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5 top records broken at the 2024 T20 World Cup

India Clinches T20 World Cup After 17 Years Under Rohit Sharma's Leadership
India Clinch T20 World Cup After 17 Years Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership

The T20 World Cup 2024 ended with an edge-of-a-thriller clash between India and South Africa on 29th June 2024. South Africa stunned the world with their emphatic performance in the tournament, especially in the semi-final against Afghanistan.

Much to the delight of the fans, they managed to beat Afghanistan in the semis and booked their place in the final. For the first time in the history of the T20 World Cup, South Africa reached the final of the big-ticket tournament.

They were on the verge of scripting history but fell 7 runs short of the target in the final against India. On the other hand, India stayed undefeated throughout the tournament. They played nine games and won all nine matches during the tournament.

Rohit Sharma and Co. left India fans with tears of joy as India lifted an ICC title after a wait of eleven years. Numerous records were broken in the 2024 edition of the T20 World Cup.

Below are five top records broken at the 2024 T20 World Cup:

  1. Highest score in Men’s T20 World Cup:

India notched the highest score ever in the final of a T20 World Cup. South Africa had reduced them to 34 for 3 in 4.3 overs. However, brilliant knocks from Virat Kohli (76 off 59) and Axar Patel (47 off 31) took them to 176 at the end of the first innings. With that score, they surpassed Australia to create the record for notching the highest score in the T20 World Cup.

Earlier, Australia held the record for scoring 173 runs against New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup final.

2. Most Wickets in a single series

T20 World Cup 2024 wasn’t just about big hits and big scores. The bowlers made life tough for the opposition, thanks to assistance from the pitch. Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi and India’s Arshdeep Singh finished with the most wickets at the end of the tournament.

Both players picked 17 wickets each, which is now a record for the most wickets by a bowler in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

3. Best bowling average:

Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the Player of the tournament in the 2024 T20 World Cup. He didn’t pick the most number of wickets but the impact he created throughout the tournament was second to none. There wasn’t a single opposition who could dominate the Indian bowler.

He applied pressure with his consistent lines and disciplined lengths. He, in fact, now holds the record for having the best average in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

In eight matches, he picked up 15 wickets at an average of 8.27.

4. First unbeaten team to win the T20 World Cup

Team India became the first ever team in the history of the T20 World Cup, who remained unbeaten and won the T20 World Cup 2024. No team in the tournament’s history has managed to achieve the feat.

India beat the likes of Pakistan, the United States of America, and Ireland to progress into the Super 8s. They squared up with Australia, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in the super-eight and beat all of them.

India met England in the semi-final and defeated them by 68 runs. This was followed by an emphatic 7-wicket win over South Africa in the final.

5. Best Economy Rate

Jasprit Bumrah also created the record for the best economy rate in a single T20 World Cup edition. In eight matches, he picked up 15 wickets at an exceptional economy rate of 4.18. Previously, the record was held by Sunil Narine, who had an economy rate of 4.60 in the 2014 T20 World Cup.

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