Whitewashes in T20Is

The youngest Indians to score fifties in T20I cricket and more. Plus, your queries answered.

The Indian team with the cup after winning the T20 series against the West Indies at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on November 11.   -  K. Pichumani


The number of times India has whitewashed an opponent in a-three match T20 International bilateral series.

T20I series whitewashes by India

3-0AustraliaJanuary 2016Australia
3-0Sri LankaDecember 2017India
3-0West IndiesNovember 2018India



The number of occasions a team has whitewashed an opponent 3-0 in a three match T20I bilateral series. Pakistan, with five, has done it the most times.

Teams with most 3-0 series whitewashes in T20Is

No. of timesTeam
3Afghanistan, India
1Australia, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, New Zealand, UAE, West Indies

Note: Two-time World T20 champions West Indies are the only side to lose by this margin on three occasions, followed by Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland and Sri Lanka with twice each. Interestingly for the Windies, all three 3-0 series losses have come since the last World T20 event in March-April 2016, when they won the title for a record second time.


The number of Indian batsmen who scored 50 or more in T20I cricket before the age of 23 years. Rohit Sharma has done it twice for India, while Rishabh Pant became the latest entrant on the list when he made his maiden fifty in the Chennai T20I match. He is now the second youngest Indian to do so.

Youngest Indians to score a 50 in T20I cricket

20 years, 143 daysRohit Sharma50*South AfricaDurbanSeptember 20, 2007Won
21 years, 38 daysRishabh Pant58West IndiesChennaiNovember 11, 2018Won
21 years, 307 daysRobin Uthappa50*PakistanDurbanSeptember 14, 2007Won
22 years, 41 daysRohit Sharma52*IrelandNottinghamJune 10, 2009Won
22 years, 90 daysSuresh Raina61*New ZealandChristchurchFebruary 25, 2009Lost



The number of times India has lost the third and final match of a T20I bilateral series. At Chennai against the West Indies, the side continued its unbeaten run for the ninth series.

Consecutive T20I wins for India in the third and final matches of bilateral series

No.OpponentVenueDateWon bySeries result for India
1AustraliaSydneyJanuary 31, 2016Seven wickets3-0
2Sri LankaVisakhapatnamFebruary 14, 2016Nine wickets2-1 (lost the first match)
3ZimbabweHarareJune 22, 2016Three runs2-1 (lost the first match)
4EnglandBangaloreFebruary 1, 201775 runs2-1 (lost the first match)
5New ZealandTrivandrumNovember 7, 2017Six runs2-1 (lost the second match)
6Sri LankaMumbai (Wankhede)December 24, 2017Five wickets3-0
7South AfricaCape TownFebruary 24, 2018Seven runs2-1 (lost the second match)
8EnglandBristolJuly 8, 2018Seven wickets2-1 (lost the second match)
9West IndiesChennaiNovember 11, 2018Six wickets3-0


Queries Corner

Could you please confirm how many T20I games has Virat Kohli missed since he first played in this format. And how has India’s performance been in his absence? – Akash Sawant, Mumbai.

Virat Kohli made his T20I debut on June 12, 2010, against Zimbabwe at Harare. Since then, he has played 62 T20I matches. During this period, he missed 20 games for India, the first occasion being against Zimbabwe at Harare on July 17, 2015, when India won by 54 runs.

India’s T20I results with and without Kohli in the playing XI

 MatchesWonLostNo resultWin percentage


Is Rohit Sharma the quickest to reach 200 sixes in ODIs? – Rajan Sutar, Rajkot.

At Trivandrum, Rohit Sharma became the second Indian and the seventh overall to hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket. It has taken him only 187 innings to do so, which makes the quickest to reach the mark in terms of innings. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi previously held the record, having done so in his 195th innings during his whirlwind 102 (in 46 balls) against India at Kanpur on April 15, 2015. He had blasted nine sixes during this knock!

How many Test wicketkeepers have managed to make a century on their debut? – B. K. Harinath, Mysuru.

England’s Ben Foakes in the recent Galle Test became the fifth wicketkeeper to make a century on debut. Here’s the full list:

201*Brendon KuruppuSri LankaNew ZealandColombo (CCC)April 1987
132*Romesh KaluwitharanaSri LankaAustraliaColombo (SSC)August 1992
126*Matt PriorEnglandWest IndiesLord’sMay 2007
107*Tom BlundellNew ZealandWest IndiesWellingtonDecember 2017
107*Ben FoakesEnglandSri LankaGalleNovember 2018


Is it true that Rohit Sharma is the first Indian to score a T20 century. I was under the impression that it was Manish Pandey? – Ashish Khakar, Baroda.

Rohit Sharma is indeed the first Indian batsman to register a three-figure score in T20 cricket, when he made 101 not out (in 45 balls) for Mumbai against Gujarat at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on April 4, 2007. This came in the zonal round of the 2006-07 inter-state T20 national tournament conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Manish Pandey was the first Indian to hit a century in the Indian Premier League. His century (114 not out) came more than two years after Sharma’s effort, at Centurion Park for the Royal Challenger Bangalore against the Deccan Chargers on May 21, 2009.

How often has the winning run come off the last ball in an ODI match? – S. Vivek, Hyderabad.

India’s recent last ball win in Dubai in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 was the 37th such instance in ODI cricket. Interestingly, it was India’s first such win in ODIs. The side has so far lost off the last ball on six occasions. For the record, the last time India lost off the last ball was in Ahmedabad against Pakistan on April 12, 2005.


Note: All figures above are updated as on November 20, 2018.

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