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Fifth T20I – India Vs England at Ahmedabad on 20.03.21

Fifth T20I – India Vs England at Ahmedabad on 20.03.21

England won the toss and chose to field in this game to provide the 44th occasion of England doing so in T20Is. It also provides the tenth occasion of England doing so in T20Is against India.

India posted a total of 224 for 2 in this game to provide the 124th occasion of a team posting a total of 200 plus runs in T20Is. It also provides the 13th occasion of a team posting a total of 200 plus runs in T20Is against England.

It also provides the 18th occasion of a India posting a total of 200 plus runs in T20Is. It also provides the fourth occasion of India posting a total of 200 plus runs in T20Is against England. All four such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreIOppGroundStart Date
1Ind218/41EngDurban19 Sep 2007
2Ind202/61EngBengaluru01 Feb 2017
3Ind201/32EngBristol08 Jul 2018
4Ind224/21EngAhmadabad20 Mar 2021

India’s 224 for 2 in this game represent its highest team total against England. It was an improvement over its 218 for 4 at Durban on 19.09.07.

India’s 224 for 2 represent the ninth occasion of a team posting a total of 200 plus runs for the loss of two wickets in T20Is.

RG Sharma {64} and V Kohli {80*} scored fifties in this game to provide the 51st occasion of both the openers scoring fifties in an innings in T20Is. It also provides the ninth such occasion against England in T20Is.

RG Sharma {64} and V Kohli {80*} scored fifties in this game to provide the seventh occasion of both the Indian openers scoring fifties in an innings in T20Is. It also provides the second such occasion by Indian openers against England in T20Is. The first such occasion was at Durban on 19.09.07, when G Gambhir {58} and V Sehwag {68} scored fifties.

V Kohli’s 80 not out in this game provide the 28th occasion of his scoring fifty as a captain – most by any captain in the history of T20Is.

It also provides the 78th occasion of an captain opener scoring a fifty in T20IS.  It also provides the seventh occasion of an Indian captain opener scoring a fifty in T20IS. He became the second Indian captain opener to score a fifty in T20Is after RG Sharma. RG Sharma has scored six fifties in T20Is as a captain opener.

V Kohli opened the innings in this game to provide the eighth occasion of his opening as a batsman in T20Is. He has batted at number one on five occasions and at number two on three occasions. His 80 not out in this game represent his highest individual score as an opener and provides his second fifty as an opener. Prior to this he had scored 70 against New Zealand at Chennai on 11.09.12 while batting at number two. It also provides the first occasion of his opening while leading India

V Kohli scored 73 not out in the second T20I on 14.03.21, 77 not out in the third T20I on 16.03.21 and 80 not out in  the fifth T20I on  20.03.21 to provide the 24th occasion of a batsman scoring three or more fifties in a T20I series. It also provides the fifth such occasion by an Indian batsman in a T20I series. V Kohli has scored  three fifties in a T20I series on four occasions and G Gautham once.

V Kohli scored 73 not out in the second T20I on 14.03.21, 77 not out in the third T20I on 16.03.21 and 80 not out in the fifth T20I on 20.03.21 to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring three or more fifties in a bilateral T20I series. It also provides the second such occasion by an Indian batsman in a bilateral T20I series. It was V Kohli on both occasions. Prior to his scoring three fifties in this series, had scored three fifties in the bilateral series against Australia in 2015-16 series in Australia

V Kohli scored 73 not out in the second T20I on 14.03.21, 77 not out in the third T20I on 16.03.21 and 80 not out in the fifth T20I on 20.03.21 to provide the first occasion of a captain scoring three or more fifties in a bilateral T20I series. It also provides the first occasion of a captain scoring three unbeaten fifties in a T20I series.

He became the second captain to score three fifties in a T20I series after MG Erasmus of Namibia. MG Erasmus has scored three fifties in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019/20 series held in UAE.

NoRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
152*1NamKenDub-DSC25 Oct 2019
2721NamSinDub-DSC26 Oct 2019
3512NamIreDub-DSC02 Nov 2019

England openers JJ Roy {Zero} and JS Buttler {52} scored zero and fifty in the fifth T20I in England’s innings in this game to provide the 43rd occasion of openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
11CH Gayle01WinBanJo’burg13.09.07
 2DS Smith511WinBanJo’burg13.09.07
         
21MJ Guptill02NZlAusSydney15.02.09
 2BB McCullum612NZlAusSydney15.02.09
         
31SR Watson01AusWinThe Oval06.06.09
 2DA Warner631AusWinThe Oval06.06.09
         
41XM Marshall02WinSrlThe Oval19.06.09
 2CH Gayle63*2WinSrlThe Oval19.06.09
         
51PJ Ingram01NZlAusCh’church28.02.10
 2BB McCullum116*1NzlAusCh’church28.02.10
         
61Karim Sadiq01AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
 2NA Zadran501AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
         
71BRM Taylor01ZimSAFB’fontein08.10.10
 2H Masakadza721ZimSAFB’fontein08.10.10
         
81DA Warner02AusSAFCape Town13.10.11
 2SR Watson522AusSAFCape Town13.10.11
         
91DA Warner02AusWinGros Islet27.03.12
 2SR Watson692AusWinGros Islet27.03.12
         
101SR Watson02AusWinBridgetown30.03.12
 2DA Warner582AusWinBridgetown30.03.12
         
111W Barresi01NetBanThe Hague25.07.12
 2MR Swart571NetBanThe Hague25.07.12
         
121J Siddique01BanNetThe Hague26.07.12
 2Tamim Iqbal501BanNetThe Hague26.07.12
         
131V Sibanda01ZimBanBulawayo11.05.13
 2H Masakadza591ZimBanBulawayo11.05.13
         
141JEC Franklin01NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
 2HD Rutherford621NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
         
151TM Dilshan01SrlBanChattogram12.02.14
 2MDKJ Perera641SrlBanChattogram12.02.14
         
161TM Dilshan01SrlSAFChattogram22.03.14
 2MDKJ Perera611SrlSAFChattogram22.03.14
         
171S Dhawan02IndWinDhaka23.03.14
 2RG Sharma62*2IndWinDhaka23.03.14
         
181N Mangal01AfgScoEdinburgh12.07.15
 2M Shahzad751AfgScoEdinburgh12.07.15
         
191M Shahzad02AfgPNGDublin-M23.07.15
 2N Mangal65*2AfgPNGDublin-M23.07.15
         
201J Charles02WinSrlPallekele09.11.15
 2ADS Fletcher572WinSrlPallekele09.11.15
         
211HG Munsey01ScoHKGMong Kok31.01.16
 2KJ Coetzer701ScoHKGMong Kok31.01.16
         
221J Charles02WinEngMumbai16.03.16
 2CH Gayle100*2WinEngMumbai16.03.16
         
231L Ronchi01NZlBanMt M’ganui06.01.17
 2Williamson601NZlBanMt M’ganui08.01.17
         
241Q de Kock01SAFNZlAuckland17.02.17
 2HM Amla621SAFNZlAuckland17.02.17
         
251PR Stirling01IreAfgG Noida08.03.17
 2SR Thompson561IreAfgG Noida08.03.17
         
261RG Sharma01IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
 2S Dhawan901IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
         
