RV Uthappa’s distinction

RV Uthappa of Kolkata Knight Riders scored two boundary sixes in the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 30.04.16 which gave him an aggregate of 101 boundary sixes in IPL. His boundary fours aggregate at the end of this game read 323. He earned the distinction of becoming the fifth batsman in the history of IPL to score 300 plus boundary fours and 100 plus boundary sixes. Others are SK Raina {340-F and 153-S}, V Sehwag {334-F and 106-S}, V Kohli {311-F and 119-S} and RG Sharma {305-F and 155-S}. The following list furnishes the performance of these five batsmen

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 SK Raina 139 135 20 3909 100* 33.99 1 26 7 340 153
2 V Sehwag 104 104 5 2728 122 27.55 2 16 7 334 106
3 RV Uthappa 127 122 15 3238 83* 30.26 0 16 5 323 101
4 V Kohli 129* 120 20 3504 100* 35.04 1 22 4 311 119
5 RG Sharma 136 132 22 3683 109* 33.48 1 28 8 305 155

 

Teams chasing 190 plus runs in Indian Premier League

Gujarat Lions chased a target of 196 runs against Rising Pune Supergiants at Pune-SRS on 29.04.16 to provide the 20th occasion of a team chasing 190 plus runs in IPL. All such occasions are listed below

TEAMS CHASING A TARGET OF 190 PLUS RUNS IN IPL
No Team Score Target Versus Venue Result Date
1 Rajasthan 217/7 215 Deccan Hyderabad Rajasthan by 3 Wkts 24.04.08
2 Punjab 211/4 206 Hyderabad Hyderabad Punjab by 6 Wkts 14.05.14
3 Chennai 208/5 206 Bangalore Chennai Chennai by 5 Wkts 12.04.12
4 Punjab 206/4 206 Chennai Abu Dhabi Punjab by 6 Wkts 18.04.14
5 Bangalore 204/2 204 Punjab Bengaluru Bangalore by 8 Wkts 16.03.10
6 Punjab 204/2 201 Kolkata Kolkata Punjab by 8 Wkts 04.04.10
7 Kolkata 200/7 200 Punjab Bengaluru Kolkata by 3 Wkts 01.06.14
8 Rajasthan 197/5 197 Deccan Jaipur Rajasthan by 5 Wkts 17.04.12
9 Gujarat 196/7 196 Ris Pune Pune-SRS Gujarat by 3 Wkts 29.04.16
10 Chennai 195/4 193 Punjab Dharamsala Chennai by 6 Wkts 18.04.10
11 Mumbai 195/5 190 Rajasthan Mumbai Mumbai by 5 Wkts 25.05.14
12 Punjab 194/6 191 Deccan Mohali Punjab by 4 Wkts 13.05.12
13 Punjab 194/4 191 Bangalore Mohali Punjab by 6 Wkts 06.05.13
14 Punjab 193/4 189 Chennai Mohali Punjab by 6 Wkts 13.04.11
15 Delhi 193/1 188 Deccan Hyderabad Delhi by 9 Wkts 10.05.12
16 Punjab 193/3 192 Rajasthan Sharjah Punjab by 7 Wkts 20.04.14
17 Kolkata 192/5 191 Chennai Chennai Kolkata by 5 Wkts 27.05.12
18 Delhi 192/3 192 Bangalore Bengaluru Delhi by 7 Wkts 17.04.16
19 Rajasthan 191/5 191 Bangalore Bengaluru Rajasthan by 5 Wkts 11.05.14
20 Chennai 190/5 186 Delhi Delhi Chennai by 5 Wkts 19.03.10

 

Batsmen’s centuries in losing cause in Indian Premier League

SPD Smith’s 111 for Rising Pune Supergiants against Gujarat Lions at Pune-SRS on 29.04.16 went in vain to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the history of IPL. The following table lists all such occasions

No   Pos Batsman Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1   04 A Symonds 117* Deccan Rajasthan Hyd-RGS 24.04.08
2   05 YK Pathan 100 Rajasthan Mumbai Mum-BS 13.03.10
3 * 02 SR Tendulkar 100* Mumbai Kochi Mumbai 15.04.11
4 + 04 WP Saha 115* Punjab Kolkata Bangalore 01.06.14
5 * 01 V Kohli 100* Bangalore Gujarat Rajkot 24.04.16
6   03 SPD Smith 101 Ris Pune Gujarat Pune-SRS 29.04.16

The first such instance was witnessed when A Symond’s 117 not out went in vain in the game between Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals at Hyd-RGS on 24.04.08. Batting at number four for Deccan Chargers, A Symonds scored 117 not out with the help of 11 boundary fours and seven boundary sixes. He was at the crease facing 53 deliveries. Riding on A Symond’s century, Deccan Charges posted 214 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted twenty overs. A Symonds and RG Sharma were concerned in a fourth wicket partnership which realized 111 runs. MM Patel of Rajasthan Royals leaked 55 runs without capturing a wicket

Rajasthan Royals won the game with a ball to spare. GC Smith {73} and YK Pathan {61} and their second wicket partnership worth 98 runs laid the foundation for Rajasthan Royal’s facile win with a ball to spare. M Kaif {34} and skipper SK Warne {22 not out} were the other contributors to Rajasthan Royal’s win.

17 runs were needed for a win in the last over. A Symonds – the batting hero of Deccan Charges became its bowling villain – as he was hit for 19 runs in five balls. Rajasthan Royal’s skipper hit him for a boundary four of third ball and smote him for two consecutive boundary sixes of fourth and fifth deliveries to clinch a thrilling win for his team. A Symond’s said : “I’ve probably bowled the worst last over in Twenty20 history. Twenty20 is good for the game but not for the ego.”

This is how the numero uno cricket portal espncricinfo.com described the eventful fourth and fifth deliveries bowled by A Symonds

19.4 – Symonds to Warne, SIX, Goodness! Warne steps down and clubs that high into the second tier over deep midwicket, how that changes things!

19.5 – Symonds to Warne, SIX, the captain blazes and what a sensational win! Warne steps down the track and carts a half volley just over the deep extra cover rope. All players in the dugout rush onto the field and Yusuf Pathan jumps on top of Warne, the guys in blue are simply ecstatic

The second occasion of an IPL hundred going in vain is witnessed in the game between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at Mum-BS on 13.03.10. The batsman who scored the hundred was Yousuf Pathan of Rajasthan Royals. He made an exact 100 and his team lost the game. Mumbai Indians won this game by 04 runs.

Batting first, after winning the toss, Mumbai Indians posted 212 for 8 in the allotted twenty overs. The innings was built round the useful knocks by SS Tiwari {53} and AT Rayudu {55}. These two batsmen added 110 runs for the fourth wicket which was the contributory factor for Mumbai Indian’s total.

