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Rival openers scoring fifties in the same match in the T20 World Cup

Rival openers scoring fifties in the same match in the T20 World Cup

BKG Mendis of Sri Lanka scored 79 and MP O’Dowd of Netherlands scored 71 not out in the match between Sri Lanka and Netherlands at Geelong on 20 Oct 2022 to provide the sixth occasion of rival openers scoring fifties in the same game in the T20 World Cup. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoNoPlayerRunsITeamOppGroundStart Date
11CH Gayle1171WinRSAJohannesburg11 Sep 2007
 2HH Gibbs90*2RSAWinJohannesburg11 Sep 2007
         
21TM Dilshan96*1SrlWinThe Oval19 Jun 2009
 2CH Gayle63*2WinSrlThe Oval19 Jun 2009
         
31RJ Nicol581NZlSrlPallekele27 Sep 2012
 2TM Dilshan762SrlNZlPallekele27 Sep 2012
         
41TM Dilshan551SrlEngChattogram27 Mar 2014
 2AD Hales116*2EngSrlChattogram27 Mar 2014
         
51V Sibanda591ZimHKGNagpur08 Mar 2016
 2JJ Atkinson532HKGZimNagpur08 Mar 2016
         
61BKG Mendis791SrlNetGeelong20 Oct 2022
 2MP O’Dowd71*2NetvSrlGeelong20 Oct 2022
Associate teams winning a T20 World Cup game against Test playing nation

Associate teams winning a T20 World Cup game against Test playing nation

Scotland won its game against West Indies at Hobart on 17 Oct 2022 by 42 runs in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia to provide the eleventh occasion of an Associate team winning the T20 World Cup game against a Test playing nation. All such occasions are tabulated below. Afghanistan and Ireland were granted test status in Jun 2017. Afghanistan played its first ever test against India at Bengaluru in Jun 2018 while Ireland played its first ever test against England in Jul 2019 at Lord’s

NoTeamResMarginOppositionGroundStart Date
1NetherlandsWon04 wktsv EnglandLord’s05 Jun 2009
2IrelandWon06 wktsv BangladeshNottingham08 Jun 2009
3IrelandWon03 wktsv ZimbabweSylhet17 Mar 2014
4Hong KongWon02 wktsv BangladeshChattogram20 Mar 2014
5NetherlandsWon45 runsv EnglandChattogram31 Mar 2014
6AfghanistanWon59 runsv ZimbabweNagpur12 Mar 2016
7AfghanistanWon06 runsv West IndiesNagpur27 Mar 2016
8ScotlandWon06 runsv BangladeshAl Amerat17 Oct 2021
9NamibiaWon08 wktsv IrelandSharjah22 Oct 2021
10NamibiaWon55 runsv Sri LankaGeelong16 Oct 2022
11ScotlandWon42 runsv West IndiesHobart17 Oct 2022

It also provides the second occasion of an Associate team winning the T20 World Cup game against a Test playing nation West Indies. Both such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResMarginOppositionGroundStart Date
1AfghanistanWon06 runsv West IndiesNagpur27 Mar 2016
2ScotlandWon42 runsv West IndiesHobart17 Oct 2022

It also provides the second occasion of Scotland winning the T20 World Cup game against a Test playing nation, Both such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResMarginOppositionGroundStart Date
1ScotlandWon06 runsv BangladeshAl Amerat17 Oct 2021
2ScotlandWon42 runsv West IndiesHobart17 Oct 2022

Scotland’s first victory in the tournament against a test playing nation was against Bangladesh on 17 Oct 2021. Its second victory against a test playing nation was against West Indies at Hobart exactly a year later, that is today, the 17 Oct 2022

Scotland became the fifth Associate team in the T20 World cup to post a win against a Test playing nation. Others are Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia and Netherlands.

NoTeamResMarginOppositionGroundStart Date
1AfghanistanWon59 runsv ZimbabweNagpur12 Mar 2016
2AfghanistanWon06 runsv West IndiesNagpur27 Mar 2016
       
1IrelandWon06 wktsv BangladeshNottingham08 Jun 2009
2IrelandWon03 wktsv ZimbabweSylhet17 Mar 2014
       
1NamibiaWon08 wktsv IrelandSharjah22 Oct 2021
2NamibiaWon55 runsv Sri LankaGeelong16 Oct 2022
       
1NetherlandsWon04 wktsv EnglandLord’s05 Jun 2009
2NetherlandsWon45 runsv EnglandChattogram31 Mar 2014
       
1ScotlandWon06 runsv BangladeshAl Amerat17 Oct 2021
2ScotlandWon42 runsv West IndiesHobart17 Oct 2022
T20 World Cup Preview

T20 World Cup Preview

T20 World Cup has taken place on seven occasions. The details are furnished below. West Indies is the only team to win the prestigious cup on two occasions – against Sri Lanka at Colombo by 36 runs in 2012 and against India at Kolkata by four wickets in 2016.

