T20 matches are for entertainment. The real intention for the introduction of the format was to watch some high-scoring games and enjoy the thrill of boundaries scored and wickets tumbling in successive overs.
However, sometimes, a low-scoring match becomes more interesting and thrilling than a high scoring one could ever be. Packed fielding, proper planning, disciplined bowling and lots of in-house discussions bring everybody to the edge of their seats in such matches. The value of every single run amplifies in such situations.
In the 1st T20 between Sri Lanka and India on this Tuesday, the No. 1 team in the world was outclassed by the islanders. India, batting first, made 101 runs and was dismissed in 19 overs. Sri Lanka easily did away with the target in 18 overs and won the game.
However, there have been many instances when a target of 120 or lessÂ was successfully defended in a T20I game. We are going to take at all such instances in this slideshow.
Note: Matches reduced due to weather have not been included in the slideshow except where the run rate to win the game was less than 6.