Chasing a mammoth total, Rajasthan Royals lost its first four wickets with the score board reading a paltry 66. But Yousuf Pathan had other ideas. He stitched a fifth wicket century partnership with P Dogra which realized 107 runs in just 7.5 overs. Yousuf Pathan’s contribution to the partnership was huge. He scored 86 runs, while P Dogra’s contribution was mere 18 runs.

Mumbai Indians claimed the fifth wicket in the form of run out of Yousuf Pathan who made an exact 100 in this game. This wicket fell at 173 when Rajasthan Royals required 38 runs for a win. Mumbai Indian’s put the pressure on Rajasthan Royals to ensure that they did not the 38 runs and won the game with the victory margin of four runs. Yousuf Pathan’s 100 came in 37 balls with the help of nine boundary fours and eight boundary sixes. This game witnessed the first ever occasion of rival teams posting a three figure partnership in an IPL game and also the fifth occasion of both the teams posting the team total of 200 plus runs in an IPL game. Yousuf Pathan remains the only batsman in the entire IPL to be dismissed runout after scoring a hundred. He had made an exact 100 before he was dismissed run out in this game. Yousuf Pathan’s 100 in vain is the only occasion of a batsman’s hundred in vain while chasing.

The third occasion of a batsman’s hundred in vain in IPL is SR Tendulkar’s 100 not out in the game between Mumbai Indians against Kochi Tuskers at Mumbai on 15.04.11. It also provides the first occasion of a captain’s hundred in a losing cause in IPL. Put into bat by Kochi Tuskers, Mumbai Indians posted 182 for 2 in its twenty overs thanks to SR Tendulkar {100*} and AT Rayudu {53} and their partnership which was worth 116 runs for the second wicket. It was on the foundation laid by DJ Jacobs and SR Tendulkar who had added 61 runs for the first wicket.

SR Tendulkar’s 100 not out was made in 66 deliveries and studded with 12 boundary fours and three boundary sixes. AT Rayudu {53} and SR Tendulkar {59} contributed to the second wicket partnership of 116 runs which came in 11.2 overs

Kochi Tusker’s openers BB McCullum and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a first wicket stand of 128 runs in 13.5 overs which made the chase easy. BB McCullum and DPMD Jayawardene contribution to the first wicket stand was 62 and 56 respectively. BB McCullum scored 81 in 60 deliveries with 10 boundary fours and two boundary sixes, while skipper DPMD Jayawardene scored 56 in 36 deliveries with nine boundary fours. After the exit of the skipper at 128, BB McCullum added 28 runs with RA Jadeja before the latter left at 156. Kochi Tuskers had no problem whatsoever in winning the game with an over to spare. RA Jadeja and BJ Hodge scored 25 not out and 11 not out respectively and Kochi Tuskers romped home by eight wickets. This game also witnessed the two teams posting hundred partnerships and also the rival skippers scoring fifties in an IPL game. M Vohra and WP Saha contributed 46 and WP Saha contributed 77 runs respectively to this partnership.

The fourth occasion of batsman’s hundred in the losing cause was in the finals of IPL 2014 edition. The game was between Kings Eleven Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders played at Bangalore on 01.06.16. Wicket keeper batsman WP Saha’s 115 not out could not clinch a win for his team Kings Eleven Punjab. Put into bat after losing the toss, Kings Eleven Punjab posted a decent total of 199 for 4 in the allotted twenty overs. Punjab’s innings was built around M Vohra’s 67 and WP Saha’s 115 not out and also the 129 runs partnership for the third wicket between the two batsmen. The partnership was realized in 12 overs. WP Saha who earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman and also the first wicket keeper batsman to score a hundred in the final of IPL batted for 66 minutes and faced 55 deliveries. His innings contained 10 boundary fours and eight boundary sixes. He also earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first wicket keeper batsman to witness a hundred going in vain. In fact, he is the only wicket keeper batsman in all the earlier eight editions to witness a hundred in a losing cause.

Kolkata Knight Riders lost its reliable opener RV Uthappa for 5 and its captain G Gambhir for 23 in its chase. But MK Pandey batted superbly to make 94 and missing the coveted three figure mark narrowly by six runs. MK Pandey was concerned in two useful partnerships of fifty plus runs which was the contributory factor in Kolkata Knight Rider’s win. He added 53 runs in the company of his skipper G Gambhir for the second wicket and followed it up by a third wicket stand of 71 runs with YK Pathan. MK Pandey was at the crease for 81 minutes and faced 50 deliveries. His innings was studded with seven boundary fours and six boundary sixes.  For King’s Eleven Punjab Karanveer Singh was the most successful bowler with a bag of four for 54 and his effort was in a losing cause

V Kohli’s 100 not out in the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions at Rajkot on 24.04.16 provides the fifth occasion of a batsman’s hundred in a losing cause in IPL. It also provides the second occasion of a captain’s hundred in vain in IPL – the first being SR Tendulkar’s 100 not out for Mumbai Indians against Kochi Tuskers at Kochi on 15.04.11.

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 180 for the loss of two wickets in its twenty overs after winning the toss and batting first. V Kohli {100 not out} and KL Rahul {51 not out} were the mainstay in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team total of 180 for two. These two batmen added 121 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket. V Kohli and AB de Villiers added 51 runs for the second wicket. These two fifty plus runs partnerships also contributed to Bangalore’s total.

V Kohli’s 100 not out against each bowler he played is furnished below. It contains the runs scored of each bowler – dots played, singles, twos, threes and fours scored of them. He was most severe on DJ Bravo. V Kohli scored 32 runs of 16 deliveries he faced from DJ Bravo’s bowling.

Bowler 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s 7+ Dismissal Runs Balls SR
P Kumar 4 3 1 0 3 0 0 0   17 11 154.54
DS Kulkarni 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 0   15 11 136.36
PV Tambe 2 5 0 0 3 0 0 0   17 10 170.00
SB Jakati 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0   12 8 150.00
RA Jadeja 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0   7 7 100.00
DJ Bravo 3 5 3 1 3 0 1 0   32 16 200.00

Gujarat Lions had a steady start from its reliable openers – DR Smith and BB McCullum – who were concerned in an opening stand of 47 runs. BB McCullum and skipper SK Raina added 40 runs for the second wicket. When BB McCullum was dismissed the score card read 87 and SK Raina left the score card read 140. SK Raina and wicket keeper batsman KD Karthik added 53 runs for the third wicket. The four wicket partnership between KD Karthik and RA Jadeja was worth 38 runs. The useful scores by the first four batsmen in Gujarat innings – DR Smith {32},

BB McCullum {42}, SK Raina {28} and KD Karthik {50*} – and the useful partnerships for the four wickets kept the Royal Challenger Bangalore bowlers busy before they succumbed. KD Karthik’s 50 not out came in 62 minutes and 39 balls. His innings was laced with three boundaries

The sixth occasion of a batsman’s century in vain in IPL was SPD Smith’s 101 for Rising Pune Supergiants against Gujarat Lions at Pune-SRS on 29.04.16. It was the second century in a losing cause in 2016 edition of IPL 2016. IPL 2016 edition is the only edition which has witnessed centuries by batsmen in a losing cause on two occasions.

