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AJ Finch of Australia owns the record for most fifties by a captain opener in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

RG Sharma’s 85 in the second T20I against Bangladesh at Rajkot on 07.11.19 was his sixth score of fifty as captain opener in T20Is. He emulated AJ Finch of Australia who had also scored six fifties as captain opener in T20Is. The following table list the fifties scored by these two batsmen.  But the very next day, that is on 08.11.19, AJ Finch owned the record for most fifties by captain openers in T20Is with his seventh fifty – 52 not out against Pakistan at Perth. This is clear example of how the records are obliterated so fast the game of cricket. This is mainly due to many teams are involved in the  games across the world

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 AJ Finch 53 1 Aus Srl Adelaide 22 Feb 2017
3 AJ Finch 84 2 Aus Eng Birmingham 27 Jun 2018
4 AJ Finch 68* 2 Aus Pak Harare 02 Jul 2018
5 AJ Finch 172 1 Aus Zim Harare 03 Jul 2018
6 AJ Finch 64 1 Aus Srl Adelaide 27 Oct 2019
7 AJ Finch 52* 2 Aus Pak Perth 08 Nov 2019
               
1 RG Sharma 118 1 Ind Srl Indore 22 Dec 2017
2 RG Sharma 89 1 Ind Ban Colombo (RPS) 14 Mar 2018
3 RG Sharma 56 2 Ind Ban Colombo (RPS) 18 Mar 2018
4 RG Sharma 111* 1 Ind Win Lucknow 06 Nov 2018
5 RG Sharma 50 2 Ind NZl Auckland 08 Feb 2019
6 RG Sharma 85 2 Ind Ban Rajkot 07 Nov 2019

India owns the record of winning most T20Is while batting second.

India won the second T20I against Bangladesh at Rajkot on 07.11.19 to provide its 41st T20I win when it has batted second. With this win,  India has won most T20I games, while batting second. It went past Australia which had won 40 T20I games while batting second. India and Australia are the only two teams to win 40 plus games while batting second in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. India’s 41 wins are tabulated below.

No Team Result Margin BR Bat Opposition Ground Start Date
1 India won 6 wickets 01 2nd v South Africa Johannesburg 01 Dec 2006
2 India won 7 wickets 11 2nd v Australia Mum-BS 20 Oct 2007
3 India won 3 wickets 04 2nd v Sri Lanka Col-RPS 10 Feb 2009
4 India won 8 wickets 15 2nd v Ireland Nottingham 10 Jun 2009
5 India won 6 wickets 05 2nd v Sri Lanka Mohali 12 Dec 2009
6 India won 7 wickets 31 2nd v Afghanistan Gros Islet 01 May 2010
7 India won 6 wickets 30 2nd v Zimbabwe Harare 12 Jun 2010
8 India won 7 wickets 12 2nd v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2010
9 India won 8 wickets 02 2nd v Australia Melbourne 03 Feb 2012
10 India won 8 wickets 18 2nd v Pakistan Col-RPS 30 Sep 2012
11 India won 5 wickets 13 2nd v England Pune 20 Dec 2012
12 India won 6 wickets 02 2nd v Australia Rajkot 10 Oct 2013
13 India won 7 wickets 09 2nd v Pakistan Dhaka 21 Mar 2014
14 India won 7 wickets 02 2nd v West Indies Dhaka 23 Mar 2014
15 India won 8 wickets 09 2nd v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Mar 2014
16 India won 6 wickets 05 2nd v South Africa Dhaka 04 Apr 2014
17 India won 7 wickets 00 2nd v Australia Sydney 31 Jan 2016
18 India won 9 wickets 37 2nd v Sri Lanka Vizag 14 Feb 2016
19 India won 5 wickets 27 2nd v Pakistan Dhaka 27 Feb 2016
20 India won 5 wickets 04 2nd v Sri Lanka Dhaka 01 Mar 2016
21 India won 9 wickets 59 2nd v U.A.E. Dhaka 03 Mar 2016
22 India won 8 wickets 07 2nd v Bangladesh Dhaka 06 Mar 2016
23 India won 6 wickets 13 2nd v Pakistan Kolkata 19 Mar 2016
24 India won 6 wickets 05 2nd v Australia Mohali 27 Mar 2016
25 India won 10 wickets 41 2nd v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Jun 2016
26 India won 7 wickets 04 2nd v Sri Lanka Col-RPS 06 Sep 2017
27 India won 9 wickets 03 2nd v Australia Ranchi 07 Oct 2017
28 India won 5 wickets 04 2nd v Sri Lanka Mumbai 24 Dec 2017
29 India won 6 wickets 08 2nd v Bangladesh Col-RPS 08 Mar 2018
30 India won 6 wickets 09 2nd v Sri Lanka Col-RPS 12 Mar 2018
31 India won 4 wickets 00 2nd v Bangladesh Col-RPS 18 Mar 2018
32 India won 8 wickets 10 2nd v England Manchester 03 Jul 2018
33 India won 7 wickets 08 2nd v England Bristol 08 Jul 2018
34 India won 5 wickets 13 2nd v West Indies Kolkata 04 Nov 2018
35 India won 6 wickets 00 2nd v West Indies Chennai 11 Nov 2018
36 India won 6 wickets 02 2nd v Australia Sydney 25 Nov 2018
37 India won 7 wickets 07 2nd v New Zealand Auckland 08 Feb 2019
38 India won 4 wickets 16 2nd v West Indies Lauderhill 03 Aug 2019
39 India won 7 wickets 05 2nd v West Indies Providence 06 Aug 2019
40 India won 7 wickets 06 2nd v South Africa Mohali 18 Sep 2019
41 India won 8 wickets 26 2nd v Bangladesh Rajkot 07 Nov 2019

