Stats: George Worker joins elite company with a debut 50
New Zealand won the one-off T20 by a huge margin of 80 runs as debutant George Worker joined elite company with a 50 on his debut. Here are some of the most important numbers that we came across from this game:
|Ricky Ponting||Australia||98*||New Zealand||17 Feb 2005||Auckland|
|David Warner||Australia||89||South Africa||11 Jan 2009||Melbourne|
|H Patel||Canada||88*||Ireland||03 Feb 2010||Adelaide|
|RR Roussouw||South Africa||78||Australia||5 Nov 2014||Adelaide|
|Junaid Siddique||Bangladesh||71||Pakistan||20 Sep 2007||Cape Town|
|Scott Styris||New Zealand||66||Australia||17 Feb 2005||Auckland|
|AJ Redmond||New Zealand||63||Ireland||11 Jun 2009||Nottingham|
|George Worker||New Zealand||62||Zimbabwe||09 Aug 2015||Harare|
|Graeme Smith||South Africa||61||New Zealand||21 Oct 2005||Johannesburg|
|Dwayne Smith||West Indies||61||England||28 Jun 2007||Oval|
|Ajinkya Rahane||India||61||England||31 Aug 2011||Manchester|
|AP Devcich||New Zealand||59||Bangladesh||06 Nov 2013||Dhaka|
|Ryan Ten Doeschate||Netherlands||56||Kenya||02 Aug 2008||Belfast|
|Marlon Samuels||West Indies||51||England||28 Jun 2007||Oval|
450 – International T20 Matches played so far since the first match on 17 February 2005 played at Auckland between Australia and New Zealand.
6-0 – New Zealand’s record in T20 International Matches vs Zimbabwe- most wins for NZ against any team. Second on the list is Sri Lanka against whom they have won 5 matches but lost 6.
3 – Number of teams which have never won a T20I match against New Zealand (minimum 2 matches). Apart from Zimbabwe (6 defeats), the other two are India (4) and Bangladesh (3).
37 – Number of T20I Matches won By New Zealand from 81 matches they played. They have lost an equal 37 matches which is the most for any team.
28 – defeats for Zimbabwe in T20Is- most for any team which has played a maximum of 40 matches. Their W/L (0.250) in T20Is is worst for any team which has played at least 10 matches.
62 – runs scored by George Worker in today’s game- 8th highest for any player making a debut in T20 Internationals. The record for the highest score on debut is held by Ricky Ponting when he scored an unbeaten 98 vs New Zealand at Auckland in the very first international 20-20 match.
13 – players before today’s match who have hit a half-century on debut in T20 International matches. George Worker became the 14th player overall and 5th New Zealander to do so.
199 the target given to Zimbabwe to chase down. It is the joint highest target Zimbabwe have been asked to pursue. Pakistan scored 198-4 at Harare against them on 16 Sep 2011.