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Numbers, numbers from the World T20!

April 04, 2016 13:30 IST

The 2016 World T20 was the most exciting ever, what with that dramatic last over finish on Sunday night.

Rajneesh Gupta, our numbers guru, presents fascinating figures from the championshiop.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy receives the trophy from ICC President Zaheer Abbas

IMAGE: The West Indies receives the trophy from ICC President Zaheer Abbas. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
  • 9,732: Runs scored in the tournament. Out of these, 9170 came off the bat, while 562 were extras.
  • The break-up of extras: 269 wides, 199 leg-byes, 64 byes and 30 no balls.
  • 831: Number of fours in the tournament. England scored the most (90) while Afghanistan conceded the most (83).
  • 421: Number of wickets that fell in the tournament.
  • The break-up: 204 caught in the field, 87 bowled, 44 run-out, 26 stumped, 25 lbw, 25 caught behind and 10 caught and bowled.
  • 340: Carlos Brathwaite's strike rate in the final -- 34* runs off 10 balls. There have been only three better performances in an innings of 10 or more balls in all Twenty20 Internationals -- Yuvraj Singh (362.50; 52 off 16 vs England in 2007), Colin Munro (357.14; 50* off 14 vs Sri Lanka in January 2016), and Jehan Mubarak (353.84; 46* off 13 vs Kenya in 2007).
  • 314: Number of sixes hit in the tournament -- most ever in a single World T20. The 2014 edition in Bangladesh had seen exactly 300 sixes.
  • 273: Runs scored by Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal -- most in the tournament. However, his tally included the performance in three qualifying matches. In the main round and knock-out matches, Joe Root was the highest scorer with 249 runs.
  • 136.50: Virat Kohli's batting average in the tournament -- highest for any batsman in a single World T20. Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews ended the tournament with an average of 114.00
  • 123: Afghanistan's total was enough to beat West Indies by 6 runs -- the second lowest total for a winning side in a complete match.
  • 100 percent: Darren Sammy's record in winning the toss -- six out of six. On all six occasions he opted to field first.
  • 95.45 : Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shahzad's boundary percentage against South Africa at the Wankhede. 42 of his 44 runs were in boundaries (3 fours and five sixes).
  • 89/3: England’s total after the first six overs against South Africa -- the highest Powerplay score in the tournament and the second highest in all World T20 matches after The Netherland's 91/1 against Ireland in 2014.
  • 85*: Marlon Samuels's score in the final -- the highest individual score by any batsman in a World T20 final, bettering his own 78 against Sri Lanka in 2012.
  • 66: Number of balls faced by Marlon Samuels in the final -- joint-most by any batsman in a World T20 match.
  • 53: Runs conceded by Mohammad Sami against Australia -- the most by any bowler in a match in the tournament. He conceded 8 singles, one two, 7 fours and 2 sixes besides bowling three wides. Three other bowlers -- Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (vs South Africa), Oman's Munis Ansari (vs Bangladesh) and South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (vs England) -- conceded 50 or more runs in a match.
  • 47: Number of balls taken by Chris Gayle to reach his hundred against England -- the fastest hundred in a World T20 match and the second fastest in all Twenty20 Internationals. Interestingly, Marlon Samuels took as many balls to reach his fifty in the final!
  • 46: Number of ducks recorded in the tournament. England recorded the most -- six. Australia were the only side not to register any duck. On 15 instances a batsman got out off the very first ball he faced (including a run-out), while on two occasions non-striker batsman got run-out without facing a ball.
  • 31: Number of singles Marlon Samuels ran during his 85* in the final -- most by any batsman in this edition.
  • 26: Number of dot balls in South Africa's innings against England and India's innings against the West Indies -- the fewest in a completed T20I innings. Interestingly, both sides went on to lose the match!
  • 25: Number of free hits in the tournament. Only three could be dispatched for a six, while one produced a four. No run came off the free-hits on ten occasions.
  • 24: Runs scored by Carlos Brathwaite in the last over of final bowled by Ben Stokes -- 6, 6, 6, 6. This is the record of most runs scored to win in the last over of a Twenty20 International. Mitchell Johnson (1) and Mike Hussey (22) had scored 23 off Saeed Ajmal's bowling at Gros Islet in 2010 with Australia needing 18 runs to win.
  • 22: Number of fours conceded by Chris Jordan in the tournament -- most for any bowler.
  • 21: Number of balls taken by Quinton de Kock to reach his fifty against England -- the fastest in this edition.
  • 19: Number of overs in which West Indies batsmen hit at least a boundary four or six against India. The only over in which no boundary could be hit was the over number 14 bowled by Virat Kohli!
  • 19: Number of dot balls delivered by Sri Lanka's Jeffrey Vandersay against the West Indies at Bangalore. Of the remaining five balls he conceded three singles, one two, one six.
  • 12;: Wickets taken by Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi -- the most in the tournament. However, his tally included the performance in three qualifier matches. In the main round and knock-out matches, England's David Willey, New Zealand's Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi shared the record with 10 scalps.
  • 12: Number of sixes hit off the bowling of Adil Rashid in the tournament -- most for any bowler.
  • 11: Number of sixes Gayle hit against England. No one else hit more than five sixes in an innings.
  • 9: Number of maiden overs bowled in the tournament. No bowler could bowl more than one maiden.
  • 9: Runs conceded by Afghanistan's Hamza Hotak against West Indies -- fewest by any bowler in a four-over spell in the tournament.
  • 7.3: Number of balls taken by England to reach their team hundred against South Africa -- second fastest for any team in Twenty20 Internationals. Earlier in the day, South Africa had taken 7.5 overs for their team hundred.
  • 5.39: Samuel Badree's economy in the tournament -- best for any bowler, bowling more than 100 balls in the tournament.
  • 4: Maximum wickets lost by a side in Powerplay -- Scotland (vs Zimbabwe), India (vs New Zealand), England (vs Afghanistan) and Sri Lanka (vs England).
  • 4: Number of consecutive sixes Carlos Brathwaite hit in the last over to take the West Indies to the title win against England. Interestingly in the first 19 overs of the West Indies innings only 3 sixes were hit.
  • 3: Number of fifty-plus scores made by Virat Kohli in the tournament -- most by a batsman.
  • 3: Number of wickets India took off the last three balls of the match to win against Bangladesh. This was the first such instance in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • 2.5: Number of overs England took to race to the fifty against South Africa -- joint-second fastest team fifty in all Twenty20 Internationals.
  • 2: Number of centuries scored in the tournament. Tamim Iqbal made 103* off 63 balls against Oman at Dharamsala in the qualifiers. Chris Gayle made 100* off 48 balls against England at Wankhede in the third match of the Super 10s.
  • 2: Number of times the West Indies have won World T20 tournaments -- the first team to do so more than once. They were also champions in 2012.
  • 1: The West Indies became the first team to win both men's World T20 and Women's World T20 in the same year. England had won the Women's title in 2009 and the Men's title in 2010.
  • 0: Number of dot balls Shoaib Malik faced during his 40* in 20 balls against Australia.
  • 0: New Zealand's Luke Ronchi (5 matches), Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed (4 matches) and Oman's Sultan Ahmed (3 matches) did not concede a single bye while keeping wickets.
  • : Not even a single century partnership could be forged during the tournament. The 98-run partnership between Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi for the fifth wicket for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe at Nagpur was the highest.
Rajneesh Gupta