Highest Individual Score In A T20 International On The Losing Side
In a T20 International between India and Australia in Jan 2016, Australia scored a massive 197/5 in their first innings. Shane Watson scored 124* in just 71 Balls. However, Australia lost this match and thus, Shane Watson’s 124* Runs is the Highest Individual Score In A T20 International On The Losing Side.
It was the collective batting approach of the Indian team due to that, India won this match on the last ball by scoring 200 for 3 in 20 overs.
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Shane Watson memorable effort, gone in vain as India won the match by 7 wickets on last ball
Shane Watson, the former Australian all-rounder, had a memorable innings of 124 runs against India in a losing cause during the 2016 Indian tour of Australia. This match, which was held on January 31, 2016, was the 3rd T20 match of the series, and was played at the Sydney, Australia.
Australia, who won the toss and elected to bat first, started off well with Watson and Usman Khawaja putting a small opening partnership of 16 runs. But Watson, was in scintillating form, as he took on the Indian bowlers from the very beginning. He struck 10 fours and 6 sixes in his innings, which came off just 71 balls. His knock included a number of big hits, including a maximum that landed on the roof of the stadium.
Despite Watson’s heroics, Australia were unable to win the match despite putting up a huge target of 200 runs. India, in response, chased down the target of this nail biting finish, on the last ball, as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored half centuries and in the last heroics of Suresh Raina who scored 49* in just 25 balls and starred with the bat.
Despite the loss, Watson’s innings will be remembered as one of the best by an Australian batsman in this match. He was named the Player of the Match for his efforts. Watson, who retired from international cricket in 2016, finished his T20I career with a batting average of 29.24 and a strike rate of 145.32.
“They certainly are special,” says Shane Watson, Man of the Match. “They showed it to us in the one-day series as well. we put up the big score to give ourselves a big score, but couldn’t get ourselves over the line. At this point of time I am loving every minute of playing for Australia. The privilege to captain the team was great although it was a bit hectic at time. I do enjoy my batting. I blocked the ball a bit too much early, but it was a pleasure to bat with Uzzie. Can’t believe he got out. We have got the world-class players, there is no reason why we can’t have a successful World T20. Just need to chalk out the roles…”
What is highest individual score in a T20I on the losing side?
Highest individual score in a T20I on the losing side is 124 runs scored by Shane Watson at Sydney in Jan’2016
When and where did Shane Watson score 124 runs in a T20I on the losing side?
Shane Watson, scored 124, a match held on January 31, 2016. It was the 3rd T20 match of the series, and was played at the Sydney, Australia.
How many balls did Shane Watson take to score 124 runs in the T20I match against India?
Shane Watson took 71 balls to score 124 runs in the T20I match against India. This is the Highest Individual Score In A T20 International On The Losing Side.
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