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Kohli’s T20I average in 2016 103.66

March 1st, 2016 | by admin
Kohli’s T20I average in 2016 103.66
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3 Number of fifty-plus scores for Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka in T20Is, in as many innings. He had scored 68 off 48 in Pallekele in 2012 and 77 off 58 in Dhaka in the 2014 World T20 final before making an unbeaten 56 off 47 in this match. His average of 100.50 is third highest among batsmen with 200 or more runs against a team.

7 Man of the Match awards for Kohli in T20Is – joint highest among India players. Yuvraj Singh has also won it seven times. Kohli has played 36 games compared to Yuvraj’s 49.

103.66 Kohli’s average in T20Is in 2016, in six innings. He has made four half-centuries and a 49 in those six innings. Without any cut-off, his average is the highest for any batsman this year. Kohli also increased his average while chasing to 79.66, which is more than twice his average when batting first. His overall average is 51.03 and he has faced exactly 1000 balls in his T20I career.

7 Consecutive T20Is where Ashish Nehra has taken at least one wicket in the Powerplays. He has been doing this since the third T20I against Australia at the SCG. He now has 13 wickets in the first six overs in T20Is – the second-most for India behind R Ashwin (15).

20 Wickets for Nehra in the first six overs of the innings in all T20s since the start of 2015. No bowler has taken more wickets than him in this period. Andre Russell has 19 wickets. Nehra averages 24.10 and has an economy of 7.08 in the first six overs in these 14 months in 25 innings.

47 Runs added by Sri Lanka in the first ten overs in this match, the second lowest for them in T20Is when batting first. Only against Australia in Cape Town in the 2007 World T20 had they scored fewer – they were 43 for 7 after ten overs in that game. Sri Lanka’s score at ten overs was the joint third-lowest by any team against India in the first innings. For the second successive game, India restricted the opposition to less than 50 after ten – Pakistan were 47 for 6 on Saturday.

11 Number of innings in the main round of this Asia Cup in which teams have lost at least two wickets in the Powerplays, out of 14 innings. In today’s match Sri Lanka were 31 for 2 at the end of the sixth over and India 37 for 2.

194.44 Yuvraj Singh’s strike rate in his innings today; against Pakistan in the previous game he had a strike rate of 43.75, scoring an unbeaten 14 off 32 balls. He hit three fours and as many sixes today. The last time he hit three or more sixes in a T20I was also at the same venue in the 2014 World T20 against Australia – four sixes in his 60 off 43.

200 Number of sixes for MS Dhoni in international matches as captain. He became the first to hit as many sixes as captain. Ricky Ponting comes next with 171 sixes. Dhoni has hit only 98 sixes when he hasn’t captained in his international career.

13.28 Average opening stand in this Asia Cup T20, in 14 innings. There have been only two stands in excess of 20 runs, and nine times the first wicket has fallen with the scorecard reading 10 or less. In this match, Sri Lanka lost their first wicket at six and India at 11.

12.28 Tillakaratne Dilshan’s average in T20Is in 2016 – he has scored 86 runs in seven innings, with a highest of 28. Incidentally, he had made half-centuries in both of his last two T20I innings last year, against West Indies. He was, however, the second-highest run-getter in the AIA Premier T20 Tournament in Sri Lanka earlier this year, scoring 305 runs in five innings.

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