Rising Pune Supergiants posted 195 for three in its twenty overs after being inserted in. AM Rahane and SPD Smith added 111 runs for the second wicket which was followed by 64 runs partnership between SPD Smith and MS Dhoni for the third wicket. AM Rahane {53}, SPD Smith {101} and MS Dhoni {30*} were the principal contributors to the Rising Pune Supergiants total 195 for three. SPD Smith faced 54 deliveries and his innings contained eight boundary four and five boundary sixes

Gujarat Lions’ inform openers – DR Smith and BB McCullum – added 93 runs for the first wicket and skipper SK Raina and wicket keeper batsman KD Karthik added 51 runs for the third wicket. Useful contributions from DR Smith {63}, BB McCullum {43}, SK Raina {34} and KD Karthik {33} helped Gujarat Lions to register a three wickets win in this game. DR Smith’s 53 came off 37 balls with the help of nine boundary fours and one boundary six.

This game was won the last ball of the match to provide the 18th occasion of a team winning an IPL game on the last ball of the match. It also provides the second such occasion for Gujarat. It had won its game against Mumbai at Mumbai on 16.04.16

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical highlights in IPL and Twenty20 games

At the end of the IPL game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai on 28.04.16, the following stats highlights were observed in IPL and also in Twenty20 games

G Gambhir, RG Sharma and DA Warner share the record for most fifties in IPL. All the three batsmen have scored 29 fifties.  G Gambhir and RG Sharma scored their 29th fifty in the match under consideration.

G Gambhir became the first batsman to score 400 boundary fours in IPL. At the end of the game on 28.04.16, his boundary fours aggregate read 401.

RG Sharam became the seventh batsman to score 300 plus boundary fours in IPL. At the end of the game on 28.04.16, his boundary fours aggregate read 305. Others to accomplish the feat are – G Gambhir {401}, SK Raina {338}, V Sehwag {334}, RV Uthappa {317}, V Kohli {311} and S Dhawan {310}

KA Pollard’s run aggregate in Twenty20 games read 6009 at the end of the game on 28.04.16. He became the sixth batsman to total 6000 plus runs in Twenty20 games. Others are – CH Gayle {8840}, BJ Hodge {6998}, BB McCullum {6486}, DA Warner {6486} and SK Raina {6103

BB McCullum became the third batsman to score 300 boundary sixes in Twenty20 games. Others are – CH Gayle {637} and KA Pollard {398}.

BB McCullum became the second batsman in the history of Twenty20 games to score 600 plus boundary fours and 300 boundary sixes. He has scored 620 boundary fours and 300 boundary sixes. CH Gayle is the other batsman to accomplish such a feat. He has to his credit 684 boundary fours and 637 boundary sixes.

G Gambhir’s boundary fours aggregate in Twenty20 games at the end of the game on 28.04.16 read 601. He became the sixth batsman in the history of Twenty20 games to score 600 plus boundary fours. Others are CH Gayle {684}, BJ Hodge {681}, TM Dilshan {632}, DA Warner {625} and BB McCullum {620}.

RG Sharma’s boundary fours aggregate in Twenty20 games at the end of the game on 28.04.16 read 508. He became the 15th batsman in the history of Twenty20 games to score 500 plus boundary fours. Others are CH Gayle {684}, BJ Hodge {681}, TM Dilshan {632}, DA Warner {625} and BB McCullum {620}, G Gambhir {601}, LG Wright {597], V Kohli {554}, MJ Lumb {554}, DPMD Jayawardene {552}, SK Raina {533}, DR Smith {532}, KC Sangakkara {517} and RV Uthappa {503}

RG Sharma with his 44 fifties in Twenty20 games stands fourth in the list of batsmen who have scored most fifties in the history of Twenty20 games. CH Gayle {72}, DA Warner {54} and BJ Hodge {48} are the other three batsmen  to  score more fifties than RG Sharma in Twenty20 games

Teams winning an IPL game by single digit runs margin – one to nine runs

Gujarat Lions pulled off a sensational one run win over Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the 47th occasion of a team winning an IPL game by a single digit margin – one to nine runs. All such occasions are listed chronologically

No Team1 Team2 Winner Margin Ground Date
1 Chennai Mumbai Chennai 6 runs Chennai 23.04.08
2 Bangalore Deccan Bangalore 3 runs Bangalore 03.05.08
3 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 9 runs Mohali 03.05 08
4 Kolkata Bangalore Kolkata 5 runs Kolkata 08.05.08
5 Delhi Punjab Punjab 6 runs Delhi 17.05.08
6 Kolkata Chennai Chennai 3 runs Kolkata 18.05.08
7 Mumbai Punjab Punjab 1 run Mumbai 21.05.08
8 Chennai Delhi Delhi 9 runs Durban 23.04.09
9 Punjab Mumbai Punjab 3 runs Durban 29.04.09
10 Bangalore Punjab Bangalore 8 runs Durban 01.05.09
11 Kolkata Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs East London 01.05.09
12 Mumbai Rajasthan Rajasthan 2 runs Durban 14.05.09
13 Deccan Punjab Punjab 1 run Johannesburg 17.05.09
14 Bangalore Deccan Deccan 6 runs Johannesburg 24.05.09
15 Mumbai Rajasthan Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai (BS) 13.03.10
16 Deccan Punjab Deccan 6 runs Cuttack 19.03.10
17 Deccan Rajasthan Rajasthan 2 runs Nagpur 05.04.10
18 Chennai Kolkata Chennai 2 runs Chennai 08.04.11
19 Kolkata Deccan Kolkata 9 runs Kolkata 11.04.11
20 Kolkata Kochi Kochi 6 runs Kolkata 20.04.11
21 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai 8 runs Mumbai 22.04.11
22 Kolkata Punjab Punjab 2 runs Kolkata 15.04.12
23 Chennai Punjab Punjab 7 runs Chennai 28.04.12
24 Delhi Rajasthan Delhi 1 run Delhi 29.04.12
25 Pune Mumbai Mumbai 1 run Pune 03.05.12
26 Kolkata Pune Kolkata 7 runs Kolkata 05.05.12
27 Deccan Bangalore Deccan 9 runs Hyd-RGS 20.05.12
28 Bangalore Mumbai Bangalore 2 runs Bangalore 04.04.13
29 Delhi Rajasthan Rajasthan 5 runs Delhi 06.04.13
30 Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs Chennai 06.04.13
31 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 4 runs Mohali 16.04.13
32 Mumbai Punjab Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai 29.04.13
33 Delhi Bangalore Bangalore 4 runs Delhi 10.04.13
34 Kolkata Pune Pune 7 runs Ranchi 15.05.13
35 Punjab Delhi Punjab 7 runs Dharamsala 16.05.13
36 Rajasthan Chennai Chennai 7 runs Dubai (DSC) 23.04.14
37 Bangalore Kolkata Kolkata 2 runs Sharjah 24.04.14
38 Sunrisers Delhi Sunrisers 4 runs Dubai (DSC) 25.04.14
39 Chennai Delhi Chennai 1 run Chennai 09.04.15
40 Sunrisers Delhi Delhi 4 runs Visakhapatnam 18.04.15
41 Chennai Kolkata Chennai 2 runs Chennai 28.04.15
42 Mumbai Rajasthan Mumbai 8 runs Mumbai 01.05.15
43 Rajasthan Sunrisers Sunrisers 7 runs Mumbai (BS) 07.05.15
44 Delhi Sunrisers Sunrisers 6 runs Raipur 09.05.15
45 Sunrisers Punjab Sunrisers 5 runs Hyd-RGS 11.05.15
46 Rajasthan Kolkata Rajasthan 9 runs Mum-BS 16.05.15
47 Gujarat Delhi Gujarat 1 run Delhi 27.04.16

