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From the mighty Windies making easy work of the Aussies in the 5-match T20I series to Ireland almost pulling out a historical upset. The week was filled with some extraordinary matches. Today, Cricwizz takes a look at the interesting stats and records that were created and broken during the last week’s encounters.

#55

Andre Russell played crucial innings in the first match of the T20I series by scoring a clinical 51 runs off 28 balls and surprisingly it took the destructive all-rounder 54 T20Is to score his maiden half-century. Interestingly, the match also saw another veteran player- Mitchell Marsh too score his maiden fifty for Australia but could not take the Aussies home. 

#2010

Aussies had no answers to the Windies bowlers as the first two matches saw the visitors bundled out 127 and 140 respectively. This was the first time since 2010 that the Australian side lost all their 10 wickets in back-to-back T20Is. 

With the destructive batting line-up of West Indies being complemented well by the Windies bowlers, will the defending champions once again claim the title T20 World cup title?

#14000

The Universe Boss is the first person to reach the milestone of 14,000 T20 runs! 🙌🏾#MissionMaroon #WIvAUS 🏏🌴 pic.twitter.com/vOluiRKe7W

— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 13, 2021

The Universe Boss “Chris Gayle” during the 3rd T20I match of the series became the first player in the history of T20 cricket to notch up 14,000 runs and he did by hammering Adam Zampa for a long six in the 9th over of the encounter. The 41-year old went on play a match-winning knock of 67 runs off 38 balls, which included 4 fours and 7 sixes. 

Stats: Top 5 run-getters in the shortest format (Overall)

PlayerMatchesRuns
Chris Gayle43314060
Kieron Pollard54510836
Shoaib Malik42510741
David Warner30410017
Virat Kohli3109922

#232

After a humiliating 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series against England, the visitors bounced back strong in the shortest format as they amassed 232 runs in the first match of the 3-T20I series and finished on the winning side by 31 runs. In the process, several records were shattered, and most stand out being Pakistan managing to score their highest ever T20I total to date. 

Top 5 highest team scores in T20Is

TeamScoreOpposition
Afghanistan278/3Ireland
Czech Republic278/4Turkey
Australia263/3Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka260/6Kenya
India260/5Sri Lanka

#42

Liam Livingstone played a blinder of an innings during England’s reply in the chase of 232 runs. The 27-year old blazed away by scoring the fastest hundred by an English player in the shortest format as he went on to reach the triple digits in just 42 balls and Livingstone now also holds the record for the fastest fifty by an English player in T20I, achieving the feat in just 17 balls. 

 

Stats: Fastest hundreds in T20I history (Players of Test-playing Nations)

PlayerCountryBalls
David MillerSouth Africa35
Rohit SharmaIndia35
Hazratullah ZazaiAfghanistan42
Liam LivingstoneEngland42
Richard LeviSouth Africa45

#274

With the crucial wicket of Brendan Taylor in the first ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan became the highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs overtaking former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza’s tally of 269 wickets. The star all-rounder is now the leading wicket-taker in all formats of the game for Bangladesh.

Most Test Wickets for Bangladesh (210)
Most odi wickets for Bangladesh (273)
Most t20i Wickets for Bangladesh (92)
3rd most test runs for Bangladesh (3933)
3rd most odi runs for Bangladesh (6474)
2nd most t20i runs for Bangladesh (1567)

Shakib- the Legend ❤️@Sah75official pic.twitter.com/V6Sy8WSl1q

— Bibhu (@Bibhu237) July 17, 2021

FormatMatchesWickets
Test213274
ODI58215
T20I7692

#200

Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe during the 1st ODI of the series against Bangladesh became only the 5th player for Zimbabwe to play over 200 matches in ODI. The 35-year old has been a vital part of the Zimbabwe National side in the last 10 years and he will be hoping he can play some crucial knocks before hanging his boots.

Most matches played for Zimbabwe in ODIs

PlayerDateMatches
Grant Flower1992-2010221
Andy Flower1992-2003213
Elton Chigumbura2004-2018210
Hamilton Masakadza2001-2019209
Brendan Taylor2004- present200*

Brendan Taylor also stands to be the most capped player in the active Zimbabwe squad.

#8

Chasing a mammoth 347 runs in the third ODI of the 3-match series, the Irish were left railing at 92 for 6. The Irish all-rounder Simi Singh, went on to play an odds-defying innings as he went on to become the first player in ODI history to score a century at the No.8 position. However, he could not take Ireland home as they ended up on the losing side by 70 runs and sharing the trophy with South Africa.

🎙: INTERVIEW 

Simi Singh was speaking ahead of training today, as the squad prepares for the T20I series starting tomorrow.

➡️ https://t.co/zUF6tvLQWC#BackingGreen | #DafaNews Cup pic.twitter.com/j0A1dq7U91

— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) July 18, 2021

With a number of records being shattered over the last week and the teams gearing up to face off each other in the coming days. Do stay tuned with Cricwizz as we bring unique records and stats of every match. Also, do let us know in the comments about the stat that got you intrigued.