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India v England 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

Virat Kohli India
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

In a game where the fate kept changing dramatically, India managed to level the series by a 5-run win in the 2nd T20I at Nagpur against England, which went down till the last ball. After being put into bat, India posted 144 on the board with KL Rahul almost scoring half the team’s runs with a blistering 71.

England kept the required rate in check but some serious death bowling by Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah turned things around for India. Jos Buttler got better off Nehra in the penultimate over but a brilliant last over from Bumrah, where only 2 runs were scored when 8 were needed ensured the victory for Indians. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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0 – Number of Indians aged over 37 who took 3 wickets or more in a limited-overs game (ODIs or T20Is) before this game. Ashish Nehra took 3 wickets, at 37 years and 275 days.

1 – Liam Dawson became the first spinner to bowl the first over of an international game against India in India. Overall, he is the 5th to bowl first over of a game against India.

Also read- IND v ENG 2nd T20I Review: Bumrah and Nehra seal it in the death

2 – Amit Mishra is now the 2nd Indian to take 200 wickets in Twenty20 format. Ravichandran Ashwin was the first to get there.

3 – Number of times Team India won a T20I while defending less than 150 out of the 14 instances. They lost 9 times while defending a total less than 150. Once the game ended in a tie which India won via bowl out.

5 – Number of times spinners bowled the first over in both innings of a T20I at Nagpur in the 10 T20Is played at the venue. In the 41 T20Is played on other venues in India, there has been only 1 such instance recorded.

6 – Number of spinners including Amit Mishra who have taken 200 wickets in Twenty20 cricket. He is the 18th bowler overall.

8 – Runs defended by Jasprit Bumrah in the final over of this game, the fewest by an Indian. These are also the joint 3rd fewest by any bowler in a T20I.

21 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this game, the fewest by him in the 4 innings he has opened in T20Is. Other 3 scores are 70, 29 and 28.

34 – Number of T20I wickets Ashish Nehra has taken; the 2nd most by an Indian in this format. Jasprit Bumrah now has 30 wickets, the 4th most for his side in the format.

37y 275d – AAshish Nehra’s age coming into this game. He is now the 4th oldest to take a 3-wicket haul in T20Is. He is the 2nd youngest among pacers after Trent Johnson (39y 215d) in 2013.

53.8 – Partnership average of KL Rahul and Manish Pandey pair in Twenty20 cricket. The 56-run stand in this game was the 3rd fifty plus stand between the two in 7 innings as a pair in T20s.

169 – Matches played by Amit Mishra to complete 200 wickets in Twenty20s. He is the 8th fastest to get there and the 4th fastest among the 6 spinners. Ashwin, who is the only other Indian to take 200 T20 wickets needed 195 games.

2012 – Last time India won a T20I against England was in 2012 at Pune. India lost in last 3 meetings with England in T20Is before this game.

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