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Top 10: Highest Individual Scores in T20 World Cup

Scoring a century in a World Cup is a huge moment for any batsman as it will be etched in history for a long time. With T20s being the game’s shortest format, scoring a hundred in T20WC is always considered a big knock.

It takes a batter to bat at least 50% of the team’s balls in that innings, and most importantly, it should come with a better strike rate. You don’t see batters taking their time to settle in T20s, which will affect the team’s winning chances. You can find that by the strike rate column in the below table.

And that’s why there are only 7 tons in the first six editions of the T20 World Cup.

This article will list the top 10 highest individual run-scorers in an innings in T20 World Cup matches.

BATSMENSCOREBALLS TAKENSTRIKE RATEAGAINSTYEARVENUE
Brendon McCullum (NZ)12358212.06Bangladesh2012Pallekele
Chris Gayle (WI)11757205.26South Africa2007Johannesburg
Alex Hales (ENG)116*64181.25Sri Lanka2013Chattogram
Ahmed Shehzad (PAK)111*62179.03Bangladesh2013Dhaka
Rille Rossouw (SA)10956194.64Bangladesh2022Sydney
Glenn Phillips (NZ)10464162.50Sri Lanka2022Sydney
Tamim Iqbal (BAN)103*63163.49Oman2016Dharamsala
Jos Buttler (ENG)101*67150.74Sri Lanka2021Sharjah
Suresh Raina (IND)10160168.33South Africa2010Gros Islet
Chris Gayle (WI)100*48208.33England2016Mumbai

Stats Insights

Chris Gayle is the only player to score two centuries in T20 World Cups. He also has scored two 80+ scores (98 against India and 88 against Australia) in the tournament.

Mahela Jayawardene is the other player to score 4 80+ runs in the tournament, including a hundred.

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Alex Hales’ 116 against Sri Lanka in 2013 is the highest score by a batsman while chasing in T20 World Cup matches.

Chris Gayle’s 11 sixes in his 100* against England in Mumbai in 2016 is the most number of sixes hit in a T20 WC match. You can find how Gayle dominates the overall sixes record in cricket in this page.Most Sixes in Career (ODI, Tests, & T20I)

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