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In the Rajkot T20I on November 4, 2017, Virat Kohli became the first Indian and eighth overall to register 7000 runs in all T20 matches.   -  Vivek Bendre

50

The total number of grounds used in India for international cricket matches in the last 84 years! The Greenfield International Stadium at Karyavattom in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is the latest international ground/stadium to host a cricket match since the first, the Bombay Gymkhana way back in December 1933. India has hosted international cricket matches at most grounds than any other country in the world. The table below has the details.

Country with most international cricket grounds

Grounds Used

By Country

From

Total international matches played

Most international matches played at a ground

50

India

1933-

752

76 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

23

England

1880-

988

203 at Lord’s, London

21

Australia

1877-

1054

266 at Melbourne Cricket Ground

21

Pakistan

1955-

367

107 at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore

16

South Africa

1889-

621

108 at Newlands, Cape Town

16

New Zealand

1930-

559

138 at Eden Park, Auckland

14

West Indies

1930-

597

133 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain

10

Sri Lanka

1982-

495

160 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

8

Bangladesh

1988-

326

150 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

7

Kenya

1996-

98

67 at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi

 

5

The number of bilateral T20 international series of three or more matches won by India. The table below has the details in chronological order.

India T20I bilateral series record of three or more matches

#

Month, year

in Country

Opponents

Series result

1

January 2016

Australia

Australia

India 3-0 (3)

2

February 2016

India

Sri Lanka

India 2-1 (3)

3

June 2016

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

India 2-1 (3)

4

February 2017

India

England

India 2-1 (3)

5

November 2017

India

New Zealand

India 2-1 (3)

Note: India has never lost a T20I bilateral series of three or more matches.

0

The number of bilateral series lost by India across all formats at home since October 2015, when it lost the ODI series 2-3 to South Africa. India lost the final ODI of that series at Mumbai WS by 214 runs! Since then India’s bilateral series record at home: played 13, won 12, Shared 1. The details are listed in chronological order in the table below:

List of India’s bilateral series at home (in all formats) since November 2015

#

Month, year

Series result

Result margin

Opponents

1

Nov-Dec 2015

won Test series

3-0 (4)

South Africa

2

February 2016

won T20I series

2-1 (3)

Sri Lanka

3

Sep-Oct 2016

won Test series

3-0 (3)

New Zealand

4

October 2016

won ODI series

3-2 (5)

New Zealand

5

Nov-Dec 2016

won Test series

4-0 (5)

England

6

January 2017

won ODI series

2-1 (3)

England

7

Jan-Feb 2017

won T20I series

2-1 (3)

England

8

February 2017

won Test series

1-0 (1)

Bangladesh

9

Feb-Mar 2017

won Test series

2-1 (4)

Australia

10

Sept-Oct 2017

won ODI series

4-1 (5)

Australia

11

October 2017

Shared T20I series

1-1 (2)+

Australia

12

October 2017

won ODI series

2-1 (3)

New Zealand

13

November 2017

won T20I series

2-1 (3)

New Zealand

+ it was a three-match T20I series, but one match was abandoned without a ball bowled.

12

The number of occasions India has won the deciding match of a bilateral ODI series. The table below has all the details:

ODI series won by India by winning the deciding match (3 or more series)

#OpponentResultMonth, yearVenue
1Beat England2-1Nov 1981 - Jan 1982India
2Beat New Zealand3-2Nov 1995India
3Beat Zimbabwe3-2Mar 2002India
4Beat West Indies2-1May-June 2002West Indies
5Beat Pakistan3-2Mar 2004Pakistan
6Beat Bangladesh2-1Dec 2004Bangladesh
7Beat Sri Lanka2-1Feb 2007India
8Beat South Africa2-1Jun-Jul 2007Ireland
9Beat Australia3-2Oct-Nov 2013India
10Beat West Indies2-1Nov 2013India
11Beat New Zealand3-2Oct 2016India

12

Beat New Zealand

2-1

Oct 2017

India

 

7068

The number of runs scored by ICC #1 ranked batsman Virat Kohli in all T20 cricket. In the Rajkot T20I on November 4, 2017, he became the first Indian and eighth overall to register 7000 runs in T20s. The table has the details:

Batsman with 7000+ runs in T20 cricket

Runs

Batsman

From

Mts

Inns

NO

HS

100

50

Ave

10571

C. Gayle

West Indies

309

303

42

175*

18

65

40.50

8245

B. McCullum

New Zealand

297

292

30

158*

7

43

31.46

7594

K. Pollard

West Indies

389

350

99

89*

0

37

30.25

7572

D. Warner

Australia

238

237

25

135*

6

58

35.71

7338

B. Hodge

Australia

270

256

57

106

2

48

36.87

7270

Dwayne Smith

West Indies

306

299

25

110*

5

43

26.53

7226

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan

282

266

72

95*

0

44

37.24

7068

V. Kohli

India

226

213

40

113

4

52

40.85

Note: In reaching this landmark in 212 innings, Virat Kohli is the second quickest to do so after Chris Gayle who did it in 192 innings.

 

This week in 1989

November 24

Sachin Tendulkar’s 59 against Pakistan in Faisalabad made him the youngest, at 16 years and 7 months, to score a fifty in Tests. He still holds the record after 28 years!

 

Queries Corner

    How many times has India lost in ODIs despite a century by Virat Kohli?

    Rajesh Kamath, Chennai

      In Virat Kohli's total of 32 ODI centuries, 27 have brought victory for India, while five have been i a losing cause. But this is the first time India has lost an ODI in the 14 hundreds he has made at home. The list of his five ODI hundreds when India has lost:

      Score

      Opponents

      Venue

      Date

      107

      England

      Cardiff

      16 Sep 2011

      123

      New Zealand

      Napier

      19 Jan 2014

      117

      Australia

      Melbourne

      17 Jan 2016

      106

      Australia

      Canberra

      20 Jan 2016

      121

      New Zealand

      Mumbai WS

      22 Oct 2017

       

      Mohammad Siraj conceded 53 runs on his T20I debut. Is this the most number of runs conceded by any debutant bowler?

      — Ramesh Korde, Mumbai

      Mohd. Siraj’s debut figures of 1/53 in Rajkot is the third most conceded by a debutant bowler in T20I cricket. Only England’s James Anderson 1/64 (vs Australia in Sydney in Jan. 2007) and India’s Joginder Sharma 0/57 (vs England in Durban in Sep. 2007) have conceded more runs than Siraj, while making their debut in T20Is.

      Has there been any instance in ODIs, when a batsman scores a century & the entire side is bowled out for less than 200 runs?

      B. K. Harinath, Mysuru

      There are several such instances in ODI cricket. But the lowest all out ODI total to include a century is 172/10 by Zimbabwe, when its batsman Shaun Williams made 102 against Afghanistan in Bulawayo on October 24, 2015.

      In the Delhi T20I, both the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan made 80 each. Has this happened before?

      — Surya Kumar, Tirupati

      This has occurred on several occasions in T20Is. However, if you mean identical scores of 50+ each, this is the third such occurrence in T20Is. Before this, Pakistani openers, Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt made 73 each against Bangladesh in St. Lucia on May 1, 2010 and then Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif made 59 each against England in Manchester on September 7, 2016 (Latif was unbeaten!).

      Note: All figures above are updated as on November 11, 2017.

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