Australia v India, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

India's longest winning streak

Stats highlights from India's thumping win against Australia at Mirpur

Shiva Jayaraman

March 30, 2014

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R Ashwin is congratulated after dismissing Lahiru Thirimanne, India v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Fatullah, February 28, 2014
R Ashwin's 4 for 11 in this match are the best bowing figures in T20Is by an India bowler. © AFP
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  • India have now won six straight matches, making this their longest winning streak in T20 internationals. Before this, India had won five consecutive matches, starting with their win against England in a league game of the 2007 World T20. England and Ireland have the longest streak of wins in T20Is, both having won eight matches on the trot.

  • R Ashwin's figures of 4 for 11 are the best figures by an India bowler in T20 internationals, beating Harbhajan Singh's 4 for 12 against England in the last World T20. Ashwin's previous best was 2 for 15 against Bangladesh in the last match.

  • Ashwin's figures were also the best at Mirpur, beating Samuel Badree's 4 for 15 against Bangladesh in an earlier league game in this tournament.

  • Yuvraj Singh's 60 is his third fifty against Australia and his eighth in T20Is. He has scored 247 runs against them at an average of 61.75 and a strike rate of 170.34. His highest T20I score also came against Australia in India's previous match against them, when he hit an unbeaten 35-ball 77.

  • Yuvraj has gone past Gautam Gambhir to become the top run-scorer for India in T20 internationals. He has hit 939 runs at 32.37 from 35 innings at a strike rate of 148.8, while Gambhir has 932 runs from 36 innings at an average of 27.41 and at a strike rate of 119.02.

  • The 84-run partnership between Yuvraj and MS Dhoni is India's third-highest for the fifth wicket. India's highest partnership for the fifth wicket came in their last match against the same opposition, when Yuvraj and Dhoni added 102 while chasing 202 in Rajkot.

  • Australia's 73-run defeat in this match was their third worst ever in T20 internationals when fielding first. Australia's worst defeat in T20Is was against England in only the second T20I, at the Rose bowl in 2005, when they lost by a margin of 100 runs. This was also India's second-biggest win in terms of runs. Their biggest win came against England in the last World T20 when they won by 90 runs.

  • Australia were bundled out for their second-lowest total in T20 internationals, in this match. This is only the 11th time in 72 T20Is that Australia have been bowled out. Their lowest Australia have been bowled out for in T20Is is 79, by England at the Rose Bowl in 2005.

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Posted by vkumar_086 on (April 1, 2014, 6:33 GMT)

@ Mohammad Zamin...your team did not win even a single match in CT 2013....and we can put a long winning streak of India against Pak in world cups...9-0, which is more than this T20 winning streak....hope today WI beat your team and play against us in finals

Posted by vkumar_086 on (March 31, 2014, 19:56 GMT)

@hawk707...dear where are you, we have beaten SL in many occasions...the writer is telling that this winning streak was started from the win against SL..if you want in ODI's...we have defeated them many times....especially in 2011 WC final, CT 2013 semi final, 2013 tri series final....in WC T20 also we defeated them once...final will be either India Vs Pak or Ind Vs WI...

Posted by Muttee on (March 31, 2014, 8:40 GMT)

@Zamin: Dude world T20 is going on so why will they put up losing streak in ODIs or Tests or anything which is not related? and yeah India is playing well above their expectations and largely due to a performing bowling department. The main test will be South Africa Semi-final which is all but confirmed now. ABD is known to destroy anyone and everyone, if those guys get going then India bowling will be under real pressure. Remember last WT20, India only lost one game and were knocked out, oddly they are on the verge of the same unless they hold their nerve and keep performing the way they are. Hoping to meet India in the Final and set the WC record straight.

Posted by kapsitash on (March 31, 2014, 8:18 GMT)

@hawk707 U got to be kidding me.LOL.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 31, 2014, 6:08 GMT)

@ hawk707. You must be joking. Anyone who knows about Ind-SL matches will not comment like that! FYI. India won 3 out of 5 T20s including the win over them when they played last time. Now what?

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 31, 2014, 5:33 GMT)

@Mohammad Zamin. Why not Pakistan's losing streak of10 - from 30 Oct 1987 to 30 Mar 1988. And loosing all matches in CT13 and not in the finals of last 3 WCs etc?

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (March 31, 2014, 4:48 GMT)

Well played India..congrats... Some one criticized India for choosing bowling every-time when they got Toss and predicted that India will lose badly when the lost toss luck. Why Australia choose bowling? Australa not even close to Indian total. Now just accept that India played well in this tour. No one predicted India as favorites but they proved their ability. @electric_loco_WAP4. Don't you have shame? You told Australia will thrash India and it was just opposite. You told Starc will crush India and he went for 9 an over and got the wicket which was gifted by Yuvi. Now you dreaming that SL/SA batsmen will thrash Indian bowlers. grow up kid!

Posted by hawk707 on (March 31, 2014, 2:07 GMT)

Longest streak? agreed we beat Pak, WI, Aus ... but our another neighbor(SL) is missing in our group, otherwise who knows because most of the times we loose against them. Lets wait for them in the next round and then talk about streaks.

Posted by usernames on (March 30, 2014, 22:58 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster -- Yep, and even if they don't, the way they have performed so far has been brilliant. So much negativity around the team, so many comments from every corner, and yet they have performed brilliantly.

Posted by Naresh28 on (March 30, 2014, 20:40 GMT)

Well done INDIA - you can win in all formats if your bowling is of this calibre. This is the key. Wonderful bowling by Mishra.

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