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Stats Analysis

Afghanistan's end-overs smash, Ireland's Powerplay wallop

Stats highlights from the third T20I between Afghanistan and Ireland in Noida, where a number of T20I records were broken

Shiva Jayaraman

ESPNcricinfo Ltd

0 Totals by Associate teams in T20Is bigger than Afghanistan's 233 in this match. The previous highest was Ireland's 225 for 7 against Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World T20 qualifier in 2013. Afghanistan's previous highest total was 215 for 6, which they made against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 2016. Afghanistan's 233 for 8 is the eighth-highest total in T20Is. Click here for the highest totals in T20Is.
104 Runs plundered by Afghanistan in the last six overs of their innings - the highest made by any team in T20Is in the last six overs. Australia had made 97 runs against Sri Lanka in a T20I in Pallekele last year, which were the previous most.
91 Runs scored by Ireland in the Powerplay overs - joint-most in these overs in a T20I. Netherlands had hit the same number of runs against them in Sylhet in the first round of the 2014 World T20.
0 Number of scores bigger than Mohammad Nabi's 89 by batsman at No. 6 or lower in T20Is. The previous highest was Cameron White's 85 not out batting at No. 6 against Sri Lanka in the 2010 World T20. Click here for the highest individual scores at No. 6 or lower in T20Is.
2 Number of individual scores in T20Is by Afghanistan batsmen higher than Nabi's 89. Mohammad Shahzad's 118 not out against Zimbabwe in 2016 is the highest, followed by Najeeb Tarakai's 90 in the second T20I of this series. Click here for Afghanistan's highest individual T20I scores.
21 Balls taken by Nabi to reach his fifty in this match - the fewest by any Afghanistan batsman in T20Is. Their previous fastest fifty was Najibullah Zadran's 22-ball half-century against UAE in a T20I in Dubai in 2016. Nabi's fifty is also the fourth-fastest by an Associate batsman in T20Is. Stephan Myburgh of Netherlands and Paul Stirling of Ireland hold the record for the fastest half-century: off 17 balls against Ireland and Afghanistan respectively.
9 Sixes hit by Nabi in this match - the most by an Associate batsman in T20Is. Shahzad's eight sixes against Zimbabwe in 2016 was the previous best. Nabi's nine sixes are also the most by a batsman at No. 6 or lower in T20Is. Ravi Bopara's seven sixes against Australia in Hobart in 2014 was the previous best. Click here for the most sixes in an innings by batsmen at No. 6 or lower in T20Is.
296.66 Nabi's strike rate in this match - the third-highest in an innings of 50 or more runs by any batsman in T20Is. Yuvraj Singh's 16-ball 58 (SR: 362.50) against England in the 2007 World T20 and Colin Munro's unbeaten 14-ball 50 (SR: 357.14) in a T20I against Sri Lanka last year are the innings that rank higher than Nabi's.
69 Runs conceded by Barry McCarthy in this match - the most by any bowler in a T20I. The previous most was the 68 that Kyle Abbott had conceded against West Indies in in 2015. Click here for the most expensive spells in T20Is.
438 Runs made in this match - the sixth-highest in a T20I. This is also the most runs scored in a match involving two Associate teams. The previous highest was 383 made in a match between Afghanistan and Scotland in the ICC World T20 Qualifier in 2015.
6/5 Ireland's score in the last two overs of the match. They were 199 for 5 at the end of the 18th over - four more than what Afghanistan had made in the first innings. While Afghanistan scored 38 runs for the loss of two wickets in their last two overs, Ireland collapsed to 205 all out in the face of the stiff asking rate. There is only one instance when the last five wickets of a team have fallen for fewer runs in a chase in T20Is. Scotland had lost their last five for just two runs, crashing from 89 for 5 to to 91 all out while chasing 184 against Kenya in the 2013 World T20 qualifier.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at @shiva_cricinfo