When was the first 20 20?

When was the first 20 20?

The first Twenty20 International match was held on 5 August 2004 between the England and New Zealand women’s teams, with New Zealand winning by nine runs. On 17 February 2005 Australia defeated New Zealand in the first men’s international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland.

Where was the first T20 International in 2005 played?

The shortened format was initially introduced to bolster crowds for the domestic game, and was not intended to be played internationally, but the first Twenty20 International took place on 17 February 2005 when Australia defeated New Zealand, and the first tournament was played two years later, with the introduction of …

Which is the best T20 match ever?

1) World T20 Final 2007 – India v Pakistan After winning the toss, India elected to bat first and opener Gautam Gambhir smashed 75 off 54 balls, which included eight fours and two sixes. Rohit Sharma chipped in with late runs, with 30 off 16 balls, as they reached 157-5 in their 20 overs.

Do wickets matter in T20?

Taking wickets is still useful, especially early on — you force the batsmen to bat more slowly until later in the innings. But in Twenty20 cricket, the bowling average isn’t important at all. The bowling average is based on wickets, and wickets don’t mean much in T20.

Who scored the first T20 century?

The first century in a T20I match was scored by Chris Gayle of the West Indies who made 117 against South Africa at the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. South Africa won the match, one of only 13 occurrences which did not result in a victory to the team with the player scoring the century.

What is T20 highest score?

Highest total

Rank Score Team
1 278/3 (20 overs) Afghanistan
278/4 (20 overs) Czech Republic
3 273/2 (20 overs) Melbourne Stars
4 267/2 (20 overs) Trinbago Knight Riders