The 16 stats from #WT20 2016 you won’t have heard yet
A look at the statistical tidbits from the tournament that will leave you scratching your head in wonderment
08 April 2016 16:16
1. England’s match with South Africa saw 459 runs scored, way ahead of the next-highest. However, that was the India v West Indies match which saw 388 runs and only five wickets – an average of 77.60 runs per wicket.
2. Australia’s matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand saw 14 different bowlers used.
3. There were no hundred partnerships in the entire competition. The highest was 98 between Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi for Afghanistan’s fifth wicket against Zimbabwe.
4. Mohammad Shahzad’s innings of 44 against South Africa contained 42 runs in boundaries – three fours and five sixes.
5. Umar Akmal managed to score 24 against New Zealand at Mohali without a single boundary!
6. Only one bowler bowled his full quota of overs and conceded single figures – Hamza Hotak with 4-0-9-1 against the West Indies.
7. Number 11s scored a total of 16 runs in the competition, eight of which came from Tendai Chatara for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan at Nagpur.
8. Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Stokes and Rashid Khan each had innings of 6* from just one ball faced.
9. McClenaghan’s was even more remarkable as it was off a hat-trick ball from Mustafizur Rahman.
10. Khalid Latif had scored just 37 runs from his first eight T20I innings before he scored 46 against Australia.
11. 10 batsmen were dismissed “bowled” in the Bangladesh v New Zealand match – a record for any T20I match.
12. Moeen Ali was dismissed for a two-ball 7 against the West Indies.
13. India’s total of 192-2 against the West Indies had fifty partnerships for three successive wickets.
14. Against India the West Indies became the first side to hit boundaries in as many as 19 different overs in a Twenty20 International match.
15. The previous record for the most runs scored in the final over to win a T20 International was 23 by Australia against Pakistan in 2010.
16. Sri Lanka’s Jeffrey Vandersay bowled more dot-balls than any other bowler in one spell at #WT20 – a remarkable 19 v West Indies in Bengaluru.