271Liton Das02BanSrlCol-RPS16.03.18
 2Tamim Iqbal502BanSrlCol-RPS16.03.18
         
281CAK Walton01WinPakKarachi03.04.18
 2ADS Fletcher521WinPakKarachi03.04.18
         
291Haris Sohail01PakAusHarare05.07.18
 2F Zaman731PakAusHarare05.07.18
         
301C Zhuwao01ZimAusHarare06.07.18
 2SF Mire631ZimAusHarare06.07.18
         
311S Farhan02PakAusHarare08.07.18
 2F Zaman912PakAusHarare08.07.18
         
321IA Butt02BehMaldAl Amerat21.01.19
 2S Ali592BehMaldAl Amerat21.01.19
         
331R Pillai02GerDenCastel19.06.19
 2Meschede672GerDenCastel19.06.19
         
341A Arudin01MalaMaldK Lumpur25.06.19
 2S Sharif531MalaMaldK Lumpur25.06.19
         
351N Vanua02PNGVanApia -No 309.07.19
 2TP Ura51*2PNGVanApia -No 309.07.19
         
361TP Visee02NetIreDublin-M18.09.19
 2MP O’Dowd692NetIreDublin-M18.09.19
         
371M Khurram02MWIMozLilongwe06.11.19
 2I Bhima522MWIMozLilongwe06.11.19
         
381H Zazai01AfgWinLucknow17.11.19
 2R Gurbaz791AfgWinLucknow17.11.19
         
391Mohd Naim01BanPakLahore25.01.20
 2Tamim Iqbal651BanPakLahore25.01.20
         
401AJ Finch01AusIndSydney08.12.20
 2MS Wade801AusIndSydney08.12.20
         
411Babar Azam01PakSAFLahore11.02.21
 2Mohd Rizwan104*1PakSAFLahore11.02.21
         
421KL Rahul02IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
 2I Kishan562IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
         
431JJ Roy02EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21
 2JS Buttler522EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21

It also provides the first occasion of England openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
431JJ Roy02EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21
 2JS Buttler522EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21

It also provides the third occasion of openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals against India. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
61Karim Sadiq01AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
 2NA Zadran501AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
         
401AJ Finch01AusIndSydney08.12.20
 2MS Wade801AusIndSydney08.12.20
         
431JJ Roy02EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21
 2JS Buttler522EngIndAhmadabad20.02.21

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide the 135th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the 22nd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India.

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide the 18th occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the third occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. Priot to  this knock, he had scored 69 at Manchester on 03.07.18 and 83 not out  at Ahmadabad on 16.03.21.

JS Buttler’s 52 represent his 12th fifty in T20Is. He now occupies the second place in the list of wicket keepers who have scored most fifties in T20Is. Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan occupies the first place with 13 fifties to his credit.

Mohammad Shahzad {13},JS Buttler {12} and BB McCullum {10} are the  three wicketkeepers in the history of T20Is to  score ten or more fifties.

JS Buttler’s 52 in this game represent his eighth fifty as a wicketkeeper opening batsman. He now occupies the second place for most fifties by a wicketkeeper opening batsman in T20Is . Mohammad Shahzad with nine fifties to his credit owns the record for most fifties by a wicket keeper opening batsman in T20Is.

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide the 77th occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the 13th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India.

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a England wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of a England wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. Prior to his 52 in this game, he had scored 69 at Manchester on 03.07.18 and 83 not at Ahmadabad on 16.03.21

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide the 38th occasion of a England opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the sixth occasion of a England opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India.

JS Buttler scored 52 in this game to provide his eighth fifty as an England opening batsman. He now shares the record for most fifties by an England opening batsman with AD Hales. AD Hales has scored He has scored eight fifties.

JS Buttler now owns the record for most half centuries by an England batsman in T20Is.  He went past AD Hales who had scored seven half centuries.

JS Buttler’s aggregate runs in T20Is read 1615 at the end of this game. He became the third batsman in the history of T20Is to total 1600 plus runs. Others are – Mohd Shahzad {1918} and MS Dhoni {1617}

JJ Roy scored a duck in this game to provide the 21st occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a duck in a T20I. It also provides the fifth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a duck in a T20I against India.

It also provides the sixth duck in his T20I career as an opening batsman. He became the sixth opening batsman in the history of T20Is to score six or more zeroes. Others are – TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {09}, PR Sterling of Ireland {09}, SJ Myburgh of Netherlands {06}, Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh {06} and DA Warner of Australia {06}

England lost its first wicket without a run on the board to provide the 15th occasion of England losing its first wicket without a run in a T20I innings. It also provides the second such occasion against India. The first such occasions was at Manchester on 31.08.11, when AD Hales was dismissed for a duck and England losing its first wicket without a run on the board.

JS Buttler-DW Malan added 130 runs for the second wicket in this game after England had lost its first wicket without  a run on the board, to provide the fifth occasion of a team posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket after it had lost its first wicket without a run in the history of T20Is. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoFoWFoWITeamOppGroundStart Date
11/02/1442NetIreDublin (M)18 Sep 2019
21/01/142*2EspGerAlmeria08 Mar 2020
31/02/1302EngIndAhmedabad20 Mar 2021
41/02/1292SAFAusAdelaide05 Nov 2014
51/02/1082AusWinGros Islet27 Mar 2012

It also provides the first such occasion by England batsmen in T20Is and also provides the first such occasion by batsmen against India in T20Is.

JS Buttler-DW Malan added 130 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 19th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in an innings in T20Is. It also provides the sixth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in an innings in T20Is for the second wicket.

It also provides the first occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in an innings in T20Is against India. It also provides the first occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in an innings in T20Is against India for the second wicket

JS Buttler-DW Malan added 130 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide a record partnership for any wicket by England batsmen against India. The previous best was 94 runs partnership between JS Buttler and JJ Roy for the first wicket at Manchester on 08.07.18.

India won this five match series 3-2 to provide the 26th occasion of India winning bilateral series/matches. All such occasions are tabulated below. India has played 46 bilateral series/matches so far. It also provides the seventh series/matches win for India in a bilateral series against England.

NoWinnerSeries/Match
1IndiaIndia in South Africa T20I Match, 2006/07
2IndiaAustralia in India T20I Match, 2007/08
3IndiaIndia in Sri Lanka T20I Match, 2008/09
4IndiaIndia in Zimbabwe T20I Series, 2010
5IndiaIndia in South Africa T20I Match, 2010/11
6IndiaIndia in West Indies T20I Match, 2011
7IndiaIndia in Sri Lanka T20I Match, 2012
8IndiaIndia v Australia T20I Match, 2013/14
9IndiaIndia in Australia T20I Series, 2015/16
10IndiaSri Lanka in India T20I Series, 2015/16
11IndiaIndia in Zimbabwe T20I Series, 2016
12IndiaEngland in India T20I Series, 2016/17
13IndiaIndia in Sri Lanka T20I Match, 2017
14IndiaNew Zealand in India T20I Series, 2017/18
15IndiaSri Lanka in India T20I Series, 2017/18
16IndiaIndia in South Africa T20I Series, 2017/18
17IndiaIndia in Ireland T20I Series, 2018
18IndiaIndia in England T20I Series, 2018
19IndiaWest Indies in India T20I Series, 2018/19
20IndiaWest Indies v India T20I Series, 2019
21IndiaBangladesh in India T20I Series, 2019/20
22IndiaWest Indies in India T20I Series, 2019/20
23IndiaSri Lanka in India T20I Series, 2019/20
24IndiaIndia in New Zealand T20I Series, 2019/20
25IndiaIndia in Australia T20I Series, 2020/21
26IndiaEngland in India T20I Series, 2020/21

V Kohli’s 80 not out in this game provide his eighth fifty in India’s wins as captain. He now shares the record for most fifties by a captain in his  team’s wins with EJG Morgan. EJG Morgan has also scored  eight fifties in England’s wins while leading.

