Last year Asia cup held in Bangladesh and World T20 took place in Center Staged India but not this year this year did not have any major events to look forward but still the short events were not lacking in any actions.
Total of 64 T20Is took place this year one of which was Saxton Oval in Nelson on Friday Between New Zealand and West Indies.
In those events, all the matches that were played there were many eye-catching moments in both batting and balling. Now let us relive some of the best performances of the matches that were played all over the year.
There is no need to mention that only those captivating moments that lead to victory were taken into consideration. To relive the moments perfectly match situation and the strength of the opponent is factored in the account for these top three performances.
# 1st: 118(43) of Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka
Not even two months after Miller wrote his name in the record books, Rohit Sharma Followed by scoring a 35-ball century of his own. The elegant right-hander, unlike South Africa who depended on power hitting to get into the routine, Rohit Sharma displayed his style of sublime Stroke playing against Sri Lanka at Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Rohit took over the responsibility of captaincy of the Indian team for limited-overs in Sri Lanka Series giving Virat Kohli some well-deserved rest. With KL Rahul in the second T20I, he registered an astonishing 165-run opening.
Previously the Stand-in Skipper who had who had scored his third double ton in ODI Series kept on piling more and more agony for the visiting bowlers.
Rohit managed to hit 12 Fours and 10 Sixes overall. He was also able to equal Miller’s record for the fastest T20I century and helped India to join second highest record in short format game.
The openers stylish performance on a venue for shot-making set the stage for the hosts to a massive 88-run victory.
# 2nd: 101*(36) of David Miller against Bangladesh
In the final match of the disastrous tour of Bangladesh at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, they were under deep scrutiny. They had no idea what was in store for them on the coming watch. Their distress was elevated by the attacking performance of David Miller.
Miller was able to score only 12-run for the first ten deliveries that he faced but that seemed to change when he switched gears from defensive to offensive and attack mode. It was a complete destruction mode for Miller. The worst was cooped by Mohammad Saifuddin a medium pacer in the onslaught of Bangladesh by South African Dasher. The left-hander missed out on the “Full Monty” from just one six and was able to hit five consecutive sixes. Miller completely destroyed the fastest century record by hitting it in just 35 balls.
# 3rd: 6/25 by Yuzvendra Chahal against England
2017 is the first time an India bowler was able to haul 5 wickets in T20I in short format games such opportunities are very limited. He left every person in disbelief by taking six wickets in game turner performance against England at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on February 1. The 6/25 is the third best till now in the history of the short format cricket games.
In the deciding match of series, a very difficult target of 203-runs was in need to be chased by England. England was in a difficult situation as kippers Eoin Morgan and Joe Root brought the run rate down to 2.05
Sam Billings was shot down by Chahal who was golden duck earlier in the game and the run-chase was also disrupted by the stunning spell of the elegant bowler. In his last two overs, the bowler rammed through the batting lineup and hence resulting and unexpected collapse of the game. His accuracy rate in the game was simply awesome and his use of rapidly deteriorating surface as his ally was also admirable. After losing their last eight wickets for mere 8 runs the England team was shot out for only 127 runs.
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