T20 is an awesome format of Cricket as it allows players to unveil their best without considering the extended time limit. As everything is faster in T20, players tend to reveal their explosive side more often in T20s. If you also enjoy T20s, here are top 5 most explosive innings we have seen in International t20s so far that you must see at least once.
- 1. Brendon McCullum (116 from 56 balls, not out)
In the T20 match played on 28 Feb, 2010, this Kiwi-wicket keeper shook the ground with his wooing performance against Australia. With McCullum and Southee partnering, New Zealand tied with Australia (New Zealand 214-6 while Australia 214-4). However, after a super over New Zealand became the winner.
- 2. Chris Gayle (117 from 57 balls)
Chris Gayle is undoubtedly one of the top most explosive players around in T20. In his match played against South Africa on 11 Sep, 2007, this stormy batsman scored benumbing 117 runs in merely 57 balls. At that time, it became the highest score ever made in T20 and piloted South Africa home with 14 balls remaining, the highest score chased down in 20 internationals.
- 3. Richard Levi (117 from 51 balls, notout)
In the match played on 19 Feb, 2012 against New Zealand, this South African newbie was just playing his second T20 International when he scored the fastest 117 in T20. He hit the most sixes in a Twenty20 innings – 13 – on his way to the fastest hundred in the format, off 45 balls, and made New Zealand’s 173 look at least 50 short of a par score.
- 4. Tillakaratne Dilshan (104 from 45 balls, notout)
In the match played against Australia in 2011, Dilshan was the captain as well as opener of Sri Lankan team and having got the batting in first inning had to ensure that Australia must not get its fair chance to win by beating the Sri Lanka in second inning. In his storming batting session Dilshan scored 104 runs merely in 45 balls with 12 fours and 5 sixes. It was amazing to see his playing and his contribution won the team the match as well.
- 5. Suresh Raina (101 from 60 balls)
On May 2, 2010 India played against South Africa and won by 14 runs. The core reason behind Indian victory was Suresh Raina’s fiery batting that contributed 101 runs in 60 balls with 9 4s and 5 6s. This inning was made memorable when ESPN Cricinfo awarded hi inning of the year award for it.