West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I Stats Review: Obed McCoy registers best T20 figures for West Indies, Brandon King’s highest score, and other stats

West Indies vs India, 2nd T20I Stats Review: Obed McCoy registers best T20 figures for West Indies, Brandon King’s highest score, and other stats

Obed McCoy's 6/17 is the best bowling performance against India in T20Is, surpassing Wanindu Hasaranga's 4/9 in 2021.


Obed McCoy celebrating his wicket Shimron Hetmyer
Obed McCoy celebrating his wicket Shimron Hetmyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Obed McCoy wreaked havoc with his remarkable spell of 6/17, the best bowling figures by any West Indian bowler in T20Is, as he helped his side win the second T20I against India by five wickets at Warner Park. Brandon King also scripted his highest score of 68 in the format as the home side reached the target of 139 in 19.2 overs to level the series 1-1.

Skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to field first after the start of the game was delayed by three hours due to logistics issues. India got off to a disastrous start as captain Rohit Sharma got dismissed for a golden duck on the very first ball of the clash. McCoy then got rid Suryakumar Yadav for 11 respectively.

Shreyas Iyer’s poor run in the format continued as managed to score only 10, while Rishabh Pant played a cameo of 24 off 12, which included one four and two maximums. Hardik Pandya scored a run-a-ball 31 while Ravindra Jadeja amassed 27 off 30. Dinesh Karthik couldn’t repeat his last match heroics as he fell for seven off 13. McCoy’s four-over spell also included a maiden as the visitors got bundled out for 138.

Chasing a small target, Kyle Mayers, Pooran, and Shimron Hetmyer all got dismissed for below 20 but opener King mustered 68 off 52 with the help of eight fours and two sixes, and keeper Devon Thomas played a quickfire innings of 31 off 19. Except Bhuvneshwar Kumar, all other Indian bowlers were amongst the wickets but it wasn’t enough to get their team over the line. For his sensational six-for, McCoy grabbed the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 2nd T20I between West Indies and India:

 6/17 – McCoy registered the best bowling figures for West Indies in T20Is. The previous best of 5/15 was by Keemo Paul against Bangladesh in 2018.

1 – McCoy scripted the best performance in T20Is in the West Indies. The previous best among full members was by South African Ryan McLaren, who took 5/19 against the Caribbean side in 2010.

1 – McCoy also scripted the best figures against India in T20 internationals. He surpassed Wanindu Hasaranga’s 4/9, which came in Colombo (RPS) in 2021.

4 – McCoy also achieved the fourth-best spell (6/17) among full members in the format. Deepak Chahar (6/7) against Bangladesh in 2019, Ajantha Mendis’ 6/8 against Zimbabwe in 2012 and 6/16 against Australia in 2011 are in the top three positions.

68 – King recorded his highest score of 68 in T20 internationals. His previous best was 67, against Pakistan in Karachi in 2021.

2 – Rohit became the second Indian captain to register a golden duck in 20-over format. Shikhar Dhawan was the first one to earn the unwanted feat, against Sri Lanka in Colombo (RPS)in 2021.

2 – Rohit also became the second Indian to get dismissed on the first ball of a T20I match. Prithvi Shaw was the first, against Sri Lanka in 2021.

5 – Rohit is now tied with Yuvraj Singh on the fifth spot for most ducks (26) for India (position one-seven) across formats. Sachin Tendulkar (34), Virat Kohli (32), Virender Sehwag (31) and Sourav Ganguly (29) are in the top four spots.

50 – Ravindra Jadeja reached the landmark of 50 wickets in T20 internationals. He became the fifth Indian bowler after Yuzvendra Chahal (79), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (71), Jasprit Bumrah (69), and R Ashwin (64) to achieve the feat.

49 – Shreyas Iyer has managed to score just 49 runs at a poor average of 9.80 in six T20I innings against West Indies.

138 – India posted their lowest total (all-outs or full 20 overs) against the West Indies in T20Is. Their previous lowest was 153/7 at Lord’s in the year 2009.

1 – For the first time in 22 matches, West Indies bowled India out in the 20-over format.