T20 World Cup 2022: What world records were created and broken in the tournament?

England are now the holders of both the ODI and T20 World Cups

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Pawan Ashok Sharma

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The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup is finally concluded as England emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the grand finale at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Jos Buttler and his side achieved the special feat of holding both the ODI and T20 World Cup simultaneously. Notably, the English side also became the second team after West Indies to clinch two T20 World Cup titles.

It was a World Cup full of upsets and exciting clashes with Pakistan and India playing out a thriller on the second day of the Super 12 Round at the ‘G’. Some of the major upsets include triumphs by Scotland and Ireland over West Indies and England respectively, Namibia’s win over Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe’s stunning one-run victory against Pakistan, and Netherlands’ shocking win over South Africa. 

Throughout the 45 matches in the competition, many records were created and broken. It turned out to be one of the most enthralling editions in the history of the T20 World Cups. Meanwhile, it was a tournament to forget for the hosts and defending champions Australia, who failed to make it to the final four. Runners-up Pakistan’s stunning comeback after two straight losses and England’s thrashing of favorites India in the semi-final were the other few highlights of the memorable tournament.

Meanwhile, here are some prominent records that were created and broken in T20 World Cup 2022:

1141 – Virat Kohli is now the leading run-getter with 1141 runs in T20 World Cups. He surpassed Mahela Jayawardene’s tally of 1016 runs in the tournament.

7 – Kohli has now also won the most Player of the Match awards (7) in T20 WCs. He went past Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and Jayawardene, who won five awards each.

2 – England became the second team after West Indies to clinch two T20 World Cup titles. The Caribbean side lifted the trophy in 2012 and 2016 while England achieved glory in the 2010 edition before 2022.

5/10 – Sam Curran registered the best bowling figures for England in T20 internationals, in the game against Afghanistan. Previously, Adil Rashid held the record for his 2/4 against West Indies in 2021.

1 –Rilee Rossouw became the first South African player to smash a century in T20 World Cups. He achieved the feat against Bangladesh by scoring 109 off 56.

9 – Kohli has smashed the most 50-plus scores (9) in T20Is on Australian soil. He edged past the Aussie duo of Aaron Finch and David Warner who have eight each.

1 – For the first time, Bangladesh registered a victory in the second round of a T20 World Cup, as they defeated the Netherlands by nine runs in Hobart.

1 – Sam Curran became the first specialist bowler to win the Player of the Tournament award. He also became the first cricketer to grab the Player of the Match award in the final and also the tournament prize.

1 – England became the first side to both ODI and T20 World Cup. They defeated New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup final.

4 - Kohli scored his fourth fifty-plus knock in T20 World Cup 2022, which is the joint-highest in a single edition. Kohli himself in 2014 along with Matthew Hayden in 2007 and Babar Azam in 2021 also have four fifty-plus knocks in an edition of the T20 WC.

3/12 – Curran registered the best bowling figures of 3/12 by a pacer in a T20 World Cup final. Irfan Pathan took 3/16 against Pakistan in 2007 while Josh Hazlewood had the same tally against New Zealand in 2021.

39 - Rohit Sharma has played 39 matches in the T20 World Cups, which is the highest of any player. Rohit and Shakib Al Hasan (36 matches) went past the previous record holder Tillakaratne Dilshan (35 matches) during this edition.

2 – Karthik Meiyappan and Joshua Little picked up a hat-trick in the marquee event. Overall, they became the fifth and sixth bowlers respectively to grab the feat. Brett Lee in 2007, Curtis Campher, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Kagiso Rabada, all in 2021 are the other four bowlers.

35 – Rohit has slammed the most sixes (35) for India in the history of T20 World Cups. Previously, Yuvraj Singh held the record for 33 maximums.

10 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has now delivered the most maidens (ten) in T20Is. He went past his teammate Jasprit Bumrah’s tally of nine maidens.

170* - Buttler and Alex Hales shared the highest partnership of 170* for any wicket in T20 World Cups. They surpassed Quinton de Kock and Rossouw, who stitched a 168-run stand against Bangladesh earlier in this edition.

1 – Suryakumar Yadav became the first Indian and second overall after Mohammad Rizwan to reach the milestone of 1000 T20I runs (1040) in a calendar year. Rizwan struck 1326 runs in 2021.

17 – Marcus Stoinis slammed the fastest T20I fifty (17 balls) for Australia. He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in Perth. David Warner (18 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (twice in 18 deliveries) are joint-second.

2 – Rohit and Shakib became the only two players to have featured in all eight editions of T20 WCs.

1 – Kohli became the first player to reach the landmark of 4000 runs (4008) in T20 internationals. 

15 – Kohli has now also won the most POTM awards (15) in the shortest international format. He went past Mohammad Nabi’s tally of 13 such awards.

2 – Glenn Phillips became the second New Zealand batter to slam a ton in the history of the tournament. Brendon McCullum is the first player to achieve the feat for his century against Bangladesh in 2012.

5 – For the fifth time, a team registered a ten-wicket victory in the history of T20 WCs. England secured a massive win against India in Adelaide in the semi-final clash. The other four instances are Australia against Sri Lanka in 2007, South Africa against Zimbabwe in 2012, and Oman against PNG, and Pakistan against India, both in the 2021 editions.

2 – Stoinis recorded the joint-second fastest fifty (17 balls) in T20 World Cups. Stephen MyBurgh also grabbed the feat in 17 deliveries against Ireland in 2014. Yuvraj Singh tops the list for his 12-ball fifty against England in 2007.

13 – Curran has snared the most scalps (13) for England in a single edition of the T20 WC. Ryan Sidebottom (2010), Graeme Swann (2010) and David Willey (2016) took ten wickets each.

2 - Wanindu Hasaranga finished the tournament with 15 wickets, ending as the highest wicket-taker for the second consecutive edition. He snared 16 scalps in 2021.

799 – Buttler is now the leading run-getter (799) for England in the competition. He surpassed Kevin Pietersen’s tally of 580 runs.

4/13 – Trent Boult achieved his career-best figures of 4/13 in T20Is. He delivered the match-winning spell against Sri Lanka in Sydney. Previously, he took 4/34 against India in Rajkot in 2017.

22 – Kohli has now smashed the most 50-plus scores (22) in World Cups (ODI and T20). Sachin Tendulkar is second on the list with 21 such scores.

4/10 – Anrich Nortje registered the best figures of 4/10 for South Africa in the marquee events. Previously, Wayne Parnell took 4/13 against West Indies at The Oval in 2009.