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Stats: Most runs in an over in T20 international cricket

most runs in an over in t20
Yuvraj Singh launches Broad over deep midwicket

India’s Yuvraj Singh holds the record for scoring the most runs in an over in T20 cricket when he hit Broad for six sixes. But who are the batsmen behind him in the list? We will take a look at the players who round off the top 5.

Batsman Runs Bowler Venue Year
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 36 Stuart Broad Johannesburg 2007
Jos Buttler (ENG) 32 Wayne Parnell Edgbaston 2012
J Buttler/J Bairstow/E Morgan (ENG) 32 Izatullah Dawlatzai Colombo 2012
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 30 Daryl Tuffey Auckland 2005
A Finch/G Maxwell (AUS) 30 Bilawal Bhatti Mirpur 2014

1. Yuvraj Singh (36 runs)

Six legal deliveries, six huge sixes. A bowler’s nightmare, a batsman’s dream!! Hitting every delivery in an over for a six seemed to be a fantasy before Gibbs did it against the Dutch. But Yuvraj managed it against a Test nation. May be one has to thank Freddie Flintoff since he fired up Yuvi just before the famous over before while he was bowling. In that process, he also managed to score the fastest fifty in an international game.

2. Jos Buttler (32 runs)

Aided by a couple of free hits, Jos Buttler managed to get 32 runs off Wayne Parnell in a rain shortened match. He hit three sixes and two fours in that over and that little cameo was considered his breakthrough innings in the international arena. England won the game by 28 runs.

​3. Buttler/Bairstow/Morgan (32 runs)

All three batsmen had a role in getting 32 runs off this over bowled by Afghanistan’s Dawlatzai. Buttler got out second ball after hitting a boundary. Bairstow hit a six and took a single from a free hit. Finally it was Wright’s turn to smash three successive sixes. And ironically, this happened within 10 days from the Parnell over.

4. Ricky Ponting (30 runs)

Perhaps a surprise name on the list is Australian legend Ricky Ponting. You wouldn’t associate someone like him to make 25 or 30 runs in an over. But in this case, he had teed off against New Zealand’s Daryl Tuffey and hit four sixes and a four in that over en route to his unbeaten 98, which is the highest score for him in this format. This was also the first ever T20 international match.

5. A Finch/G Maxwell (30 runs)

World Cricket’s latest sensation Glenn Maxwell scored a breathtaking 33 ball 74 against Pakistan in the World T20 game in Mirpur. Bilawal Bhatti was one among the many pakistani bowlers to have suffered at Maxwell’s hands as he was taken for 30 runs which was also helped by a beamer that went for 5 wides. Australia still went on to lose the match in the end.

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