Some innings are just remembered for a lifetime but it hurts to see those players who gave everything for their team but ended up on the losing side. There are many innings that you can recall where the player was not meant to be on the losing side. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 highest individual scores on the losing side in T20Is.
#5 KL Rahul
In 2016, India was playing against West Indies. India was chasing a very high target and Indian opener KL Rahul produced a world-class knock against West Indies. Rahul made 110* against West Indies which was his first T20I century but unfortunately, India lost the match in the end.
#4 Surya Kumar Yadav
At No.4 we have Indian middle-order batsman, Surya Kumar Yadav who became India’s fifth batter to score a T20I century when he scored his maiden century against England in the third T20I in 2022. India was chasing a 200+ target and after losing all their main wickets it was Surya who scored a memorable century.
#3 Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle was very unlucky with this one as it was the inaugural match of the first T20 world cup in 2007. West Indies was playing against South Africa and it was West Indies opener Chris Gayle who was in a completely different mood. Gayle made 117 runs against Proteas but his century went into vain as South Africa chased down the target.
#2 Faf du Plessis
Former South African captain, Faf du Plessis is at No.2 on our list for his 119 runs knock against West Indies in 2015. Du Plessis is South Africa’s one of the finest T20I batsmen and he played a gem of a knock in 2015 when he made 119 but the result of the match was not in his favour.
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#1 Shane Watson
Former Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson was known for his dangerous batting in 2016 Australia was playing against India and while batting first Australia made 197 out of which 124 came from Watson’s bat. Watson played the innings of his life that day but unfortunately, his knock went in vain and India chased down the target. Although Watson was awarded the player of the match.