Gujarat Lion’s one run over Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 provides the sixth occasion of a team winning an IPL game by one run margin. All such occasions are listed below

No Team1 Team2 Winner Margin Ground Date
1 Mumbai Punjab Punjab 1 run Mumbai 21.05.08
2 Deccan Punjab Punjab 1 run Johannesburg 17.05.09
3 Delhi Rajasthan Delhi 1 run Delhi 29.04.12
4 Pune Mumbai Mumbai 1 run Pune 03.05.12
5 Chennai Delhi Chennai 1 run Chennai 09.04.15
6 Gujarat Delhi Gujarat 1 run Delhi 27.04.16

The following are the three teams which have won five or more games by single digit runs margin – one to nine runs. Punjab has won most times – nine occasions and followed by Mumbai – eight occasions and Chennai – six occasions

No Team1 Team2 Winner Margin Ground Date
1 Chennai Mumbai Chennai 6 runs Chennai 23.04.08
2 Kolkata Chennai Chennai 3 runs Kolkata 18.05.08
3 Chennai Kolkata Chennai 2 runs Chennai 08.04.11
4 Rajasthan Chennai Chennai 7 runs Dubai (DSC) 23.04.14
5 Chennai Delhi Chennai 1 run Chennai 09.04.15
6 Chennai Kolkata Chennai 2 runs Chennai 28.04.15
             
1 Kolkata Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs East London 01.05.09
2 Mumbai Rajasthan Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai (BS) 13.03.10
3 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai 8 runs Mumbai 22.04.11
4 Pune Mumbai Mumbai 1 run Pune 03.05.12
5 Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs Chennai 06.04.13
6 Mumbai Punjab Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai 29.04.13
7 Mumbai Rajasthan Mumbai 8 runs Mumbai 01.05.15
             
1 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 9 runs Mohali 03.05 08
2 Delhi Punjab Punjab 6 runs Delhi 17.05.08
3 Mumbai Punjab Punjab 1 run Mumbai 21.05.08
4 Punjab Mumbai Punjab 3 runs Durban 29.04.09
5 Deccan Punjab Punjab 1 run Johannesburg 17.05.09
6 Kolkata Punjab Punjab 2 runs Kolkata 15.04.12
7 Chennai Punjab Punjab 7 runs Chennai 28.04.12
8 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 4 runs Mohali 16.04.13
9 Punjab Delhi Punjab 7 runs Dharamsala 16.05.13

 

Both the openers scoring fifties in Indian Premier League

DR Smith {53} and BB McCullum {60} scored fifties for Gujarat Lions against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the 36th occasion of both the openers scoring fifties in IPL. All such occasions are listed below

BOTH THE OPENERS SCORING FIFTIES
No Pos Batsman Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 01 G Gambhir 50 Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
  02 V Sehwag 71 Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
               
2 01 GC Smith 75* Rajasthan Bangalore Jaipur 17.05.08
  02 SA Asnodkar 50 Rajasthan Bangalore Jaipur 17.05.08
               
3 01 SE Marsh 60 Punjab Deccan Mohali 23.05.08
  02 KC Sangakkara 50 Punjab Deccan Mohali 23.05.08
               
4 01 SE Marsh 115 Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
  02 JR Hopes 51 Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
               
5 01 ST Jayasuriya 52 Mumbai Kolkata P Elizabeth 27.04.09
  02 SR Tendulkar 68 Mumbai Kolkata P Elizabeth 27.04.09
               
6 01 NV Ojha 68 Rajasthan Punjab Durban 05.05.09
  02 GC Smith 77 Rajasthan Punjab Durban 05.05.09
               
7 01 BJ Hodge 50 Kolkata Bangalore Kolkata 14.03.10
  02 MK Tiwary 50 Kolkata Bangalore Kolkata 14.03.10
               
8 01 RS Bopara 77 Punjab Bangalore Bangalore 16.03.10
  02 MS Bisla 75 Punjab Bangalore Bangalore 16.03.10
               
9 01 S Dhawan 56 Mumbai Chennai Mum-BS 25.03.10
  02 SR Tendulkar 72 Mumbai Chennai Mum-BS 25.03.10
               
10 01 BB McCullum 81 Kochi Mumbai Cuttack 15.04.11
  02 M Jayawardene 56 Kochi Mumbai Cuttack 15.04.11
               
11 01 AC Gilchrist 61 Punjab Deccan Hyd-RGS 16.04.11
  02 PC Valthaty 75 Punjab Deccan Hyd-RGS 16.04.11
               
12 01 DA Warner 77 Delhi Punjab Delhi 23.04.11
  02 V Sehwag 77 Delhi Punjab Delhi 23.04.11
               
13 01 S Dhawan 95 Deccan Punjab Dharamsala 21.05.11
  02 DB Ravi Teja 60 Deccan Punjab Dharamsala 21.05.11
               
14 01 MEK Hussey 63 Chennai Bangalore Chennai 28.05.11
  02 M Vijay 95 Chennai Bangalore Chennai 28.05.11
               
15 01 F du Plessis 58 Chennai Pune Chennai 19.04.12
  02 S Badrinath 57 Chennai Pune Chennai 19.04.12
               
16 01 M Jayawardne 55 Delhi Mumbai Delhi 27.04.12
  02 V Sehwag 73 Delhi Mumbai Delhi 27.04.12
               
17 01 CH Gayle 57 Bangalore Deccan Pune-SRS 11.05.12
  02 TM Dilshan 53 Bangalore Deccan Pune-SRS 11.05.12
               
18 01 SR Tendulkar 58* Mumbai Rajasthan Jaipur 20.05.12
  02 DR Smith 87* Mumbai Rajasthan Jaipur 20.05.12
               