YearHostsFinal venueWinnerRunnerMargin
2007South AfricaJo’burgIndiaPakistan05 runs
2009EnglandLondonPakistanSri Lanka08 wkts
2010West IndiesBridgetownEnglandAustralia07 wkts
2012Sri LankaColomboWest IndiesSri Lanka36 runs
2014BangladeshDhakaSri LankaIndia06 wkts
2016IndiaKolkataWest IndiesEngland04 wkts
2021India in UAEDub-DSCAustraliaNew Zealand08 Wkts

The last edition of 2021 was held in UAE with the host country being India. Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets at Dub-DSC and is currently the defending champion.

The 2022 edition will be played in Australia from 16 Oct 2022 to 13 Nov 2022,

Some of the Salient Stats from the previous seven editions of the world cup are listed below.

Sri Lanka {43} and Pakistan {40} are the two teams to play forty plus matches in the tournament.

Sri Lanka has won most games in the tournament – 27 and is closely followed by Pakistan which has won 24 games. Sri Lanka remains the only team to win 25 plus matches in the tournament.

The dubious record of losing most matches in the tournament is credited to Bangladesh. It has lost 25 matches and carries the tag of being the only team to lose 25 matches in the tournament.

There are twelve occasions of team posting a total of 200 plus runs in the tournament. Sri Lanka’s 260 for 6 against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14.09.07 is the highest total posted by a team in the tournament.

The tournament has witnessed 23 occasions of a team dismissed all out for a total of less than 100 runs in the tournament. The lowest total in a completed innings is 39 by Netherlands against Sri Lanka at Chattogram on 24.03.14. This also provides the only occasion of a team dismissed for a total less than 50 runs in the tournament.

The only occasion of a team dismissed all out for 99 is New Zealand’s 99 all out against Pakistan at The Oval on 13 Jun 2009.

There are 30 occasions of a team winning a game by 50 plus runs margin of which four games have been won by 100 plus runs margin. The largest margin of victory is Sri Lanka’s win by 172 runs against Kenya at Johannesburg on 14.09.07. Sri Lanka is the only team to post a win by 150 plus runs in the tournament.

The tournament has witnessed eleven occasion of a team winning a game by nine or more wickets of which four games are won by ten wickets.

NoWinnerMarginBRTarOversOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Australia10 wkts5810210.2Sri LankaCape Town20 Sep 2007
2South Africa10 wkts4409412.4ZimbabweHambantota20 Sep 2012
3Oman10 wkts3813013.4P.N.G.Al Amerat17 Oct 2021
4Pakistan10 wkts1315217.5IndiaDub-DSC24 Oct 2021

There are three occasions of a team winning a game by 50 plus deliveries remaining.

The  tournament has witnessed 19 occasions of a team winning a game by single digit margin {one to nine} of which four games are won by one run margin.

NoWinnerMarginTarOppositionGroundMatch Date
1South Africa1 run129New ZealandLord’s09 Jun 2009
2New Zealand1 run134PakistanBridgetown08 May 2010
3India1 run153South AfricaCol-RPS02 Oct 2012
4India1 run147BangladeshBengaluru23 Mar 2016

The lone occasion of a team winning a game by one wicket margin was New Zealand’s win by one run against Sri Lanka at Providence on 30.04.10. This game has another qualification as it was won with a delivery to spare.

Four games have been won on the last ball of the game and four games have been won with a delivery to spare. They are tabulated below.

NoWinnerMarginBRTargetOversMaxOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Netherlands4 wkts016320.020.0EnglandLord’s05 Jun 2009
2Sri Lanka5 wkts016420.020.0IndiaGros Islet11 May 2010
3Ireland3 wkts016420.020.0ZimbabweSylhet17 Mar 2014
4Zimbabwe5 wkts014120.020.0NetherlandsSylhet19 Mar 2014
NoWinnerMarginBRTargetOversMaxOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Zimbabwe5 wkts113919.520.0AustraliaCape Town12 Sep 2007
2New Zealand2 wkts113619.520.0Sri LankaProvidence30 Apr 2010
3West Indies8 wkts16005.506.0EnglandProvidence03 May 2010
4Australia3 wkts119219.520.0PakistanGros Islet14 May 2010

The tournament has witnessed three tied games which are tabulated below

NoTeam 1Team 2GroundMatch Date
1IndiaPakistanDurban14 Sep 2007
2Sri LankaNew ZealandPallekele27 Sep 2012
3New ZealandWest IndiesPallekele01 Oct 2012

There are 28 occasions of batsmen aggregating 500 plus runs in the tournament. M Jayawardene of Sri Lanka is the only batsman to total 1000 plus runs in the tournament. He has amassed 1016 runs

The following table lists the nine centurions and eight batsmen who have scored nineties in the tournament. New Zealand batsman BB McCullum’s 123 against Bangladesh at Pallekele on 21.09.12 is the highest individual innings by  a batsman in the tournament.

NoPlayerRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1BB McCullum123New ZealandBangladeshPallekele21 Sep 2012
2CH Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJo’burg11 Sep 2007
3AD Hales116*EnglandSri LankaChattogram27 Mar 2014
4Ahmed Shehzad111*PakistanBangladeshDhaka30 Mar 2014
5Tamim Iqbal103*BangladeshOmanDharamsala13 Mar 2016
6JC Buttler101*EnglandSri LankaSharjah01 Nov 2021
7SK Raina101IndiaSouth AfricaGros Islet02 May 2010
8CH Gayle100*West IndiesEnglandMumbai16 Mar 2016
9M Jayawardene100Sri LankaZimbabweProvidence03 May 2010
NoPlayerRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1LJ Wright99*EnglandAfghanistanCol-RPS21 Sep 2012
2M Jayawardene98*Sri LankaWest IndiesBridgetown07 May 2010
3CH Gayle98West IndiesIndiaBridgetown09 May 2010
4TM Dilshan96*Sri LankaWest IndiesThe Oval19 Jun 2009
5HE van der Dussen94*South AfricaEnglandSharjah06 Nov 2021
6Umar Akmal94PakistanAustraliaMirpur23 Mar 2014
7MJ Guptill93New ZealandScotlandDub-DSC03 Nov 2021
8HH Gibbs90*South AfricaWest IndiesJo’burg11 Sep 2007

CH Gayle of West Indies is the only batsman in the tournament to score centuries on two occasions.

NoPlayerRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1CH Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJo’burg11 Sep 2007
2CH Gayle100*West IndiesEnglandMumbai16 Mar 2016

CH Gayle of West Indies and M Jayawardene of Sri Lanka are the only two batsmen to socre a century and ninety in the tournament.

NoPlayerRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1CH Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJo’burg11 Sep 2007
2CH Gayle100*West IndiesEnglandMumbai16 Mar 2016
3CH Gayle98West IndiesIndiaBridgetown09 May 2010
       
1M Jayawardene100Sri LankaZimbabweProvidence03 May 2010
2M Jayawardene98*Sri LankaWest IndiesBridgetown07 May 2010

CH Gayle is the only batsman to witness his century in a losing cause in the tournament. His 117 against South Africa at Johannesburg on 11.09.07 was in a losing cause.

NoPlayerRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1CH Gayle117West IndiesSouth AfricaJo’burg11 Sep 2007

CH Gayle of West Indies owns the record of scoring most boundary sixes in the tournament. He has scored 63 boundary sixes and remains the only batsman to score 50 plus boundary sixes in the tournament.

M Jayawardene {111} and TM Dilshan {101} are the two batsmen who have scored 100 plus boundary fours in the tournament. M Jayawardene wirh 111 boundary fours owns the record for scoring most boundary fours in the tournament.

V Kohli is the only batsman to score 250 plus runs in two separate editions of the tournament.

NoPlayerTeamEditionMINORunsHSAveCHC04s6s
1V KohliInd2013-1466331977106.330402410
2V KohliInd2015-1655327389*136.50030295

V Kohli owns the record for scoring most runs in an edition in the tournament. He scored 319 runs in 2013-14 edition of the tournament.

CH Gayle of West Indies is the only batsman to score ten or more boundary sixes in an innings on two occasions in the tournament

NoPlayerRuns6sTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1CH Gayle100*11West IndiesEnglandMumbai16 Mar 2016
2CH Gayle11710West IndiesSouth AfricaJo’burg11 Sep 2007

CH Gayle owns the record for scoring most boundary sixes in an innings in the tournament. He scored eleven boundary sixes against England at Mumbai on 16.03.16

V  Kohli {319}, TM Dishan {317}, Babar Azam {303} and M Jayawardene {302} are the four batsmen to total 300 plus runs in an edition of the tournament.