V Kohli’s run aggregate at the end of this game read 1502 when captaining India. He reached the milestone of 1500 runs when he was on 78 during the course of his knock of 80 not out in this game. He earned the distinction of  becoming the first captain to aggregate 1500 runs in the history of T20Is.

V Kohli scored 80 not out in this game to provide his 12th fifty while captaining India in T20Is. He now owns the record for most fifties by a captain in T20Is. V Kohli went past KS Williamson of New Zealand to own the record for most fifties by a captain in T20Is. KS Williamson of New Zealand has scored eleven fifties.

V Kohli {12}, KS Williamson {11} and AJ Finch {10} are the three captains in the history of T20Is to scored ten or more fifties. The fifties scored by these three captains are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1V Kohli822IndSrlCol-RPS06 Sep 2017
2V Kohli652IndNZlRajkot04 Nov 2017
3V Kohli61*2IndAusSydney25 Nov 2018
4V Kohli72*1IndAusBengaluru27 Feb 2019
5V Kohli592IndWinProvidence06 Aug 2019
6V Kohli72*2IndRSAMohali18 Sep 2019
7V Kohli94*2IndWinHyd-RGS06 Dec 2019
8V Kohli70*1IndWinMumbai11 Dec 2019
9V Kohli852IndAusSydney08 Dec 2020
10V Kohli73*2IndEngAhmedabad14 Mar 2021
11V Kohli77*1IndEngAhmedabad16 Mar 2021
12V Kohli80*1IndEngAhmedabad16 Mar 2021
        
1Williamson531NZlSrlMt Maunganui07 Jan 2016
2Williamson702NZlPakAuckland15 Jan 2016
3Williamson72*2NZlPakHamilton17 Jan 2016
4Williamson73*2NZlBanNapier03 Jan 2017
5Williamson601NZlBanMt Maunganui08 Jan 2017
6Williamson721NZlEngWellington13 Feb 2018
7Williamson602NZlPakDub-DSC04 Nov 2018
8Williamson511NZlIndAuckland24 Jan 2020
9Williamson952NZlIndHamilton29 Jan 2020
10Williamson57*2NZlPakHamilton20 Dec 2020
11Williamson531NZlAusDunedin25 Feb 2021
        
1AJ Finch742AusIndMelbourne29 Jan 2016
2AJ Finch531AusSrlAdelaide22 Feb 2017
3AJ Finch842AusEngBirmingham27 Jun 2018
4AJ Finch68*2AusPakHarare02 Jul 2018
5AJ Finch1721AusZimHarare03 Jul 2018
6AJ Finch641AusSrlAdelaide27 Oct 2019
7AJ Finch52*2AusPakPerth08 Nov 2019
8AJ Finch551AusRSACape Town26 Feb 2020
9AJ Finch691AusNZlWellington03 Mar 2021
10AJ Finch79*1AusNZlWellington05 Mar 2021

RG Sharma’s four boundary fours in his knock of 64 in this game fetched him an aggregate of 252 boundary fours in T20Is. He became the fourth batsman in the history of T20Is to scored 250 plus boundary fours. Others are – V Kohli {285}, PR Sterling {251} and MJ Guptill {250}

RG Sharma’s five boundary sixes in his knock of 64 in this game fetched him an aggregate of 133 boundary sixes in T20Is. He now stands second in the list of batsmen who have scored most boundary sixes in T20Is. MJ Guptill of New Zealand with 139 boundary sixes occupies the first place.

V Kohli’s two boundary sixes in his knock of 80 not out in this game fetched him an aggregate of 50 boundary fours on home soil. He became the fourth batsman in the history of T20Is to score 50 plus boundary fours. Others are – MJ Guptill {103}, C Munroe {82} and RG Sharma {55}. He also became the second Indian batsman in the history of T20Is to score 50 plus boundary fours after RG Sharma. RG Sharma has scored 55 boundary fours.

V Kohli’s run aggregate in India’s wins as captain read 982 at the end of this game. India has won 27 games under V Kohli. He now has the most runs as captain in a team’s win. He went past EJG Morgan’s run aggregate of 917 runs as England’s captain in its 33 wins.  V Kohli {982} and EJG Morgan {917} are the only two captains who have an aggregate of 900 plus runs in their team’s wins.

India won this game by 36 runs to provide its 41st win by runs margin. It also provides its sixth win by runs margin against England.  It also provides its 88th win in T20Is and also provides its tenth win against England

V Kohli and RG Sharma opened the innings for India in this game to provide the 28th opening pair of India in T20Is. They also became the 13th Indian opening pair in T20Is against India.

England lost its 22nd T20I after inserting the opposition, when it lost this game by 36 runs. It also provides it fifth loss against India after inserting India.

RG Sharma {64} and V Kohli {80*} scored fifties in this game to provide the 51st occasion of both the openers scoring fifties in an innings in T20Is.

RG Sharma {64} and V Kohli {80*} scored for India and JS Buttler {52} scored fifties in this game to provide the 12th occasion of three or more  openers scoring fifties in a T20I game

Fourth T20I – India Vs England Ahmadabad on 18 Mar 21

Fourth T20I – India Vs England Ahmadabad on 18 Mar 21

England won the toss and chose to field in this game to provide the 43rd occasion of England doing so in T20Is. It also provides the ninth occasion of England doing so in T20Is against India.

V Kohli was dismissed stumped for one in this game to provide the 13th occasion of Indian batsman dismissed stumped in a T20I. It also provides the  fourth occasion of Indian batsman dismissed stumped in a T20I against England.

V Kohli was dismissed stumped for one in this game to provide the second occasion of Indian batsman dismissed stumped for one in a T20I against England. The other Indian batsman dismissed stumped for one against England was RG Sharma at Manchester on 31.08.11

V Kohli was dismissed stumped for one in this game to provide the 65th occasion of captain dismissed stumped in a T20I. It also provides the second occasion of captain dismissed stumped in a T20I against England. The other captain was Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik. He was dismissed stumped for 13 against England at Dub-DSC on 20.02.10.

It also provides the first occasion of an Indian captain dismissed stumped in an innings in T20I. It also provides the first occasion of an Indian captain dismissed stumped in an innings in T20I against England.

AU Rashid and M Wood bowled a maiden over in their spells to provide the 17th and 18th occasion of England bowlers bowling a maiden over in their spells of four overs or less. It also provides the sixth and seventh occasion of England bowlers bowling a maiden over in their spells of four overs or less against India.

