Top 5 Best bowling figures in T20 World Cup : Every bowler has a desire to get more than 5 Wickets in T20 World Cup match but only few did it. Especially if it is the World T20, they innovate and put in their best efforts to outclass the batsmen with their magical performance. Here is a list of top 5 Best Bowling Figures in T20 World Cup. Check out:
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Mitchell Santner – 4/11 v India (2016)
Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who bowled a brilliant spell against India to help New Zealand defend the small target of 127. Kane Williamson decided to go to with a 3 spinners. New Zealand Spinners picked up 9 wickets and bundled out the India for just 79 runs. His bowling figure is 4/11 included Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ms Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. He was awarded as the Man of the Match for his brilliant spell.
Shahid Afridi – 4/11 v Netherlands (2009)
In 2009 T20 World Cup, Shahid Afridi thrashed Netherland’s batting line-up with his fast leg breaks at Lords. Shahid Afridi claimed the best figure in T20 World Cup of 4 for 11. In that match, Pakistan Spinners removed 8 batsmen. Finally, Pakistan bundled out the Netherland for just 93 while chasing a targe of 176 runs.
Lasith Malinga – 5/31 v England (2012)
Lasith Malinga is one of the fast bowlers and yorker specialist. In 2012, during Group 1 match against England, Malinga thrashed the England’s top order with his fiery bowling attack. He dismissed three players in the very first over, they are Luke Wright, Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales and another two were Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara. Malinga was awarded as the Man of the Match for his brilliant performance.
Ahsan Malik – 5/19 v South Africa (2014)
Ahsan Malik is the only Associate bowler to feature in this list with a best figure of 5 for 19 againt South Africa. His scalps included Graeme Smith, Albie Morkel, David Miller, Dale Steyn and Beruan Hendriks. Netherlands restricted South Africa for just 145 runs. But, Netherlands lost the match by just 6 runs.
Ajantha Mendis – 6/8 v Zimbabwe (2012)
Ajantha Mendis had a best figure of 6/8 which is not only the best of T20 World Cup but also in overall T20 Internationals. Sri Lanka batted first and posted a big total of 183 runs. Zimbabwe started to chase and surrendered to Ajantha Mendis. Ajantha Mendis picked up the first 4 batsmans and later added 2 more wickets.