Highest Score by a batsman in Twenty20 (T20) Cricket

 

Test cricket is where batsmen first defend, calculate and then score runs. 

One day Internationals is where batsmen look to attack, but there's a danger of being bowled out before playing full quota of 50 overs.

Twenty20 cricket is were batter don't think one bit, and smash everything from ball one. Selectors even keep those batsman away from this shortest version of international cricket who can't play innovative strokes.

If you like to hit sixes, T20 is for you.

But few batsmen have the ability to clear field at will. Chris Gayle of West Indies was the first batsman who managed to reach three figure individual score in 20 over cricket, and we all know how good a striker of cricket ball he is.

Update : Brendon McCullum of New Zealand blasted 116 runs off just 56 balls at AMI stadium in Christchurch against arch rivals Australians, making only the second ton in T20 cricket before Suresh Raina of India struck 3rd, against South Africa in T20 world cup at St Lucia. The very next day, Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka slapped Zimbabweans for only the 4th century in the format.


Highest Individual scores by a batsman in T20 cricket.

 

Batsman (Country)

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

Versus

Venue

Mon/Yr

Chris Gayle (WI)

117

57

7

10

South Africa

Jo'burg

11 Sep 2007

Brendon McCullum (NZ)

116*

56

12

8

Australia

Christchurch

28 Feb 2010

Suresh Raina (India)

101

60

9

5

South Africa

St Lucia

2 May 2010

Mahela Jayawardene (SL)

100

64

10

4

Zimbabwe

Guyana

3 May 2010

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

98*

55

8

5

New Zealand

Auckland

17 Feb 2005

Chris Gayle (WI)

98

66

5

7

India

Barbados

9 May 2010

Tillakaratane Dilshan (SL)

96*

67

12

2

West Indies

The Oval

19 Jun 2009

Demien Martyn (Aus)

96

56

7

5

South Africa

Brisbane

9 Jan 2006

JP Duminy

96

54

10

4

Zimbabwe

Kimberley

10 Oct 2010

Loots Bosman (SA)

94

45

5

9

England

Centurion

15 Nov 2009

Herschelle Gibbs (SA)

90*

55

14

2

West Indies

Jo'burg

11 Sep 2007

Graeme Smith (SA)

89*

58

11

1

Australia

Jo'burg

24 Feb 2006

Justin Kemp (SA)

89*

56

6

6

New Zealand

Durban

19 Sep 2007

David Warner (Aus)

89

43

7

6

South Africa

Melbourne

11 Jan 2009

David Hussey (Aus)

88*

44

5

6

South Africa

Jo'burg

27 Mar 2009

Hiral Patel (Canada)

88*

61

9

2

Ireland

Colombo

3 Feb 2010

Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)

88

44

11

4

Kenya

Jo'burg

14 Sep 2007

Chris Gayle (WI)

88

50

6

6

Australia

The Oval

6 Jun 2009

Graeme Smith (SA)

88

44

8

6

England

Centurion

15 Nov 2009

List limited to batsman with scores above 88 runs.



Note : above list is limited to batsmen who have scored more than a 88 in T20 games.. in process, batters from all main team like West Indies, India, Australia, England, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and New Zealand are included.