Scoring a century in a World Cup is a huge moment for any batsman as it will be etched in history for a long time. With T20s being the game’s shortest format, scoring a hundred in T20 World Cup is always considered a big knock.
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It takes a batter to bat at least 50% of the team’s balls in that innings, and most importantly, it should come with a better strike rate. You don’t see batters taking their time to settle in T20s, which will affect the team’s winning chances. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 highest individual scores in T20 World Cup.
Chris Gayle is the only player to score two centuries in T20 World Cups. He also scored two 80+ scores (98 against India and 88 against Australia) in the tournament. Mahela Jayawardene is the other player to score four 80+ runs in the tournament, including a hundred.
Alex Hales’ 116 against Sri Lanka in 2012 is the highest score by a batsman while chasing in T20 World Cup matches. Chris Gayle’s 11 sixes in his 100* against England in Mumbai in 2016 is the most number of sixes hit in a T20 WC match.
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Highest Individual Score in T20 World Cup: Top 10
|Batsmen||Score||Balls Taken||Strike Rate||Against||Year||Venue|
|Brendon McCullum (NZ)||123||58||212.06||Bangladesh||2012||Pallekelle|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||117||57||205.26||South Africa||2007||Johannesburg|
|Alex Hales (ENG)||116*||64||181.25||Sri Lanka||2014||Chattogram|
|Ahmed Shehzad (PAK)||111*||62||179.03||Bangladesh||2014||Dhaka|
|Rilee Rossouw (SA)||109||56||194.64||Bangladesh||2022||Sydney|
|Glenn Phillips (NZ)||104||64||162.5||Sri Lanka||2022||Sydney|
|Tamim Iqbal (BAN)||103*||63||163.49||Oman||2016||Dharamsala|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||101*||67||150.74||Sri Lanka||2021||Sharjah|
|Suresh Raina (IND)||101||60||168.33||South Africa||2010||Gros Islet|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||100*||48||208.33||England||2016||Mumbai|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||100||64||156.25||Zimbabwe||2010||Providence|