Post Script – Australia won the Perth T20I against Pakistan on 08.11.19 by ten wickets to post its 41st win while batting second. Thus on the day  of posting the captioned article, Inda and Australia share the record for most wins while batting second

S Dhawan-RG Sharma owns the record for most three-figure partnerships for the first wicket in T20Is

S Dhawan and RG Sharma of India posted 118 runs partnership for the first wicket against Bangladesh at Rajkot on 07.11.19 to provide the 63rd occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket in T20Is. It also provides the seventh occasion of  Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket.

Of these seven partnerships, S Dhawan-RG Sharma pair has partnered four partnerships which are tabulated below.

S Dhawan-RG Sharma owns the record for most three-figure partnerships for the first wicket in T20Is as a pair. They went past DA Warner-SR Watson pair who held the previous record with three three-figure partnerships for the first wicket.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 158 1 Ind NZl Delhi 01 Nov 2017
2 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 160 1 Ind Ire Dublin-M 27 Jun 2018
3 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 123 1 Ind Win Lucknow 06 Nov 2018
4 S Dhawan, RG Sharma 1 118 2 Ind Ban Rajkot 07 Nov 2019
                 
1 DA Warner, SR Watson 1 104 1 Aus Ind Bridgetown 07 May 2010
2 DA Warner, SR Watson 1 111 1 Aus Pak Dubai-DSC 10 Sep 2012
3 DA Warner, SR Watson 1 133 2 Aus Ind Col-RPS 28 Sep 2012

Statistical highlights of second T20I at Rajkot between India and Bangladesh

RG Sharma became the second cricketer to play 100 plus T20Is when he played the second T20I at Rajkot on 07.11.19. It was the 100th T20I for RG Sharma. Other cricketer to appear in 100 plus T20Is is Shoaib Malik. He had played 111 T20Is

RG Sharma had an aggregate of 2452 runs in T20Is prior to the start of the second T20I.  He required 48 more runs for his 2500 runs.. He scored 85 runs in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 2537 runs. He became the first batsman in the history of T20Is to total 2500 runs.

RG Sharma became the second cricketer to play 100 plus T20Is for a specific team when he played the second T20I at Rajkot on 07.11.19 will be the 100th T20I for RG Sharma. Others are Shoaib Malik who had played 110 games for Pakistan,

RG Sharma had scored 21 fifties prior to the start of the second T20I. His 85 in this game was fetched him  22 fifties and with it  he now shares the  record for most fifties in T20Is with V Kohli. Two more fifties for RG Sharma would fetch him 23 fifties and with him he would own the record of most fifties in T20Is. V Kohli had scored 22 fifties.

RG Sharma had played 91 innings in T20Is prior to the start of the second T20I.  Rajkot innings was his 92nd inninngs he became the second batsman in the history of T20Is to play most innings. Shaib Malik with 104 innings occupies the first place.

YS Chahal had an aggregate of 47 T20I wickets prior to the start of the second T20I. He took two wickets at Rajkot which fetched him 49 wickets. He needs one more wicket for his 50 T20I wickets. If he gets it, he would then become the third Indian bowler to capture 50 plus T20I wickets. Others are – R Ashwin {52} and JJ Bumrah {51}

YS Chahal had an aggregate of 47 T20I wickets prior to the start of the second T20I. He took two wickets at Rajkot which fetched him 49 wickets. He needs one more wicket for his 50 T20I wickets. If he gets them he would then become the second Indian spin bowler to capture 50 plus T20I wickets after R Ashwin. R Ashwin had captured 52 T20I wickets.

YS Chahal had an aggregate of 47 T20I wickets prior to the start of the second T20I. He took two wickets at Rajkot which fetched him 49 wickets. He needs one more wicket for his 50 T20I wickets.  If he gets them he would then become the 31st bowler to capture 50 plus wickets in the history of T20Is

YS Chahal had an aggregate of 47 T20I wickets prior to the start of the second T20I. He took two wickets at Rajkot which fetched him 49 wickets. He needs one more wicket for his 50 T20I wickets. If he gets them he would then become the 17th spin bowler to capture 50 plus wickets in the history of T20Is

YS Chahal had conceded 996 runs in T20Is. He is all set for “Bowler’s 1000 runs” if he concedes four more runs. He conceded 28 runs in this game and conceded 1024 runs in his T20I career. He become the fourth Indian bowler to concede 1000 plus runs in T20Is. Other three are – R Ashwin {1193}, RA Jadeja {1041} and JJ Bumrah {1029}

YS Chahal had conceded 996 runs in T20Is. He is all set for “Bowler’s 1000 runs” if he concedes four more runs. He conceded 28 runs in this game and conceded 1024 runs in his T20I career. He become the fourth Indian bowler to concede 1000 plus runs in T20Is. He became the 14th spin bowler to concede 1000 plus runs in T20Is.

Mahmudullah had scored 1392 runs in T20Is prior to the start of the second T20I.  He required eight more runs for his 1400 runs. He scored 30 runs in this game which fetched him a total of 1422 runs in his T20I career. He  became the third Bangladesh batsman to total 1400 plus runs in T20Is. Others are Shakib Al Hadan and Tamim Iabal who have scored 1567 and 1556 runs respectively.

RG Sharma had pouched 35 catches as fieldsman in T20Is prior to the start of the second T20I. He needed one more catch to share the second place in the list of fieldsman who have pouched most catches by an Indian fieldsman in T20Is with V Kohli. He took a catch in this game and shares the second place in the list of fieldsman who have pouched most catches by an Indian fieldsman in T20Is with V Kohli. V Kohli had pouched 36 catches in T20Is. SK Raina with 42 catches occupy the first place.

RG Sharma had played 319 T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. The second T20I game at Rajkot was  his 320th T20 game. He now owns the record for most T20 caps by an Indian cricketer. He went past SK Raina who had played 319 T20 games.

RG Sharma had an aggregate of 8321 runs in T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. He needed 72 runs more to go past SK Raina who  had an aggregate of 8392 runs to occupy the  second place among the Indian batsmen who have scored most runs in T20Is. He scored 85 runs in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 8406 runs and with it the record of occupying the second place among the Indian batsman who have scored most runs in T20Is.

V Kohli with an aggregate of 8556 runs occupy the first place.

RG Sharma had scored 62 fifties in T20I games prior to the start of the second T20I. One more fifty would fetch him 63 fifties. He would then become the fourth batsman in the history of T20Is to score most fifties. CH Gayle {102}, DA Warner {80} and V Kohli {67} occupy the first three places

RG Sharma had scored five fifties as captain opener in T20I games prior to the start of the second T20I.  One more fifty would fetch him his sixth fifty. His 85 in this game was his sixth fifty. He became the second captain opener in the history of T20Is to score six fifties after AJ Finch of Australia.

RG Sharma had scored 343 boundary sixes in T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. He needed seven more boundary sixes for his 350 boundary sixes. He scored six boundary sixes in his knock of 85 in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 349 boundary sixes. If he scores one more boundary six, he would become the first Indian batsman to score 350 boundary sixes in T20 games.

