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Week 37, 2017 – Statistical Highlights of the week

Here we look at the major records and stats created during the 37th week of 2017.

Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis of West Indies. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

The 37th week witnessed the Independence Cup hosted in Lahore comprising three T20Is between the home team Pakistan and the World XI. The limited-overs leg of Windies’ tour of England also got underway with the one-off T20I and the Shpageeza Cricket League, Afghanistan’s first official Twenty20 tournament.

Here we look at the major records and stats created during the 37th week of 2017

1 – Chris Gayle became the first player to hit 100 sixes in T20Is. Gayle’s first six in the one-off T20I against England was his 100th in this format.

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1 – Hashim Amla became the first player in T20I history to score fifty and more for two different teams. He scored six fifties for South Africa and his first for World XI in the 2nd T20I against Pakistan.

1 – Cameron Delport became the first centurion in Twenty20 cricket in Afghanistan. He scored a 42-ball century for Boost Defenders against Mis Ainak Knights at Kabul in the Shpageeza Cricket League.

5 – Babar Azam is only the 5th player to score 40 and more in three innings of a bilateral T20I series. He scored more than 45 in each of the three innings in the Independence Cup. Martin Guptill, Cameron White, Sabbir Rahman and Virat Kohli are the other three players with three 40+ scores in a bilateral T20I series.

18y 357d – Rashid Khan became the 3rd youngest captain in Twenty20 history when he led his Ban-e-Amir Dragons team in the Shpageeza Cricket League against Mis Ainak Knights.

18y 360d – Rashid Khan became the youngest ever player to complete 100 wickets in Twenty20 history. He also became the joint 2nd fastest to complete 100 T20 wickets taking only 66 matches.

58 – Shoaib Malik now has been a part of 58 wins in T20I cricket which is the most by any player. He went past Shahid Afridi who was a part of 56 T20I wins during the 1st T20I against World XI.

150 – Evin Lewis completed 150 sixes in Twenty20 cricket with his 2nd six in the one-off T20I against England. Lewis has hit 150 sixes in just 70 innings; quicker than any other player. Chris Gayle completed his 150 T20 sixes in 72 innings.

178 – The partnership stand of 178 runs between Baba Indrajith and Vijay Gohil in the Duleep Trophy game was the 2nd highest for the 10th wicket in Indian first-class cricket. The highest is 233 by Ajay Sharma and Maninder Singh in 1991/92 Ranji Trophy.

1998 – The last instance when an Australian played an International game in Pakistan was way back in 1998 in November at Lahore. Tim Paine and Ben Cutting became the 1st set of Australians to feature in an International game in Pakistan in the 21st century when they played the 1st T20I of the Independence Cup. George Bailey featured in the 3rd match of the series.

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