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Jan 12, 2024

5 Most expensive overs in T20I cricket


Stuart Broad: 36 runs against Yuvraj Singh (Durban, 2007)

Yuvraj scripted an iconic moment of cricketing history in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, following a heated conversation with England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff. Yuvraj went into "beast mode" and effortlessly dispatched Broad all over the park, hitting six consecutive sixes in the penultimate over of the Indian innings.

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Akila Dananjaya: 36 runs against Kieron Pollard (Antigua, 2021)

When Pollard gets into the groove, nobody can stop him, and the same thing happened on that day when the West Indian big hitter took on Sri Lanka spinner Dananjaya, smashing him all over the park at Antigua’s Coolidge Cricket Ground for six consecutive sixes, becoming the second batter to do so in T20Is. And Dananjaya became the first cricketer in the world to pick a hat-trick and concede six sixes in an over in the same match.

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Shivam Dube - 34 runs against Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor (Mount Maunganui, 2020)

Indian all-rounder Dube got the battering from the New Zealand duo in Mount Maunganui. Seifert set the over ablaze with a strong start, hammering 17 runs with two sixes and a four from the initial four balls. Seasoned Taylor then took charge as he contributed a boundary off a no-ball and two successive maximum strikes, bringing the total runs scored in that over to an impressive 34.

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Nasum Ahmed - 34 runs against Ryan Burl (Harare, 2022)

Bangladesh's left-arm spinner Nasum came to bowl the 15th over of the first innings at Harare Sports Club, with Zimbabwe struggling at 76/6. However, Nasum’s over changed everything as the left-handed Burl made mockery of his bowling, hitting him for four successive sixes followed by a boundary. It didn't stop there, as he finished off the over with a humongous six.

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Andile Phehlukwayo - 33 runs against Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali (Bristol, 2022)

It was the 17th over of the first innings when Bairstow dispatched Phehlukwayo for back-to-back sixes on the first two balls. The jolted South African pacer followed it up with two wides, with Bairstow taking a single off the next legit delivery, giving strike to Moeen. And then things changed as Moeen hammered Phehlukwayo for three consecutive sixes, denying the fast bowler any chance to make a comeback.

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