RG Sharma had scored 343 boundary sixes in T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. He needs seven more boundary sixes for his 350 boundary sixes. He scored six boundary sixes in his knock of 85 in this game  which fetched him an aggregate of 349 boundary sixes. If he scores one more boundary six, he would then become the ninth batsman in the history of T20I games to score 350 plus boundary sixes.  Others are – CH Gayle {960}, KA Pollard {636}, BB McCullum {485}, SR Watson {431}, AD Russell {394}, AB de Villiers {380}, DR Smith {375} and DA Warner {354}

RG Sharma had scored 737 boundary fours in T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. He needed 13 more boundary fours for his 750 boundary fours.  He scored eight boundary fours in his knock of 85 in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 745 boundary fours. If he scores five more boundary fours. he would become the fourth Indian batsman to score 750 boundary fours in T20 games. Others are – S Dhawan {807}. V Kohli {785} and SK Raina {760}

RG Sharma had scored 737 boundary fours in T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I. He needed 13 more boundary fours for his 750 boundary fours If he scores them, He scored eight boundary fours in his knock of 85 in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 745 boundary fours. If he scores five more boundary fours. he would become the tenth batsman to score 750 boundary fours in the history of T20 games. The other nine batsmen who have accomplished such a feat are tabulated below

No Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 4s
1 CH Gayle 2005-2019 394 386 48 13051 175* 38.61 22 80 1005
2 BB McCullum 2005-2019 370 364 33 9922 158* 29.97 7 55 924
3 DA Warner 2007-2019 275 274 34 9022 135* 37.59 8 73 883
4 AJ Finch 2009-2019 271 266 30 8388 172 35.54 7 55 815
5 S Dhawan 2007-2019 250 248 26 7104 97* 32.00 0 53 807
6 LJ Wright 2004-2019 314 291 27 7587 153* 28.73 7 40 786
7 V Kohli 2007-2019 271 257 47 8556 113 40.74 5 62 785
8 SK Raina 2006-2019 319 303 46 8392 126* 32.65 4 51 760
9 DR Smith 2006-2019 337 327 27 7870 110* 26.23 5 47 759

S Dhawan had played 249 T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I.  Second T20I at Rajkot was be his 250th T20 game. He would become 45th cricketer to appear in 250 plus T20 games.

S Dhawan had played 249 T20 games prior to the start of the second T20I.  Second T20I at Rajkot was his 250th T20 game. He became tenth Indian cricketer to appear in 250 plus T20 games. The following table lists the nine Indian cricketers who have appeared in 250 plus T20 games.

No Player Span Mat Runs HS Ave C Wkts BBI Ave 5 Ct St
1 RG Sharma 2007-2019 320 8406 118 32.00 6 29 4/6 28.17 0 127 0
2 SK Raina 2006-2019 319 8392 126* 32.65 4 53 4/26 34.60 0 164 0
3 MS Dhoni 2006-2019 317 6621 84* 39.88 0 0 0 170 83
4 KD Karthik 2006-2019 276 5407 97* 27.44 0 1 1/10 10.00 0 167 55
5 V Kohli 2007-2019 271 8556 113 40.74 5 8 2/25 82.62 0 123 0
6 Harbhajan Singh 2005-2019 265 1508 78 14.64 0 235 5/18 26.08 1 82 0
7 YK Pathan 2007-2019 264 4716 100 27.41 1 96 4/10 28.95 0 78 0
8 G Gambhir 2007-2018 251 6402 93 28.96 0 51 0
9 RV Uthappa 2007-2019 250 6365 92 28.93 0 0 0 118 39

RG Sharma emulates AJ Finch in scoring six fifties in T20Is as captain opener

RG Sharma’s 85 in the second T20I against Bangladesh at Rajkot on 07.11.19 was his sixth score of fifty as captain opener in T20Is. He emulated AJ Finch of Australia who has also scored six fifties as captain opener in T20Is. The following table lists the fifties scored by these two captain openers.

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
2 AJ Finch 53 1 Aus Srl Adelaide 22 Feb 2017
3 AJ Finch 84 2 Aus Eng Birmingham 27 Jun 2018
4 AJ Finch 68* 2 Aus Pak Harare 02 Jul 2018
5 AJ Finch 172 1 Aus Zim Harare 03 Jul 2018
6 AJ Finch 64 1 Aus Srl Adelaide 27 Oct 2019
               
1 RG Sharma 118 1 Ind Srl Indore 22 Dec 2017
2 RG Sharma 89 1 Ind Ban Colombo (RPS) 14 Mar 2018
3 RG Sharma 56 2 Ind Ban Colombo (RPS) 18 Mar 2018
4 RG Sharma 111* 1 Ind Win Lucknow 06 Nov 2018
5 RG Sharma 50 2 Ind NZl Auckland 08 Feb 2019
6 RG Sharma 85 2 Ind Ban Rajkot 07 Nov 2019

Twenty or more fifties by wicket keepers in one-day internationals. SD Hope of West Indies joins the elite list

