsmen who have scored most runs in T20Is. KC Sangakkara {1382} and BB McCullum {1352} occupy the first two places. D Ramdin was dismissed stumped...

Skipper AD Mathew’s 73 not out in vain as Sri Lanka go down to England by ten runs

29th Match, Super 10 Group 1: England v Sri Lanka at Delhi – Mar 26, 2016 – England 171/4 (20/20 ov); Sri Lanka 161/8 (20/20 ov) – England won by 10 runs Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first in this game providing the 95th occasion of a team inserting the opposition in WT20 and also provides Sri Lanka doing so for the sixth occasion in WT20. Sri Lanka lost this game after inserting the opposition to provide the 45th occasion of a team losing a game after inserting the opposition in WT20. Sri Lanka lost this game to provide the third occasion of Sri Lanka losing a game after it had inserted the opposition in WT20. AD Hales failed to open his account in this game to provide the 72nd occasion of an opening batsman scoring a duck in WT20 and also provides the seventh such occasion by an England opening batsman in WT20. Of these seven occasions, AD Hales has been dismissed for a duck on three occasions. AD Hales became the fourth opening batsman to be dismissed for a duck on three or more occasions. Others are TM Dilshan {05}, ST Jayasuriya {04} and ADS Fletcher {03} EJG Morgan was dismissed run out in this game to provide the 26th occasion of a captain dismissed run out in WT20. He also became the England captain to be dismissed in such a manner in WT20. PD Collingwood was the other England captain to be dismissed run out in WT20. He was dismissed run out for 37 against Zimbabwe at Cape Town on 13.09.07 JJ Roy and JE Root added 61 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 29th occasion of England batmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in WT20. It also provides the ninth such occasion by England batsman...

New Zealand skittle Bangladesh for its lowest total of 70 runs in T20Is and also in WT20

28th Match, Super 10 Group 2: Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kolkata – Mar 26, 2016 – New Zealand 145/8 (20/20 ov); Bangladesh 70 (15.4/20 ov) – New Zealand won by 75 runs Mustafizur Rahman captured five for 22 in this game to provide the 18th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in T20I and provide the seventh such occasion in WT20. His figures represent the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler in WT20. The previous best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler in WT20 was credited to Shakib Al Hasan who had figures of 4 for 15 against Oman at Dharmasala on 13.03.16. Mushtafizur Rahman became the second Bangladesh bowler to capture five or more wickets in T20Is after Elias Sunny. Elias Sunny had returned with figures of five for 13 against Ireland at Belfast on 18.07.12. The following table shows the list of bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in T20Is arranged in the chronological order. No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date 1 Umar Gul 3.0 0 6 5 1 Pak NZl The Oval 13.06.09 2 NN Odhiambo 4.0 0 20 5 1 Ken Sco Nairobi (Gym) 04.02.10 3 DJG Sammy 3.5 0 26 5 1 Win Zim Port of Spain 28.02.10 4 R McLaren 3.5 0 19 5 2 RSA Win North Sound 19.05.10 5 TG Southee 4.0 1 18 5 1 NZl Pak Auckland 26.12.10 6 BAW Mendis 4.0 1 16 6 2 Srl Aus Pallekele 08.08.11 7 Elias Sunny 4.0 1 13 5 2 Ban Ire Belfast 18.07.12 8 BAW Mendis 4.0 2 8 6 2 Srl Zim Hambantota 18.09.12 9 SL Malinga 4.0 0 31 5 2 Srl Eng Pallekele 01.10.12 10 Umar Gul 2.2 0 6 5 2 Pak RSA Centurion 03.03.13 11 Samiullah Shenwari 4.0 0 13 5 2 Afg...

West Indies struggle to go past South Africa – win by three wickets with two balls to spare

27th Match, Super 10 Group 1: South Africa v West Indies at Nagpur – Mar 25, 2016 – South Africa 122/8 (20/20 ov); West Indies 123/7 (19.4/20 ov) – West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining) HM Amla and AM Phangiso were dismissed run out for 1 and 4 respectively in this game to provide the 12th and 13th occasion of a South African batsman dismissed run out in WT20 and also HM Amla’s run out provides the third occasion of a South African opening batsman dismissed run out in WT20. The other two occasions are – JH Kallis for 24 against New Zealand at Lord’s on 09.06.09 and LF Bosman for a duck against Afghanistan at Bridgetown on 05.05.10. RR Rossouw scored duck in this game to provide the 12th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a duck in WT20. He also became the fifth South African batsman to collect a second ball duck in WT20 ADS Fletcher was dismissed run out in this game to provide the seventh occasion of a West Indian batsman dismissed run out in WT20. It also provides the second occasion or a West Indies batsman batting at number three dismissed run out in WT20. The first such occasion was LMP Simmons’s run out batting at number three against Pakistan at Dhaka on 01.04.12 DJG Sammy collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the eleventh occasion of a West Indian batsman collecting the first ball duck in WT20. It also provides the tenth occasion of a captain dismissed first ball for a duck in WT20 and also provides the first such occasion by a West Indian captain in WT20 West Indies won this game by three wickets with two balls to spare providing the seventh occasion of a team winning a WT20 game with exact two...

Two or more batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in an innings of a WT20 game

Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz of Pakistan collected the first ball ducks in the game between Australia and Pakistan at Mohali on 25.03.16 in the ongoing WT20 2016 to provide the twelfth occasion of two or more batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in an innings of WT20 game. All such occasions are listed below No No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date 1 1 LJ Wright 0 1 1 Eng Zim Cape Town 13 Sep 2007   2 AD Mascarenhas 0 1 1 Eng Zim Cape Town 13 Sep 2007                     2 1 Mashrafe Mortaza 0 1 1 Ban Aus Cape Town 16 Sep 2007   2 Alok Kapali 0 1 1 Ban Aus Cape Town 16 Sep 2007                     3 1 NS Poonia 0 1 2 Sco RSA The Oval 07 Jun 2009   2 CJO Smith 0 1 2 Sco RSA The Oval 07 Jun 2009                     4 1 MG Johnson 0 1 1 Aus Pak Gros Islet 02 May 2010   2 SPD Smith 0 1 1 Aus Pak Gros Islet 02 May 2010                     5 1 Mohd Shahzad 0 1 1 Afg Ban Dhaka 16 Mar 2014   2 Nawroz Mangal 0 1 1 Afg Ban Dhaka 16 Mar 2014                     6 1 NB Budayair 0 1 1 Nep HKG Chittagong 16 Mar 2014   2 SP Gauchan 0 1 1 Nep HKG Chittagong 16 Mar 2014                     7 1 Irfan Ahmed 0 1 2 HKG Nep Chittagong 16 Mar 2014   2 Nizakat Khan 0 1...

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