The hosts India have levelled the five-match T20I series against the visitors England by 1-1 after winning the second game of this series by 7 wickets with 13 balls to spare.
After England lost the toss, they scored 164/6 (20 overs) in the first innings of this match. Later, the hosts comfortably chased down the target in 17.5 overs after losing three wickets.
Brief Scores: England – 164/6 in 20 overs (Jason Roy 46, Eoin Morgan 28; Washington Sundar 2/29, Shardul Thakur 2/29)
India – 166/3 in 17.5 overs (Virat Kohli 73*, Ishan Kishan 56; Sam Curran 1/22)
Result – India won by 7 wickets
India vs England 2021, 2nd T20I – Stats Review
– 2nd highest T20I total against the hosts Men in Blue
i) The visitors England scored 164/6 (20 overs) in the first innings. It was their second-highest T20I total against the hosts India. Their record is 181/4 (20 overs) at Mumbai on 22nd December 2012, where they successfully chased the 178 runs target with a sixer on the final ball of the match.
– 2nd most home T20I wicket-taker for Men in Blue
i) The right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 16 home T20I wickets. Surpassing Hardik Pandya (15 home T20I wickets), Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the second most home T20I wicket-taker as an Indian pacer. Jasprit Bumrah is leading this pace-bowling list with 26 home T20I wickets.
– 3rd T20I duck as an opening batsman
i) The latest duck was KL Rahul‘s third T20I duck as an opening batsman. After this innings, Rahul became the second Indian opener to score more than 2 T20I ducks. Rohit Sharma is on top of this list with 4 T20I ducks as an opener.
– scored 56 runs on his T20I debut
i) On his T20I debut, opener Ishan Kishan scored 56 runs off 32 balls. He became the second Indian to score a half-century on his T20I debut. Ajinkya Rahane was the first cricketer in this list who scored 61 runs on his T20I debut and that too against England at Manchester on 31st August 2011.
– hit 4 sixes on his T20I debut
ii) Ishan Kishan hit 4 sixes on his T20I debut. He became the first Indian cricketer to hit more than 3 sixes on his T20I debut. Murali Vijay and Rahul Dravid hit 3 sixes each on their T20I debuts.
– won Player of the Match award on T20I debut
iii) Debutant Ishan Kishan won the Player of the Match award for his great knock. He became the seventh Indian cricketer to win the Player of the Match award on his T20I debut. Other T20I debutant Player of the Match award winners of this national team were Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha, Subramaniam Badrinath, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran and Navdeep Saini.
– 1st to complete 3000 T20I ducks
i) Virat Kohli has scored 3001 T20I runs. The right-handed batsman became the first cricketer to score 3000 T20I runs.
– The most number of 50+ scores in T20I history
ii) During this match, Virat Kohli scored his 26th T20I fifty. He is now holding the new record of most 50+ scores in T20I history. His fellow national teammate Rohit Sharma is in the next place with 25 times 50+ scores in his T20I career (21 fifties and 4 centuries).
– 10th 50+ score as a T20I captain
iii) Virat Kohli’s latest half-century was his 10th 50+ score as a T20I captain. He became the third T20I captain to score 10 or more 50+ scores. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (11 times 50+ scores as a T20I captain) and Australian captain Aaron Finch (10 times 50+ scores as a T20I captain) are the other two names in this list.
– completed 12000 international runs as a captain
iv) As a captain, Virat Kohli completed 12000 international runs as this captain has scored 12056 international runs. After former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting (15440 runs) and South African cricketer Graeme Smith (14878 runs), Kohli became the third captain to score 12000 international runs.
– 2nd T20I duck as a wicket-keeper batsman against Men in Blue
i) England cricketer Jos Buttler became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score T20I ducks more than one time against India. Before this golden duck, Buttler scored another T20I duck against this same team at Bengaluru on 1st February 2017. Kamran Akmal (Pakistan), Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh) and Nicholas Pooran are the other wicket-keeper batsmen who have scored one T20I duck each against Men in Blue.