Top 10: Batsmen with Most Sixes in 20th Over in T20I

Finishing an innings on a high note is always a great sign for a side batting first in any limited-overs format, more so in T20Is. In the shortest format of the game, for the unversed, the 20th over is the final one, and teams will look to score as much as they can in those allotted 6 balls, preferably dealing with a lot of sixes.

So in an ideal scenario, the batting side would want their trusted big hitters or the designated finishers who can tonk the ball a mile to be batting in this phase. Many times, it’s because of their exploits in the final over, sides have positive signs of results when it’s their time to defend the target.

So here are the top 10 batters who have scored the maximum number of sixes in the final over of a T20I innings.

Most 6s in 20th Over in T20I

PlayerInnings6s in 20th OverStrike Rate
David Miller (SA)3122251.51
Dasun Shanaka (SL)2117241.09
Hardik Pandya (IND)2613202.81
Elton Chigumbura (ZIM)1812212.96
MS Dhoni (IND)4412190.15
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)2612244.77
Angelo Mathews (SL)2712215.95
Darren Sammy (WI)2011202.81
Shoaib Malik (PAK)3311209.21
Suryakumar Yadav (IND)711321.42

Key Stats

12: Number of batters to have scored 10 or more sixes in the final over of their team’s T20I batting innings. Apart from the 10 mentioned here, Kieron Pollard and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan have struck over 10 maximums in the 20th over of an innings.

132: MS Dhoni has faced the maximum number of balls in the 20th over of an innings and as expected, he has the most runs as well in that particular phase. Dhoni has a strike rate of over 190, with 12 maximums to his name. (Check out other records of MS Dhoni in international cricket here.)

321.42: Suryakumar’s batting strike rate when it comes to the final over of the innings, and though he has batted only 7 times in the final over, he has hit 11 maximums in the 28 balls he has faced.

Also Read | Suryakumar Yadav – T20I Runs – Year by Year

20: David Miller has struck the maximum number of sixes ever in the final over, and he has faced over 99 deliveries in all. He also has the second-most runs in this phase and has an average of 31.12, which is quite extraordinary.

41.00: Najibullah Zadran averages 41 in the 20th over of an innings and has gotten dismissed only on 4 occasions in that phase, scoring 164 runs and hitting 12 sixes. Dasun Shanaka averages 40 in the final over, amassing 160 runs in the process.

6: The number of players to have scored 150 or more runs just in the final over of an innings.

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