Twenty20 cricket is probably the most entertaining format of the game. From unconventional shots to classical shots, it has witnessed every kind of cricket. World Cup is always special for fans and players and so, we will take a look at the Top 10 knocks played in the World Twenty20 knockouts.

1. Michael Hussey

The former Australian batsman Michael Hussey played an incredible knock of 60 in just 24 balls against Pakistan in the Semi-Final of the 2010 World Twenty20. Batting first, Pakistan gave Australia a competitive target of 192 runs. In the chase, Australia was 105-5 in 12.3 overs, and then Hussey arrived on the crease. Australia required 48 runs in the last 17 balls with just three wickets in hand, which later came down to 18 from the last over. Hussey then scored three sixes and a four in the last over against Ajmal and took Australia over the line.

2. Marlon Samuels

The West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels played an incredible knock of 78 in 56 balls against Sri Lanka in the Final of the 2012 World Twenty20. Batting first, West Indies lost their first wicket on the 5th ball, and then Samuels arrived on the crease. Samuels stood on one end, scoring 78 runs while the wickets were falling from the other end. His heroics helped West Indies to post 137 runs and win the game.

3. Yuvraj Singh

The former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh scored a fantastic 70 in just 38 balls against Australia in the Semi-Finals of the 2007 World Twenty20. Batting first, India was in trouble with a score reading 41-2 in eight overs. Then Yuvraj Singh arrived on the crease and put together a partnership of 84 runs along with Uthappa. Yuvraj took the game out of Australia's hand with five boundaries and five sixes. Due to his effort, India went on to win the game by 15 runs.

4. Gautam Gambhir

The former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir scored a fantastic 75 in 54 balls against Pakistan in the Finals of the 2007 World Twenty20. Batting first, India was losing wicket from one end, while Gambhir held the other end. Gambhir, in his knock, scored eight boundaries and two maximum to take India to a respectable total of 157 runs. This proved enough as India managed to win the game by five runs in the last over.

5. Kane Williamson

In the Finals match of the 2021 World Twenty20, the New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, scored a fantastic knock of 85 runs in just 48 balls against rivals Australia. In a challenging condition, Williamson took charge on the crease and dominated the game. He put together a partnership of 68 runs along with Glen Philips. Williamson scored runs quickly with ten boundaries and three impressive maximums. Unfortunately, despite his outstanding efforts, Australia emerged victorious.

6. Virat Kohli

Indian batsman and modern-day great Kohli scored 72 in just 44 balls against South Africa in the Semi-Final of the 2014 World Twenty20. Batting first, South Africa gave India a competitive target of 173 runs. In the chase, India was required to score 96 in the last 63 balls, which later came down to 40 off the last four over. Kohli, then along with Raina, put together a partnership of 34 runs in just 15 balls. Kohli then scored a boundary in the first ball of the last over and took India over the line.

7. Tilakaratne Dilshan

The former Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan scored a fantastic 96 in just 57 balls against West Indies in the Semi-Final of the 2009 World T20. Batting first, Dilshan kept scoring from one end while other Lankan batsmen were struggling. Dilshan kept on attacking and scored 12 boundaries and two sixes. Due to his knock, Sri Lanka scored 158 runs and won the game by 57 runs.

8. Daryl Mitchell

New Zealand cricketer Daryl Mitchell delivered a performance by scoring 72 runs off 47 balls in the semi-final of the 2021 World Twenty20 against England. After England set a target of 167 runs, New Zealand found themselves at 13-2 within 2.4 overs during their chase. Mitchell showcased his batting prowess with four boundaries and four sixes, ultimately earning him the title of man of the match for his innings.

9. Lendl Simmons

West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons put on a display during the semi final of the 2016 World Twenty20, against India scoring a 82 runs off just 51 balls. Despite losing two wickets and facing a target of 193 runs Simmons showed his exceptional batting skills with seven boundaries and five sixes. As a result of his performance he was awarded the deserved title of man of the match, for his innings.

10. Carlos Braithwaite

West Indian cricketer Carlos Braithwaite scored an incredible knick of 34 runs off ten balls in the Final of the 2016 World Twenty20 against England. Batting first, England set a target of 156 runs. West Indies found themselves at 107-6 in 15.3 overs, and then Braithwaite arrived on the crease. West Indies required 49 runs in 27 balls, which later came down to 19 from the last over. Braithwaite then scored four sixes in four balls to take West Indies over the line.