The most memorable moments
Following 10 days of voting The Postpone Greatest Moments bracket is down to one last 16 when we attempt to determine the most memorable event of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history. Let’s look at the eight match-ups that will determine the quarter-finals.
Ten days after the voting after 10 days of voting, the final postpone Greatest Moment’s bracket is down to the last 16 when we attempt to determine the most memorable moments to occur in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history.
Let’s look at the eight match-ups that will decide the quarter-finals.
Carlos Brathwaite’s “Remember the Name scene (2016)vs Netherlands”Catch of 190” at the 14 over of the year (2014)
Keep in mind the title
On April 3, 2016, Carlos Brathwaite etched his name into West Indies and T20 World Cup history for all time. A relatively newcomer to international cricket and playing eight T20Is, Brathwaite was the man to face Ben Stokes in the last over of the thrilling final match that pitted England as well as the West Indies. After only playing three times in the course of a T20I before that, and the best score of 13 runs, Brathwaite required 19 runs to get West Indies home. He could have tried to hit a single to put in-form Marlon Samuels on the rope. Instead, the catcher hit Stokes with four straight sixes. It prompted the immortal words of Ian Bishop – ‘Carlos Brathwaite Remember his name.’
Netherlands pursuit 191 in 14 overs
The pursuit of a goal of 190 is rarely effortless. Ireland could have felt at ease when they had completed their 20-over total with the score of 189/4 due in large part to an astonishing 41* from 16 by Kevin O’Brien. However, this score was far from enough to beat the Netherlands batsman that was on the fire. At the point that Peter Borren fell at the close in the Powerplay, Netherlands had already run to the odds of 91/1. They could have gotten their time there. They didn’t, as Stephen Myburgh (63 off 23), Wesley Barresi (40* off 22), and Tom Cooper (45 off 15) set the stage for the win with only 37 balls left.
Gayle’s record T20WC tonne
Who else than Chris Gayle would boast the record for the fastest T20 World Cup century? The man who christened the first T20 World Cup with a century in the tournament’s first match, Gayle notched his second record in the history of the tournament in the year 2016. The losers this time included England while West Indies made light work of a 183-run chase. He signaled his intent by making with a sixth off the first ball he was facing. Through the first eight innings, the batsman only had to face 16 balls and he made it to 22. From the ninth ball on that was the Gayle display, who blasted the batsmen Adil Rashid as well as Ben Stokes for back-to-back sixes in his quest to reach 50 before being able to slap Moeen Ali with three wickets in three consecutive runs. In a way, he achieved the score by hitting an unbeaten single, one of the 14 runs which he hit between the creases which included eleven sixes and five fours.
Gul make 5/6 in opposition to New Zealand
Umar Gul was just about T20I cricket’s most dangerous bowler during the early days and was top of the charts for wicket-taking during the initial two Men’s T20 World Cups with 13 scalps during each tournament. On the route to winning the event in Pakistan, five of the wickets came at just six runs in the match in the match against New Zealand. The wicket was held until 13 over round, Gul entered the attack at a time when New Zealand were 72/4. In six balls, he slashed to 74/6 and removed Scott Styris and Peter McGlashan using two deliveries. He was then withdrawn but returned on the 16 16th over, where he hit once more to take out Nathan McCullum. He scored two more times in the next over to finish his five-for. In the end, it was his last over which saw Abdul Razzaq picking up New Zealand’s final wicket in the next over. The first time a five-wicket haul has been recorded to be recorded in T20WC history.