It is interesting to note that in each of the four games of the ongoing series, at least one England bowler has bowled a maiden over.  It was JC Archer in the first game on 12.03.21, It was SM Curran in the second game on 14.03.21, it was CJ Jordan in the third game on 16.03.21 and it was AU Rashid and M Wood in the fourth game on 18.03.21

AU Rashid and M Wood bowled a maiden over in their spells to provide the third occasion of two England bowlers bowling a maiden over in their spells of four overs or less. The other two occasions were – GP Swann and TM Bresnan at Kolkata on 29.10.11 against India and SCJ Broad and GP Swann at Col-RPS against Afghanistan on 21.09.12. GP Swann bowled two maiden overs in this game.

AU Rashid and M Wood bowled a maiden over in their spells to provide the third occasion of two England bowlers bowling a maiden over in their spells of four overs or less against India. The other two occasions were – GP Swann and TM Bresnan of England at Kolkata on 29.10.11 and CH Morris and CJ Dala of South Africa at Centurion on 21.02.18

AU Rashid and M Wood bowled a maiden over in their spells to provide the 19th and 20th occasion of bowlers bowling a maiden over in their spells of four overs or less against India.

SA Yadav scored 57 in this game to provide the first occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in his debut innings. He had made his debut in the second game of the series on 14.03.21, but did not bat.

It also provides the 117th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in an innings in T20I. It also provides the 16th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in an innings in T20I against India

It is interesting to note that in each of the four games of the ongoing series, at least one Indian batsman has scored a fifty. It was SS Iyer {67} in the first game on 12.03.21, It was I Kishan {56} and V Kohli {73 not out} in the second game on 14.03.21, it was V Kohli {77 not out} in the third game on 16.03.21 and it was SA Yadav {57} in the fourth game on 18.03.21

JC Archer returned with figures of 4 for 33 in this game to provide the 12th occasion of an England bowler capturing four or more wickets in an innings in T20I. It also provides the second occasion of an England bowler capturing four or more wickets in an innings in T20I against India. JW Dernbath was the other England bowler to capture four plus wickets against India. He had returned with figures of 4 for 22 at Manchester on 31.08.11 against India.

JC Archer returned with figures of 4 for 33 in this game to provide the seventh occasion of an England bowler capturing four or more wickets in an innings in T20I on away soil. It also provides the first occasion of an England bowler capturing four or more wickets in an innings in T20I against India on away soil.

Washington Sundar returned with figures of none for 52 in this game to provide the 16th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs in an innings in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs in an innings in T20Is against India. Joginder Sharma’s none for 57 at Durban on 19.09.07 provides the first occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs in a T20I innings against England.

Washington Sundar returned with figures of none for 52 in this game to provide the seventh occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs without a wicket in an innings in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs in an innings without a wicket in T20Is against India. Joginder Sharma’s none for 57 at Durban on 19.09.07 provides the first occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 50 plus runs without a wicket in a T20I innings against England.

RG Sharma’s lone boundary six in this game fetched him 50 boundary sixes on home soil. He became the first Indian batsman to achieve this distinction and the third batsman in the history of T20Is. Other two batsmen to score 100 plus boundary sixes on home soil are – MJ Guptill of New Zealand {103} and C Munroe of New Zealand {82}. V Kohli is close behind to join this exclusive club with 48 boundary sixes on home soil. He needs two more boundary sixes for his 50 boundary sixes.

JC Archer’s four for 33 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the second occasion of an England bowler’s four wicket haul in an innings in a losing cause in T20Is. Prior to this PD Collingwood’s four for 22 against Sri Lanka at Southampton on 15.06.06 had gone in vain.

JC Archer’s four for 33 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 56th occasion of a bowler’s four wicket haul in an innings in a losing cause in T20Is. It also provides the fourth occasion of an bowler’s four wicket haul in an innings in a losing cause in T20Is against India.

NoPlayerW-RITeamGroundDate
1DJG Sammy4-161WinTrinidad04.06.11
2Umar Gul4-371PakAhmadabad28.12.12
3PKD Chase4-351IreDublin-M27.06.18
4JC Archer4-331EngAhmadabad18.03.21

India’s 185 for 8 in this game provide its second highest team total on home soil against England. India has posted 202 for 6 at Bengaluru on 01.02.17 which is its highest team total against England on home soil.

India won this game by eight runs to provide its 40th win by runs margin in T20Is. It also provides its fifth win by runs margin against England.

India won this game by eight runs to provide its ninth win by single digit runs margin in T20Is.

NoTeamMarginOppGroundStart Date
1Ind8 runsEngAhmedabad18 Mar 2021
2Ind7 runsNZlMt Maunganui02 Feb 2020
3Ind7 runsSAFCape Town24 Feb 2018
4Ind6 runsNZlTrivandrum07 Nov 2017
5Ind5 runsPakJohannesburg24 Sep 2007
6Ind5 runsEngNagpur29 Jan 2017
7Ind3 runsZimHarare22 Jun 2016
8Ind1 runSAFCol-RPs02 Oct 2012
9Ind1 runBanBengaluru23 Mar 2016

It also provides its second win by single digit runs margin against England. Prior to this win, India had won the T20I against England at Nagpur on 29.01.17 by five runs.

England lost this game by eight runs to provide the 32nd  occasion of England  losing a T20I by runs margin. It also provides the 12th   occasion of England  losing a T20I by single digit runs margin in .

Captains who have scored ten or more fifties in Twenty20 Internationals

Captains who have scored ten or more fifties in Twenty20 Internationals

V Kohli scored 77 not out in this game to provide his 11th fifty while captaining India in T20Is. He shares the record for most fifties by a captain in T20Is with KS Williamson of New Zealand. V Kohli  went past AJ Finch of Australia to share  the record for most fifties by a captain in T20Is. AJ Finch has scored ten fifties.

AJ Finch {10}, KS Williamson {11} and V Kohli {11} are the three captains in the history of T20Is to scored ten or more fifties. The fifties  scored by these three captains  are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
1AJ Finch742AusIndMelbourne29 Jan 2016
2AJ Finch531AusSrlAdelaide22 Feb 2017
3AJ Finch842AusEngBirmingham27 Jun 2018
4AJ Finch68*2AusPakHarare02 Jul 2018
5AJ Finch1721AusZimHarare03 Jul 2018
6AJ Finch641AusSrlAdelaide27 Oct 2019
7AJ Finch52*2AusPakPerth08 Nov 2019
8AJ Finch551AusRSACape Town26 Feb 2020
9AJ Finch691AusNZlWellington03 Mar 2021
10AJ Finch79*1AusNZlWellington05 Mar 2021
        
1V Kohli822IndSrlCol-RPS06 Sep 2017
2V Kohli652IndNZlRajkot04 Nov 2017
3V Kohli61*2IndAusSydney25 Nov 2018
4V Kohli72*1IndAusBengaluru27 Feb 2019
5V Kohli592IndWinProvidence06 Aug 2019
6V Kohli72*2IndRSAMohali18 Sep 2019
7V Kohli94*2IndWinHyd-RGS06 Dec 2019
8V Kohli70*1IndWinMumbai11 Dec 2019
9V Kohli852IndAusSydney08 Dec 2020
10V Kohli73*2IndEngAhmedabad14 Mar 2021
11V Kohli77*1IndEngAhmedabad16 Mar 2021
        
