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Most 50+ Scores in a Single T20 World Cup Tournament

Half-centuries in T20s showcase a batsman’s ability to build useful innings for his team in the quickest of environments. Only some batters can produce such efforts consistently.

There are other few who have reached more in one calendar year. But that is a topic for another blog.

In World Cup games, where the pressure is at its peak, it takes a champion’s intent and skill to contribute to a team with 50+ scores. This blog is about those champions who have managed to score the fifties in bulk in one edition of the T20 World Cup.

This article lists the players who scored 3 or more fifty-plus in a single Men’s T20 World Cup edition.

Most 50+ Scores in a Single T20 WC Edition

BATSMAN50+ SCORESYEARINNINGSRUNS SCOREDHIGH SCORE
Matthew Hayden (AUS)42007626573*
Virat Kohli (IND)42014631977
Babar Azam (PAK)42021630370
Virat Kohli (IND)42022629682*
Gautam Gambhir (IND)32007622775
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)32009731796*
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)320106302100
Chris Gayle (WI)32012622275*
Marlon Samuels (WI)32012623078
Shane Watson (AUS)32012624972
Stephan Myburgh (NED)32014722463
Virat Kohli (IND)32016527389*
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)32021628179*
Pathum Nissanka (SL)32021822172
KL Rahul (IND)32021519469
David Warner (AUS)32021728989*
Suryakumar Yadav IND)32022623968

Key Stats

Matthew Hayden, Virat Kohli, & Babar Azam are the only three players to accumulate three 50+ scores in a T20 World Cup edition. All three players took 6 innings to achieve this mark. Virat, 319 runs in 2014, is the highest-ever scorer in a single WC tournament. You can find the top ten list here.

2021 is the best year for batters, with five finding their place in the list above.

Babar Azam became the 4th player to score 300+ runs in a single WC edition in 2021. You can find the year-by-year top run scorer in the tournament in this blog.

Interestingly, only Mahela Jayawardene in the above list has been the only player to score a century in that edition.

RELATED: Most Runs against a Single Opponent in T20 World Cup

Buvanesh Thiraviam - writer in Cricindeed

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