In a very short span of time, T20 cricket has made a lot of fans across the globe. People love watching fours and sixes being hit on a regular basis and the shortest format gives them just that. In a game of 20-overs per side, each player come with an intention to hit as many runs in as lesser number of balls as possible.
Over the years, numerous players have played some magnificent knocks in T20 cricket. Scoring a century in a T20 international game was once looked as improbable. However, as the game progressed, several batsmen accomplished the feat, with some of them even reaching the 150-run mark.
In this article, we look at the top 5 highest individual scores in T20 internationals:
Aaron Finch is counted amongst the most destructive batsmen in T20 cricket. Finch, in his T20 career, has played a lot of brilliant knocks. However, his best knock came against Zimbabwe in 2018. In a T20 game against Zimbabwe, Finch hammered 172 runs off just 72 balls, a knock which was laced with 10 sixes and 16 fours. Finch’s knock of 172 runs is still the highest individual score in T20 internationals.
2. Hazratullah Zazai:
The Afghanistan batsman, Hazratullah Zazai is one of the most exciting prospects as far as Afghan’s batting is concerned. He has impressed one and all with his destructive stroke play.
On his day, Zazai can take the opposition to the cleaners. He currently holds the record of hitting the second-highest individual T20 score in international cricket. On 23rd February 2019, Zazai played a mouth-watering 162-run knock off 62 balls against Ireland, a knock which was laced with 16 sixes and 11 fours.
So far in his T20 international cricket career, he has played 15 T20s, scoring 361 runs at an average of 22.6.
3. Aaron Finch:
The Australian skipper in T20 cricket has the knack of hitting big knocks in the shortest format. Once he gets set, he makes sure he scores big. Finch also has the third-highest T20I individual score. Against England on 29th August 2013, he scored 156 runs off just 63 balls, including 11 fours and 14 sixes. In his T20 international career, he has scored 2346 runs in 71 games at a strike rate of 152.1.
4. Glenn Maxwell:
At number four is Australia cricketer, Glenn Maxwell. One shouldn’t be surprised to see his name on the list. Maxwell is a household name in T20 cricket. His game is perfectly suited for the shortest format of the game. He is currently an integral part of Australia’s T20 side. Over the years, he has played several match-winning knocks in T20 cricket for Australia. His best knock came against Sri Lanka on 6th September 2016, in which he scored 145 runs, including 9 sixes and 14 fours.
5. HG Munsey:
Scottish international HG Munsey holds the record of scoring the fifth highest individual score in T20I. He played an unbeaten 127-run knock against the Netherlands on 16th September 2019. His 127 runs came from just 56 balls. He hit 14 sixes and four fours during his epic knock. In his T20 international career, he has managed to score 987 runs in 38 games with a strike rate of 154.2.