1Williamson531NZlSrlMt Maunganui07 Jan 2016
2Williamson702NZlPakAuckland15 Jan 2016
3Williamson72*2NZlPakHamilton17 Jan 2016
4Williamson73*2NZlBanNapier03 Jan 2017
5Williamson601NZlBanMt Maunganui08 Jan 2017
6Williamson721NZlEngWellington13 Feb 2018
7Williamson602NZlPakDub-DSC04 Nov 2018
8Williamson511NZlIndAuckland24 Jan 2020
9Williamson952NZlIndHamilton29 Jan 2020
10Williamson57*2NZlPakHamilton20 Dec 2020
11Williamson531NZlAusDunedin25 Feb 2021
Zero and fifty by openers in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals

Zero and fifty by openers in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals

Indian openers KL Rahul {Zero} and I Kishan {56} scored zero and fifty in the second T20I between India and England at Ahmadabad on 14 Mar 21 to provide the 42nd occasion of openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
11CH Gayle01WinBanJo’burg13.09.07
 2DS Smith511WinBanJo’burg13.09.07
         
21MJ Guptill02NZlAusSydney15.02.09
 2BB McCullum612NZlAusSydney15.02.09
         
31SR Watson01AusWinThe Oval06.06.09
 2DA Warner631AusWinThe Oval06.06.09
         
41XM Marshall02WinSrlThe Oval19.06.09
 2CH Gayle63*2WinSrlThe Oval19.06.09
         
51PJ Ingram01NZlAusCh’church28.02.10
 2BB McCullum116*1NzlAusCh’church28.02.10
         
61Karim Sadiq01AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
 2NA Zadran501AfgIndGros Islet01.05.10
         
71BRM Taylor01ZimSAFB’fontein08.10.10
 2H Masakadza721ZimSAFB’fontein08.10.10
         
81DA Warner02AusSAFCape Town13.10.11
 2SR Watson522AusSAFCape Town13.10.11
         
91DA Warner02AusWinGros Islet27.03.12
 2SR Watson692AusWinGros Islet27.03.12
         
101SR Watson02AusWinBridgetown30.03.12
 2DA Warner582AusWinBridgetown30.03.12
         
111W Barresi01NetBanThe Hague25.07.12
 2MR Swart571NetBanThe Hague25.07.12
         
121J Siddique01BanNetThe Hague26.07.12
 2Tamim Iqbal501BanNetThe Hague26.07.12
         
131V Sibanda01ZimBanBulawayo11.05.13
 2H Masakadza591ZimBanBulawayo11.05.13
         
141JEC Franklin01NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
 2HD Rutherford621NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
         
151TM Dilshan01SrlBanChattogram12.02.14
 2MDKJ Perera641SrlBanChattogram12.02.14
         
161TM Dilshan01SrlSAFChattogram22.03.14
 2MDKJ Perera611SrlSAFChattogram22.03.14
         
171S Dhawan02IndWinDhaka23.03.14
 2RG Sharma62*2IndWinDhaka23.03.14
         
181N Mangal01AfgScoEdinburgh12.07.15
 2M Shahzad751AfgScoEdinburgh12.07.15
         
191M Shahzad02AfgPNGDublin-M23.07.15
 2N Mangal65*2AfgPNGDublin-M23.07.15
         
201J Charles02WinSrlPallekele09.11.15
 2ADS Fletcher572WinSrlPallekele09.11.15
         
211HG Munsey01ScoHKGMong Kok31.01.16
 2KJ Coetzer701ScoHKGMong Kok31.01.16
         
221J Charles02WinEngMumbai16.03.16
 2CH Gayle100*2WinEngMumbai16.03.16
         
231L Ronchi01NZlBanMt M’ganui06.01.17
 2Williamson601NZlBanMt M’ganui08.01.17
         
241Q de Kock01SAFNZlAuckland17.02.17
 2HM Amla621SAFNZlAuckland17.02.17
         
251PR Stirling01IreAfgG Noida08.03.17
 2SR Thompson561IreAfgG Noida08.03.17
         
261RG Sharma01IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
 2S Dhawan901IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
         
271Liton Das02BanSrlCol-RPS16.03.18
 2Tamim Iqbal502BanSrlCol-RPS16.03.18
         
281CAK Walton01WinPakKarachi03.04.18
 2ADS Fletcher521WinPakKarachi03.04.18
         
291Haris Sohail01PakAusHarare05.07.18
 2F Zaman731PakAusHarare05.07.18
         
301C Zhuwao01ZimAusHarare06.07.18
 2SF Mire631ZimAusHarare06.07.18
         
311S Farhan02PakAusHarare08.07.18
 2F Zaman912PakAusHarare08.07.18
         
321IA Butt02BehMaldAl Amerat21.01.19
 2S Ali592BehMaldAl Amerat21.01.19
         
331R Pillai02GerDenCastel19.06.19
 2Meschede672GerDenCastel19.06.19
         
341A Arudin01MalaMaldK Lumpur25.06.19
 2S Sharif531MalaMaldK Lumpur25.06.19
         
351N Vanua02PNGVanApia -No 309.07.19
 2TP Ura51*2PNGVanApia -No 309.07.19
         
361TP Visee02NetIreDublin-M18.09.19
 2MP O’Dowd692NetIreDublin-M18.09.19
         
371M Khurram02MWIMozLilongwe06.11.19
 2I Bhima522MWIMozLilongwe06.11.19
         
381H Zazai01AfgWinLucknow17.11.19
 2R Gurbaz791AfgWinLucknow17.11.19
         
391Mohd Naim01BanPakLahore25.01.20
 2Tamim Iqbal651BanPakLahore25.01.20
         
401AJ Finch01AusIndSydney08.12.20
 2MS Wade801AusIndSydney08.12.20
         
411Babar Azam01PakSAFLahore11.02.21
 2Mohd Rizwan104*1PakSAFLahore11.02.21
         
421KL Rahul02IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
 2I Kishan562IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21

It also provides the third occasion of Indian openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
11S Dhawan02IndWinDhaka23.03.14
 2RG Sharma62*2IndWinDhaka23.03.14
         
21RG Sharma01IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
 2S Dhawan901IndSrlCol-RPS06.03.18
         
31KL Rahul02IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
 2I Kishan562IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21

It also provides the third occasion of openers scoring a zero and a fifty in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals against England. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
11JEC Franklin01NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
 2HD Rutherford621NZlEngThe Oval25.06.13
         
21J Charles02WinEngMumbai16.03.16
 2CH Gayle100*2WinEngMumbai16.03.16
         
31KL Rahul02IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
 2I Kishan562IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21

The following table lists the three occasions of an opener scoring a zero and a century in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
11PJ Ingram01NZlAusCh’church28.02.10
 2BB McCullum116*1NzlAusCh’church28.02.10
         
21J Charles02WinEngMumbai16.03.16
 2CH Gayle100*2WinEngMumbai16.03.16
         
31Babar Azam01PakSAFLahore11.02.21
 2Mohd Rizwan104*1PakSAFLahore11.02.21
Third T20I – India Vs England at Ahmadabad on 16.03.21

Third T20I – India Vs England at Ahmadabad on 16.03.21

England won the toss and elected to field first to provide the 42nd occasion of England doing so in T20Is. It also provides the eighth occasion of England doing so in T20Is against India.

