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T20 World Cup: Stats and records

With the clock ticking down and just moments remaining for the commencement of the ICC T20 WORLD CUP, let’s have a look at the numbers and what history has in store about the T20 WORLD CUP.


2007: INDIA, beating Pakistan by 5 runs at Johannesburg, September 24, 2007

2009: PAKISTAN, beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets at Lord’s, June 21, 2009

2010: ENGLAND, beating Australia by 7 wickets at Bridgetown, May16, 2010


Leading run scorer: 615  by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka

Most runs in a tournament: 317 by Tillekeratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka in the 2009 edition

Most 50 plus scores: 5 by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka

Individual 100s:  117 by Chris Gayle of  West Indies, vs South Africa at Johannesburg, September 11, 200 ; 101 by Suresh Raina of India, vs South Africa at Gros Islet, May 2, 2010;  100  by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka, vs Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3 ,2010

Fastest 50:  off 12 balls by Yuvraj Singh of India, vs England at Durban, September 19, 2007

Fastest 100:  off 50 balls by Chris Gayle of  West Indies, vs South Africa at Johannesburg, September 11, 2007

Best average: 60.60 of Rohit Sharma for India

Highest  strike rate: 154.47 of Chris Gayle for West Indies

Most Sixes hit: 27 by Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka

Most Fours hit: 62 by Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka

Most Ducks: 4 by Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka


Leading wicket taker: 27 by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan

Most wickets in a tournament: 14 by Dirk Nannes of Australia in the 2010 edition

Best bowling figure: 5/6(3 overs) by Umar Gul of Pakistan, vs New Zealand at The Oval, June 13, 2009

Most economical bowling in a match:  4-0-9-2( eco:2.25) by Ajanta Mendis of Sri Lanka, vs West Indies at The Oval June 19,2009

Best economy: 5.64 of Daniel Vettori for New Zealand

Most runs conceded in a match: 4-0-64-0 by Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka, vs Pakistan at Johannesburg, September 17, 2007

Hat-trick: by Brett Lee of Australia, vs Bangladesh at Cape Town, September 16, 2007


Most catches by a fielder: 16 by AB de Villiers of South Africa

Most dismissals by a wicket-keeper: 21(14 catches, 7 stumpings) by Kamran Akmal of Pakistan


Netherlands beat England off the last ball at Lord’s, June 5 , 2009

Sri Lanka beat India off the last ball at Gros Islet, May 11 , 2010

South Africa beat New Zealand by 1 run at Lord’s, June 9, 2009

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 1 run at Bridgetown , May 8, 2010

New Zeland beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets at Providence, April 30, 2010


Sri Lanka beat Kenya by 172 runs at Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Cape Town, September 20, 2007

New Zealand beat kenya with 74 balls to spare at Durban, September 12, 2007


Highest Team Total:  260/6(20 overs) by Sri Lanka vs Kenya, at Johannesburg, September 14, 2007

Lowest Team Total: 68/10(16.4 overs) by Ireland vs West Indies, at Providence, April 30, 2010

Highest successfull run chase: 208/2(17.4 overs) by South Africa vs West Indies at Johannesburg, September 11, 2007

Most capped players in T20 world cups: 20 by Kamran Akmal, Mishbah-Ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan

Most matches as captain in T20 world cups:  17 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India along with Paul Collingwood of England

SPECIAL NOTE: Wishing team INDIA all the best for this year’s T20 world cup campaign!

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