19 01 M Vijay 50* Chennai Punjab Mohali 09.04.13
  02 MEK Hussey 66* Chennai Punjab Mohali 09.04.13
               
20 01 M Jayawardune 59 Delhi Mumbai Delhi 21,04,13
  02 V Sehwag 95* Delhi Mumbai Delhi 21,04,13
               
21 01 R Dravid 58 Rajasthan Pune Jaipur 05.05.13
  02 AM Rahane 67 Rajasthan Pune Jaipur 05.05.13
               
22 01 CA Pujara 51 Bangalore Punjab Mohali 06.05.13
  02 CH Gayle 62 Bangalore Punjab Mohali 06.05.13
               
23 01 R Dravid 53 Rajasthan Delhi Jaipur 07.05.13
  02 AM Rahane 63 Rajasthan Delhi Jaipur 07.05.13
               
24 01 DR Smith 66 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
  02 BB McCullum 67 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
               
25 01 RV Uthappa 65 Kolkata Rajasthan Ahmedabad 05.05.14
  02 G Gambhir 54 Kolkata Rajasthan Ahmedabad 05.05.14
               
26 01 MEK Hussey 56 Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
  02 LMP Simmons 62 Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
               
27 01 S Dhawan 50 Sunrisers Bangalore Hyd-RGS 20.05.14
  02 DA Warner 59 Sunrisers Bangalore Hyd-RGS 20.05.14
               
28 01 DA Warner 90 Sunrisers Chennai Ranchi 22.05.14
  02 S Dhawan 64 Sunrisers Chennai Ranchi 22.05.14
               
29 01 S Dhawan 50* Sunrisers Bangalore Bangalore 13.04.15
  02 DA Warner 57 Sunrisers Bangalore Bangalore 13.04.15
               
30 01 AM Rahane 76* Rajasthan Chennai Ahmedabad 19.04.15
  02 SR Watson 73 Rajasthan Chennai Ahmedabad 19.04.15
               
31 01 S Dhawan 54 Sunrisers Kolkata Vizag 22.04.15
  02 DA Warner 91 Sunrisers Kolkata Vizag 22.04.15
               
32 01 MA Agarwal 53* Delhi Punjab Delhi 01.05.15
  02 SS Iyer 54 Delhi Punjab Delhi 01.05.15
               
33 01 LMP Simmons 71 Mumbai Punjab Mohali 03.05.15
  02 PA Patel 59 Mumbai Punjab Mohali 03.05.15
               
34 01 M Vijay 53 Punjab Ris Pune Mohali 16.04.16
  02 M Vohra 51 Punjab Ris Pune Mohali 16.04.16
               
35 01 DA Warner 74* Sunrisers Gujarat Rajkot 21.04.16
  02 S Dhawan 53* Sunrisers Gujarat Rajkot 21.04.16
               
36 01 DR Smith 53 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16
  02 BB McCulllum 60 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

DR Smith {53} and BB McCullum {60} scored fifties for Gujarat Lions against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the seventh occasion of both the overseas openers scoring fifties in IPL. All such occasions are listed below

BOTH THE OPENERS – OVERSEAS – SCORING FIFTIES
No Pos Batsman Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 01 SE Marsh 60 Punjab Deccan Mohali 23.05.08
  02 KC Sangakkara 50 Punjab Deccan Mohali 23.05.08
               
2 01 SE Marsh 115 Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
  02 JR Hopes 51 Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
               
3 01 BB McCullum 81 Kochi Mumbai Cuttack 15.04.11
  02 M Jayawardene 56 Kochi Mumbai Cuttack 15.04.11
               
4 01 CH Gayle 57 Bangalore Deccan Pune-SRS 11.05.12
  02 TM Dilshan 53 Bangalore Deccan Pune-SRS 11.05.12
               
5 01 DR Smith 66 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
  02 BB McCullum 67 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
               
6 01 MEK Hussey 56 Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
  02 LMP Simmons 62 Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
               
7 01 DR Smith 53 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16
  02 BB McCullum 60 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

DR Smith {53} and BB McCullum {60} scored fifties for Gujarat Lions against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the second occasion of same pair of both overseas openers scoring fifties in IPL. Both the occasions are listed below

BOTH THE OPENERS – OVERSEAS – SCORING FIFTIES ON TWO OCCASIONS
No Pos Batsman Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 01 DR Smith 66 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
  02 BB McCullum 67 Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
               
2 01 DR Smith 53 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16
  02 BB McCullum 60 Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

Three figure partnerships by overseas batsmen in Indian Premier League

DR Smith and BB McCullum of Gujarat Lions added 112 runs for the first wicket against Delhi at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the 28th occasion of a three figure partnership involving overseas batsmen. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Oppn Ground Date
1 GC Smith/SR Watson 104 3rd Rajasthan Bangalore Bangalore 26.04.08
2 SE Marsh/LA Pomersbach 102* 2nd Punjab Bangalore Mohali 12.05.08
3 SE Marsh/LA Pomersbach 133 2nd Punjab Mumbai Mumbai 21.05.08
4 AC Gilchrist/HH Gibbs 101 1st Deccan Bangalore Hyd-RGS 25.05.08
5 SE Marsh/JR Hopes 133 1st Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
6 OA Shah/AD Mathews 130* 5th Kolkata Deccan Mumbai 12.03.10
7 DA Warner/PD Collingwood 128 4th Delhi Kolkata Delhi 29.03.10
8 BB McCullum/MJayawardene 128 1st Kochi Mumbai Mumbai 15.04.11
9 TM Dilshan/CH Gayle 123 1st Bangalore Kolkata Kolkata 22.04.11
10 AC Gilchrist/SE Marsh 206 2nd Punjab Bangalore Dharamsala 17.05.11
11 CH Gayle/AB de Villiers 131 4th Bangalore Punjab Mohali 20.04.12
12 TM Dilshan/AB de Villiers 122* 4th Bangalore Rajasthan Jaipur 23.04.12
13 CL White/KC Sangakkara 157 3rd Deccan Pune Cuttack 01.05.12
14 CH Gayle/TM Dilshan 167 1st Bangalore Pune Bangalore 23.04.13
15 AC Gilchrist/SE Marsh 102 2nd Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 09.05.13
16 AC Gilchrist/Azhar Mahmood 118 2nd Punjab Bangalore Bangalore 14.05.13
17 Azhar Mahmood/SE Marsh 148 3rd Punjab Mumbai Dharamsala 18.05.13
18 JP Duminy/LRPL Taylor 110* 5th Delhi Bangalore Sharjah 17.04.14
19 BB McCullum/DR Smith 123 1st Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
20 GJ Maxwell/DA Miller 115 4th Punjab Chennai Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
21 AJ Finch/DA Warner 128* 2nd  Sunrisers Delhi Dubai-DSC 25.04.14
22 GJ Maxwell/DA Miller 135 3rd Punjab Chennai Cuttack 07.05.14
23 MEK Hussey/LMP Simmons 120 1st Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
24 CJ Anderson/KA Pollard 104 4th Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 14.04.15
25 DR Smith/BB McCullum 109 1st Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 17.04.15
26 BB McCullum/F du Plessis 101 3rd Chennai Rajasthan Chennai 10.05.15
27 DA Warner/MC Henriques 103 2nd Sunrisers Bangalore Hyd-RGS 15.05.15
28 DR Smith. BB McCullum 112 1st Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

