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Most Expensive First Over in T2oI Innings

Well begun is half done, they say, and it best suits the T20 format. Starting a T20 innings with a bang is like laying the best platform for your team to go big.

In the modern-day cricketing world, where the batters prefer attacking the very first of the bowler to work his mind, starting the first over with an attacking mentality is always a strategical move by the teams that like to play dominating cricket.

This article will state those instances where the most runs were scored in the first over of a T20 innings.

Most Expensive First Overs in T20 Internationals

BOWLERRUNS SCOREDBATSMENBATTING TEAMVENUEYEAR
Kemar Roach (WI)24David Warner (22), Shane Watson (1), Extras (1)AustraliaSydney2010
Syazrul Idrus (MAL)24Assad Vala (9), Tony Ura (8), Extras (7)P.N.G.Kuala Lumpur2023
Tendai Chatara (ZIM)23Quinton de Kock (23)South AfricaHobart2022
Lonwabo Tsotsobe (SA)21David Warner (16), Aaron Finch (5)AustraliaDurban2014
Kagiso Rabada (SA)21Jason Roy (16), Extras (5)EnglandWankhede2016
Imad Wasim (PAK)20Alex Carrey (20)AustraliaDubai (DSC)2018
Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)20Ghulam Shabber (15), Extras (5)UAEICCA Dubai2019
Aiden Markram (SA)20Lendl Simmons (20)West IndiesSt George's2021
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)20Rohit Sharma (13), KL Rahul (7)IndiaNagpur2022
Stuart Broad (ENG)19Dwayne Smith (18), Extras (1)West IndiesBridgetown2014

Stats Insights

Australia and West Indies are at the batting end of this list three times – the most by any team.

David Warner played big parts in the first two entries on the list.

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India’s best 1st over in T20Is came in Christchurch when Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir utilised Tim Southee’s opening over to add 19 runs to the team’s score.

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