India Women vs England Women 2019, 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

India Women vs England Women 2019, 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during a thrilling game between India and England.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India Women’s poor run in the T20I format continued as they were whitewashed by England Women in the 3-match series. India bottled an easy chance of a win as they needed only three runs from the last six balls bowled by Kate Cross. After three consecutive dot balls to start the 20th over, Cross held her nerves by giving away only one run from the remaining three. Earlier, Smriti Mandhana smashed a 39-ball 58 in response to a total of 119/6 by the visitors.

Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during a thrilling game between India and England:

A record win for England Women:

3 – The three runs successfully defended by Kate Cross are the fewest in the last over of a T20I across Men’s and Women’s cricket. New Zealand Women defeated Windies Women by 1-run margin during the last year’s T20I with Anna Peterson successfully defending five runs in the 20th over.

1 – The 1-run win in this game is England Women’s narrowest winning margin in the T20I format. This is the 2nd time that India Women have lost a T20I by a 1-run margin. They failed to chase down a target of 99 runs during the 2012 WT20 against Pakistan as they finished with 97/8.

India’s losing streak continues:

7 – India Women now have lost seven T20I matches in a row starting from the 2018 WT20 semi-final against England; their longest losing streak in this format. India Women lost all the six matches they played in 2019.

India Women’s previous biggest losing streak was of six T20Is during 2016. India won eight T20Is in a row to register their longest winning streak prior to the semi-final defeat against England.

Mandhana shines but the team fails:

58 – Smriti Mandhana’s 58-run knock is the joint 3rd highest Women’s T20I score by a captain in an unsuccessful run-chase. Harmanpreet Kaur’s 60* against Windies in the 2016 Vijayawada T20I is the highest such score for India Women and overall the 2nd highest.

Dane van Niekerk scored 72 in the 2018 Taunton T20I against England while chasing a record total. Less than four hours before the 72-run knock, Niekerk scored 58 against New Zealand at the same venue.

5 – Number of fifty-plus scores by Mandhana in the T20I format that resulted in defeats; the joint-most by any player in Women’s cricket. Windies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor also scored five T20I fifties in defeats.

Mithali stranded:

14 – Number of times Mithali Raj remained unbeaten during a T20I chase; 11 times in wins and 3 times in defeats. Only Lydia Greenway (16 times) of England remained unbeaten more times during T20I chases in Women’s cricket than Mithali.

Smriti turns up for India:

49* – Smriti Mandhana has featured in each of the last 49 T20I matches played by India Women thus far. This is the joint longest such streak for any player in Women’s T20I cricket for India. Harmanpreet Kaur was part of 49 consecutive T20Is played by India between 2009 and 2014.

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