In an ICC T20 World Cup, the opening six overs are always very important since they set the tone for how the match will play out. Cricket fans worldwide are called to book T20 World Cup 2024 Tickets from our online platform eticketing.co. Cricket fans can book England vs Scotland Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.

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Batters have taken full advantage of the field limitations in the T20Is during the past ten years, launching a flurry of boundaries during the powerplay.

  • At the 2016 T20 World Cup, England scored the highest on the powerplay.
  • The West Indies have the second-highest powerplay score in the T20 World Cup.

Some notable stars who relish taking the bowlers early on are Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner. In light of this, let’s examine the top ten points that teams have scored during a powerplay:

10) West Indies: 86 runs

In 2015, South Africa and the West Indies played their second T20 International Series encounter at the storied Johannesburg stadium. The visitors destroyed the Proteas bowling attack and managed to chase down the enormous total of 232 runs with four balls remaining.

Chris Gayle was the one who ignited the crowd with a breathtaking 90-run blowout off of just 41 deliveries. The “Universe Boss” gave his team a fantastic start, enabling the West Indies to score up to 86 runs during the powerplay. Gayle hit a career-high 38 runs off just 14 balls.

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9) West Indies: 88 runs

The third ICC T20 World Cup match took place in Dhaka in December 2018, and West Indies thoroughly outclassed Bangladesh. The Caribbeans scored 190 runs in 20 overs because of the exploits of Evin Lewis. After the visitors scored 88 runs in the first six overs, the left-handed hitter gave his team a great start.

In just 24 balls during the powerplay, Lewis scored 62 runs in total. Six fours and eight sixes were among his final 89 runs off 36 deliveries during the game. The Windies defeated Bangladesh by 50 runs after restricting them to 140 after they had scored 190.

8) South Africa: 88 runs

The hosts came out swinging in the second T20 World Cup between South Africa and England in Johannesburg in 2016 and managed to chase the massive goal of 172 runs in just 15 overs. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, two experienced bowlers from South Africa, jointly launched an attack on English bowlers.

Together, they scored 88 runs during the powerplay, taking the England bowling attack to task. Amla also hit 40 off 18 deliveries, while De Villiers made 41 off 18. The two kept up the attack, stitching up an incredible 125 runs for the first wicket to overwhelm the visiting team. Proteas won the match by nine wickets, however, Amla managed to stay undefeated at 69 after De Villiers lost his wicket at 71 off 29.

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7) England: 89 runs

With two balls remaining, the English team chased down 230 runs against South Africa in another exciting match during India’s 2016 T20 World Cup. Jason Roy got England off to an explosive start and set the groundwork for the counterattack. In the powerplay, England amassed 89 runs thanks to 43 from Roy, who needed just 16 balls five fours and three sixes. With 83 runs from 44 overs, senior hitter Joe Root kept up the momentum and helped England win.

6) West Indies: 91 runs

It is rare to witness batters going completely crazy in low-scoring games, but that is exactly what happened in the 2018 opening T20 International between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Sylhet when the Windies managed to chase down 130 runs in just 10.5 overs.

Shai Hope, the West Indies opener, utterly destroyed the Bangladeshi bowlers, motivating the visitors to reach 91/1 in the opening six overs. During the powerplay, Hope made 52 off 17 deliveries to put the hosts out of the game. At the time, it was the third-fastest T20I fifty.

5) Australia: 91 runs

The Australians, with five wickets in hand, chased down the enormous goal of 244 runs in 18.5 overs in the fifth match of the Trans-Tasman T20 Tri-Series against New Zealand and Australia conducted in Auckland in 2018.

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Kiwi bowlers were thoroughly embarrassed by the combined effects of opening duo David Warner and D’Arcy Short. After six overs, Australia reached 91 runs thanks to the opening pair’s prolific batting. Warner scored 39 points off of 16 balls, and Short finished with 38 points from 20 deliveries. You may also like: The full guide to the men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2024

4) Netherlands: 91 runs

In the twelfth match of Group B’s First Round of the 2016 T20 World Cup, the Netherlands defeated Ireland by nearly 200 runs in just 14 overs. The Netherlands scored 193/4 with 37 balls remaining while chasing 190.

Ireland’s bowling attack was completely demolished by Stephan Myburgh and skipper Peter Borren, who scored 91 runs in the first six overs. Borren was out on the final ball of the powerplay after scoring 31 off 15 balls. But Myburgh was the main mastermind behind the spectacular beginning. In the powerplay, he scored 57 runs off of just 21 deliveries.

3) Ireland: 93 runs

In January 2020, Ireland played the West Indies at St George’s and its senior batsmen, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien, led their team to an incredible 93 runs in the powerplay. With Stirling reaching the maximum in the first six overs, the Irish side’s batting innings got off to a great start.

Kevin managed to score 23 off 11 balls, whereas Stirling managed to score 67 from 25. Stirling helped lead Ireland to 208/7 with a final score of 95 off 47 deliveries, six fours, and eight sixes. West Indies scored 4 runs less than the total in response.

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2) West Indies: 98 runs

When West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard pulled off a Yuvraj Singh move against Sri Lanka at Coolidge in the first T20 international of the year in March, it was the second-highest score in the powerplay. Windies’ stunning knock by captain Pollard allowed them to chase down the pitiful 132 in just 14 overs. The hosts took four wickets at the end of the first five overs, scoring 62 runs, with statistics of 2-0-17-3 for Akila Dhananjaya.

However, no one saw what was in store for them in the final powerplay. As Dhananjaya was about to deliver his third over, Pollard took him to task, hitting all six balls into the stands to tie the global record that has only been broken by a select few players in the history of the game. West Indies were motivated by this to score up to 98 runs during the powerplay.

1) South Africa: 102 runs

Up to March 26, 2023, Kieron Pollard, the West Indies captain at the time, had the most powerplay score of any player when he hit six sixes to help his team score 98. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks, however, smashed 102 runs in the first six overs of the second T20 International against West Indies on Sunday, shattering the record and making South Africa the first team to surpass 100 runs inside the powerplay.

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De Kock achieved the fastest half-century for the Proteas and seventh overall in the process. In the shortest format, it took the left-handed batter just fifteen pitches to reach fifty runs. In the powerplay, Hendricks hammered 35 off of 12 deliveries, while De Kock hammered 62 off just 24 balls.

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