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Stats Analysis

England's record rush to victory in 99 balls, Salt's sixes landmark

All the key stats from England's swift victory over Oman in Antigua

Mark Wood got in on the action with his first ball, England vs Oman, T20 World Cup, Group B, Antigua, June 13, 2024

England's attack made short work of Oman  •  ICC via Getty Images

101 Balls remaining when England reached their target of 48. It is the biggest win margin in terms of balls to spare at the Men's T20 World Cup, beating Sri Lanka's 90 balls against Netherlands in 2014, when they chased down the target of 40 in five overs.
1 England's win by 101 balls is now the biggest in terms of balls to spare by any Full Member team in men's T20Is. Sri Lanka's win against Netherlands by 90 balls in 2014 was the previous biggest. England's win against Oman is also the joint-ninth biggest in terms of balls in men's T20Is.
47 Oman's total against England is the fourth lowest by any team in the Men's T20 World Cup. The 39 all out is the lowest, by Netherlands against Sri Lanka in 2014 and Uganda against West Indies last week. Netherlands also got bowled out by Sri Lanka for 44 in the 2021 edition.
1 Oman's 47 all out at North Sound is their lowest total in the T20I format. Their previous lowest was 78 all out against Nepal in 2022, the only other instance of Oman getting bundled out under 100 in men's T20Is.
The 47 all out is also the second-lowest by any team against England in men's T20Is, behind the 45 all out by West Indies in 2019.
1 Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid became the first trio to take three or more wickets in an innings at the Men's T20 World Cup. There have been 18 previous instances of three bowlers bagging three or more wickets in a men's T20I innings, but none at a World Cup.
4 Number of previous instances where all ten wickets in a men's T20I innings were shared between only three bowlers.
Only one of the previous four instances was by a Full Member team - India's Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi against West Indies in Lauderhill in August 2022.
2 Phil Salt became only the second batter to hit sixes off the first two balls of a men's T20I innings (where ball-by-ball data is available). Tanzania's Ivan Selemani hit sixes off the first two balls of a T20I in 2022 against Rwanda's Martin Akayezu.
There has been only one other instance of sixes hit on the first two legitimate deliveries of a team innings in all internationals - Spain's Awais Ahmed, who hit back-to-back sixes after Joseph Burrows bowled a no-ball during their chase of 11 against Isle of Man in 2023.
99 Number of balls the game between England and Oman lasted. It is the second-shortest unreduced match by balls bowled at the Men's T20 World Cup. The game between Netherlands and Sri Lanka in the 2014 edition at Chattogram ended in 93 balls.
These two are the only instances of a men's T20I involving a Full Member team completed in less than 100 balls. Overall, only 12 men's T20Is ended with a result despite less than 100 balls being bowled (unreduced matches).

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo