Stats: Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan pile on T20I records for England in the Napier T20I
All the major stats and records which the Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan pair created in the 4th T20I.
Updated - Nov 8, 2019 5:20 pm
Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan were the most consistent batters across the first three matches of the 5-match T20I against New Zealand and the duo stepped up when the team needed the most. In the must-win 4th T20I to stay alive in the series, the English side lost both their openers by 8th over for only 58 runs on the board. However, in-form batters made most of the favourable batting conditions with some brutal hitting.
Malan scored his maiden T20I ton as he finished unbeaten on 103 off 51 balls while skipper Morgan scored a 41-ball 91 before getting out in the last over. The pair shared a 182-run stand for the 3rd wicket in only 12.2 overs as England ended up with a record total of 241/3.
All the major stats and records which the Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan pair created in the 4th T20I:
1 – Dawid Malan (103*) and Eoin Morgan (91) became the first pair to score 90+ in the same T20I inning. The closest instance was recorded by Indian openers (118 & 89) in the 2017 Indore T20I against Sri Lanka and the Scotland openers (127* & 89) against the Netherlands earlier this year during Ireland Tri-series.
2 – Dawid Malan became only the 2nd England player to score a century in Men’s T20I cricket. Alex Hales scored an unbeaten 116 during the 2014 WT20 match against Sri Lanka.
4 – Number of hundreds for Malan in Twenty20 cricket; the joint 2nd most by any player from England. Luke Wright has struck as many as six T20 tons while Joe Denly and Jason Roy also struck four T20 tons each.
21 – Balls Eoin Morgan needed for completing his fifty; the fastest fifty for England in the T20I format. The previous fastest T20I fifty for England was recorded by Jos Buttler during last year’s T20I against Australia.
91 – Morgan’s 91-run knock is now the highest individual T20I score by a captain for England in Men’s cricket. Morgan surpassed his own highest of 80* also against New Zealand during last year’s Hamilton T20I.
14.75 – The Morgan-Malan partnership had a run-rate of 14.75 which is the highest in any of the 16 partnerships in excess of 150 in Men’s T20I cricket. The previous highest is 13.48 by Afghanistan’s opening pair of Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani during the record 236-run stand against Ireland.
182 – Malan and Morgan added 182 runs for the 3rd wicket which is England’s highest T20I partnership for any wicket. They thus surpassed the 159-run partnership by Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara against West Indies in 2012.
182 – The 182-run partnership between Malan and Morgan is the 4th highest partnership for any wicket in Men’s T20I cricket. The top three stands are the 200-run partnerships for the first wicket. The previous highest partnership for the 3rd wicket is 152 also involving Morgan alongside Alex Hales during the 2014 WT20 game against Sri Lanka.
The previous highest T20I stand by non-opening pair is 166 between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in the 2010 WT20 game against West Indies for the 2nd wicket.
241/3 – The total of 241/3 by England is now their highest total in the T20I format surpassing the 230/8 they posted while chasing during the 2016 WT20 game against South Africa.