SD Hope of West Indies scored 77 not out against Afghanistan at Lucknow on 06.11.19 to provide his 20th fifty  in one-day internationals. He became the first West Indian wicket-keeper to achieve the feat and also 15th wicket-keeper to score 20 or more fifties in the history of one-day internationals. The following table lists the performance of all these wicket keepers

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 KC Sangakkara Srl 360 340 35 13341 169 43.74 23 91 114
2 MS Dhoni Ind 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.57 10 73 083
3 AC Gilchrist Aus 282 274 10 9410 172 35.64 16 53 069
4 A Flower Zim 186 183 14 5845 145 34.58 04 46 050
5 Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 203 190 32 5578 144 35.30 05 35 040
6 Q de Kock RSA 114 114 06 4904 178 45.40 14 24 038
7 AJ Stewart Eng 138 132 12 4017 116 33.47 04 26 030
8 JC Buttler Eng 141 116 23 3843 150 41.32 09 20 029
9 MV Boucher RSA 294 220 57 4680 147* 28.71 01 26 027
10 AB de Villiers RSA 059 055 13 2963 149 70.54 10 17 027
11 BRM Taylor Zim 100 099 09 3510 138 39.00 05 22 027
12 RS Kaluwitharana Srl 186 179 14 3691 102* 22.36 02 23 025
13 BB McCullum NZl 184 157 25 4057 131 30.73 03 20 023
14 T Taibu Zim 143 130 21 3309 107* 30.35 02 21 023
15 SD Hope Win 066 061 07 2627 170 48.64 06 14 020

West Indies wicketkeeper opening batsmen scoring fifties in a one day international

SD Hope of West Indies scored 77 not out against Afghanistan at Lucknow on 06.11.19 to provide the 18th occasion of a West Indies wicketkeeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in a one day international. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 JR Murray 86 2 v Pakistan Adelaide 17 Dec 1996
2 JR Murray 62 2 v Pakistan Perth 10 Jan 1997
3 JR Murray 56 2 v Australia Perth 12 Jan 1997
4 RD Jacobs 68 1 v Australia Bridgetown 24 Apr 1999
5 RD Jacobs 54 2 v Australia Bridgetown 25 Apr 1999
6 RD Jacobs 51 2 v Bangladesh Dublin 21 May 1999
7 RD Jacobs 80* 2 v New Zealand Southampton 24 May 1999
8 RD Jacobs 65 1 v New Zealand Auckland 02 Jan 2000
9 LMP Simmons 51 1 v Pakistan Bridgetown 28 Apr 2011
10 J Charles 60 1 v India The Oval 11 Jun 2013
11 SD Hope 81 2 v India Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
12 SD Hope 146* 2 v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Dec 2018
13 SD Hope 108* 1 v Bangladesh Sylhet 14 Dec 2018
14 SD Hope 170 1 v Ireland Dublin 05 May 2019
15 SD Hope 109 1 v Bangladesh Dublin 07 May 2019
16 SD Hope 87 1 v Bangladesh Dublin-M 13 May 2019
17 SD Hope 74 1 v Bangladesh Dublin-M 17 May 2019
18 SD Hope 77* 2 v Afghanistan Lucknow 06 Nov 2019

SD Hope of West Indies scored 77 not out  against Afghanistan at Lucknow on 06.11.19 to provide the eighth occasion of his scoring a fifty as West Indies wicket keeper opening batsman in one day internationals. It also represents most fifties by a West Indies wicket keeper opening batsman in one day internationals. He is the second wicket keeper opening batsman in one day internationals to score  five or more  fifties after RD Jacobs. RD Jacobs has scored five fifties. The following  table lists the fifties scored by these two batsmen

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RD Jacobs 68 1 v Australia Bridgetown 24 Apr 1999
2 RD Jacobs 54 2 v Australia Bridgetown 25 Apr 1999
3 RD Jacobs 51 2 v Bangladesh Dublin 21 May 1999
4 RD Jacobs 80* 2 v New Zealand Southampton 24 May 1999
5 RD Jacobs 65 1 v New Zealand Auckland 02 Jan 2000
             
1 SD Hope 81 2 v India Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017
2 SD Hope 146* 2 v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Dec 2018
3 SD Hope 108* 1 v Bangladesh Sylhet 14 Dec 2018
4 SD Hope 170 1 v Ireland Dublin 05 May 2019
5 SD Hope 109 1 v Bangladesh Dublin 07 May 2019
6 SD Hope 87 1 v Bangladesh Dublin-M 13 May 2019
7 SD Hope 74 1 v Bangladesh Dublin-M 17 May 2019
8 SD Hope 77* 2 v Afghanistan Lucknow 06 Nov 2019

