Stats Analysis

West Indies' best win, worst scores in the Powerplays

Stats highlights from West Indies' win against Pakistan at Mirpur, World T20, Group 2

Shiva Jayaraman
Denesh Ramdin stumps Shoaib Malik, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014

Denesh Ramdin equalled the record for the most stumpings by a wicketkeeper in a T20 international.  •  AFP

  • This was West Indies' biggest win by margin of runs in T20 internationals. Their 74-run win against Australia in the semi-finals of the last World T20 was their previous biggest.
  • This 84-run loss was Pakistan's second-worst defeat in a T20I by margin of runs. Their worst defeat in T20Is came against Australia in Dubai in 2012, when they lost by 94 runs.
  • West Indies' batsmen hit 82 runs from the last-five overs off Pakistan's bowlers, including 59 runs off the last three. This is the most any Full Member has conceded in the last five overs in a T20I. The previous highest scored in the last five overs was 81, by Sri Lanka against Australia in a T20I in Pallekele. Incidentally, Pakistan were bowled out for 82: exactly the same number of runs that they conceded in the last-five overs.
  • Pakistan started disastrously, scoring just 13 runs off the Powerplay overs and losing four wickets in the process. This equalled the worst Powerplay score by a Full Member team in T20Is. The other such instance also came against West Indies was when Zimbabwe stumbled to 13 for 4 at the end of the Powerplays when batting first against West Indies in a T20I in Port-of-Spain. On that occasion though, West Indies ended up on the losing side.
  • Pakistan failed to hit a single boundary in the Powerplay overs - only the fifth such instance in T20Is. The last such instance also involved Pakistan, although they were the bowling team on that occasion, when Afghanistan scored just 16 runs for the loss of two wickets without hitting a boundary in the Powerplays.
  • Saeed Ajmal conceded 24 off his last over - the highest he has conceded in an over in T20Is. His previous-most expensive over had come in the semi-final of the 2010 World T20, when Michael Hussey took 23 runs off five deliveries in the last over of the match. Ajmal's figures of 0 for 41 in this match are his third-worst in T20Is. His worst figures came in the semi-final of the 2010 World T20 against Australia, when he went for 46 runs off 3.5 overs.
  • Umar Gul's third over went for 21 runs: his second-most expensive over in T20Is. He was hit for 24 runs by New Zealand batsmen in a T20I in Hamilton in 2010, which is his most-expensive over in T20 internationals.
  • Both the Pakistan openers were dismissed for a duck in this match. This is only the eighth instance of both openers of a team getting dismissed for a duck in a T20 international. Only three of these instances have involved Full Member teams. This is the second such instance in this World T20 - Netherlands' openers were also dismissed for a duck in an earlier league match against Sri Lanka.
  • Denesh Ramdin effected four stumpings in Pakistan's innings, equalling the record for the most stumpings in a T20 international. Kamran Akmal also had effected four stumpings in a match against Netherlands in the 2009 World T20. Including the stumping of Chris Gayle by Akmal, there were five stumpings in this match - the most in a T20 international.
  • Darren Sammy scored an unbeaten 20-ball 42 in this match, his highest score in T20Is. His previous highest also came in this World T20, in the league match against Australia at the same venue, when he hit 34 runs off just 13 balls. Sammy has scored 101 runs from four innings in this tournament at a strike rate of 224.4 and has been dismissed only once.
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