Stats: Kuldeep Yadav runs through England's batting despite Jos Buttler's fifty

Stats: Kuldeep Yadav runs through England’s batting despite Jos Buttler’s fifty

Stats and numbers recorded during England’s innings in the first T20I game at Manchester.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav of India celebrates. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Jos Buttler and Kuldeep Yadav were the two names discussed ahead of India’s tour of England and both the players lived up to expectations in the first game of the 3-match T20I series. Buttler scored a 46-ball 69 opening the batting once again while Kuldeep ran through England’s middle-order. The hosts managed only 53 runs in the last seven overs to finish on 159/8 after he took three wickets in the space of four balls to reduce them from 106/2 to 107/5.

Stats and numbers recorded during England’s innings in the first T20I game at Manchester:

1 – Kuldeep Yadav became the first chinaman bowler in the T20I history to take a 5-wicket haul. The previous best bowling figures in T20Is for a chinaman were 4/21 also by Kuldeep in the first T20I against Ireland.


3 – He is now the 3rd Indian to bag a 5-wicket haul in the T20I cricket. Yuzvendra Chahal in the 2017 Bangalore T20I against England took 6/25 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar registered figures of 5/24 in the Johannesburg T20I earlier this year against South Africa.

Kuldeep is also the 2nd Indian bowler to take 3-wicket hauls in three consecutive T20Is after Yuzvendra Chahal. The left-arm wrist spinner took 4/21 and 3/16 respectively in T20I series against Ireland.


3 – Jos Buttler scored fifty-plus scores in all the three T20Is where he opened the innings. His scores as an opener in T20I cricket read 73*, 61 and 69. He is only the 2nd player with fifty-plus scores in the first three innings as an opener in T20I format. Mahela Jayawardene’s first three innings as an opener in T20Iw read 81, 100 and 98*.


5/24 – Kuldeep Yadav is the first spinner to take a 5-wicket haul in T20I games in England. He is the 2nd bowler after Umar Gul (5/6 against New Zealand in 2009) to take a 5-wicket haul in the T20I matches hosted by England.


33 – The two stumpings in two balls manufactured by MS Dhoni in this game extended his tally of stumpings to 33 in the T20I format. Dhoni now holds the record for most number of stumpings as wicketkeeper in T20Is as he went past Kamran Akmal’s tally of 32.


159/8 – England’s total of 159/8 is the lowest total while batting first for any side in the last six T20Is in England. The lowest first innings score in the five T20Is before this game was 174/8 by South Africa in the last year’s Taunton T20I.

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