KL Rahul was dismissed for a duck in this game to provide the 15th occasion of an Indian opening batsman dismissed for a duck in T20Is. It also provides the third occasion of an Indian opening batsman dismissed for a duck in T20Is against England. KL Rahul was dismissed for a duck against England in the second T20I at Ahmadabad on 14.03.21.AM Rahane was the other Indian opening batsman to be dismissed for a duck against England in T20Is. He had failed to open his account in the Kolkata T20I on 29.10.11

RR Pant was dismissed run out for 25 in this game to provide the 121st occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in a T20I. It also provides the third occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in a T20I against England.

It also provides the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in a T20I. It also provides the second occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in a T20I against England.

V Kohli scored 77 not out in this game to provide his 27th fifty in T20Is. It also represents his ninth fifty when India has batted first in a T20I game.

V Kohli’s 77 not out in this game represent the eighth occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in a T20I against England. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
1SPD Smith902AusEngCardiff31.08.15
2GC Smith881SAFEngCenturion15.11.09
3AJ Finch842AusEngBirmingham27.06.18
4V Kohli77*1IndEngAhmadabad16.03.21
5McCullum741NZlEngHamilton12.02.13
6AD Mathews73*2SrlEngDelhi26.03.16
7V Kohli73*2IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21
8Williamson721NZlEngWellington13.02.18

V Kohli is the only captain to score 70 plus runs against England in a T20I on two occasions.  Prior to his knock of 77 not out in this game, he had scored 73 not out in the second T20I of the ongoing series.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
1V Kohli77*1IndEngAhmadabad16.03.21
2V Kohli73*2IndEngAhmadabad14.03.21

V Kohli’s 77 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the fourth occasion of his fifty in a losing cause. He became the second captain in the history of T20Is to witness four or more fifties in a losing cause after F du Plessis. F du Plessis has witnessed five of his T20I fifties in a losing cause. The following table lists the fifties scored by these two captains.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1F du Plessis631NZlE London23 Dec 2012
2F du Plessis851SrlHambantota06 Aug 2013
3F du Plessis581IndDhaka04 Apr 2014
4F du Plessis1191WinJo’burg11 Jan 2015
5F du Plessis791AusJo’burg06 Mar 2016
       
NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1V Kohli652NZlRajkot04 Nov 2017
2V Kohli72*1AusBengaluru27 Feb 2019
3V Kohli852AusSydney08 Dec 2020
4V Kohli77*1EnfAhmedabad16 Mar 2021

V Kohli’s 77 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the fourth occasion of his half century in a losing cause. He now shares the record for most half centuries by a captain in the history of T20Is with F du Plessis. F du Plessis has witnessed five of his T20I half centuries in a losing cause. The following table lists the half centuries scored by these two captains.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1F du Plessis631NZlE London23 Dec 2012
2F du Plessis851SrlHambantota06 Aug 2013
3F du Plessis581IndDhaka04 Apr 2014
4F du Plessis791AusJo’burg06 Mar 2016
       
NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1V Kohli652NZlRajkot04 Nov 2017
2V Kohli72*1AusBengaluru27 Feb 2019
3V Kohli852AusSydney08 Dec 2020
4V Kohli77*1EnfAhmedabad16 Mar 2021

CA Jordan bowled a maiden over in his spell of four overs in this game to provide the 16th occasion of an England bowler bowling one or more maiden overs in his spell of four overs or less in a T20I. He also became the fifth England bowler to perform such a feat against India. It is interesting to note that in each of the three games of this five game series, an England bowler has bowled a maiden over. In the first game, it was JC Archer, in the second game, it was SM Curran and in the third game, it was CJ Jordan.

CJ Jordan’s lone wicket in this game fetched him an aggregate of 70 wickets in T20Is. He became the first England bowler to capture 70 wickets in T20Is.  He also became the ninth bowler in the history of T20Is to capture 70 plus wickets. The following table lists all these nine bowlers.

NoPlayerTeamMatRunsWkts
1SL MalingaSrl842225107
2Shahid AfridiPak992396098
3TG SoutheeNZl802422093
4Shakib Al HasanBan761894092
5Rashid KhanAfg481124089
6Saeed AjmalPak641516085
7Umar GulPak601443085
8GH DockrellIre771624076
9CJ JordanEng581771070

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the 134th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the 21st occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. It also represents the fourth score of 80 plus runs by a wicket keeper batsman against India in T20Is. Others are – 90 by BB McCullum at Chennai on 11.09.12, 84 by TL Seifert at Wellington on 06.02.19 and 80 by MS Wade at Sydney on 08.12.20

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the 17th occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. The first occasion was also by JS Buttler. He had scored 69 at Manchester on 03.07.18

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the highest individual score by an England Wicket keeper batsman in T20Is. It was an improvement over his own score of 77 not out against Australia at Southampton on 06.09.20

JS Buttler’s 83 not out represent his 11th fifty in T20Is. He now  occupies the  second place in  the list of wicket  keepers who have scored most fifties in T20Is. Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan occupies the  first place with 13 fifties to his  credit. JS Buttler went past BB Mcullum of New Zealand who had scored 10 fifties on  his way to occupy the second place.

Mohammad Shahzad {13},JS Buttler {11} and BB McCullum {10} are the  three wicketkeepers in the history of T20Is to  score ten or more fifties.

JS Buttler’s 83 not out in this game represent his seventh fifty as a wicketkeeper opening batsman. He now shares the second place for most fifties by a wicketkeeper opening batsman in T20Is with BB McCullum. Mohammad Shahzad with nine fifties to his credit owns the record for most fifties by a wicket keeper opening batsman in T20Is.

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the 76th occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the 12th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. It also represents the third score of 80 plus runs by a wicket keeper opening batsman against India in T20Is. Others are – 84 by TL Seifert at Wellington on 06.02.19 and 80 by MS Wade at Sydney on 08.12.20

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the 12th occasion of a England wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India. The first occasion was also by JS Buttler. He had scored 69 at Manchester on 03.07.18

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the highest individual score by an England Wicket keeper opening batsman in T20Is. It was an improvement over his own score of 77 not out against Australia at Southampton on 06.09.20

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the 37th occasion of a England opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the fifth occasion of a England opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against India.

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide the highest individual score by an England opening batsman in T20Is against India. It was an improvement over his own score of 69 at Manchester on 03.07.18.

JS Buttler scored 83 not out in this game to provide his seventh fifty as an England opening batsman. AD Hales has scored more fifties than JS Buttler as an opening batsman. He has scored eight fifties.

JS Buttler and AD Hale share the record for most half centuries by an England batsman in T20Is. Both have scored seven half centuries.

EJG Morgan of England was playing his 100th T20I game.He  became the first England cricketer to appear in 100 T20Is. He also became the fourth cricketer in the history of T20Is to appear in 100 plus T20Is. Others are –Shoaib Malik {116}, RG Sharma {109} and LRPL Taylor {102}

This game became the second game in the history of T20Is to feature rival cricketers with 100 plus T20Is. In this game, RG Sharma was playing his 109th game, while EJG Morgan was playing his 100th game. Other game to feature rival cricketers with 100 plus games was the game between New Zealand and India at Mount Maunganui on 02.02.20. RG Sharma was playing his 108th game and LRPL Taylor was playing his 100th game.

