T20 cricket is known for its big hitting, star power, sixes and fours. But sometimes, the ball makes its magic works as well. There have been few bizarre collapses in T20 cricket.
Here are the 5 bizarre collapses in T20s.
Turkey bowled out for 21 in 2019
Czech Republic posted a record total of 278/4 at Romania Cup in Aug 2019. S Wickramasekara top-scored with 36-ball 104* before Czech Republic bowled Turkey out for just 21. As many as 8 batsmen failed to open their account. SMK Waththage took 3 for 4 to bowl them out for the lowest T20 score of 21.
West Indies bowled out for 45 in 2019
West Indies were asked to chase 183 on a flat wicket at Basseterre. But an explosive West Indies batting line-up comprising Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite came a cropper against England. They were bowled out for 45, the lowest T20I score by a Test-playing nation. Only two batsmen managed to score in double figures as England romped home by a big margin.
RCB bowled out for 49 against KKR in 2017
RCB were chasing 132 for a win. But KKR came out all guns blazing in their defence. Chris Woakes (3/6), Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/21) bowled out RCB for just 49, the lowest score ever in IPL. RCB batting attack comprising Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were rendered ineffective against the rampaging KKR bowlers. Ironically, RCB bought all the bowlers who dismissed them for 49 in the next IPL season.
New Zealand bowled out for 60 against SL
New Zealand were asked to chase a small total of 120 at Chattogram but Sri Lanka came back strongly to defend the total. Opener Kane Williamson fought the lone battle with a score of 42 in a total of 60. Rangana Herath was the wrecker in chief, taking the wickets of Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor for ducks. Herath took 5 for 3 to steer Sri Lanka to a memorable win.
Brisbane Heat lose 7/7 to be bowled out for 120
In the ongoing Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat collapsed from 84/0 to 120 all out while chasing 165 for a win against Melbourne Renegades. Even at 113/3, Heat looked in control of the chase, needing 52 runs off 45 balls, but a dramatic collapse saw them lose 7 for 7 to be bowled out for 120. It was probably the worst collapse from a winning situation in T20 cricket.