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A record-breaking day in T20Is
By B Dixit - Sep 14, 2017 5:53 am
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Exactly a decade ago, during the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, Sri Lanka scored the then highest innings total in a T20I, 260-6 in 20 overs against Kenya at Johannesburg.

Steve Tikolo, the then Kenya captain, won the toss and chose to field. Sanath Jayasuriya top-scored with 88 (44) with the help of 11 fours and four sixes. He was ably supported by the then Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardene, who scored 65 (27) with the help of nine fours and two sixes. Towards, the end, Jehan Mubarak’s whirlwind 46* (13) with the help of three fours and five sixes enabled Sri Lanka to register a record total.

Disciplined bowling from all Sri Lankan bowlers ensured that Sri Lanka enter into another field in the record field. They dismissed Kenya on 88 in 19.3 overs. A 172-run win is till date the largest margin of victory (By runs) in T20Is. Watch the full video to see the highlights of the match:

On the same day, some 550-odd km to the east of Johannesburg, in Durban, India and Pakistan were involved in the second bowl-out in the history of T20Is. Shoaib Malik, the then Pakistan captain, had won the toss and chose to bowl. On the back of Mohammad Asif’s career-best T20I figures, 4-0-18-4, Pakistan restricted India to 141-9 in 20 overs.

Robin Uthappa scored a career-best 50 (39) with the help of four fours and two sixes. In reply, amid a fiercely fought cricket match, Pakistan scored 141-7 in 20 overs. Misbah-ul-Haq’s half-century could not take them past the winning line.

What followed was the bowl-out, which India won comfortably by 3-0. Watch the full video of the bowl-out:

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