5 Unforgettable moments in T20 World Cup history : The T20 World Cup starts this week, we look back on past editions of the T20 World Cup and picked 5 unforgettable moments from this global event. Here’s look at 5 unforgettable moments in T20 World Cup history.
Yuvraj Singh’s 666666
Yuvraj Singh set the first edition of T20 World Cup brilliant as the dangerous left-hander Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in an over to Stuart Broad. He smashed the balls everywhere as he reached the fifty in just 12 balls, still this is the world record for the fastest fifty in International cricket.
Michael Hussey’s final over heroics
In 2010, Australia needed impossible 87 runs in just 7 overs and Michael Hussey came to bat and punished Pakistan’s bowling attack as he smashed 60 in just 24 balls. Mr. Cricket takes Australia to win from that situation. Australia needed 18 runs in the last over, Hussey smashed 3 sixes to ‘magician’ Saeed Ajmal. Michael Hussey’s fantastic innings take them to the final of T20 World Cup final in 2010.
Chris Gayle’s thundering 117
Chris Gayle gave the fastastic start for T20 World Cup as the Jamaican smashed 117 in 57 deliveries against hosts South Africa at Johannesburg. Chris Gayle reached his fifty in just 26 balls and next 50 in 25 balls, and he smashed 10 sixes. He hammered South Africa’s bowling attack. West Indies posted a total of 205/6, but South Africa chased this massive total with the help of Gibbs’ unbeaten 90.
Umar Gul’s incredible spell
Pakistan pacer Umar Gul thrashed New Zealand’s batting line-up with his reverse swing in the 2009 T20 World Cup. Umar Gul picked 5 wickets against New Zealand were bowled out for 99. He is the first bowler to take 5 wicket-haul in T20 Internationals. Pakistan won that match and eventually the tournament.
Netherlands’ thrilling victory
It is treat to watch when small team thrashing big teams in big tournament. Netherlands needed 163, were struk at 66 for 3 when two Netherlands stalwarts Tom de Grooth and Peter Borren puts partnership to chase the target. And then they need 17 off just 12 balls, Edgar Schiferli and Ryan ten Doeschate chased down the target against England at Lords.