Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the numbers – Match day 5

Women’s T20 World Cup match 7
Manuka Oval, Canberra
England 176/2 (20.0) beat Thailand 78/7 (20.0) by 98 runs

108* – Heather Knight’s maiden T20I hundred saw her become the first woman to make a century in all three international formats.

Knight’s innings was also:
England’s highest score at a Women’s T20 World Cup
– the highest score by an England captain in any T20I (men or women)
– the highest Women’s T20 World Cup score by a #4, and 2nd highest by a #4 in any women’s T20I
– the highest women’s T20I score in Australia by a player who didn’t open the batting

6 – Australia has played host to more women’s T20I centuries than any other nation.  Until the 3rd Ashes T20I in November 2017, no woman had reached three figures in the format down under.  There have now been six centuries in the last 22 women’s T20Is played in Australia.

4 – Knight’s innings was the 4th 50+ score of her career, all of which have been made at Manuka Oval.  This is the most 50+ scores for any woman at a single T20I venue.  In her eight innings at Manuka, Knight has scored 322 of her 1,060 T20I career runs.

169* – Knight’s 3rd wicket partnership with Natalie Sciver was England’s highest for any wicket in the format, and the highest for any side at a Women’s T20 World Cup.

176/2 – England’s total was their highest at the T20 World Cup, beating their 165/2 in the semi-final against Australia at the Oval in 2009.

98 runs – England’s winning margin was the largest runs victory in a Women’s T20 World Cup match.

59* & 2/5 – Sciver became the 4th player and first English woman to both score 50+ runs and take 2+ wickets in the same Women’s T20 World Cup match.

37 – Anya Shrubsole’s 4-0-21-3 saw her draw level with Ellyse Perry for most Women’s T20 World Cup career wickets.  Shrubsole has played 25 innings to Perry’s 34.

0 – Thailand became just the 3rd team in the history of women’s international cricket to dismiss both England openers for a duck in the same innings.

Both England openers out for a duck in the same women’s international innings
Ashe & Taylor v Australia at the Oval, 1937 (Test)
Jones & Wyatt v Australia at Chelmsford, 2019 (T20I)
Jones & Wyatt v Thailand at Canberra, 2020 (T20I)

Women’s T20 World Cup match 8
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Pakistan 127/2 (18.2) beat West Indies 124/7 (20.0) by 8 wickets

1 – Diana Baig was the first Pakistani bowler to take a wicket with the first ball of a Women’s T20 World Cup match.

1st – This is the first time that Pakistan have won their opening match at a Women’s T20 World Cup.

125 – This was the 3rd highest target Pakistan women have successfully chased in T20Is, and their highest successful chase at the T20 World Cup.

54.71 – Bismah Maroof (38* today) has the 3rd highest average in successful women’s T20I chases (minimum 10 innings batted), beaten only by Dane van Niekerk (57.40) and Mithali Raj (55.50).

58 – Javeria Khan and Muneeba Ali’s partnership was Pakistan women’s highest opening stand in T20Is since 2015, and their 2nd highest 1st wicket partnership overall.  Javeria Khan has been a part of all four 50+ opening stands Pakistan women have made in the format.

2 – Bismah Maroof and Nidar Dar’s 50* partnership for the third wicket made this the first instance of Pakistan making two 50+ partnerships in the same women’s T20I innings.

40 – Stafanie Taylor scored 40+ runs in a T20I innings for the 40th time in her T20I career.  Only one other woman has made more than 30 such scores, and no player with a comparable level of experience comes close to Taylor (40% of innings) in terms of how often they make those scores.

Most scores of 40+ runs in women’s T20Is:
40 Stafanie Taylor WI (in 100 innings, 40%)
33 Suzie Bates NZ (in 113 innings, 29%)
27 Meg Lanning AUS (in 95 innings, 28%)
25 Sophie Devine NZ (in 85 innings, 29%)
25 Charlotte Edwards ENG (in 93 innings, 27%)
23 Mithali Raj IND (in 84 innings, 27%)

Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the numbers – Match day 4

Women’s T20 World Cup match 5
WACA, Perth
Australia 123/5 (19.3) beat Sri Lanka 122/6 (20.0) by 5 wickets

50 – Chamarai Athapaththu’s innings was just Sri Lanka’s 2nd half-century at the Women’s T20 World Cup.  Athapaththu also made the first, against South Africa in 2016.  Athapaththu has made six of Sri Lanka’s seven highest scores at the tournament.