It also provides the ninth occasion of overseas batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AC Gilchrist/HH Gibbs 101 1st Deccan Bangalore Hyd-RGS 25.05.08
2 SE Marsh/JR Hopes 133 1st Punjab Rajasthan Mohali 28.05.08
3 BB McCullum/MJayawardene 128 1st Kochi Mumbai Mumbai 15.04.11
4 TM Dilshan/CH Gayle 123 1st Bangalore Kolkata Kolkata 22.04.11
5 CH Gayle/TM Dilshan 167 1st Bangalore Pune Bangalore 23.04.13
6 BB McCullum/DR Smith 123 1st Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
7 MEK Hussey/LMP Simmons 120 1st Mumbai Rajasthan Ahmedabad 19.05.14
8 DR Smith/BB McCullum 109 1st Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 17.04.15
9 DR Smith. BB McCullum 112 1st Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

DR Smith and BB McCullum are concerned in three three figure partnerships for the first wicket for two different teams in IPL – for Chennai on two occasions and for Gujarat on one occasions. The partnerships are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Oppn Ground Date
6 DR Smith/BB McCullum 123 1st Chennai Punjab Abu Dhabi 18.04.14
8 DR Smith/BB McCullum 109 1st Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 17.04.15
9 DR Smith. BB McCullum 112 1st Gujarat Delhi Delhi 27.04.16

 

V Kohli scripts a new record in Twenty20 games for most runs on a single ground

Virat Kohli scripted a record aggregate for most runs on a single ground in Twenty20 games during his knock of 79 in the IPL game against Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore on 17.04.16. He had an aggregate of 1574 prior to the start of today’s game and at the end of today’s game his run aggregate 1653 at Bangalore. He went past CH Gayle who had scored 1578 runs at Bangalore which included his duck against Delhi Daredevils on 17.04.16 and also SR Patel who had the record aggregate of 1595 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. SR Patel was the previous record holder for most runs on a single ground in Twenty20 games. V Kohli became the first batsman to score 1600 runs in  this category of stats

Second Semi final – West Indies cruise to the final – beat India in a thrilling finish with two balls to spare

2nd Semifinal: India v West Indies at Mumbai – Mar 31, 2016 – India 192/2 (20/20 ov); West Indies 196/3 (19.4/20 ov) – West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

India posted fifty plus runs for the first three wickets in this game to provide the second occasion of  India posting fifty plus runs partnership for the first three consecutive wickets in the history of T20Is. It also provides the very first such occasion in the history of the World Cup. RG Sharma and AM Rahane added 62 runs for the first wicket, AM Rahane and V Kohli added 66 runs for the second wicket and V Kohli and MS Dhoni added 64 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game. The other such occasion by Indian batsmen was witnessed against Sri Lanka at Mohali on 12.12.09. The two occasions of Indian batsmen posting fifty plus runs for the first three consecutive wickets are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 58 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
  MS Dhoni, V Sehwag 2 50 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
  MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh 3 80 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
                 
2 AM Rahane, RG Sharma 1 62 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
  V Kohli, AM Rahane 2 66 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
  MS Dhoni, V Kohli 3 64* 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16

T20 Internationals has witnessed five occasions of a team posting three fifty partnerships in an innings and all the five occasions are listed below

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MJ Guptill, BB McCullum 2 54 2 NZl Ind Christchurch 25.02.09
  BB McCullum, LRPL Taylor 3 50 2 NZl Ind Christchurch 25.02.09
  BB McCullum, JDP Oram 4 60* 2 NZl Ind Christchurch 25.02.09
                 
2 G Gambhir, V Sehwag 1 58 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
  MS Dhoni, V Sehwag 2 50 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
  MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh 3 80 2 Ind Srl Mohali 12.12.09
                 
3 MJ Guptill, BB McCullum 2 52 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
  GJ Hopkins, BB McCullum 5 68 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
  BB McCullum, NL McCullum 7 50* 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
                 
4 TM Dilshan, MDKJ Perera 1 91 1 Srl Win Pallekele 09.11.15
  LD Chandimal, D Jayasuriya 3 54 1 Srl Win Pallekele 09.11.15
  LD Chandimal, AD Mathews 4 60* 1 Srl Win Pallekele 09.11.15
                 
5 AM Rahane, RG Sharma 1 62 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
  V Kohli, AM Rahane 2 66 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
  MS Dhoni, V Kohli 3 64* 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16

V Kohli scored 89 not out in this game which represent his 16th fifty in T20Is. He now owns the record for most fifties in T20Is. He went past CH Gayle and BB McCullum who had scored 15 fifties in T20Is.

V Kohli became the third batsman to total 1000 plus run with the help of their fifties alone. The total of his sixteen fifties aggregate to 1073. The other two batsmen who have accomplished such a feat in T20Is are – CH Gayle {1139} and BB McCullum {1100}. V Kohli is the only batsman to score 100 plus boundary fours under this criterion. He has scored 112 boundary fours in his sixteen fifties.

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 CH Gayle Win 15 15 4 1139 117 103.54 2 13 0 90 82
2 BB McCullum NZl 15 15 6 1100 123 122.22 2 13 0 94 56
3 V Kohli Ind 16 16 9 1073 90* 153.28 0 16 0 112 23

This game witnessed five fifty plus runs partnerships – three from India and two from West Indies to provide the second occasion of a match producing five fifty plus runs partnerships in the history of T20Is. The other such occasion was witnessed in the match between New Zealand and Australia at Christchurch on 28.02.10

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MJ Guptill, BB McCullum 2 52 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
2 GJ Hopkins, BB McCullum 5 68 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
3 BB McCullum, NL McCullum 7 50* 1 NZl Aus Christchurch 28.02.10
4 BJ Haddin, MJ Clarke 2 73 3 Aus NZl Christchurch 28.02.10
5 MJ Clarke, CL White 4 82 1 Aus NZl Christchurch 28.02.10
                 
1 AM Rahane, RG Sharma 1 62 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
2 V Kohli, AM Rahane 2 66 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
3 MS Dhoni, V Kohli 3 64* 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
4 J Charles, LMP Simmons 3 97 2 Win Ind Mumbai 31.03.16
5 LMP Simmons, AD Russsel 4 80* 2 Win Ind Mumbai 31.03.16

