England vs India 2018, 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

England vs India 2018, 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers from England’s narrow victory over India in Cardiff.

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England batsman Alex Hales works the ball away. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England bounced back to level the 3-match T20I series after keeping the Indian batsmen quiet and playing off their spinners in the 2nd match at Cardiff. India were scoring well below six an over by halfway stage but captain Virat Kohli’s 38-ball 47 helped the team towards a respectable total. MS Dhoni gave a better finish to the team in a milestone game of his career as they finished with 148/5 on the board.

India did start well with the ball dismissing the inform openers as Umesh Yadav ran in hard and did what he does best, bowl quick. Kuldeep Yadav couldn’t replicate his performance from the first game as Alex Hales & Co sent his deliveries out of the ground. The equation came down to 12 from the final over which started with a huge six and four from Hales off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to close the chase down.

All the major stats and numbers from England’s narrow victory over India in Cardiff:

1 – MS Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to feature in 500 International matches. He is the 3rd Indian and overall the 9th player to complete 500 appearances in International cricket.

2 – Only the 2nd time in his 12-match T20I career that Kuldeep Yadav failed to bag a wicket. He needed three wickets in this match to become the first Indian and the 3rd player after Ajantha Mendis and Andrew Tye to take 3-fers in four consecutive T20Is.

14 – For the first time in his last nine T20 innings, Jos Buttler scored less than 35. Had Buttler scored a fifty in this game, he would have become the first player to hit 50+ scores in first four innings as an opener in T20I cricket. He and Mahela Jayawardene are the only players with 50+ scores in first three T20I innings while opening.

20.2 – The wicket of Jonny Bairstow was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first in five Twenty20 matches. He brought an end to a wicket-less streak of 20.2 overs which is his 2nd longest in this format.

44 – Jake Ball conceded 44 runs in the four overs on his T20I debut. James Anderson in the 2007 Sydney T20I against Australia conceded a record 64 runs while Chris Tremlett gave away 45 runs in the 2007 WT20 game against India.

58* – Alex Hales’ unbeaten 58 is his first fifty in Twenty20 format while not opening the innings. He has scored two centuries and 30 fifties while opening the innings in T20s.

66 – Suresh Raina got out stumped for the first time in his T20I career. He batted in 65 innings in the 76 T20I matches he played before this game.

72.41 – The collective batting strike-rate of India’s top three in this game is the 2nd lowest for them in a T20I. India’s top three collectively scored 12 runs in 19 balls at a S/R of 68.42 in the 2016 Pune T20I against Sri Lanka.

150 – Yuzvendra Chahal completed 150 wickets in Twenty20 cricket with the wicket of Joe Root. He is the 10th Indian bowler to bag 150 wickets in this format.

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