India vs Australia 2019, 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s home T20I series defeat against Australia.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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India lost a multigame T20I series against Australia for the first time as they went down twice in two matches against the visiting side while defending a total. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 38-ball 72 was well backed by MS Dhoni’s 23-ball 40 after they lost the toss. KL Rahul too scored 47 off 26 balls at the top as India finished on 190/4 by scoring 91 runs from their last six overs. Once again, it was Glenn Maxwell who played India out of the game. His unbeaten 113 off 55 balls contained 9 sixes and 7 fours that helped the Aussies chase down the target with two balls and seven wickets to spare.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during India’s home T20I series defeat against Australia:

A record knock from Glenn Maxwell:

2 – The hundred in this game was Glenn Maxwell’s 2nd while chasing in T20I cricket. He scored an unbeaten hundred in Hobart during the last year’s Tri-Series against England. He is only the 2nd player after KL Rahul to score more than one T20I century while chasing.

3 – This century was Glenn Maxwell’s 3rd in T20I cricket which makes him the 3rd player to score three or more centuries in this format. Rohit Sharma has hit four 100s while Colin Munro has three centuries in T20 Internationals.

169 – Maxwell’s 169 runs in this series are the 2nd most by any player in a 2-match T20I series. The Australian himself holds the record for scoring the most runs in a 2-match T20I series with 211 runs against Sri Lanka in 2016.

A rare series defeat for India:

15 – For the first time, India has lost an International series at home under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. They won 14 of their previous 15 home International series under Kohli’s captaincy while the 2017 T20I series against Australia ended in a draw.

2016 – This was also the first time since 2016 that India lost a bilateral series at home in any format. In their previous 20 bilateral series at home, India won 19 of them while another series ended in a draw.

Milestone sixes for Kohli and Dhoni:

50 – Virat Kohli (54) and MS Dhoni (52) completed 50 sixes in T20I cricket. They joined Rohit Sharma (102), Yuvraj Singh (74) and Suresh Raina (58) as the players with 50 T20I sixes for India.

352 – Number of sixes MS Dhoni has hit in International cricket. He became the first Indian to hit 350 sixes across three formats in Internationals.

Rare big hitting from Kohli:

6 – Number of sixes Virat Kohli hit during this game; the most he has hit in a T20I inning. He hit four sixes in the 2014 WT20 final against Sri Lanka; the only other instance of him hitting more than three sixes in a T20I.

Kohli’s six sixes are also the 2nd most for him in an International inning. He hit seven sixes during his unbeaten 52-ball 100 also against Australia in 2013 Jaipur ODI.

72* – Kohli’s unbeaten 72-run knock is the highest score by an Indian captain in a T20I defeat. His 65-run knock during the 2017 Rajkot T20I against New Zealand is the only other fifty in a T20I defeat for an Indian captain.

Kohli’s den:

2519 – Virat Kohli became the first player to aggregate 2500 runs in Twenty20 format at any venue. He scored 2519 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in 81 T20s with three centuries and 18 fifties.

106 – Number of sixes Kohli has hit in the T20 format at the Chinnaswamy; the 2nd most by any player. Chris Gayle hit 150 and 122 sixes respectively at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and at the Shere-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

A big partnership in the middle:

100 – The 100-run partnership between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni is India’s 2nd century stand in T20I cricket for the 4th wicket. KL Rahul and MS Dhoni put on 107 in the 2016 Lauderhill T20I against Windies.

199 – As many as 199 runs were scored in this game for the 4th wicket – 100 by Kohli-Dhoni pair and 99* by Maxwell-Handscomb pair. These are the 2nd most runs in a T20I game for the 4th wicket behind the 200 runs during the 2016 Johannesburg T20I between South Africa and Australia.

A much-needed rest for Rohit:

77Rohit Sharma has featured in 77 International matches in the last 18 months (Since the start of September 2018). No other player featured in even 70 matches across all formats in International cricket.

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