West Indies batsmen scoring a ninety in a one day international

RL Chase of West Indies scored 94 against Afghanistan at Lucknow on 06.11.19 to provide the 56th occasion of a West Indies batsman scoring a ninety in a one day international. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 IVA Richards 97 1 v England Lord’s 28 Aug 1976
2 CG Greenidge 98* 2 v England Sydney 22 Jan 1980
3 DL Haynes 97 1 v India Port of Spain 09 Mar 1983
4 CG Greenidge 90 2 v Australia Lord’s 18 Jun 1983
5 IVA Richards 95* 2 v Australia Lord’s 18 Jun 1983
6 CG Greenidge 96 2 v India Indore 01 Dec 1983
7 IVA Richards 98 1 v Sri Lanka Brisbane 12 Jan 1985
8 RB Richardson 99* 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 15 Nov 1985
9 RB Richardson 92* 1 v Pakistan Rawalpindi 04 Dec 1985
10 RB Richardson 93 2 v England Jaipur 26 Oct 1987
11 RB Richardson 90 2 v Australia Port of Spain 10 Mar 1991
12 RB Richardson 94 1 v Australia Georgetown 20 Mar 1991
13 DL Haynes 93* 2 v Pakistan Melbourne 23 Feb 1992
14 DL Haynes 96 1 v Pakistan Sydney 17 Dec 1992
15 BC Lara 95* 2 v Pakistan Port of Spain 26 Mar 1993
16 PV Simmons 92 2 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 28 Oct 1993
17 PV Simmons 90* 2 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 03 Nov 1993
18 CL Hooper 93* 1 v Australia Sydney 01 Jan 1996
19 RB Richardson 93* 2 v Australia Jaipur 04 Mar 1996
20 BC Lara 90 2 v Australia Perth 12 Jan 1997
21 SC Williams 90 1 v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 06 Jun 1997
22 BC Lara 93 1 v England Port of Spain 08 Apr 1998
23 S Chanderpaul 92* 1 v Bangladesh Dhaka 08 Oct 1999
24 BC Lara 92 1 v South Africa Bridgetown 09 May 2001
25 WW Hinds 93 2 v India Jamshedpur 06 Nov 2002
26 RR Sarwan 99* 1 v India Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
27 CH Gayle 94 1 v Sri Lanka Bridgetown 08 Jun 2003
28 S Chanderpaul 92 2 v South Africa Centurion 01 Feb 2004
29 CH Gayle 99 1 v Bangladesh Southampton 15 Sep 2004
30 S Chanderpaul 93 1 v Zimbabwe Georgetown 07 May 2006
31 CH Gayle 95* 2 v Zimbabwe Gros Islet 10 May 2006
32 RR Sarwan 91 1 v Zimbabwe Port of Spain 14 May 2006
33 RR Sarwan 98* 1 v India Kingston 20 May 2006
34 S Chanderpaul 92 2 v Australia Kuala Lumpur 12 Sep 2006
35 RS Morton 90* 1 v Australia Mumbai (BS) 18 Oct 2006
36 MN Samuels 98 2 v India Chennai 27 Jan 2007
37 RR Sarwan 92 2 v South Africa St George’s 10 Apr 2007
38 RR Sarwan 91* 1 v Bangladesh Bridgetown 19 Apr 2007
39 MN Samuels 98 1 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 27 Jan 2008
40 DS Smith 91 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 03 Feb 2008
41 CH Gayle 92 2 v Australia Basseterre 04 Jul 2008
42 S Chanderpaul 94 1 v New Zealand Napier 13 Jan 2009
43 KA Pollard 94 1 v Ireland Mohali 11 Mar 2011
44 AD Russell 92* 1 v India North Sound 11 Jun 2011
45 D Ramdin 96 2 v India Indore 08 Dec 2011
46 J Charles 97 2 v India Kingston 30 Jun 2013
47 DR Smith 97 2 v India Delhi 11 Oct 2014
48 MN Samuels 92 2 v Australia Basseterre 13 Jun 2016
49 D Ramdin 91 1 v Australia Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016
40 JN Mohammed 91* 2 v Pakistan Providence 07 Apr 2017
51 CH Gayle 94 2 v England Bristol 24 Sep 2017
52 JO Holder 99* 2 v P.N.G. Harare 08 Mar 2018
53 SO Hetmyer 94 2 v India Visakhapatnam 24 Oct 2018
54 SD Hope 95 1 v India Pune 27 Oct 2018
55 SD Hope 96 1 v Bangladesh Taunton 17 Jun 2019
56 RL Chase 94 2 v Afghanistan Lucknow 06 Nov 2019

