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Biggest T20 Innings-All Teams and Pakistan

by on January 23, 2011
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A century in a twenty 20 match can be defined as the fastest and quickest century. One has to have untiring stamina and quick reflexes to make century in fast format of twenty 20 match. In a twenty 20 match, players should have strong decision power to decide the fate of ball. Cricket history has only 4 players with records of centuries in their twenty 20 career. Other top scorers are also near to making a century. Here is the list of top scores in world twenty 20 matches.

Player

Runs Country Year
Chris Gayle 117 West Indies 11 Sep 2007
Brendon McCullum 116* New Zealand 28 Feb 2010
Suresh Raina 101 India 2 May 2010
Mahela Jayawardene 100 Sri Lanka 3 May 2010
Ricky Ponting 98* Australia 17 Feb 2005
Mahela Jayawardene 98* Sri Lanka 7 May 2010
Chris Gayle 98 West Indies 9 May 2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan 96* Sri Lanka 19 Jun 2009
Jean-Paul Duminy 96* South Africa 10 Oct 2010
Damien Martyn 96 Australia 9 Jan 2006

To achieve top score in Twenty 20 matches, a player has to have unbeatable stamina and quick reflexes. This format of matches tests the playing capability of a player under a time-compressed environment. Due to the fast format of the twenty 20 game, the popularity of this match has increased many folds. Pakistan’s cricket team has very few top scorers in twenty 20 matches, but they are really very quick and smart to achieve decent scores in twenty 20. Here you can see the top scorers of Pakistan cricket team in T20:

Player

Score Year
Misbah ul Haq 87* 20 Apr 2008
Salman Butt 74 10 Oct 2008
Kamran Akmal 73 1 May 2010
Salman Butt 73 1 May 2010
Salman Butt 67* 8 May 2010
Misbah ul Haq 66* 18 Sep 2007
Kamran Akmal 64 5 Feb 2010
Umar Akmal 64 5 Jul 2010
Kamran Akmal 59* 7 May 2009
Imran Nazir 59 22 Sep 2007

It is strange to note that Misbah ul Haq who is many times considered to be batting at a very slow strike rate has played such brilliant batting innings in T20. In fact his first memorable performance was in the first edition of T20 world cup.

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