This game witnessed five fifty plus runs partnerships – three from India and two from West Indies to provide the first occasion of a match producing five fifty plus runs partnerships in the history of WT20.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AM Rahane, RG Sharma 1 62 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
2 V Kohli, AM Rahane 2 66 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
3 MS Dhoni, V Kohli 3 64* 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31.03.16
4 J Charles, LMP Simmons 3 97 2 Win Ind Mumbai 31.03.16
5 LMP Simmons, AD Russsel 4 80* 2 Win Ind Mumbai 31.03.16

V Kohli now owns the record for most unbeaten fifties in the WT20. His 89 not out was his sixth unbeaten fifty and he went past RG Sharma who has scored five unbeaten fifties in WT20. The following table furnishes the performance of these two batsmen

V Kohli of India
No Runs 4s 6s Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 78* 8 2 3 2 v Pakistan Colombo (RPS) 30 Sep 2012
2 57* 3 1 3 2 v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Mar 2014
3 72* 5 2 3 2 v South Africa Dhaka 04 Apr 2014
4 55* 7 1 3 2 v Pakistan Kolkata 19 Mar 2016
5 82* 9 2 3 2 v Australia Mohali 27 Mar 2016
6 89* 11 1 3 1 v West Indies Mumbai 31 Mar 2016
RG Sharma of India
No Runs 4s 6s Pos Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 50* 7 2 5 1 v South Africa Durban 20 Sep 2007
2 52* 4 1 2 2 v Ireland Nottingham 10 Jun 2009
3 79* 4 6 4 2 v Australia Bridgetown 07 May 2010
4 55* 5 1 4 1 v England Colombo (RPS) 23 Sep 2012
5 62* 5 2 1 2 v West Indies Dhaka 23 Mar 2014

V Kohli’s 89 not out represents his highest score in WT20. His previous best was 82 not out against Australia at Mohali on 27 Mar 2016.

V Kohli scored eleven boundary fours in his knock of 89 not out in this game to become the first Indian batsman to score ten or more boundary fours in an innings of a WT20 game. The previous best was nine fours scored by SK Raina and V Kohli. SK Raina had scored nine boundary fours in his knock of 101 against South Africa at Gros Islet on 02.05.10 while V Kohli had scored nine boundary fours in his knock of 82 not out against Australia at Delhi on 27.03.16

V Kohli is one of the three Indian batsmen who have amassed 700 plus runs while batting first in T20Is.  RG Sharma {776}, V Kohli {723} and SK Raina {721} are the three Indian batsmen

V Kohli’s run aggregate in T20Is read 1641 at the end of this game. He became the eighth batsman to total 1600 plus runs in the history of T20Is.

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 BB McCullum NZl 71 70 10 2140 123 35.66 2 13 3 199 91
2 TM Dilshan Srl 78 77 12 1884 104* 28.98 1 13 10 222 33
3 MJ Guptill NZl 61 59 7 1806 101* 34.73 1 10 2 169 76
4 Umar Akmal Pak 79 76 13 1689 94 26.80 0 8 8 122 55
5 JP Duminy RSA 70 64 21 1654 96* 38.46 0 9 6 122 56
6 V Kohli Ind 43 40 12 1641 90* 58.60 0 16 0 173 32
7 DA Warner Aus 61 61 3 1633 90* 28.15 0 12 5 154 74
8 Mohd Hafeez Pak 77 75 4 1614 86 22.73 0 9 5 175 39

V Kohli’s run aggregate in WT20 read 777 at the end of this game. He became the fifth batsman to total 700 plus runs in WT20. Others are – DPMD Jayawardene {1016}, CH Gayle {916}, TM Dilshan {897} and AB de Villiers {717}.

RG Sharma, V Kohli and Yuvraj Singh share the Indian record for most fifties while batting first in a T20I game. They have scored six fifties each. V Kohli and Yuvraj Singh share the Indian record for most half centuries while batting first. Both the batsmen have scored six half centuries.

V Kohli’s run aggregate in T20Is while batting at number three reads 1484. He owns the record for most runs scored by a batsman in T20Is while batting at number three. He is the only batsman in T20Is to score 1000 plus runs at number three.  His run aggregate in WT20s read 777 while batting at number three. He owns the record for most runs scored by a batsman in T20Is while batting at number three. He is the only batsman in WT20 to score 700 plus runs at number three.

V Kohli’s 89 not out in this game represent his ninth fifty in WT20. He now shares the record for most fifties by a batsman in WT20 with CH Gayle of West Indies. CH Gayle has also scored nine fifties in WT20. V Kohli’s 89 not out in this game represent his ninth half century. He now own the record for most half centuries by a batsman in WT20. CH Gayle has scored seven half centuries in WT20

J Charles and LMP Simmons added 97 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 23rd occasion of West Indies batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in WT20 and it also provides the eighth such occasion for the third wicket in WT20. This stand represent the record stand for the third wicket by West Indies batsmen in WT20. The previous best was the 83 runs partnership between CH Gayle and DJ Bravo against Australia at Col-RPS on 05.10.12

LMP Simmons and AD Russell added 80 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game to provide the 24th occasion of West Indies batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in WT20 and it also provides the fourth such occasion for the fourth wicket in WT20. This stand represent the record stand for the fourth wicket by West Indies batsmen in WT20. The previous best was the 65 runs partnership between CH Gayle and KA Pollard against Australia at Col-RPS on 05.10.12

J Charles and LMP Simmons scored 52 and 82 not out in this game to provide the 21st and 22nd occasion of West Indies batsman scoring fifties in WT20. J Charles’ 52 provides the 15th  occasion of a West Indies opening batsman scoring a fifty in WT20.

J Charles and LMP Simmons registered their second fifties when they scored 52 and 82 not out in this game. LMP Simmons registered his highest individual score in WT20. His previous best was 77 against South Africa at The Oval on 13.06.09.

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 J Charles 84 1 Eng Pallekele 27 Sep 2012
2 J Charles 52 2 Ind Mumbai 31 Mar 2016
             
1 LMP Simmons 77 2 RSA The Oval 13 Jun 2009
2 LMP Simmons 82* 2 Ind Mumbai 31 Mar 2016

J Charles’ 52 in this game represent the second fifty by a West Indies opening batsman against India in WT20 – the first being – CH Gayle’s 98 Bridgetown on 09.05.10. J Charles’ 52 and LMP Simmons’s 82 not out in this game provide the third fourth occasion of a West Indies batsman scoring a fifty against India in WT20. All the four occasions are listed below in the order of descending runs scored

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Gayle 98 1 Ind Bridgetown 09 May 2010
2 LMP Simmons 82* 2 Ind Mumbai 31 Mar 2016
3 DJ Bravo 66* 2 Ind Lord’s 12 Jun 2009
4 J Charles 52 2 Ind Mumbai 31 Mar 2016

