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New Milestone: M. S. Dhoni in action during the T20I against England on July 6 — his 500th international appearance.   -  Getty Images

6:

The number of teams who have the distinction of registering 200+ scores in successive matches in T20I cricket. India became the sixth side to do so at Malahide in Dublin – both coming against the hapless Irishmen.

T20I sides registering totals of 200+ in successive innings:

#

Team

Total

Overs

Against

Venue

Date

Result

1

Sri Lanka

215-5

20

India

Nagpur

9 Dec 2009

SL won by 29 runs

206-7

20

India

Mohali

12 Dec 2009

Ind won by 6 wkts

2

New Zealand

201-4

20

England

The Oval

25 Jun 2013

NZ won by 5 runs

204-5

20

Bangladesh

Mirpur

6 Nov 2013

NZ won by 15 runs

3

Australia

201-7

20

India

Rajkot

10 Oct 2013

Ind won by 6 wkts

213-4

20

England

Hobart

29 Jan 2014

Aus won by 13 runs

4

South Africa

229-4

20

England

Mumbai WS

18 Mar 2016

Eng won by 2 wkts

209-5

20

Afghanistan

Mumbai WS

20 Mar 2016

SAf won by 37 runs

5

Pakistan

203-5

20

West Indies

Karachi

1 Apr 2018

Pak won by 143 runs

205-3

20

West Indies

Karachi

2 Apr 2018

Pak won by 82 runs

6

India

208-5

20

Ireland

Malahide

27 Jun 2018

Ind won by 76 runs

213-4

20

Ireland

Malahide

29 Jun 2018

Ind won by 143 runs

Note:New Zealand’s next game at the Oval two days later on 27 June 2013, was washed out, with New Zealand not able to bat.

All the above totals came in the first innings of the match.

4:

The number of batsmen to aggregate 2000 or more runs in T20I cricket. Virat Kohli at Manchester became the latest to reach this landmark in T20I history. Interestingly, the last two to do so, Malik and Kohli were able to achieve the landmark in a matter of three days – all during the first week of July, while Martin Guptill, did so earlier this year in January.

The 2000 run club in T20Is

Batsman

For

Inns

Mts

Achieved on

Against

Venue

Age

Span

Brendon McCullum

NZ

66

67

29 Mar 2014

Netherlands

Chittagong DS

32y-183d

9y-1m-12d

Martin Guptill

NZ

68

70

28 Jan 2018

Pakistan

Mt Maunganui

31y-120d

8y-11m-13d

Shoaib Malik

Pak+

92

99

1 Jul 2018

Zimbabwe

Harare

36y-150d

11y-10m-3d

Virat Kohli

Ind

56

60

3 Jul 2018

England

Manchester

29y-240d

8y-21d

+ He also appeared for a World XI

Notes:

** Rohit Sharma 76 innings, 83 matches is 14 short of 2000 runs (Age 31y-68d, Span 10y-9m-10d)

** Virat Kolhi is the quickest to reach the above landmark in fewest matches and innings. He is also the youngest and the quickest to reach the landmark in fewest days.

1117:

The number of runs scored between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma for the opening wicket for India in T20Is. This pair now has the highest aggregate between any opening pair in T20I history.

Opening pair

For

Inns

No

Runs

Ave

HP

100

50

Shikhar Dhawan & Rohit Sharma

Ind

36

0

1117

31.03

160

2

4

David Warner & Shane Watson

Aus

32

0

1108

34.63

133

3

6

Martin Guptill & Kane Williamson

NZ

18

1

870

51.18

171*

2

7

William Porterfield & Paul Stirling

Ire

28

3

763

30.52

109*

1

5

Alex Hales & Michael Lumb

Eng

18

1

705

41.67

143*

2

3

 

500:

The number of international matches played by MS Dhoni since his debut for India against Bangladesh at Chittagong on 23 December 2004 in an ODI match, when he was run out of the first ball he faced for a duck! Actually he has appeared in 497 internationals for India and three for an Asia XI (in ODIs). He thus became the ninth player (and third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar 664 and Rahul Dravid 509) to appear in 500 or more matches in international cricket.

The table below progressively charts his international career while reaching each landmark.

Landmark(Intl match)

Format

Against

Venue

Date

Result(for India)

Runs

Dism(Cts+sts)

1st

ODI

Bangladesh

Chittagong (MAA)

23 Dec 2004

Won

0

0/0

100th

ODI

England

Bristol

24 Aug 2007

Won

3361

129/29

200th

ODI

West Indies

Johannesburg

30 Sep 2009

Won

6932

242/66

300th

ODI

Sri Lanka

Hobart

28 Feb 2012

Won

10760

397/97

400th

ODI

Zimbabwe

Auckland

14 Mar 2015

Won

14153

521/134

500th

T20I

England

Cardiff

6 Jul 2018

Lost

16330

602/178

 

Queries Corner

Q1. How many batsmen have been dismissed on a golden duck in IPL 2018? – Ravi Shetty, Chennai

A1. In all were 42 instances of batsmen been dismissed first ball (golden duck) in IPL 2018. There was also one instance of a batsman (Colin Munro for Delhi Daredevils) being dismissed (run out) without facing a ball! Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma had the dubious distinction of being dismissed first ball on three occasions, while seven others did it twice!

Q2. Lokesh Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav scored a century and claimed a five wicket haul in the Manchester T20I match. Have two players from the same side done this before? – Ajit Kumar Goyal, Kolkata

A2. The efforts of Lokesh Rahul (101*) & Kuldeep Yadav (5/24) at Manchester were the second such occasion in T20Is. The first occasion came at Durban when South African Morne van Wyk made an unbeaten 114, while his teammate David Wiese claimed a fifer (5/23) in the same match against the West Indies on 14 January 2015.

Q3. In the Ranji Trophy match played between Holkar & Mysore in March 1946, Holkar declared their 1st Innings at 912 for 8 wickets. Is this the highest score in Ranji trophy match? And also out of the first eight batsmen, six of them scored centuries. Is this a record too? – BK Harinath, Mysuru

A3. Holkar’s 912/8d in 1946 was then an Indian first-class record and also it was then the fourth highest total in first-class history. Today, it is the joint seventh highest total in first-class cricket and the joint second highest in Indian first-class history. In January 1994, Hyderabad had amassed 944/6d against Andhra at Secunderabad, which is now the highest total in Indian cricket. Before that in January 1989, Tamil Nadu had also made 912/6d against Goa at Panaji to equal Holkar’s effort.

However, the six centuries by Holkar batsmen in 1946 is still a world record in first-class cricket. Only three teams have come close with five centuries in an innings.

Q4. Has any Sri Lankan pace bowler captained the side? – Raju Kharat, Pune

A4. If you are referring to genuine pace bowlers (excluding all-rounders) then the following have done so.

In ODIs: Lasith Malinga (1 match in Aug 2017). Could also include Chaminda Vaas (1 match in Jan 2006), if you don’t classify him as an all-rounder.

In T20Is: Lasith Malinga (9 matches from 2014 to 2016)

In Tests: Suranga Lakmal (1 match in June 2018)

 

Note: All figures above are updated as on 7 July 2018