Highest Individual Scores in ICC T20 Internationals (No. 5 Will Surprise You!)

Highest Individual Scores in ICC T20

T20 International cricket has revolutionized the sport, bringing in a new era of fast-paced, high-scoring encounters. In this article, we’ll delve into the top 5 highest individual scores in ICC T20 International cricket, showcasing the explosive innings that have left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape.

Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) – 193 runs vs. South Africa (2021):

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman | Source: SkySports

Fakhar Zaman’s record-breaking innings of 193 not out against South Africa on April 14, 2021, is the highest individual score by a Pakistani batsman in T20 Internationals. His innings was marked by aggressive strokeplay, including 18 fours and 10 sixes. Fakhar’s spectacular knock played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s imposing total of 205/1.

Aaron Finch (Australia) – 172 runs vs. Zimbabwe (2018):

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch

Australian opener Aaron Finch holds the record for the highest individual score in T20 Internationals. His blistering knock of 172 runs came against Zimbabwe on July 3, 2018, at Harare Sports Club. Finch’s innings was a masterclass in power-hitting, featuring 16 fours and 10 sixes, and it played a pivotal role in Australia posting a mammoth total of 229/2.

Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan) – 162 runs vs. Ireland (2019):

Hazratullah Zazai announced his arrival on the international stage with a scintillating unbeaten knock of 162 runs against Ireland on February 23, 2019. The Afghan left-hander’s innings was laced with 16 sixes and 11 boundaries, showcasing his ability to clear the ropes with ease. This innings remains the second-highest individual score in T20 Internationals.

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 123 runs vs. Bangladesh (2012):

The former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum, held the record for the highest T20 International score for a considerable period. His innings of 123 runs against Bangladesh on September 21, 2012, set the cricketing world abuzz. McCullum’s knock featured 11 fours and 7 sixes, laying the foundation for New Zealand’s commanding total of 191/3.

Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 117 runs vs. South Africa (2007):

Known for his explosive batting in T20 cricket, Chris Gayle’s innings of 117 runs against South Africa on September 11, 2007, is a classic example of his destructive prowess. Gayle’s innings, which included 7 fours and 10 sixes, played a crucial role in West Indies’ formidable total of 205/6.