West Indies won this game by seven wickets with two balls to spare to provide the eighth occasion of a team winning a WT20 game with two balls to spare. All such occasions are listed below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 Pak 2 wkts 2 134 19.4 20.0 RSA Col-RPS 28.09.12
2 HKG 2 wkts 2 109 19.4 20.0 Ban Chittagong 20.03.14
3 Ind 7 wkts 2 130 19.4 20.0 Win Dhaka 23.03.14
4 Win 6 wkts 2 179 19.4 20.0 Aus Dhaka 28.03.14
5 Oman 2 wkts 2 155 19.4 20.0 Ire Dharamsala 09.03.14
6 Eng 2 wkts 2 230 19.4 20.0 RSA Mumbai 18.03.16
7 Win 3 wkts 2 123 19.4 20.0 RSA Nagpur 25.03.16
8 Win 7 wkts 2 193 19.4 20.0 Ind Mumbai 31.03.16

West Indies won this game by seven wickets with two balls to spare to provide the third occasion of a West Indies winning a WT20 game with two balls to spare. All such occasions are listed below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 Win 6 wkts 2 179 19.4 20.0 Aus Dhaka 28.03.14
2 Win 3 wkts 2 123 19.4 20.0 RSA Nagpur 25.03.16
3 Win 7 wkts 2 193 19.4 20.0 Ind Mumbai 31.03.16

V Kohli’s 89 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 64th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in WT20 and also provide the sixth such occasion by an Indian batsman. It represents the highest score by an Indian batsman in a losing cause in WT20. The previous best was 79 not out by RG Sharma against Australia at Bridgetown on 07.05.10. It also represents the eighth occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain against West Indies in vain. It also represents the highest score by a batsman in a losing cause against West Indies in WT20. The previous best was 71 not out by EJG Morgan at Pallekele on 22.09.12

V Kohli’s 89 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the fifth occasion of 80 plus score by a batsman in a losing cause in WT20. All such occasions are listed below. It also provides the second best score in a losing cause in WT20. The best score was CH Gayle’s 117 against South Africa at Jo’burg on 11.09.07

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Gayle 117 1 Win RSA Jo’burg 11 Sep 2007
2 V Kohli 89* 1 Ind Win Mumbai 31 Mar 2016
3 M Jayawardene 89 1 Srl Ent Chittagong 27 Mar 2014
4 Shakib Al Hasan 84 1 Ban Pak Pallekele 25 Sep 2012
5 M Jayawardene 81 1 Srl NZl Providence 30 Apr 2010

 

First Semi final – England cruise to final – beat New Zealand by seven wickets

1st Semifinal: England v New Zealand at Delhi – Mar 30, 2016 – New Zealand 153/8 (20/20 ov); England 159/3 (17.1/20 ov) – England won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

New Zealand lost its first game of WT20 2016 when it lost the first semifinal to England by seven wickets. New Zealand was the only team which had won the four games in the Super 10 Group league fixtures

MG Guptill and KS Williamson earned the distinction of becoming the second pair to partner 1000 plus runs for various wickets in T20Is. They added 17 runs for the first wicket in this game which fetched them 1012 runs. The first pair to accomplish such a feat was Australian pair of DA Warner and SR Watson which has partnered 1154 runs.

KS Williamson and C Munro added 74 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 23rd occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in WT20 and also provides the fourth such occasion for the second wicket by New Zealand batsmen in WT20.

JJ Roy and AD Hales added 82 runs for the first wicket in this game to provide the 31st occasion of England batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership in WT20 and also provides the fifth such occasion for the first wicket in WT20. It also provides the second occasion of England batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership for the second wicket against New Zealand in WT20, the first occasion being the 62 runs stand between DL Maddy and VS Solanki at Durban on 18.09.07. Thus the JJ Roy-AD Hales partnership of 82 runs for the first wicket in this game represent the record first wicket stand by England batsmen against New Zealand in WT20.

This stand provides the fifth fifty plus runs partnership by England batsmen against New Zealand for various wickets in WT20 and also provide the second best stand. The best stand is the 89 runs partnership between LJ Wright and EJG Morgan for the third wicket at Pallekele on 29.10.12.

EJG Morgan collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the eleventh occasion of a captain dismissed first ball for a duck in WT20. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 PD Collingwood 0 1 2 Eng RSA Cape Town 16 Sep 2007
2 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus Win The Oval 06 Jun 2009
3 P Utseya 0 1 1 Zim NZl Providence 04 May 2010
4 Shahid Afridi 0 1 1 Pak Eng Bridgetown 06 May 2010
5 BRM Taylor 0 1 2 Zim Srl Hambantota 18 Sep 2012
6 WTS Porterfield 0 1 1 Ire Aus Col-RPS 19 Sep 2012
7 WTS Porterfield 0 1 1 Ire Win Col-RPS 24 Sep 2012
8 SL Malinga 0 1 1 Srl NZl Chittagong 31 Mar 2014
9 EJG Morgan 0 1 1 Eng Afg Delhi 23 Mar 2016
10 DJG Sammy 0 1 2 Win RSA Nagpur 25 Mar 2016
11 EJG Morgan 0 1 2 Eng NZl Delhi 30 Mar 2016

EJG Morgan’s first ball duck provides the third occasion of an England captain suffering from such an ignominy. All the three occasions are listed below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 PD Collingwood 0 1 2 Eng RSA Cape Town 16 Sep 2007
2 EJG Morgan 0 1 1 Eng Afg Delhi 23 Mar 2016
3 EJG Morgan 0 1 2 Eng NZl Delhi 30 Mar 2016

EJG Morgan became the third captain to collect the first ball duck against New Zealand in WT20 after P Utseya of Zimbabwe and SL Malinga of Sri Lanka. All the three occasions are listed below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 P Utseya 0 1 1 Zim NZl Providence 04 May 2010
2 SL Malinga 0 1 1 Srl NZl Chittagong 31 Mar 2014
3 EJG Morgan 0 1 2 Eng NZl Delhi 30 Mar 2016

WTS Porterfield of Ireland and EJG Morgan of England are the two captains to collect the first ball ducks on two occasions in WT20. The performance of these two captains are listed below. It is noted with interest that these two captains have suffered the ignominy of collecting the first ball ducks on two occasions in the same edition of WT20 – WTS Porterfield in 2012 edition and EJG Morgan in 2016 edition

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WTS Porterfield 0 1 1 Ire Aus Col-RPS 19 Sep 2012
2 WTS Porterfield 0 1 1 Ire Win Col-RPS 24 Sep 2012
                 
1 EJG Morgan 0 1 1 Eng Afg Delhi 23 Mar 2016
2 EJG Morgan 0 1 2 Eng NZl Delhi 30 Mar 201

Result Summary of England and New Zealand in WT20 at the end of this game read thus

Result summary                
Team Span Mat Won Lost Tied Tie+W Tie+L NR
England 2007-2016 31 15 15 0 0 0 1
New Zealand 2007-2016 30 15 13 0 0 2 0

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