ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Day 4 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Day 4 Round Up – Statistical Highlights

All the statistical highlights recorded during victories of Australia and India on Monday in Group A.

Poonam Yadav
Poonam Yadav. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Australia Women survived an early collapse against Sri Lanka Women and registered their first win of the tournament. Lankan skipper Chamari Atapattu scored a 38-ball fifty at the top but her team crawled to 122/6 scoring only 31 runs in 6 overs after her dismissal.

Australia were 10/3 by 4th over but captain Meg Lanning’s unbeaten 47 and Rachael Haynes’ 60-run knock helped them to chase down the target. In another game, India Women registered their second straight win by defeating Bangladesh. Shafali Verma’s 17-ball at the top included two fours and 4 maximums helping India reach 142/7. Poonam Yadav ran through the opponent wicket a 3-wicket haul.

All the statistical highlights recorded during victories of Australia and India on Monday in Group A:

3-0 – India Women have defeated Bangladesh Women in all three meetings in the T20 World Cups. India has a win-loss record of 10-2 against Bangladesh in Women’s T20Is. India won nine consecutive T20Is against Bangladesh Women before losing twice in the 2018 Women’s Asia Cup.

16y 27d – At the age of 16 years and 27 days, Shafali Verma became the youngest to receive the player of the match award in the T20 World Cup. In fact, only Dane van Niekerk (15y 304d in 2009) was younger than Shafali at the time of a player of the match award in any World Cup (ODI/T20I).

17-0 – Australia Women won all the 17 matches in International cricket against Sri Lanka Women. Their win on Monday was Australia’s 6th T20I win in as many matches against the Lankan Women and 2nd in the T20 World Cups.

17 – Number of dismissals in the T20I format by Poonam Yadav and Taniya Bhatia pair; the joint-most across Men’s and Women’s T20Is for a Bowler-Fielder pair. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim were also involved in 17 wickets in this format.

33y 60d – At the age of 33 years and 60 days, Rachael Haynes became the oldest Australian to score a fifty in Women’s T20 CWC. Shelley Nitschke was 32 years and 193 days old when she scored 56 in the 2009 edition game against West Indies. Haynes is the 2nd oldest Australian Woman with a T20I fifty as Nitschke was 33 years and 82 days old at the time of her last T20I fifty of 56 against New Zealand in the 2010 Hobart T20I.

78 – Ellyse Perry now part of 78 wins in T20I cricket; the most by any player in Women’s cricket. Perry went past Danielle Wyatt (77) after being part of the 5-wicket win against Sri Lanka. Across Men’s and Women’s cricket, Perry is tied on top place in the list of players who are part of most T20I wins. Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik was also involved in 78 victories in this format.

100 – Meg Lanning became the 3rd Australian after Ellyse Perry (118) and Alyssa Healy (108) to complete 100 T20I appearances. Overall, Lanning is the 14th player to feature in 100 T20Is in Women’s cricket.

229.41 – Shafali Verma’s 39 off 17 had a strike rate of 229.41 which is the 2nd highest for India Women in a T20I inning of 30+ runs/15+ balls. Jemimah Rodrigues scored 36 off 15 balls at a strike rate of 240 in the 2018 Katunayake T20I against Sri Lanka.

229.41 – Only two players recorded higher striker rates than Shafali Verma’s 229.41 in a Women’s T20 World Cup game. (15+ balls) Deandra Dottin scored 112* off 45 at a strike rate of 248.88 against South Africa in 2010 while Sophie Devine had an SR of 231.81 during her 51 off 22 against Ireland in 2018.

2013 – Meg Lanning now has 2013 runs in T20I victories making her only the 3rd player with as many as 2000 runs in Women’s T20I wins. Suzie Bates (2285) and Charlotte Edwards (2070) are the other two players with this feat. Only Rohit Sharma has achieved this record in Men’s T20Is having scored 2152 runs. Lanning (1034) also became the first Australian and 7th player overall with 1000+ runs in Women’s T20I chases.