May 16, 2022

T20 cricket is among the most unpredictable codecs of the sport. Such is the unpredictability of this format that no group could be estimated inferior to their opponents. On events, even a person efficiency has proved sufficient to take down even the mightiest of the opposition. Regardless of such uncertainty, there have been instances within the T20 World Cup when a match has ended with unforeseeable outcomes.

 

This is a have a look at 5 matches that rank among the many greatest upsets in T20 World Cup historical past:

 

1. Zimbabwe vs Australia, T20 WC 2007

Zimbabwe's win over Australia is one of the biggest upsets in cricket history
Zimbabwe’s win over Australia is among the greatest upsets in cricket historical past

Zimbabwe defeated Australia within the inaugural T20 World Cup version in 2007 in one of many greatest upsets in cricket historical past, go away alone the T20I format. Australia was a cricketing big when Zimbabwe mustered the braveness to take down a group that was blessed with among the biggest gamers of all-time. Batting first, the Australians struggled their approach to 138 for 9 of their 20 overs. It was as a result of Brad Hodge’s quickfire 35 that the Kangaroos might submit 138 after a powerful bowling show by the Zimbabweans left them shell-shocked.

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In reply, Zimbabwe did not face nice hassle in claiming their first-ever T20 World Cup win towards Australia. Wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor performed the anchor’s position with a vital 60 off simply 45 deliveries to information his group to a 5-wicket win over the Aussies.. His innings noticed jubilation within the Zimbabwean camp as they managed to inflict one of many greatest upsets in cricket historical past.

 

2. Bangladesh vs West Indies, T20 WC 2007

Bangladesh got the better of West Indies in the inaugural T20 WC edition
Bangladesh bought the higher of West Indies within the inaugural T20 WC version

In the identical version of T20 World Cup, Bangladesh created historical past after defeating West Indies of their maiden conflict in T20 WC historical past. Led by Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladesh took the assault to the flamboyant West Indian outfit in claiming their first win within the event. Batting first, West Indies posted a tough whole of 164 runs leaving a rookie Bangladeshi XI with a troublesome activity in hand.

Nevertheless, led by their skipper within the chase, the ‘Males in Inexperienced’ did not panic a bit regardless of early injury on the high of the order. An enormous partnership between Ashraful and Aftab Ahmed proved sufficient for Bangladesh to topple West Indies within the World T20 fixture. It was the primary indicators of Bangladesh displaying their potential even within the shortest format of the sport.

 

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3. Netherlands vs England, T20 WC 2009

Netherlands went past England at Lord's in T20 World Cup 2009
Netherlands went previous England at Lord’s in T20 World Cup 2009

 

Within the opening conflict within the T20 World Cup 2009, hosts England confronted Netherlands at Lord’s in what was anticipated to be a one-sided affair. Nevertheless, what adopted introduced mere disappointment for the English followers. In a house World Cup, England started their marketing campaign on a moderately poor notice after Netherlands went previous their neighbours with ease.  Chasing 163 to win, the ‘Males in Orange’  did not break a sweat and chased down the full on the final ball of the match. Grooth top-scored for Netherlands whereas ten Doeschate and Borren made helpful contributions in serving to their group in an inspiring run-chase on the Residence of Cricket.

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4. Hong Kong vs Bangladesh, T20 WC 2014

Hong Kong inflicted a surprise win over hosts Bangladesh in T20 World Cup 2014
Hong Kong inflicted a shock win over hosts Bangladesh in 2014

Within the T20 World Cup in 2014, Bangladesh bought a style of their very own medication when Hong Kong inflicted an enormous upset upon the hosts. On a sluggish wicket in Chattogram, the hosts had been discovered wanting towards spin bowling. Batting first, Bangladesh was bundled out for 108 whereas their opposition did not permit them to chop free. Chasing a paltry rating of 109 for victory, Hong Kong’s inexperience got here to the fore after they stumbled their means by means of the middle-order. Nevertheless, runs from Munir Dar and Irfan Ahmed propelled them a 2-wicket win over Bangladesh. It was a historic event for the Affiliate nation and ended up being one of many greatest upsets within the historical past of T20 World Cup.

 

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5. Afghanistan vs West Indies, T20 WC 2016

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Within the newest version of the T20 World Cup in 2016, eventual champions West Indies misplaced to Afghanistan as their solely loss in all the event in 2016. On a turning monitor in Nagpur, Afghanistan spinners’ spun an online across the Windies batters in stopping them to play their pure recreation. Defending a paltry whole of 123, Afghanistan managed to cease the opposition at 117 of their 20 overs. It was a collective effort from their bowlers that Afghanistan succeeded in claiming their first win within the Tremendous-10s. It was certainly an enormous upset within the T20 World Cup.