T20 cricket is mostly a batsman’s sport. Batters have the option to take their shots from the ball in this arrangement. Any bowler will find it tough to prevent the batsman from scoring free runs with small boundaries and field restrictions. The situation may also influence the batter’s decision to go hard after the bowling.

This puts a lot of pressure on the bowler, having caused him to give up more runs than usual. Every bowler, however, has gone through a tough period in their career. And there will always be days when nothing goes your way and you get smacked for a lot of runs. That is something that everyone experiences. So, in this article, we’ll look at some of the most expensive overs in T20I World Cup history.

1. Stuart Broad (36 runs) in an Over against India during the 2007 T20 World Cup (6,6,6,6,6,6)

You must remember this event if you are a true Indian fan. One of the most memorable scenes in Indian world cricket. This was the match between India and England in South Africa’s inaugural T20 World Cup. After a strong start from both openers, India lost momentum in the middle overs. Yuvraj Singh, who had struggled in previous matches, came to bat in the final few overs.

Stuart Broad

The rest, however, is history. Remarkably, reasoning with Flintoff enraged Yuvraj, who hammered Stuart Broad all over the position in the next over. Broad arrived to bowl the 19th over, which converted out to be his worst disaster. Yuvraj smashed him for six consecutive sixes, propelling India past the 200-run mark. He also had the fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup, scoring it in 12 balls. Broad conceded 36 runs in that over, which remains the most expensive over ever bowled in an ICC event.

2. In the 2012 T20 World Cup, Izatullah Dawlatzai scored 32 runs in an over against England (4, W,6+nb,1+nb,6,6,6,6).

This was the sixth match of the 2012 T20 World Cup between England and Afghanistan in Colombo. England chose to bat first after winning the toss. The English team got started with a fast start, with their top order trying to score some quick runs. Izatullah Dawlatzai entered the game to bowl the 19th over. Buttler started the over with a four, but he was out on the very next ball, helping to bring Bairstow to the crease. Bairstow then hit the next ball to six, likely to result in a no-ball.

Izatullah Dawlatzai

On the next delivery, Dawlatzai bowled another no-ball, and Bairstow took a single to bring Luke Wright to the crease. The batter then hit three consecutive sixes off the next three balls to bring it 31 runs. The last ball, however, was hit for a single, and the over ended with 32 runs. In the T20I World Cup, this was the 2nd most costly over bowled.

3. Bilawal Bhatti scored 30 runs in an over against Australia in the 2014 World T20 (4,1,4,6,6,4+nb,4).

Australia and Pakistan met in the 16th match of the 2014 World Cup in Mirpur. Batting first, the Men in Green scored a remarkable 191/5 in 20 overs. Umar Akmal topped the team in scoring with 95 runs. Australia did lose their first two wickets for 8 runs while going to chase a large target. After that, Maxwell and Finch added 118 runs for the third wicket and both achieved half-centuries.

Bilawal Bhatti

Both batters are likely to be aggressive, and that is how they start. Bilawal Bhatti arrived to bowl the eighth over and went for a number of runs. Finch started the over with a boundary and a single on the second ball. Maxwell, on the other hand, totally destroyed him. The next four balls he hit for two sixes and two fours. However, on the last ball of the over, Bhatti bowled a no-ball, which also went for four, making this a 30-run over. However, Australia fell short by 16 runs and was bowled out for 175.

Most Runs in an Over in ICC T20 World Cup

Batter Runs Bowler Against Year
Yuvraj Singh (India) 36 Stuart Broad England 2007
Jonny Bairstow, Luke Wright (England) 32 Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan 2012
Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch (England) 30 Bilawal Bhatti Pakistan 2014
Jehan Mubarak (Sri Lanka) 29 Lameck Onyango Kenya 2007
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 29 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 2016
David Hussey (Australia) 27 Mohammad Sami Pakistan 2010
Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright (England) 27 Ravi Rampaul West Indies 2010
AB de Villiers, David Miller (South Africa) 26 Jade Dernbach England 2014
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 26 Brett Lee Australia 2009


Who scored the most runs in an over in T20?

Yuvraj Singh hit 36 off Stuart Broad in the first T20 World Cup match against England.

Who scored 36 runs in 6 balls?

Yuvraj Singh smacked England fast bowler Stuart Broad for a staggering 36 runs in the T20 World Cup in 2007.

Who hit the fastest fifty in T20?

Yuvraj Singh of India holds the record for the fastest fifty in T20 cricket, which he achieved in an international match against England in 2007.

Who is the most expensive bowler in T20?

Kasun Rajitha of Sri Lanka is the most expensive T20I bowler so far. In 2019, he gave up 75 runs for no wickets against Australia in Adelaide.

What is the highest run in one ball?

Andrew Symonds (Australia vs. New Zealand, Gabba, 2008) and Patsy Hendren (Australia vs. England, Melbourne, 1929) share the record for most runs off one ball in Test cricket (eight runs) (Australia vs New Zealand, Melbourne, 1980)

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