England won this game by eight wickets to post its 66th win in T20Is. It also represents its ninth win against India. It also represents its second largest win by wickets margin. It had won the first T20I on  12.03.21 by a similar margin

India lost this game by eight wickets to provide its 47th loss in T20Is. It also provides its fourth loss by eight wickets in T20Is. Prior to this loss, it has lost by eight wickets against Australia at Guwahati on 10.10.17, against West Indies at Trivandrum on 08.12.19 and against England at Ahmadabad on 12.03.21. It also provides its ninth loss  against England in T20Is.

V Kohli becomes the first batsman to score 3000 runs in T20Is

V Kohli becomes the first batsman to score 3000 runs in T20Is

V Kohli became the first batsman in the history of T20Is to total 3000 plus runs. He reached the milestone when he was on 72 during his knock of 73 not out in the just concluded second T20I between India and England at Ahmadabad on 14.03.21. His run aggregate read 3001 at the end of this game. He had an aggregate of 2928 prior to the start of the second T20I. His career summary with team wise break up read thus

OppMINORunsHSCHC04s6s
Afg01010050500100402
Aus1918671890*0715522
Ban0404212957*0100902
Eng1414241973*0214110
Ire02020009090010100
NZl09091302700202908
Pak0606325478*0203004
SAF1009225472*0201709
Srl07062339820403309
UAE01
Win1211350194*0504817
Zim0201102626*0000301
Tot878122300194*026327084
Second T20I – India vs England at Ahmadabad on 14.03.21

Second T20I – India vs England at Ahmadabad on 14.03.21

India won the toss and elected to field first to provide the 48th occasion of India doing so in T20Is. It also provides the fifth occasion of India doing so in T20Is against England.

India capped I Kishen and S Yadav for this game. They became the 84th and 85th   cricketers to represent India in T20Is. They also became the 12th and 13th    Indian cricketers to make their debut in T20Is against England.

JS Buttler scored a duck in this game to provide the 19th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a duck in T20Is. It also provides the fourth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a duck in T20Is against India.

It also provides the eighth occasion of an England Wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck in T20Is against India.

It also provides the fourth occasion of an England Wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a duck in T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of an England wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a duck in T20Is against India.

It also provides the eighth occasion of an England opening batsman collecting a first ball duck in T20Is. It also provides the third occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman collecting a first ball duck in T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of an England wicket keeper opening batsman collecting a first ball duck in T20Is

JS Buttler’s duck in this game represents his fourth duck as a wicket keeper batsman. He became the sixth wicket keeper batsman to score four or more ducks in the history of T20Is. Others are – Kamran Akmal of Pakistan {06}, Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh {05}, L Ronchi of New Zealand {05}, Imran Ali Bhat of Bahrain {04} and Umran Akmal of Pakistan {04}

KL Rahul was dismissed for a duck in this game to provide the 14th occasion of an Indian opening batsman dismissed for a duck in T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian opening batsman dismissed for a duck in T20Is against England. AM Rahane was the other Indian opening batsman to be dismissed for a duck against England in T20Is. He had failed to open his account in the Kolkata T20I on 29.10.11

JS Buttler of England and KL Rahul of India were dismissed for ducks in this game to provide the first occasion of rival openers scoring ducks in India-England T20I series. It also provides the 49th occasion of rival openers scoring ducks in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

KL Rahul’s duck in this game provides his third duck as an opening batsman in T20Is RG Sharma is the other Indian opening batsman to score more ducks than KL Rahul in T20Is. RG Sharma has scored four ducks.

I Kishen scored 56 in this game to provide the 55th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the sixth occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against England.

KL Rahul scored duck and I Kishan scored 56 in this  game to provide the third occasion of Indian openers scoring a duck and fifty in the same innings. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundDate
1S Dhawan02WinDhaka23.03.14
2RG Sharma62*2WinDhaka23.03.14
       
1RG Sharma01SrlCol-RPS06.03.18
2S Dhawan901SrlCol-RPS06.03.18
       
1KL Rahul02EngAhmadabad14.03.21
2I Kishan562EngAhmadabad14.03.21

I Kishan scored 56 in this game to provide the 46th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut. It also provides the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut against England.

It also provides the second occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut against England. The other batsman was AM Rahane. He had scored 61 against England on his T20I debut at Manchester on 30.08.11.

I Kishan scored 56 in this game to provide the 22nd occasion of an opening batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut. It also provides the third occasion of an opening batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut against England.

It also provides the second occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty on his T20I debut against England. The other opening batsman was AM Rahane. He had scored 61 against England on his T20I debut at Manchester on 30.08.11.

V Kohli scored 73 not out in this game to provide his 26th fifty. He now owns the record for most fifties by a batsman in T20Is. He went past RG Sharma who had scored 25 fifties

V Kohli scored 73 not out in this game to provide his 18th fifty while batting second in a T20I. It also represents his 14th fifty while batting second and winning a T20I. He owns the record for most fifties in these two statistical parameters

V Kohli scored 73 not out in this game to provide his 10th fifty while captaining India in T20Is. He shares the second place for most fifties by a captain in T20Is with AJ Finch of Australia. KS Williamson of New Zealand owns the record for most fifties by a captain in T20Is. He has scored eleven fifties.

AJ Finch {10}, KS Williamson {11} and V Kohli {10} are the three captains in the history of T20Is to score ten or more fifties.

V Kohli’s 73 not out in this game represents his eighth fifty while batting second as captain in T20I and also represents his sixth fifty while batting second as captain and winning the T20I. He owns the record for most fifties in these two statistical parameters

V Kohli’s 73 not out in this game fetched him an aggregate of 3001 runs in T20Is. He earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman in the history of T20Is to total 3000 plus runs. His career summary with teamwise break up read thus

OppMINORunsHSCHC04s6s
Afg01010050500100402
Aus1918671890*0715522
Ban0404212957*0100902
Eng1414241973*0214110
Ire02020009090010100
NZl09091302700202908
Pak0606325478*0203004
SAF1009225472*0201709
Srl07062339820403309
UAE01
Win1211350194*0504817
Zim0201102626*0000301
Tot878122300194*026327084

India won this game by seven wickets to provide its 86th win in T20Is. It also represents its eighth win against England.

It also represents India’s 25th T20I win under V Kohli. V Kohli became the seventh captain in T20Is to win 25 plus games. Others are – MS Dhoni {41}, Asghar Afghan {39}, EJG Morgan {32}, Sarfraz Ahmed {29}, DJG Sammy {27} and WTS Porterfield {26}

V Kohli became the second Indian captain to win 25 plus more T20Is after MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni has won 41 T20Is

First T20I India vs England at Ahmadabad on 12.03.21 – England won by eight wickets.

First T20I India vs England at Ahmadabad on 12.03.21 – England won by eight wickets.

India and England will be playing a five match T20I series to provide the seventh occasion of a bilateral five plus match T20I series. All such series are tabulated below

NoTeamTeamMStart Date
1MalawiMozambique706 Nov 2019
2MalaysiaVanuatu529 Sep 2019
3EnglandNew Zealand501 Nov 2019
4IndiaNew Zealand524 Jan 2020
5Hong KongMalaysia520 Feb 2020
6AustraliaNew Zealand522 Feb 2021
7IndiaEngland512 Mar 2021

England won the toss and elected to field first to provide the 41st occasion of India doing so in T20 Internationals. It also provides the seventh occasion of England doing so against India in T20 Internationals.

