5 highest match aggregates in T20Is
With each passing year, new batting records are been quashed in T20Is, and it seems as if the bat’s wrath on the ball is reaching new heights. And, considering that the World T20 takes place every second year, international teams are now taking the shortest format very seriously.With a plethora of T20 leagues having sprung up in a number of places, a T20 batsman now knows exactly what the situation demands, and the has the right skills to combat even the best of bowlers with their aggressive strokes.
Since the turn of this decade, a number of matches have been high scoring cliff-hangers, with the chasing team going out all guns blazing, even when facing the most improbable of targets. Here are five of the highest run aggregates in a T20I match:
#5 NEW ZEALAND VS AUSTRALIA, 2010
MATCH AGGREGATE: 428 RUNS
The second T20 of the 2010 series featuring the two Tasmanian sides is remembered best for Brendon McCullum’s frenzied attack on the Australian bowlers enroute an unbeaten 116. Shaun Tait was taken to the cleaners, with McCullum scooping his yorkers over the keeper’s head for maximums.
In reply to 214, Michael Clarke, in the company of the more adventurous Cameron White, got the visitors within a whisker of the target. Yet, they could manage only two runs of the required three on the last ball, and the outcome had to be decided by a super over.
Tim Southee kept things tight to concede only six runs in the super over, and Martin Guptill then smote Shaun Tait over cover, to finish off the match.