India vs England, 2nd T20I - Statistical Preview

Published - 05 Jul 2018, 11:00 PM

Buoyed by the win in the first T20I, India will be looking to wrap up the series when they take on England in the second game in Cardiff on Friday.

Contrary to the popular speculations, the first T20I was mostly an one-sided affair. Barring the first five overs when England had raced away to 50, they were thoroughly outplayed by the visitors.  Asked to bat first, England could only manage only 159 for 8. Kuldeep Yadav was the destructor-in-chief, picking 5 for 24 to blow away the hosts.

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In reply, India chased down the total with 10 balls to spare. KL Rahul starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 101 to anchor the chase brilliantly.

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So as the teams get ready for the important showdown, we take a look at some interesting numbers and stats:

1. India and England have played 12 T20Is against each other so far and both sides have won 6 each. However, England have the upper hand at home, winning 3 while losing just 1.

2. Rohit Sharma needs 19 more runs to reach the 2,000-run mark in the T20Is. Rohit will become the 2nd Indian and 5th overall to the mark, after Martin Guptill (2,271), Brendon McCullum (2,140), Shoaib Malik (2,067), and Virat Kohli (2,012).

3. Kohli needs 56 runs to go past Shoaib Malik and take the third spot on the all-time list of T20I run-getters.

4. MS Dhoni needs 45 runs to reach the 1,500-mark. If he reaches there he will be the 3rd Indian (after Kohli, Rohit, and Raina) and 18th overall to the landmark.

5. Shkhar Dhawan needs 38 runs to reach the 1,000-run mark. Dhawan will become the 6th Indian and 48th overall to the landmark.

6. Yuzvendra Chahal needs 3 more wickets to go past Jasprit Bumrah (43) and reach 3rd spot among Indians with most T20I wickets. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) has more wickets.

7. MS Dhoni needs 1 catch to become the first wicketkeeper to take 50 T20I catches.  He is followed by Denesh Ramdin (34) and Quinton de Kock (30).

Credits: BCCI

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