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Some Interesting Facts About First 20-20 World Cup

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Some Interesting Facts About First 20-20 World Cup

1. Australia lost to Zimbabwe in their opening match in the 2007 edition of T20 World Cup

2. Only one match was abandoned in the 2007 World Cup – the group match between India and Scotland in Durban

3. Adam Gilchrist had the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in 2007 T20 World Cup – 9 dismissals

4. Sri Lanka has a dubious record of winning by the biggest margin in terms of runs and losing by the biggest margin in terms of wickets – won against Kenya by 172 runs and lost to Australia by 10 wickets

5. The first hat-trick of World Cup was taken by Brett lee against Bangladesh

6. Highest successful run chase in the world cup T20 was by South Africa against West Indies – chased the target of 205 runs

7. Yuvraj Singh became the first player in T20 to hit six 6s in an over. This was against England in T20 world cup 2007 and the unfortunate bowler was Stuart Broad

8. The highest team total in world cup T20 is 260/6 by Sri Lanka against Kenya

9. Yuvraj Singh has scored the fastest fifty (in 12 balls) in T20 world cup. This was against England

10. Mathew Hayden of Australia is the highest run-getter in T20 world cup series (265 runs)

11. Kenyan team was all out for 73 runs against New Zealand – Lowest total in a T20 world cup match

12. India’s highest score in a T20 world cup match is against England – 218/4

13. West Indies conceded the most number of extra runs (28 extras) in their T20 World Cup 2007 match against South Africa at Johannesburg

14. Chris Gayle, West Indies (117 runs) is the only person to score a century in a T20 World Cup match. This was against South Africa

15. Craig McMillan of New Zealand scored the maximum number of sixes (13 sixes) in 2007 T20 cup

16. Yuvraj Singh was a close second with 12 sixes

17. Chris Gayle hit 10 sixes – the maximum in a T20 world cup innings – against South Africa

18. Gayle has scored the highest number of runs from fours and sixes in an innings – 88 runs (7 fours and 10 sixes) against South Africa

19. Umar Gul of Pakistan took the most number of wickets (13 wickets at an avg of 11.92) in the series

20. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka conceded 64 runs in 4 overs against Pakistan at Johannesburg  – the most number of runs conceded in an innings

21. Gayle and Smith scored 145 runs in partnership for the 1st wicket against South Africa – the highest partnership for any wicket

22. Ab de Villiers (South Africa) and Younis Khan (Pakistan) took the most number of catches in the series (6 catches each)

posted Jun 5, 2016 by Ritika Sharma

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