Stats Analysis

Faulkner produces Australia's maiden T20I five-for

Stats highlights from the crucial match between Australia and Pakistan in the World T20 in Mohali

Bharath Seervi
193 for 4 Australia's total in this match, their second highest in World T20s. All of their top-three totals in the tournament's history have come against Pakistan. Also, the top-four totals for Australia against Pakistan have come in World T20s.
0 Australia bowlers who had taken a five-for in T20Is, before James Faulkner's 5 for 27 in this match. This earned him his maiden Man-of-the-Match award in T20Is. The previous best figures for Australia in T20Is were Shane Watson's 4 for 15 against England in Adelaide in January 2011. This was his fourth match in World T20s, and he had only two wickets before this.
3 Five-wicket hauls for Faulkner in his T20 career, joint second-most by a bowler in the format. Only Lasith Malinga has taken four five-fors, while South Africa's David Wiese also has three five-wicket hauls.
28 Runs scored by Steven Smith in his first five T20I innings against Pakistan, before this match. In this match, he scored more than double of what he aggregated in those innings. His scores in those innings were: 8, 0, 4, 12, 3. He made an unbeaten 61 in this match which is his second fifty in T20Is.
135 Runs accumulated by Australia's Nos. 4, 5 and 6 in this match, the joint third highest for a team in a T20I innings. The highest is also by Australia, when 154 runs were scored against South Africa at the Wanderers a few weeks ago.
66 Runs scored by Australia in the last five overs. Australia were 127 for 4 after 15 overs and Pakistan were 125 for 4 at the same point. But Pakistan scored only 47 runs and lost four wickets compared to Australia's 66.
0 Previous instances of Australia having partnerships of 50 or more for the fourth and fifth wicket in a T20I, before this match. In this, Glenn Maxwell and Smith added 62 runs for the fourth wicket and then Shane Watson joined Smith to add 74. This was the eighth such instance for all teams in T20Is.
12 Wickets taken by Mohammad Amir in his first four T20Is against Australia - three wickets in each match. In this match, he failed to take any wicket and conceded 39 runs in four overs.
53 Runs conceded by Mohammad Sami in this match, second most by a Pakistan bowler in T20Is. The highest is also by him and against the same opposition in the 2010 World T20. In the other two matches in this World T20, he had picked up four wickets conceding just 40 runs in six overs, at an economy rate of 6.67.
546 Runs for Shoaib Malik in World T20s - joint most for Pakistan. His unbeaten 40 off 20 balls equalled his World T20 tally with Shahid Afridi. His strike rate of 200 is the joint highest by a Pakistan batsman in World T20s facing 20 or more balls. This is also the highest strike rate for Malik after playing 10 or more balls in a T20I innings.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath