Today we bring you the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012. T20 or the format for see ball hit ball cricket has developed into the biggest sporting entertainment in the world of cricket. Teams have started prioritizing their T20 credentials with just as much importance allotted for the other world cup as well. The T20 world cup on the flat pitches of Sri Lanka in 2012, was an opportunity to score plenty of runs.
However, the pitches did offer turn in the second innings with a heavy amount of dew settling under the lights. That made the job of the dealers difficult and the fielders to we’re unable to hold the ball as it scurried away to the boundary with relative ease. There were some high targets chased as well as scored in the first innings of a match during the campaign. Following are some of the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
Highest Totals in T20 World Cup 2012
5. Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 18th September 2012
Sri Lanka, the hosting nation had entered the tournament with a very strong team. Their batting department had the presence of legends in the form of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. In addition to that, they also had experienced batters like Angelo Mathews, Tillakaratne Dilshan, and Dinesh Chandimal. To balance their team, they had players like Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara and Rangana Herath in their ranks.
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The presence of two very experienced customers like Herath and Malinga was an added incentive for the team. In that match against Zimbabwe in Hambantota on 21st September 2012, Sri Lanka plundered hapless Zimbabwe bowling attack for 182 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. They were able to win the match by a handsome margin of runs. Among the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
4. West Indies vs Australia 22nd September 2012
It was another clash between the two favorites of the tournament. In Colombo (RPS), West Indies announced their arrival to the world of T20 cricket with a renewed amount of vigor. They had batsmen like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo– players who were suited to the brand of cricket required to become successful in T20 cricket.
Australia’s potent pace attack consisting of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Ben Hilfenhaus were taken to the cleaners that day with West Indies showing all the firepower they possessed. They scored 192 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Among the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
3. New Zealand vs Bangladesh 21st September 2012
New Zealand, the chokers of the game along with South Africa had the reputation to shine in tournaments like the World Cup, only until the time they reached the knockout stages. Led by the maverick Ross Taylor, the New Zealand team had players like Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, and experienced Daniel Vettori in their ranks.
On the other hand, Bangladesh had a moderate team with the likes of talented players like Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, and Tamim Iqbal. Although they were no match for New Zealand as they scored 191 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Among the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
2. England vs Afghanistan 21st September 2012
England had a formidable batting line up for the tournament. Although they had been considered the perennial laggards in the shorter version of the game, they had enough firepower to dismantle a team like Afghanistan who was still trying to establish themselves as a viable opposition in a high octane tournament like the World Cup.
In this match which took place in Colombo (RPS), England struck 196 for the loss of 5 wickets. They had extremely talented batsmen like Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan in their ranks, capable of demolishing any attacks on a given day. Among the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
1. West Indies vs Australia 5th October 2012
West Indies were a formidable T20 team and had power-packed hitters like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, and Kieron Pollard in their ranks. An explosive batting line up made West Indies one of the favorites to lift the world cup. In a match against Australia, they plundered the strong Australian bowling attack for 205 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
The match took place in Colombo (RPS). Bowlers like Mitchell Starc and Xavier Doherty were taken to the cleaners during the game which West Indies dominated completely. Led the highest totals in T20 World Cup 2012.
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