Jos Buttler becomes the first English player to score a century in all three formats
In ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, England became the first team to qualify for the semi-final after defeating Sri Lanka by 26 runs on Monday, while South Africa defeated Bangladesh by six wickets on Tuesday to eliminate Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from the contention of a semi-final spot even if both these teams are yet to play some remaining group matches.
Here is a look at the major records set/broken on the last two days of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021:
2 - Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten knock of 101 runs off 67 deliveries against Sri Lanka. This is only the second century for an England player in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournaments after Alex Hales century (116*) against the same opponent at Chattogram in ICC T20 World Cup 2014.
2 - This is only the second century for any wicketkeeper batter in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournaments after Brendon McCullum, who scored a phenomenal knock of 123 runs against Bangladesh at Pallekele in 2012.
4 - This is only the fourth century for any England player in T20Is after Alex Hales, Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone.
1 - Jos Buttler became the first England batter to score a century in all three formats at the international level. He has scored nine ODI centuries and two Test centuries already in his cricket career.
7 - England have won each of their last seven T20Is against Sri Lanka.
6 - England have won each of their last six T20Is.
1 - Jos Butler smashed an unbeaten knock of 101 runs off 67 deliveries against Sri Lanka. No other player faced more deliveries in an innings than Buttler did in this phenomenal knock in T20 World Cup tournaments. Previous record-holders were Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels who faced 66 deliveries each in a T20 World Cup match.
10 - South Africa defeated Bangladesh by six wickets on Tuesday, which is the tenth win for the former in the last 11 T20I matches.
1 - Bangladesh were bundled out for only 84 runs against South Africa on Tuesday at Abu Dhabi. So, Bangladesh became the first Full Member side to be bowled out for under 100 thrice in a calendar year. They recorded 76 against New Zealand at Auckland, 76 against the same opponent at Mirpur and 84 against Proteas at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
3 - This is the third-lowest total registered against South Africa in T20Is after Afghanistan (80 at Bridgetown in 2010) and Scotland (81 at The Oval in 2008).
6 - 84 is the sixth-lowest total of Bangladesh in T20I cricket. They recorded their lowest total of 70 against New Zealand at Kolkata.
2 - Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put up a partnership of 113 runs against Namibia, which is the second century partnership between these two batters in this edition of the T20 World Cup.
3 - Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are only the third pair to record two century partnerships in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournaments.
1 - Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan became the first opening pair to add 1000 or more runs in a calendar year in T20Is.
5 - Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made five-century partnerships in T20I cricket, which is the most number of century partnerships for any opening pair in T20Is. They surpassed pairs of Shikhar Dhawan/Rohit Sharma and Martin Guptill/Kane Williamson, who registered four-century partnerships each in T20I cricket.
5 - This is now the fifth-century partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in T20Is this year. No other pair has more than two-century partnerships in any year.
24 - Mohammad Rizwan scored 24 runs in one over bowled by Namibia pacer JJ Smit which equalised the record of most number of runs by a batter in one over in this edition of the T20 World Cup. His teammate Asif Ali also scored 24 runs in an over bowled by Afghanistan pacer Karim Janat in this edition of T20 World Cup.