T20 World Cup records | T20 Cricket World Cup

Twenty20 Cricket records:

  • India won the inagural T20 Cricket world cup in South Africa in 2007 while Pakistan won the second T20 world cup in 2009.
  • Australia failed to win Twenty20 Cricket world cup till now.
  • Only subcontinet teams reached finals in first two T20 world cups. Pakistan reached finals in both Twenty20 Cricket world cups.
  • Umar Gul: Highest wicket taker in both 2007 and 2009 T20 world cups with 7 wickets.
  • First centurion in T20 world cup history: Chris Gayle (West Indies). He scored 117 runs against South Africa.
  • Highest half centuries: Gautam Gambhir and Mathew Hayden
  • Highest score: Sri Lanka – 260/6 against Kenya in 2007 T20 world cup
  • Lowest scores: Ireland – 67 in 17.2 overs against in 2009 T20 World Cup. Kenya – 73 against New Zealand in 2007 T20 world cup.
  • Largest victory margin by runs – Sri Lanka defeated Kenya by 172 runs making the highest win margin defending a total of 260 runs
  • Largest victory margin by wickets – New Zealand holds the record of defeating Bangladesh by 10 wickets
  • Most sixes in a match – A total of 23 sixes were hit in the match between South Africa (17) and England (6)
  • First hat trick – Brett Lee of Australia claimed the first hat-trick in the T20 history against Bangladesh dismissing Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza and Alok Kapali in the 17th over.
  • Fastest 100 – Chris Gayle slashed a century in 50 balls
  • Fastest 50 – Yuvraj Singh made the fastest 50 of the game in 12 balls.
  • Centurions in T20 World cup: Chris Gayle, Mahela Jayawardene and Suresh Raina
  • Six sixes in an over – Yuvraj Singh became the fourth cricketer in the history of the game, following Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs, to hit six maximums in an over off England’s Stuart Board
  • Most sixes in an innings by a player – Chris Gayle hit 10 sixes in an innings against South Africa
  • Most runs in an over – Yuvraj Singh made 36 runs in an over against England by hitting six sixes in the over off Stuart Board
  •   Best bowling figures – Umar Gul, Pakistan took 5 wickets for just 6 runs in three overs against New Zealand

We have to see how many T20 records will break in 2010 cricket world cup.

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