Brendon McCullum's 123, highest score in World T20

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Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 16:29 [IST]
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McCullum's 123, highest score in WT20

Bangalore, Sep 25: New Zealand's Brendon McCullum holds the record for the highest score in World T20, after his scintillating knock of 123 against Bangladesh at Pallekele on Sep 21, 2012.

Though Chris Gayle scored the first ever hundred in World T20 in its inaugural edition against South Africa at Johannesburg, Brendon McCullum's 123 was by far the best and cannot be emulated for years.

McCullum scored runs at a breath-taking pace, as he consumed just 58 deliveries to score a magnificent 123, which was studded with 7 sixes and 11 boundaries.

There has been another match-winning performance in this edition of World T20, as England's Luke Wright was sensational against Afghanistan, but would have felt disappointed having been stranded on 99*. Luke Wright's innings came off just 55 balls, which included 8 boundaries and 6 sixes.

Luke Wright's 99 (not out) is the fifth best knock in World T20.

Apart from Chris Gayle, India's Suresh Raina (101), Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (100) also feature in the top, as only four cricketers have scored a ton in World T20 so far.

         Player  Highest Score    Strike-rate   4's    6's                     Opponents
 Brendon McCullum (NZ)     123 (58)    212.06  11  07   Vs Bangladesh, Pallekele (2012)
 Chris Gayle (WI)     117 (57)    205.26  07  10   Vs South Africa, Johannesburg (2007)
 Suresh Raina (Ind)     101 (60)    168.33  09  05   Vs South Africa, Gros Islet (2010)
 Mahela Jayawardene (SL)     100 (64)    156.25  10  04   Vs Zimbabwe, Providence (2010)
 Luke Wright (England)       99* (55)    180.00  08  06   Vs Afghanistan, Colombo (2012)


Story first published:  Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 16:21 [IST]
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