IRE vs IND: 2nd T20I – Statistical Highlights

Do you know that Hardik Pandya’s batting strike-rate of 355.55 during his unbeaten 9-ball 32 is the 2nd highest by any Indian in an innings in International cricket?

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India continued their series winning streak in the T20I format as they defeated the hosts by a huge 143-run margin in the 2nd game of the two-match T20I series. Despite resting the first preference players, India went on to register an even bigger win than they did in the first match. KL Rahul (70) and Suresh Raina’s (69) fifties took India towards a huge total before Hardik Pandya gave a perfect finish with a 9-ball 32. The wrist spinners once again ran through the home team’s batting line-up as Irish side could only post 70 before they were bowled out in the 13th over.

Stats and numbers recorded during yet another series win in the T20I format for India:

2 – Yuzvendra Chahal received the man of the series award for the 2nd time in his T20I career. He was the player of the series during India’s 2-1 win against England in 2017 at home. Chahal and Virat Kohli (5) are the only players to win more than one series award in the T20I format.

4 – This series win is the 4th consecutive bilateral series victory in the T20I format which is the joint 2nd longest series winning streak for any team. Pakistan is on a streak of eight consecutive bilateral T20I series wins.

6 – The duck in this game is Rohit Sharma’s 6th in the T20I format and also the 6th duck in 2018 in all T20 matches. His six ducks are the most by any player in 2018 T20 games surpassing Luke Ronchi’s five ducks.

11 – India now have scored 200+ total in the T20I format on 11 occasions. These are the joint-most number of 200+ T20I totals for any team as South Africa also scored 200+ on 11 instances. This is also the first time that India made 200+ totals in consecutive T20I matches.

12.3 – Ireland’s innings lasted 12.3 overs which is the 3rd shortest all-out innings in T20I cricket. Netherlands were bowled out for 39 in 10.3 by Sri Lanka in the WT20 2014 game while South Africa made 100 in 12.2 overs before getting bundled out against Pakistan in the 2013 Centurion T20I.

19 – Rohit Sharma’s 19 ducks in the T20I format are the joint most by an Indian equaling Harbhajan Singh’s 19 ducks.

65 – Umesh Yadav featured in his first T20I game missing 65 consecutive matches played by India. Stats: Umesh Yadav features in a T20I game after nearly six years

69 – Suresh Raina’s 69 in this game is his highest T20I score in the 48 innings since the start of 2011. His fifty in this match is only the 2nd T20I fifty in these seven years. Raina scored 63 against England in the 2017 Bangalore T20I.

70 – Ireland’s total of 70 is their 2nd lowest total in T20I cricket behind 68/10 against the Windies in 2010. This is also the lowest T20I total for any team against India as the previous lowest was 80/10 by England in the 2012 WT20.

143 – India’s 143-run win in this game is their first ever 100+ runs win and the joint 2nd biggest win for any team in the T20I history. Sri Lanka defeated Kenya by 172 runs in the 2007 WT20 game while Pakistan defeated Windies by 143 runs earlier in the Karachi T20I this year.

355.55 – Hardik Pandya’s batting strike-rate of 355.55 during his unbeaten 9-ball 32 is the 2nd highest by any Indian in an innings in International cricket. (Min: 30 runs) Yuvraj Singh had a batting S/R of 362.5 during his 16-ball 58 against England in the WT20 2007 game.

1030 – Runs Suresh Raina scored in the Twenty20 format in 2018. He is only the 3rd player to score 1000 T20 runs in 2018 after Rishabh Pant (1125) and Shane Watson (1019).