Stats: No-balls and Extra runs galore in the Women's T20I series between Mexico and Costa Rica

Stats: No-balls and Extra runs galore in the Women’s T20I series between Mexico and Costa Rica

Here are some stats and numbers recorded during the T20I series between Mexico and Costa Rica.

Mexican Women's National Cricket Team
Mexican Women’s National Cricket Team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The last T20I series between Mexico Women and Costa Rica Women played last week witnessed a record number of extras bowled by both sides. The 2-match series was played on the same day at the Las Caballerizas in Mexico City. The first match saw the hosts posting 164/8 in their 20 overs with as many as 67 runs coming via extras. The Costa Rica Women bowled as many as 32 no-balls and 35 wides during that innings. Mexico won the game by a huge 101-run margin as Costa Rica were bundled out for only 63.

No player in their line-up scored more than five runs but they ended up with 63 on the board thanks to 47 extra runs. The home team bowled as many as 33 wides and 14 no-balls but won the game comfortably. In the second game too, none of the Costa Rica players scored more than five runs but they ended up with 80 as Mexico conceded 56 extra runs with 45 runs in wides and 11 no-balls. They chased down the target of 81 in only 7.2 overs aided by 21 extras.

Here are some stats and numbers recorded during the T20I series between Mexico and Costa Rica:

32 – The 32 no-balls bowled by Costa Rica in the first T20I are the most in a T20I inning (Men/Women) and also the most in a Women’s International innings. The next most number of no-balls bowled in a T20I innings are 18 by Mexico Women against Brazil Women during the T20I last year.

In fact, a total of 46 runs came through no-balls in this game; easily the most in any T20I match (Men/Women). The previous best is 22 no-balls in Brazil-Chile Women’s T20I game last year; ten less than what Costa Rica conceded in an innings during the 1st T20I. In all recognized Twenty20 matches, the next best tally is 24 no-balls during the 2005 Pakistan domestic T20 game.

Japan conceded 30 runs through no-balls in the 2003 Women’s ODI against the Netherlands; the previous most number of runs coming via no-balls in a Women’s International innings.


50.2 – The first T20I between Mexico and Costa Rica is one of the three International matches (Men/Women) where 50 or more percentage of runs coming via extras. A total of 114 runs came via extras in that game where 113 runs were scored by the players of either team. The 2nd T20I witnessed 47.5 % of runs (77 out of 162 runs) coming via extras; the 4th highest percentage in an International match.

The Chile-Mexico T20I during the 2018 South American Women’s championship had 50.4 % of runs coming via extras as 53 runs were scored by batted and 54 runs via extras. The 2003 Women’s ODI between Japan and Scotland had 56.3 runs came through extras as the match aggregate of 227 included 128 extras.


74.6 – Percentage of runs in extras during Costa Rica’s innings in the first T20I; the highest percentage in an International inning (Men/Women). 70% of Costa Rica’s total came through extras during the 2nd T20I which is the 3rd highest percentage in this list.

The only other instance of 70 and more percentage of team’s total in an International innings coming via extras was recorded during a Women’s ODI. The Japan Women’s total of 28 involved 20 extra during the 2003 Amsterdam ODI against the Pakistan Women.


114 – The 114 runs coming through extras in the first T20I made it the first ever Twenty20 game with 100+ extras. The second T20I of this series witnessed 77 runs coming via extras which is the 2nd most in a T20I game. (Men/Women) The series recorded a total of 191 extras which is accounted for 49.2% of the series aggregate. No other International series had even 1/3rd runs coming through extra runs.

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