Stats: Suzie Bates' century powers New Zealand Women to a record total

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the carnage in Taunton.

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Lizelle Lee of South Africa looks on as Suzie Bates of New Zealand scores runs. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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A day after England side recorded the highest Men’s ODI total, the all-time ODI record holders New Zealand Women responded by breaking the record of the highest T20I total in Women’s cricket. In the opening game of the T20I Tri-Series involving the hosts England, New Zealand and South Africa, the White Ferns recorded a run-feast over the Saffers. Skipper Suzie Bates led the charge with an unbeaten 124 to power her side to a huge score of 216/1. The South African Women failed to get going in the chase and finished with only 150/6 in their 20 overs.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during the carnage in Taunton:

124* – Suzie Bates’ unbeaten 124 is the 2nd highest individual score in Women’s T20I format. Meg Lanning’s 126 against Ireland is the highest score in Women’s T20I cricket. Danielle Wyatt also scored 124 against India earlier this year during a chase before getting out.

Bates’ 124* is also the highest individual score by a New Zealand player in T20I format (Men/Women) surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 123 against Bangladesh in the 2012 WT20. The previous highest T20I score for New Zealand Women was 94* also by Bates against Pakistan in the WT20 2014.

182 – The 182-run stand between Bates and Sophie Devine is the highest partnership in all T20I cricket (Men’s and Women). The previous highest was 171* between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson for the first wicket against Pakistan in 2016.

The previous highest partnership for any wicket in Women’s T20I cricket was 170 by the South Africa’s opening pair of SA Fritz and T Chetty against the Netherlands in 2010.

182 – A total of 182 runs were scored by the captains of both the teams in this match. This is the highest match aggregate for captains in a T20I game (Men/Women).

The captains aggregated 170 runs in the Australia-England Women’s T20I game played in Hobart, 2014. This is the 9th T20I game and the 5th in Women’s cricket where both the captains had 50+ scores.

197 – New Zealand’s openers aggregated 197 which are the 2nd most in a T20I inning (Men/Women). Indian openers scored 207 runs between themselves in the last year’s Indore T20I against Sri Lanka.

216/1 – New Zealand Women’s total of 216/1 is the highest total in Women’s T20I cricket. They surpassed Australia’s total of 209/4 recorded against England during the Tri-Series final held in March this year.

366 – A total of 366 runs were scored in this game making it the 2nd highest aggregated Women’s T20I game. The India-England Women’s T20I game at Brabourne Stadium in March this year recorded a total of 397 runs.

2639 – Suzie Bates became the leading run-getter in the T20I cricket (Men/Women) history with her century. Bates surpassed Charlotte Edwards’ tally of 2605 runs when she reached 90.