Bangladesh becomes the first team to deploy eight bowlers in a T20I innings against India

Bangladesh deployed eight bowlers in India’s innings in the T20I at Delhi on 03.11.19 to provide the 36th occasion of a team deploying eight or more bowlers in an innings in T20Is. All such occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion by any team against India in T20Is

No Team Inns Opposition Ground Start Date Bowl
1 India 1 v South Africa Nottingham 16 Jun 2009 8
2 Canada 2 v Kenya Dubai (DSC) 10 Feb 2010 8
3 Zimbabwe 2 v West Indies Port of Spain 28 Feb 2010 8
4 West Indies 1 v South Africa North Sound 19 May 2010 8
5 Bangladesh 1 v Pakistan Dhaka 29 Nov 2011 8
6 New Zealand 1 v Zimbabwe Hamilton 14 Feb 2012 8
7 India 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Mar 2012 8
8 Netherlands 2 v Bangladesh The Hague 25 Jul 2012 8
9 India 2 v Australia Colombo (RPS) 28 Sep 2012 8
10 West Indies 2 v Zimbabwe North Sound 03 Mar 2013 8
11 Kenya 1 v Afghanistan Sharjah 24 Nov 2013 8
12 Kenya 2 v Canada Sharjah 26 Nov 2013 8
13 Netherlands 1 v Ireland Sylhet 21 Mar 2014 8
14 Netherlands 2 v Nepal Amstelveen 30 Jun 2015 8
15 Australia 1 v England Cardiff 31 Aug 2015 8
16 Oman 2 v Hong Kong Abu Dhabi 26 Nov 2015 8
17 Sri Lanka 2 v Pakistan Dhaka 04 Mar 2016 8
18 Sri Lanka 1 v Pakistan Lahore 29 Oct 2017 8
19 Sri Lanka 2 v Bangladesh Sylhet 18 Feb 2018 8
20 Ireland 1 v Netherlands Al Amerat 17 Feb 2019 8
21 Ireland 1 v Afghanistan Dehradun 23 Feb 2019 8
22 Spain 2 v Malta Cartagena 30 Mar 2019 8
23 Panama 1 v Costa Rica Naucalpan 25 Apr 2019 8
24 Norway 1 v Jersey Castel 16 Jun 2019 8
25 Thailand 2 v Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 24 Jun 2019 8
26 Qatar 1 v Kuwait Doha 06 Jul 2019 8
27 Czech Republic 1 v Luxembourg Ilfov County 01 Sep 2019 8
28 Czech Republic 1 v Austria Ilfov County 01 Sep 2019 8
29 Netherlands 2 v Hong Kong Al Amerat 10 Oct 2019 8
30 Papua New Guinea 1 v Bermuda ICCA Dubai 19 Oct 2019 9
31 Papua New Guinea 2 v Namibia ICCA 2 Dubai 20 Oct 2019 8
32 Namibia 1 v Papua New Guinea                                ICCA 2 Dubai 20 Oct 2019 8
33 Papua New Guinea 1 v Scotland ICCA Dubai 21 Oct 2019 8
34 Spain 1 v Gibraltar Cartagena 27 Oct 2019 8
35 Papua New Guinea 2 v Namibia Dubai (DSC) 01 Nov 2019 8
36 Bangladesh 1 v India Delhi                                03 Nov 2019 8

It also provides the second occasion of Bangladesh deploying eight or more bowlers in a T20I innings. The first such occasion was against Pakistan at Dhaka on 27.09.11.

