India vs Australia, 2nd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Rohit Sharma needs one more maximum to become the batter with most sixes in T20I history
Cameron Green and Matthew Wade’s stunning assault were enough for Aaron Finch-led Australian side to snatch a four-wicket victory against India in the opening encounter of the series in Mohali. The action now moves to the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur which is set to host the second T20I on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. After a disappointing result, Rohit Sharma’s team India will look to bounce back in a do-or-die match to keep the series alive.
Speaking more of the first match, India’s death bowling issues were raised again as Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for plenty at the end to hand a victory to the visitors. Batting first, the hosts put on a commanding total of 208/6 courtesy of half-centuries from KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Notably, Hardik also went on to register his career-best score of 71* in T20Is. Suryakumar Yadav also stretched his great form in the format by scoring a 25-ball 46.
As mentioned above, Green, who opened the innings with skipper Finch went berserk right from the start. He muscled eight fours and four maximums on his way to a 30-ball 61. Wade, who haunted Pakistan last year in the T20 World Cup semi-final, repeated his heroics against the Indians with his knock of 45* off 21 to finish the chase with four balls to spare. With the series on the line, India would look to bring back speedster Jasprit Bumrah in place of Umesh Yadav and level the series before moving on to Hyderabad for the decider.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd T20I between India and Australia:
Head-to-Head: India and Australia have met each other in 24 T20 internationals so far with India sealing victories on 13 occasions and Australia on ten. In India, it’s even-stevens as both have clashed in eight games with four wins each.
1 – Rohit Sharma (172) needs just one six to surpass Martin Guptill (172) and become the batter with most maximums in T20 internationals.
3 – Virat Kohli (47) is three grabs away from completing 50 catches in T20Is.
37 – Steven Smith (963) is 37 runs short of completing 1000 runs in T20I cricket.
1 – Suryakumar Yadav (49) is one big hit away from reaching 50 maximums in T20 internationals.
45 – Hardik Pandya (955) needs 45 runs to reach the milestone of 1000 runs in T20I cricket.
2 – Josh Hazlewood (48) is two scalps away from completing 50 T20I wickets.
1 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (31) requires just one scalp to go past Andrew Tye (31) and become the pacer with the most wickets amongst the full-members in T20Is in a calendar year.
61 – Kohli (24004) requires 61 runs to go past Rahul Dravid (24064) and become the second highest run-scorer for India in international cricket.
1 – Glenn Maxwell (99) needs just one big hit to get to the landmark of 100 T20I sixes.
66 – Rishabh Pant (934) is 66 runs away from completing 1000 runs in the shortest international format.
77 – Suryakumar (613) also needs 77 runs to surpass Shikhar Dhawan (689 in 2018) and become the Indian batter with the most runs in T20Is in a calendar year.
3 – Ashton Agar (47) needs three scalps to get to 50 wickets in the format.
1 – India (19) is one win away from equaling Pakistan (20 in 2021) for most wins by a team in T20I cricket in a calendar year.
3 – Rishabh Pant (397) also needs three fours to get to 400 fours across formats.
2 – Aaron Finch (248) is two sixes away from reaching 250 maximums across formats.