4.93 rpo – Among women to have bowled in ten or more innings in the competition, Udeshika Prabodhani has the 4th best Women’s T20 World Cup career economy rate.  No bowler to have taken more T20 World Cup wickets than Prabodhani (20) has a better ER for the tournament.

8 – Healy (0), Mooney (6) and Gardner’s (2) combined scores were the 4th lowest aggregate for Australia’s top three in a women’s T20I.

113 – Australia’s runs in recovery from 10/3 to the victory target of 123 were the 3rd most they have scored to win a chase after the fall of the 3rd wicket.

95 – Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning’s 4th wicket stand was Australia’s 3rd highest partnership for any wicket in a Women’s T20 World Cup match.

284 – Haynes’ dismissal brought an end to a run of unbeaten partnerships with Lanning in T20Is that began in March 2018.  Haynes and Lanning had amassed 284 runs together across six innings since their partnership was last broken in T20Is.

60 – Haynes’ innings was the 2nd highest score by a #5 at the Women’s T20 World Cup.  Haynes has made more 50+ scores batting at #5 or lower (3) than any other woman in T20Is.

13 & 5 – Meg Lanning has now finished unbeaten in 13 successful T20I chases, the joint most times for any woman in T20Is.  Ellyse Perry’s innings saw her equal the record for such innings at the Women’s T20 World Cup (5).  Perry (54.33) and Lanning (52.88) respectively have the 3rd and 4th highest averages in successful women’s T20I chases (minimum 10 innings).

Women’s T20 World Cup match 6
WACA, Perth
India 142/6 (20.0) beat Bangladesh 124/8 (20.0) by 18 runs

229.41 – Shafali Verma’s 39 off 17 balls was the highest strike rate innings of 25+ runs by an Indian at the Women’s T20 World Cup.

12.20 – Poonam Yadav has the 3rd lowest Women’s T20 World Cup bowling average among players to have taken 15 or more wickets in the competition.  In her T20I career against Bangladesh, Yadav has taken 20 wickets at an extraordinary average of 6.80.

2.571 – In just seven T20 World Cup matches, Taniya Bhatia has made 18 keeping dismissals.  The career record for the competition is 20, and every player above Bhatia on the list has played at least three times as many innings.  Bhatia averages 2.571 dismissals per innings at the T20 World Cup.  No other keeper averages better than 1.333.

266 – Bangladesh v India had the 2nd highest runs aggregate of any Women’s T20 World Cup match not to feature a fifty partnership.

Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the numbers – Match day 3

Women’s T20 World Cup match 4
WACA, Perth
South Africa 127/4 (19.4) beat England 123/8 (20.0) by 6 wickets

1st – Until now, South Africa women had never played a T20I in Australia.  The result was also the Proteas’ first Women’s T20 World Cup win against England.

2nd – Dane van Niekerks’s 46 runs today made her the sixth woman to score 1,000 2nd innings runs in T20Is.  Van Niekerk is the fastest of the six to that mark in terms of innings batted (35), breaking the record of Sarah Taylor (37).

100 – Mignon du Preez became the first South African to earn 100 T20 international caps.  Du Preez’s boundary to seal victory marked just the fourth time in her career that she had hit the winning runs in a T20I chase.

3/25 – Ayabonga Khaka’s figures were the joint best for South Africa against England in women’s T20Is, equalling Ashlyn Kilowan’s efforts at Northampton in Aug 2008.

4.75 rpo – Marizanne Kapp (4-0-19-2 today) has gone at under 6.00 rpo on ten of the eleven occasions that she has bowled her full quota of 4.0 overs in a T20 World Cup match.

