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Top 5 most runs scored by a team in power play in T20Is

Here we list the top 5 most runs scored by a team in power play in T20 Internationals. Netherlands scored 91 runs in the power play against ireland in t20 world cup 2014.

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Last updated: 12.10.2021
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T20 is continuously been a treat to watch, a great start is continuously required for the team to go for a huge total. First Six overs of the innings are called Power play whereas it was 2 defenders are permitted to stand outside the 30-yard circle. Most individuals will cherish T20 only the start is nice and here we list the top 5 runs scored by a group in power play in T20.

 

5. 83 – West Indies v Australia in World T20 2009

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West Indies confronted Australia in a group match in World T20 2009 at the Kennington Oval, London, where Australia batted first and since of 63 from David Warner and a few helpful commitments from lower order made 169/9 in their 20 overs.

Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher opened the innings for Carribeans. This partnership included 83 runs in just 6 overs and 133 in 11 overs before Fletcher was out for 53 off 32 balls. Gayle made 83 runs in 50 balls which included Brett Lee’s over which went for 26 runs (3 sixes and 2 fours) in an over.

 

4. 86 – West Indies v South Africa in 2015


In 2015 earlier West Indies visited South Africa, On Jan 11, 2nd T20, South Africa batted first and scored a gigantic 231/7, with the help of captain Faf du Plessis making 119 and David Miller making 47 off 26 balls. In that circumstance, West Indies were required of an overwhelming start.

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels got stuck into the Proteas bowling and made 86/1 within the first six overs. Chris Gayle was 38 off 14 balls and Samuels was 28 off 13 balls. Gayle went on to a typhoon 90 off 41 balls and Samuels 60 off 39 balls, in the end, Darren Sammy made 20 off 7 balls to drag off a world record chase of 236 with 4 balls in hand.

 

3. 88 – South Africa v England in 2015


This was the second match of the two-match T20 series between South Africa and England in 2015. The match was played at Johannesburg and England had set a target of 172 for South Africa.

Though South Africa started with 14 runs off the first 2 overs, Amla and ABD smashed Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes to make 88 runs in the first 6 overs with both openers making 40s off 18 balls. Eventually, AB de Villiers was dismissed for 71 in 29 balls and Amla (69* off 38) and Du Plessis (22*) made sure South Africa reached the target comfortably in 14.4 overs.  

 

2. 89 – England v South Africa, World T20 2016


This was the Second match for England in group stages. South Africa who batted first, reached a total of 229/4 mostly due to the efforts of Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy, who all made fifties.

England needed some quick runs and their openers Roy and Hales provided them What they need, they smashed both Rabada and Steyn giving away 21 and 23 runs in their first over respectively. Despite losing Roy and Stokes by the time England reached 6 overs, they had made 89 runs later Joe Root’s massive inning, took them to a record 230/8, which caused them a comfortable win.

 

1. 91 – Netherlands v Ireland, World T20 2014


The World T20 2014 qualifying round match between the Netherlands and Ireland is remembered as one of the best T20 match of all time. Ireland batted first and scored 189/4, a respectable total for 20 overs cricket. But Netherlands was in need to make this total in 14.2 overs in order to knock Ireland and Zimbabwe out of the qualifying and qualify themselves.

What happened in Dutch innings was some magic, maybe. In the first 6 overs when Dutch openers Stephen Myburgh and Peter Borren went beating Irish bowlers. The Dutch raced to 91/1 in 6 overs with Myburgh on 63 off 23 balls and Borren making 31 off 15. Finally, Netherlands made 193 in just 13.5 overs with Wesley Barresi (40) and Tom Cooper (45 off 15) made sure that they qualified for the main round.

 

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