KL Rahul-S Dhawan opened the India’s innings in this game to provide the eighth occasion of this pair opening India’s innings in T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of this pair opening India’s innings in T20Is against England.

V Kohli was dismissed for a duck in this game to provide the 152nd occasion of a captain scoring a duck in the history of T20Is. It also provides the seventh occasion of a captain scoring a duck in the history of T20Is against England.

It also provides the fourth occasion of an Indian captain scoring a duck in the history of T20Is. It also provides the first occasion of a captain scoring a duck in the history of T20Is against England.

V Kohli has been dismissed for a duck for the third occasion in his T20I career. The three occasions are

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1V Kohli01AusGuwahati10 Oct 2017
2V Kohli01IreDublin (M)27 Jun 2018
3V Kohli01EngAhmedabad12 Mar 2021

V Kohli was dismissed for a duck in this game to provide the 26th occasion of a captain batting at number three scoring a duck in the history of T20Is. It also provides the second occasion of a captain batting at number three scoring a duck in the history of T20Is against England. DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka is the other captain batting at number three to score a duck against England in T20Is. He failed to open his account at Southampton on 15 Jun 2006. He collected the first ball duck in this game.

It also provides the second occasion of an Indian captain batting at number three scoring a duck in T20Is. On both occasions, it was V Kohli. Prior to his duck in this game, he had failed to open the account against Australia at Guwahathi on 10.10.17

V Kohli became the fifth captain batting at number three to score ducks on two occasions. Others are – Asgar Afghan of Afghanistan, BB McCullum of New Zealand, BRM Taylor of Zimbabwe and KS Williamson of New Zealand.

YS Chahal captured his 60th wicket in T20Is when he had JS Buttler leg before wicket for 28 in this game. He became India’s highest wicket taker in T20Is. He went past JJ Bumrah who had captured 59 wickets.

YS Chahal has conceded 1500 runs for his 60 wickets. He became the 14th bowler and the first Indian bowler to concede 1500 plus runs in the history of T20Is.

YS Chahal has captured ten wickets against England in T20Is at the end of this game. He became the ninth bowler to capture ten or more wickets against England in T20Is. He also became India’s highest wicket taker against England with his ten wickets aggregate.

CJ Jordan’s lone wicket, that of Shreyas Iyer’s, gave him an aggregate of 67 wickets in T20Is. He is now the leading wicket taker for England in T20Is.

Shreyas Iyer scored 67 in this game to provide the 113th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is. It also provides the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is against England.

It also represents his third fifty in T20Is. All his three fifties are tabulated below. It also represents his highest individual score in T20Is. It was an improvement over his 62 against Bangladesh at Nagpur on 10.11.19

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1SS Iyer621BanNagpur10 Nov 19
2SS Iyer58*2NZlAuckland24 Jan 20
3SS Iyer671EngAhmadabad12 Mar 21

V Kohli and SN Thakur failed to score in this game to provide the 56th and 57th occasion of Indian batsman scoring ducks in T20Is. It also provides the seventh and eighth occasion of Indian batsman scoring ducks in T20Is against England.

RR Pant became the second Indian wicket keeper to keep wickets against England after MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni had played 14 T20Is against England.

The lone six scored by RR Pant in this game fetched him an aggregate of ten boundary sixes in T20Is. He became the third Indian wicket keeper to score ten or more boundary sixes. Others are – MS Dhoni {52} and KL Rahul {12}

AU Rashid’s lone wicket in this game fetched him an aggregate of 52 wickets in T20IS. He now stands third in the list of most wicket takers from England. CJ Jordan {67} and SCJ Broad {65} have captured more wickets than AU Rashid. AU Rashid went past GP Swann {51} to occupy the third place.

AU Rashid became the third England bowler to bowl in 50 innings. Others are SCJ Broad and CJ Jordan who have bowled in 55 innings each.

CJ Jordan was playing his 56th T20I game. He now shares the record for most T20I games played by an England bowler with SCJ Broad. He is also one of the three England bowlers who have played 50 plus T20I games. The three bowlers are – CJ Jordan {56}, SCJ Broad {56} and AU Rashid {53}.

England won this game by eight wickets to post its 65th win in T20Is. It also represents its eighth win against India. It also represents its largest win by wickets margin.

India lost this game by eight wickets to provide its 46th loss in T20Is. It also provides its third loss by eight wickets in T20Is. Prior to this loss, it has lost by eight wickets against Australia at Guwahati on 10.10.17 and against West Indies at Trivandrum on 08.12.19

Batsmen scoring ninety-nine in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

Batsmen scoring ninety-nine in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

DP Conway of New Zealand scored 99 not out against Australia in the first T20I at Christchurch on 22.02.21 to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman to score ninety-nine in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. DP Conway is the fourth batsman in the history of Twenty20 Internationals to remain not out on ninety-nine. The following table lists the five batsmen.

NoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundDate
1AD Hales992EngWinNottingham24.06.12
2LJ Wright99*1EngAfgCol-RPS21.09.12
3DJ Malan99*2EngSAFCape Town01.12.20
4Mohd Hafeez99*1PakNZLHamilton20.12.20
5DP Conway99*1NZLAusCh’church22.02.21
New Zealand bowlers capturing four plus wickets in an innings in Twenty20 Internationals

New Zealand bowlers capturing four plus wickets in an innings in Twenty20 Internationals

IS Sodhi of New Zealand captured four for 28 against Australia in the first T20I at Christchurch on 22.02.21 to provide the 273rd occasion of a bowler capturing four plus wickets in an innings in the history of Twenty20 Internationals.

It also provides the 14th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing four plus wickets in a T20I and the seventh such occasion against Australia. The following tables lists such occasions.

NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundDate
1MR Gillespie4-071NZlKenDurban12.09.07
2DL Vettori4-202NZlIndJo’burg16.09.07
3TG Southee5-181NZlPakAuckland26.12.10
4NL McCullum4-162NZlPakHamilton28.12.10
5JEC Franklin4-152NZlEngHamilton12.02.13
6NL McCullum4-242NZlWinAuckland11.01.14
7GD Elliott4-221NZlSrlAuckland10.01.16
8AF Milne4-371NZlPakAuckland15.01.16
9MJ Santner4-112NZlIndNagpur15.03.16
10TA Boult4-342NZlIndRajkot04.11.17
11LH Ferguson5-211NZlWinAuckland27.11.20
12JA Duffy4-331NZlPakAuckland18.12.20
13TG Southee4-211NZlPakHamilton20.12.20
14IS Sodhi4-282NZlAusCh’church22.02.21
        
NoPlayerW-RITeamOppGroundDate
1J Lewis4-242EngAusS’hampton13.06.05
2Umar Gul4-081PakAusDub-DSC07.05.09
3BAW Mendis6-162SrlAusPallekele08.08.11
4R Ashwin4-112IndAusDhaka30.03.14
5K Kulasekara4-311SrlAusGeelong19.02.17
6KH Pandya4-351IndAusSydney25.11.18
7IS Sodhi4-282NZlAusCh’church22.02.21