Natalie Sciver smashes the fastest 50 for England in their 150th T20I match

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09 Jul 2021 | 11:39 PM
authorAnirudh Kasargod

Natalie Sciver smashes the fastest 50 for England in their 150th T20I match

Here are a few noteworthy stats from the first Women’s T20I between England and India at County Ground, Northampton

On the back of a win in the ODI series, England had the upper hand heading into the T20Is. The fact that they were on a red-hot streak of 11 consecutive wins in W-T20Is made things slightly easier for them. After winning the toss, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur decided to chase. Her decision backfired as England openers got a head start and then Natalie Sciver’s innings dented them even more. Even though the Indian bowlers pulled back things at the fag end of the innings, 177/7 was a heavy commandment. 

Here are a few notable stats from the first T20I:

England Women – the first to 150 T20Is

England Women’s team are one of the most successful teams in T20Is. Their win percentage of 73.2% is the best among top teams. In the first T20I, England registered a monumental record as they became the first team to play 150 T20Is. They are the first team to achieve this feat in women’s cricket. Even the men’s team (134) haven’t played as many matches as women. 

Beaumont and Wyatt equaled with Edwards and Marsh

After being sent in to bat, Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt posted a 50+ run opening partnership for the seventh time in T20Is. They equaled Charlotte Edwards and Laura Marsh’s tally of seven 50+ stands for the first wicket, which is the most for England. Overall, the pair of Beaumont and Wyatt have the joint third-most 50+ opening partnerships in W-T20Is.

Nat Sciver’s blazing innings

England had got a head start, thanks to their openers. However, the destruction was caused by Sciver who came to bat at number three. From the start, she was on the attack. Sciver smashed a half-century on just 24 balls, the fastest by an England batter in W-T20Is. Previously, Beaumont held the record (27). Sciver had a strike rate of 203.7 when she was dismissed which is the second-best for an England batter in an innings of 50+ runs. 

Harman’s run drought

Deemed to be one of the biggest names in Indian W-T20Is, Kaur has been going through a lean patch. This has been the case since the start of 2019. In this aforementioned, the Indian stalwart has scored close to 300 runs in 21 innings at an average of 17.7 and a strike rate of 94.9 with the highest score of 43. In the last seven innings, she has scores of 1, 4, 15, 1, 8, 2, and 14 (recent first). This seven innings streak is the longest for her without a 20+ score in her T20I career. 

The trend continues in Northampton

Before the start of the first T20I, in six games at the County Ground, Northampton, teams batting first had won all the matches. Even in the toss, apart from the first T20I in 2008 where South Africa had chosen to field, teams had chosen to bat first in the rest of the five matches. However, India went against the toss trend, but couldn’t change the win pattern. Hence, making it seven out of seven wins for teams batting first.    

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