ENG v AUS 2020: First T20I - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first T20I between England and Australia in Southampton.

England snatched a thrilling 2-run win | Getty Images

England beat Australia by just 2 runs in a last over thriller at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Friday (September 4) and took a 1-0 lead in the T20I series. 

Earlier, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first. Jos Buttler gave a flying start with his knock of 44 runs off 29 balls but in the middle overs Australia bounced back and dismissed Buttler, Banton, Morgan and Moeen Ali in a short span.

At 108/5 England were in trouble but inform Dawid Malan was rock solid at his end and his 66 runs knock took England to a fighting total of 162/7 in 20 overs. 

In reply, David Warner and Aaron Finch gave a brilliant start of 98 runs to their team and at 124/1 in 14.1 overs the chase was looking very easy but after Smith and Warner's dismissals in back-to-back overs, Australia lost the plot and couldn't hit big boundaries.

In the last over they needed 15 runs but Marcus Stoinis could only manage 12 runs and Australia suffered an unexpected 2 runs loss. For Australia, David Warner top scored with 58 runs while captain Finch scored 46 runs. 

All the major stats and facts from the first T20I between England and Australia in Southampton :

2 - Runs win is the joint second smallest win for England in T20I cricket and it's also joint smallest loss for Australia in terms of runs in this format. 

Smallest wins for ENG in T20I cricket (By Runs) -

1 vs SA at Johannesburg, 2009

2 vs NZ at Hamilton, 2018

2 vs SA at Durban, 2020

2 vs AUS at Southampton, 2020

Smallest losses for AUS in T20I cricket (By Runs) -

2 vs SA at Johannesburg, 206

2 vs SL at Melbourne, 2013

2 vs ENG at Southampton, 2020 

19 - Number of fifty plus scores David Warner has scored in T20I cricket - the third most in the world. 

Most fifty plus scores in T20I cricket -

25 - Rohit Sharma

24 - Virat Kohli

19 - David Warner

18 - Paul Stirling

17 - Martin Guptill 

50 - Eoin Morgan became the first England captain to lead in 50 T20I matches. Overall he is the third captain to lead his side in 50 T20I matches.

Most T20I matches as captain -

72 - MS Dhoni

56 - William Porterfield

50 - Eoin Morgan

49 - Asghar Afghan

47 - Darren Sammy 

50 - It was also Chris Jordan's 50th T20I match for England. He has taken 61 wickets in 50 T20I matches so far. 

62 - Number of innings Aaron Finch took to complete 2000 runs in T20I cricket - the second fastest to reach this milestone in terms of innings.

Fewest innings to reach 2000 T20I Runs -

56 - Virat Kohli (IND)

62 - Aaron Finch (AUS)

66 - Brendon McCullum (NZ)

68 - Martin Guptill (NZ)

72 - Paul Stiriling (IRE) 

2035 - Aaron Finch when on 11, completed 2000 runs in T20I cricket. Only the second batsman from Australia and overall tenth batsman to achieve this milestone. He has scored 2035 runs in 62 innings.

Most T20I Runs for AUS -

2265 - David Warner

2035 - Aaron Finch

1577 - Glenn Maxwell

1462 - Shane Watson

984 - Cameron White

Batsmen to score 2000 or more runs in T20I cricket -

2794 - Virat Kohli (IND)

2773 - Rohit Sharma (IND)

2536 - Martin Guptill (NZ)

2335 - Shoaib Malik (PAK)

2265 - David Warner (AUS)

2233 - Eoin Morgan (ENG)

2147 - Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)

2140 - Brendon McCullum (NZ)

2124 - Paul Stirling (IRE)

2035 - Aaron Finch (AUS) 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 05 Sep, 2020

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