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Top 3 batting feats ever of T20 World Cup



The T20 world cup was started in 2007 and till now 6 T20 world cups have been played.

There have been many amazing innings in these 6 tournaments and it is very difficult to choose only 3  of them.

However, from all those spectacular innings, we have picked these 3 innings which are top of the pops based on our cricket experts.

1.Virat Kohli 82*(51) against Australia (2016)

Whenever a list of greatest T20 world cup innings will be made, this spectacular knock by Virat Kohli will always have a place in it.

In a virtual knockout game  against Australia in the final group match of the T20 World Cup in 2016, Virat Kohli once again played a anchoring role in helping India to an amazing victory due to his match-winning 82*(51) in a run-chase of 161. 

It is often regarded as one of the best knock played by Virat in T20Is, and rightly so.

He led his side back from the brink when his team was struggling at 49-3 after the dismissals of Rohit, Dhawan and Raina.

He stood calm and steady against the top class bowling attack to produce one of the finest innings in a run chase. 

He barely played a wrong shot in his entire innings.

He smashed  James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile over’s for 19 and 16 runs respectively.

Due to his brilliant innings, India chased the total with 5 balls to spare and knocked out Australia from the T20 world cup of 2016. 

2. Michael Hussey’s 60 (24) against Pakistan (2010 T20 WC Semi-final)

This was one of the most outstanding innings ever played in not only T20 world cups but also, overall in 20 over cricket.

Nobody was even thinking that Australia is going to win this match when they required 18 runs in the last over against the destructive bowling line up of Pakistan.

But Hussey played his dream innings that day and amazed everybody with his clean hitting.

Chasing 191 runs in a 20-over game, that too in a semi-final scenario, is never an easy task.

Australia needed 18 runs off the last over and Saeed Ajmal was bowling that over.

Any other batter other than Mike Hussey would not have scored.

But Hussey played a very outstanding innings of 60 runs off just 24 balls and won the match for his side. 

Undoubtedly,  this was a sensational batting performance from Hussey keeping in mind that it was a T20 World cup semi-final.

And that too, against the defending champions Pakistan that was the favourite to win the world cup at the time.

3. Chris Gayle 117(57) against SA in Inaugural T20 world cup

The Universal Boss was at his best against South Africa in the first ever T20 world cup.

It was the first match of the inaugural T20 world cup.

Chris Gayle played a sensational knock in this match and showed the world what T20 cricket is all about.

The Gayle Storm was unstoppable and it was just raining of sixes and boundaries.

The brilliant South African bowling attack was demolished and none of the bowlers stood a chance against The Universal Boss.  

His innings of 117 consist of 7 fours and 10 huge sixes.

This sensational innings by Chris Gayle helped his team to set a target of 206 runs to the South African side.

This was the first ever T20I century scored by any batter and it will always be remembered as one of the greatest T20 innings ever played in the history of the game. 

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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