84 – Van Niekerk and Kapp’s 2nd wicket stand was their highest partnership together in T20Is and South Africa’s equal 3rd highest partnership for any wicket at the T20 World Cup.

46 & 2/20 – For the 4th time in her T20I career, Van Niekerk scored 40+ runs and took 2+ wickets in the same match.  Only Sophie Devine and Stafanie Taylor have taken equivalent match hauls on more occasions in women’s T20Is.

Most instances of a player scoring 40+ runs & taking 2+ wickets in a women’s T20I:
Sophie Devine (NZ), Stafanie Taylor (WI)
4 Shelley Nitschke (AUS), Dane van Niekerk (SA)
3 Ellyse Perry (AUS), Deandra Dottin (WI)

50 – Nat Sciver became the third English woman to make half-centuries at more than one T20 World Cup.  The others were Sarah Taylor (2009 & 2012) and Charlotte Edwards (2009, 2012, 2014 & 2016).  Sciver’s fifty was her first in T20Is v South Africa.  Sciver also now has the curious distinction of having been dismissed on precisely 50 more times than any other woman in T20Is (3).

15 – Sophie Ecclestone has taken at least one wicket in each of her last fifteen T20I matches, the 4th longest such run in women’s T20Is.  Ecclestone is England’s highest wicket taker in both limited overs formats since the 2017 World Cup, and has the second most T20I wickets ever for a woman aged under 21 (44).

Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the numbers – Match day 2

Women’s T20 World Cup match 2
WACA, Perth
West Indies beat Thailand by 7 wickets

7 – West Indies are the only side to have won their opening match at all seven editions of the Women’s T20 World Cup.  Seventeen of the previous 24 semi-finalists have begun their campaign with a win, and six have started with a loss (the remaining side was England in 2018, whose first game was washed out).

9 – Today’s win against Thailand ended a nine match-losing streak for West Indies in T20Is, their longest such run in the format.

53* – Stafanie Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle’s 4th wicket stand was West Indies’ first fifty partnership in their last ten T20Is.

3/13 & 26* – Stafanie Taylor’s player of the match performance was the sixth time in her career that she has taken at least three wickets and scored at least 25 runs during the same T20I match. No other woman has achieved this feat more than four times.

Most instances of a player taking 3+ wickets & scoring 25+ runs in a women’s T20I:
Stafanie Taylor (WI)
4 Ellyse Perry (AUS)
3 Dane van Niekerk (SA)
3 Hayley Matthews (WI)
3 Deandra Dottin (WI)
3 Sophie Devine (NZ)

52 – Taylor has scored 25 or more runs in 52.5% of her T20 international innings (52 of 99).  Among women to have made 10 or more career scores of 25+ runs, Taylor has reached that mark in the highest proportion of innings:

52.5% Stafanie Taylor (WI), 52 of 99 innings
50.0% Jemimah Rodrigues (IND), 17/34
50.0% Adri van der Merwe (NAM), 12/24
49.5% Charlotte Edwards (ENG), 46/93
48.9% Meg Lanning (AUS), 46/94
48.8% Mithali Raj (IND), 41/84
48.7% Suzie Bates (NZ), 55/113
44.7% Sophie Devine (NZ), 38/85

6 – Wickets for Taylor, Connell, Henry, Fletcher, Mohammed and Matthews made this the seventh time that a team has had six different wicket takers during a Women’s T20 World Cup innings.

3.50 rpo – Suleeporn Laomi’s 4-1-14-0 for Thailand was the most economical 4.0 overs ever bowled by a legspinner in a women’s T20 international in Australia.  The previous best was Amanda Wellington’s 4-0-15-3 for Australia v New Zealand at the MCG on 17 Feb 2017.

Women’s T20 World Cup match 3
WACA, Perth
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

75* – Sophie Devine’s world record run of consecutive 50+ scores in T20Is now stands at six in a row.  No other player in men’s or women’s T20 internationals has scored more than four fifties in succession.  Devine’s 75* was also her first T20I half-century in Australia.  Devine has made one century and seven fifties in her last nine T20I innings.