No Team Inns Opposition Ground Start Date Bowl
1 Bangladesh 1 v Pakistan Dhaka 29 Nov 2011 8
2 Bangladesh 1 v India Delhi                                03 Nov 2019 8

Papua New Guinea deployed nine  bowlers against Bermuda at ICCA Dubai on 19.10.19 to provide  the first and only occasion of a team deploying nine bowlers in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals

No Team Inns Opposition Ground Start Date Bowl
1 Papua New Guinea 1 v Bermuda ICCA Dubai 19 Oct 2019 9

Netherlands {04}, Papua New Guinea {04}, India {03} and Sri Lanka {03} are the four teams in the history of T20Is to deploy eight or bowlers on three or more occasions. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Team Inns Opposition Ground Start Date Bowl
1 Netherlands 2 v Bangladesh The Hague 25 Jul 2012 8
2 Netherlands 1 v Ireland Sylhet 21 Mar 2014 8
3 Netherlands 2 v Nepal Amstelveen 30 Jun 2015 8
4 Netherlands 2 v Hong Kong Al Amerat 10 Oct 2019 8
         
1 Papua New Guinea 1 v Bermuda ICCA Dubai 19 Oct 2019 9
2 Papua New Guinea 2 v Namibia ICCA 2 Dubai 20 Oct 2019 8
3 Papua New Guinea 1 v Scotland ICCA Dubai 21 Oct 2019 8
4 Papua New Guinea 2 v Namibia Dubai (DSC) 01 Nov 2019 8
         
1 India 1 v South Africa Nottingham 16 Jun 2009 8
2 India 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 30 Mar 2012 8
3 India 2 v Australia Colombo (RPS) 28 Sep 2012 8
         
1 Sri Lanka 2 v Pakistan Dhaka 04 Mar 2016 8
2 Sri Lanka 1 v Pakistan Lahore 29 Oct 2017 8
3 Sri Lanka 2 v Bangladesh Sylhet 18 Feb 2018 8

England’s opening batsmen scoring fifties in a Twenty20 International

DJ Malan of England scored 55 against New Zealand in the third T20I at Nelson on 05.11.19 to provide the 30th occasion of an England’s opening batsman scoring a fifty in a T20I.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 ME Trescothick 72 2 v Sri Lanka Southampton 15 Jun 2006
2 ME Trescothick 53 1 v Pakistan Bristol 28 Aug 2006
3 DL Maddy 50 2 v New Zealand Durban 18 Sep 2007
4 IR Bell 60* 2 v New Zealand Manchester 13 Jun 2008
5 LJ Wright 71 1 v Netherlands Lord’s 05 Jun 2009
6 RS Bopara 55 1 v West Indies The Oval 15 Jun 2009
7 C Kieswetter 63 2 v Australia Bridgetown 16 May 2010
8 AD Hales 62* 2 v West Indies The Oval 23 Sep 2011
9 C Kieswetter 58* 2 v West Indies The Oval 23 Sep 2011
10 KP Pietersen 62* 1 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 27 Feb 2012
11 AD Hales 99 2 v West Indies Nottingham 24 Jun 2012
12 C Kieswetter 50 1 v South Africa Birmingham 12 Sep 2012
13 AD Hales 68 2 v West Indies Pallekele 27 Sep 2012
14 AD Hales 56 1 v India Pune 20 Dec 2012
15 MJ Lumb 50 2 v India Mumbai 22 Dec 2012
16 MJ Lumb 53* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
17 AD Hales 80* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
18 AD Hales 94 1 v Australia Chester-le-Street 31 Aug 2013
19 MJ Lumb 63 1 v West Indies Bridgetown 13 Mar 2014
20 AD Hales 116* 2 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 27 Mar 2014
21 AD Hales 66 2 v Sri Lanka The Oval 20 May 2014
22 JJ Roy 78 2 v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016
23 JC Buttler 73* 2 v Sri Lanka Southampton 05 Jul 2016
24 JJ Roy 67 2 v South Africa Taunton 23 Jun 2017
25 JC Buttler 61 1 v Australia Birmingham 27 Jun 2018
26 JC Buttler 69 1 v India Manchester 03 Jul 2018
27 JJ Roy 67 1 v India Bristol 08 Jul 2018
28 JJ Roy 69 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 27 Oct 2018
29 JM Bairstow 68 2 v West Indies Gros Islet 05 Mar 2019
20 DJ Malan 55 2 v New Zealand Nelson 05 Nov 2019

It also provides the sixth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty against New Zealand in a T20I. All such occasions are tabulated below.  It is interesting to note that all these six fifties have been scored when England is batting second in a game

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DL Maddy 50 2 v New Zealand Durban 18 Sep 2007
2 IR Bell 60* 2 v New Zealand Manchester 13 Jun 2008
3 MJ Lumb 53* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
4 AD Hales 80* 2 v New Zealand Wellington 15 Feb 2013
5 JJ Roy 78 2 v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016
6 DJ Malan 55 2 v New Zealand Nelson 05 Nov 2019
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