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The Top 10 Most Expensive Overs in T20I Matches

With batting in T20s becoming easier, the scores on board are reaching new heights, thanks to the drop-in pitches and shorter boundaries being used all around the globe.

Two times in international T20s, 36 runs have been scored in an over. Yuvraj Singh (India) against Stuart Broad (England) and Kieron Pollard (West Indies) against Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka) have attained the optimum result of hitting six sixes in an over.

This article will list the top ten overs that conceded the most runs in T20 international cricket.

Most Expensive Overs in the T20Is

RUNS SCOREDBATTING TEAMBATTERSBOWLERVENUEYEAR
36West IndiesKieron Pollard (36)Akila Dananjaya (SL)Coolidge2021
36IndiaYuvraj Singh (36)Stuart Broad (ENG)Durban2007
36NepalDipendra Singh Airee (36)Kamran Khan (QAT)Al Amerat2024
36IndiaRinku Singh (18), Rohit Sharma (17), Extras (1)Karim Janat (AFG)Bengaluru2024
34New ZealandTim Seifert (17), Ross Taylor (16), Extras (1)Shivam Dube (IND)Mount Maunganui2020
34ZimbabweRyan Burl (34)Nasum Ahmed (BAN)Harare2022
33MalaysiaSyed Aziz (15), Zubaidi Zulkifle (7), Extras (11)Nasrulla Rana (HKG)Kuala Lumpur2023
33EnglandJonny Bairstow (13), Moeen Ali (18), Extras (2)Andile Phehlukwayo (SA)Bristol2022
32West IndiesEvin Lewis (31), Extras (1)Stuart Binny (IND)Lauderhill2016
32ScotlandGeorge Munsey (32)Max O'Dowd (NED)Dublin (Malahide)2019
32EnglandJos Buttler (30), Extras (2)Wayne Parnell (SA)Birmingham2012

Stats Insights

West Indies and England have been twice on the list for scoring more than 31 runs or more in an over.

Two players from India have conceded more than 32 runs in an over: Shivam Dube and Stuart Binny.

Interestingly, no players from this list ended up in the top ten expensive bowling spells in T20I cricket.

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Kieron Pollard is the only batsman to hit ‘six sixes in an over’ in home country in any international format.

Related: What is the expensive over bowled in an IPL game?

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