ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Day 2 Round Up – Statistical Highlights
All the statistical highlights from the West Indies and New Zealand victories on the 2nd day of the tournament.
Published - Feb 23, 2020 11:47 am | Updated - Feb 23, 2020 11:47 am
Thailand Women fared decently in their debut match in a World Cup as they made West Indies bat 16.4 overs to chase down the target of 80. Thailand had the Caribbean team three down for 27 runs at one stage but Stafanie Taylor ensured her team reached the target without losing any more wickets. In the game under the lights, New Zealand Women defeated Sri Lankans by seven wickets. Sophie Devine continued her rich form with the bat scoring an unbeaten 75 from 55 balls with six fours and two sixes.
All the statistical highlights from the West Indies and New Zealand victories on the 2nd day of the tournament:
3 – Number of instances of a captain scoring 25+ runs and taking 3+ wickets in a T20 World Cup match across Men’s and Women’s cricket. All the three instances have been recorded Stafanie Taylor only. Previously, Stafanie scored 40 and took 3/13 against Bangladesh in the 2016 edition and against New Zealand in the semi-final, she scored 25 runs and picked 3/26.
4 – Thailand’s innings was only the 4th in T20I history where six players bowled 3 or more overs and all the six had an economy rate under five. West Indies Women recorded the first such instance against the Netherlands in 2008 while England Women replicated it against Pakistan in the 2013 T20I game. During the 2018 Women’s Asia Cup, Sri Lanka also had six bowlers bowling 3+ overs at an economy below 5 against Malaysia.
6 – Sophie Devine recorded her 6th consecutive fifty-plus score in the T20I format. Devine scored fifties in four innings during the recent T20I series against South Africa and had a fifty in the last match of the home T20I series against India last year. No player before this streak across Men’s and Women’s cricket has scored even five successive fifties.
This was also the 6th consecutive fifty-plus score in Twenty20 cricket for Sophie Devine as she scored a fifty in the final of the Women’s SuperSmash before series against South Africa. Devine has eight 50+ scores in her last nine T20I innings and also eight 50+ scores in last nine innings across all T20s.
11* – Sri Lanka Women now lost each of their 11 matches in T20I cricket, their longest losing streak in this format. Only four teams recorded losing streaks in Women’s T20Is longer than Sri Lanka’s 11. The win against Thailand brought an end to West Indies Women’s 9-match losing streak in this format.
75* – Sophie Devine’s unbeaten 75 is now the highest individual score while chasing for New Zealand in a T20 World Cup match. This is also the 2nd highest individual score in a Women’s T20I chase for New Zealand behind Jess Watkin’s 77* against Ireland in the 2018 Dublin T20I.
75* – The unbeaten 75-run knock by Devine is also the highest score by a captain in a Women’s T20 CWC chase. Aimee Watkins scored 73* also for New Zealand Women during the 2009 edition match against Australia.
Across Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups, Devine’s 75* is the 2nd highest individual score for a skipper while chasing. Chris Gayle scored 88 during the 2009 edition match against Australia at The Oval.
100 – The game against Thailand was Shemaine Campbelle’s 100th appearance in the T20I format. She is now the 12th player in Women’s cricket and the 4th player from West Indies to complete 100 T20I appearances.
128 – The 128-run chase by New Zealand is their 2nd highest successful chase in the Women’s T20 CWC. Their highest chase in the tournament history is 132 also against Sri Lanka during the 2014 edition game in Sylhet.