Stats: NZ vs SL 2nd T20I- Fastest fifty record broken twice in same match, fastest chase to 120+ total
New Zealand won the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka at Eden Park, Auckland, on the back of yet another exhibition of attacking batting from the Kiwi batsmen. After Martin Guptill brought up his fifty in 19 balls to put up the fastest T20 half century by a Kiwi, his record was broken just 15 minutes later as Colin Munro reached his in 14 balls.
10- Overs New Zealand took to chase down the target of 143 set by Sri Lanka in this match. In the entire cricket history (all formats), 120 plus targets have never been chased down in less overs than 10 as New Zealand did today- which makes it the fastest chase for any 120 plus target in international cricket.
18- Times a team has won batting second in a T20I game with 60 or more balls to spare. Interestingly, one-third of such wins (6/18) are accredited to New Zealand. West Indies with 4 such wins is on second in this list. It is the first time Sri Lanka are on the losing side in such a game.
14.70- The run-rate of New Zealand in the second innings- which is second highest for any team in a T20I innings. The highest also belongs to New Zealand when they scored 90 in 6 overs against Kenya at a run rate of 15.00.
19- Balls Guptill took to score his fifty- which was at that time the fastest fifty in T20 Internationals for New Zealand. The previous best belonged to AJ Redmond who scored a fifty off 23 balls in 2009 World Cup game against Ireland.
20- Minutes for which Guptill’s record for quickest fifty for New Zealand in T20Is could remain intact. It was broken in the same innings by Colin Munro.
14- Balls taken by Colin Munro to reach his fifty- which is the quickest fifty for New Zealand in any international game. It is also the 2nd quickest half-century for any player in any international innings after Yuvraj Singh’s 12 ball fifty.
13- Number of days Guptill’s record for fastest fifty for a Kiwi Player in any international innings could remain a record- Munro’s 14-ball half century is now quickest for New Zealand in all international matches (all formats). The previous quickest for a New Zealander in an international game belonged to Martin Guptill who scored 17-ball half-century in an ODI game also against Sri Lanka 13 days ago.
7- Number of sixes struck by Colin Munro in his innings of 50- joint most for any player who made less than 60 runs in a T20I innings. Yuvraj Singh hit exactly the same number of sixes in his 58 vs England.
357- The Strike Rate with which Colin Munro scored in this innings- which is conveniently the 2nd highest S/R in all international innings across all formats after Yuvraj Singh’s 362 vs England (min 10 balls faced).
4-22 – Grant Elliot’s figures in this match- which are best for him across all formats of international cricket. He took 3 wickets in his first 6 matches where he bowled having not taken more than 1 wicket in a single game. In this match he took 4 wickets.
1 - Number of Kiwi players to take more wickets in a T20I match than Elliot’s 4 in this game. Tim Southee is the only player to have taken a five-wicket haul for New Zealand in a T20I game when he destroyed the Pakistani batting line up in Auckland on 26 Dec 2010.
1- Also the number of bowlers to take more wickets in a T20I match in New Zealand than Elliot’s 4 in this game. Tim Southee had once recorded a five-wicket haul. No other bowler has taken 5 wickets in New Zealand in T20Is and no other Kiwi bowler has taken 5 wickets anywhere.
50- Number of T20 International Innings for Kiwi Players which have resulted in 50 or more runs. Colin Munro’s innings was 50th innings in that list. Only Australia (55) and England (52) are above New Zealand in this list.