512 – Suzie Bates & Sophie Devine now have the second most partnership runs at the Women’s T20 World Cup, overtaking India’s Mithali Raj & Punam Raut.

3/16 – Player of the match, Hayley Jensen equalled her T20I career best figures.

11 – Sri Lanka have now lost eleven consecutive T20Is, the longest losing run in their history, and the sixth longest by any women’s side in the format.

60 – Chamari Athapaththu and Hasini Perera’s 60 run partnership was Sri Lanka women’s 3rd highest opening stand in T20Is, and their 2nd highest partnership for any wicket at the T20 World Cup.

41 – Athapaththu has reached the forties eleven times during her T20 international career, but only gone on to make her fifty on two occasions.  Athapaththu has the worst conversion rate from 40-50 (18.2%) of any woman to have made ten or more scores of 40+ runs in T20Is.

Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.

Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 by the numbers – Match day 1

Women’s T20 World Cup match 1
Sydney Showground Stadium
India 132/4 (20.0) beat Australia 115 (19.5) by 17 runs

3 – Australia are the third host nation to lose their opening game at the Women’s T20 World Cup.  This was also just the third time that Australia women have been bowled out in a T20I run chase on home soil.

Women’s T20 World Cup host nations in their opening match
2009 England beat India by 10 wickets at Taunton
2010 West Indies beat South Africa by 17 runs at Basseterre
2012 Sri Lanka lost by 6 wickets to South Africa at Galle
2014 Bangladesh lost by 36 runs to West Indies at Sylhet
2016 India beat Bangladesh by 72 runs at Bengaluru
2018 West Indies beat Bangladesh by 60 runs at Providence
2020 Australia lost by 17 runs to India at Sydney

4/19 – Poonam Yadav became the first overseas spinner to take 4-fer in a women’s T20I in Australia.  Poonam has taken 55 wickets in T20Is since the start of 2018, the most by any bowler in that time.

4 – With 2 catches and 2 stumpings, Taniya Bhatia became the 4th keeper to make four dismissals in a women’s T20 World Cup match.

42 – Bhatia is already up to third on the all-time list for most women’s T20 career stumpings (42).  Bhatia is within touching distance of Sarah Taylor (51 stumpings in 88 innings) and Alyssa Healy (45 in 92) despite having played far fewer innings (46).  In just six career innings at the T20 World Cup, Bhatia already has 11 stumpings, the third most in tournament history.

49* – The highest score of Deepti Sharma’s T20I career.  Sharma had scored an aggregate of 44 runs in her previous six T20 international innings against Australia.

51 – Alyssa Healy’s half-century ended a run of five consecutive single-figures scores in T20Is this year.  In T20Is against India Healy had been on a run of seven consecutive single-figure scores dating back to Jan 2016.  Healy now has the most fifties of any keeper at the Women’s T20 World Cup (3), overtaking England’s Sarah Taylor.

8 – This was the 4th time that eight or more Australian women have been dismissed for single-figure scores in the same T20I innings, and the the most single-figure dismissals ever for the Australian line-up in a Women’s T20 World Cup innings.

7/39 – Australia’s collapse was the biggest they have suffered from the fall of the 4th wicket in a women’s T20I.  Their previous worst, also against India, was 7-40 at Visakhapatnam in March 2012.

115 – This was Australia’s 2nd lowest T20I total against India, beaten only by their 89 at Visakhapatnam in 2012.

8.75 rpo – Megan Schutt’s 4-0-35-0 was the second costliest 4.0 overs of her T20I career.  The innings also brought an end to Schutt’s record run of taking at least one wicket in 23 consecutive T20Is.

Taking a wicket in most consecutive women’s T20Is
23 Megan Schutt (AUS), 2018-20
21 Radha Yadav (IND), 2018-2020*
17 Holly Colvin (ENG), 2009-2012
14 Sophie Ecclestone (ENG), 2018-2020*
14 Erin Bermingham (NZ), 2010-2015
13 Poonam Yadav (IND), 2014-16

* still in progress

Stats derived from ESPNcricinfo statsguru.