NoPlayerTeamEditionMINORunsHSAveCHC04s6s
1V KohliInd2013-1466331977106.330402410
2TM DilshanSrl200977131796*52.830324603
3Babar AzamPak2021-226613037060.600402805
4M JayawardeneSrl201066130210060.401202911

V Kohli is the only batsman to score ten fifties in the tournament. All his ten fifties are half centuries. CH Gayles has scored nine fifties in the tournament {02C + 07HC}

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh owns the record for most wickets in the tournament. He has captured 41 wickets and is the only bowler to capture 40 plus wickets in the tournament.

The following bowlers have captured five or more wickets in an inningd in the tournament.

NoPlayerOMRWTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1BAW Mendis4.0286Sri LankaZimbabweHambantota18 Sep 2012
2HMRKB Herath3.3235Sri LankaNew ZealandChattogram31 Mar 2014
3Umar Gul3.0065PakistanNew ZealandThe Oval13 Jun 2009
4Ahsan Malik4.00195NetherlandsSouth AfricaChattogram27 Mar 2014
5A Zampa4.00195AustraliaBangladeshDub-DSC04 Nov 2021
6Mujeeb Ur Rehman4.00205AfghanistanScotlandSharjah25 Oct 2021
7Mustafizur Rahman4.00225BangladeshNew ZealandKolkata26 Mar 2016
8JP Faulkner4.00275AustraliaPakistanMohali25 Mar 2016
9SL Malinga4.00315Sri LankaEnglandPallekele01 Oct 2012

BAW Mendis of Sri Lanka owns the record for most wickets in the tournament. He captured six wickets conceding eight runs against Zimbabwe at Hambantota on 18.09.12. He is the only bowler to account for six wickets in an innings in the tournament.

The tournament has witnessed 61 occasions of bowlers capturing four or more wickets in an innings. It includes one occasion of a bowler capturing six wickets in an innings, eight occasions of bowler capturing five wickets in an innings and 52 occaions of bowler capturing four wickets in an innings.

The tournament has witnessed 12 occasions of a bowler’s four wicket haul in a losing cause of which two are five wicket hauls and remaining ten are four wicket hauls.

The following five bowlers have conceded 60 plus runs in an innings in the tournament. It is interesting to note that these five bowlers went wicketless while conceding 60 plus runs

NoPlayerOMRWTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1ST Jayasuriya4.00640Sri LankaPakistanJo’burg17 Sep 2007
2Mashrafe Mortaza4.00630BangladeshPakistanDhaka30 Mar 2014
3LN Onyango4.00610KenyaSri LankaJo’burg14 Sep 2007
4SCJ Broad4.00600EnglandIndiaDurban19 Sep 2007
5MA Starc4.00600AustraliaNew ZealandDub-DSC14 Nov 2021

ST Jayasuriys of Sri Lanka owns the record for conceding most runs in an innings and also the record for conceding most runs in an innings without a wicket. He returned with none for 64 against Pakistan at Johannesburg on 17.09.07.

There are 32 occasions of bowlers conceding 50 plus runs in an innings and 20 occasions of bowlers conceding 50 plus runs in an innings without a wicket in the tournament.

The tournament has witnessed 38 occasions of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in an innings in the tournament

166 runs partnership between M Jayawardene and KC Sangakkara for the second wicket in the game between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Bridgetown on 07.05.10 is the highest partnership of the tournament.

There are 255 occasions of batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There are 13 occasions of batsmen dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There are two occasions of batsmen dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.

There are 126 occasions of opening batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There are six occasions of opening batsmen dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There are two occasions of opening batsmen dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.

There are 32 occasions of captain scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There is one occasion of captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There is one occasion of captain dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.

There are nine occasions of captain opening batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There is one occasion of captain opening batsmen dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There is one occasion of captain opening batsmen dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.

There are 22 occasions of wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There are no occasion of wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There is no occasions of wicket keeper batsman dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.

There are 15 occasions of wicket keeper opening batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the tournament.  There is no occasion of wicket keeper opening batsmen dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament. There is one occasion of wicket keeper opening batsmen dismissed stumped after scoring a fifty in an innings in the tournament.