Highest Individual Score in T20

By Hitesh Jain on Oct 9, 2021

With the introduction of T20 cricket, players have changed their tactics and techniques of playing games and have developed innovative skills. In T20 format, batsmen have become more aggressive with their creativity and making lots of runs. Now, it is possible for the team to set a 200+ target in 20 overs and teams have also achieved these targets in the 2nd innings because of power-hitting batsmen. Batsmen like Aaron Finch, Hazratullah Zazai have scored 150+ as individual runs in T20I.

List of T20 Highest Score Batsman

Aaron Finch has scored 172 runs and that is the highest score made by any player in T20 international. Let’s check out some of the T20 highest score batsmen.

Player

Runs

Balls

Opposition

Venue

Date

Aaron Finch (Australia)

172

76

Zimbabwe

Harare

03-07-2018

Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)

162*

62

Ireland

Dehradun

23-02-2019

Aaron Finch (Australia)

156

63

England

Southampton

29-08-2013

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

145*

65

Sri Lanka

Pallekele

06-09-2016

MP O'Dowd (Netherlands)

133*

73

Malaysia

Kirtipur

18-04-2021

George Munsey(Scotland)

127*

56

Netherlands

Dublin (Malahide)

16-09-2019

Evin Lewis (West Indies)

125*

62

India

Kingston

09-07-2017

Shaheryar Butt (Belgium)

125*

50

Czech Rep.

Walferdange

29-08-2020

Shane Watson (Australia)

124*

71

India

Sydney

31-01-2016

Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)

124

62

Hong Kong

Al Amerat

07-10-2019

Highest Individual Score in T20

Aaron Finch (172)

Aaron Finch, an Australian batsman, has scored 172 as the highest score in the T20 international against Zimbabwe at Harare on 3 Jul 2018. He scored 172 from just 76 balls at the strike rate of 226.31 that helped Australia to cross 200 marks on the scoreboard and Australia won the match by a big margin of 100 runs. Finch’s career in the T20 international started at the match against England at Adelaide on January 12, 2011. Since then he never looked back and serving his team as an opening batsman. He is one of the good finishers for the Australian cricket team and has lots of talent to hit the ball hard. Currently, he comes at the number 3 position in the ICC T20 batting ranking. In 2013, Finch drew attention when he hit 156 runs from just 63 balls in a T20I against England and then he never stopped and continued making runs as an opener with David Warner. Aaron Finch has another record of 156 runs from 63 against England at Southampton on 29 Aug 2013. He has been listed 2 times, at the top and at 3rd position for the highest score in T20I. 

Hazratullah Zazai (162*)

Hazratullah Zazai is an Afghanistan left-handed batsman who sits at the 2nd position for hitting the highest score in T20I after Aaron Finch. He has played just 15 T20I matches and scored 162 not out as the highest individual score after Finch in the T20I against Ireland at Dehradun on Feb 23, 2019. This performance has registered him as a never forgettable name in T20 cricket. He scores run at a strike rate of 155.31 and has contributed 570 runs for his team with an average of 40.71. Zazai made his debut in a match against the United Arab Emirates at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Dec 16, 2016. Afghanistan team is popular because of their spin bowlers but the entry of Hazratullah Zazai will provide them some strength in the batting lineup. In the Afghanistan Premier League, he has a record of hitting the six 6s in an over against Balkh Legends in Sharjah. 

Glenn Maxwell (145*)

Glenn Maxwell comes at the 4th position in hitting the highest individual score in T20I because Aaron Finch is in 3rd position again for striking 156 runs. Glenn Maxwell is one of the power hitters of the Australian side who can turn the match anytime. Maxwell made his debut in T20I in a match against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sep 05, 2012. As of September 2021, he has contributed 1780 runs from his 65 innings at a strike rate of 158.93. He is one of the best all-rounders of Australia who likes to bat in the middle order. He has smashed 3 centuries and 9 fifties in T20 cricket. 

Max O'Dowd (133*)

Max O'Dowd is at the number 5th position for hitting the highest individual score of unbeaten 133 runs against Malaysia at Kirtipur on 18 Apr 2021. Max O’Dowd originally belongs to New Zealand but represents the Netherlands in international cricket. He is one of the best power hitters who loves to bat at the top order and his batting talent is ideal for T20 cricket. He made his debut in T20I against Nepal at VRA Cricket Ground on Jul 01, 2015. As of Sept 2021, he has played 40 T20 international matches and scored 1038 runs at a strike rate of 125.21.

Last updated - Oct 9, 2021 2:18 pm
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