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The T20 World Cup 2024 is just a four days away and the cricketing world is extremely excited about this T20 spectacle which started in 2007. Over this 17-year journey, T20s have seen a massive evolution, especially in the batting department. Since 2007 the approach towards batting has drastically changed with scores close 300 seeming like a real possibility in the shortest format.

Celebrating the evolution of batting, let us look at some of the best batting performances across eight editions of the T20 World Cup.

Top 6 batting performances in T20 World Cup history

Chris Gayle v South Africa, 2007

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Starting of this list, we have arguably the greatest T20 batters in cricketing history, Chris Gayle. The legendary West Indian gave the T20 World Cup the perfect launch party as he smashed South Africa for 117 in 57 balls with seven fours and 10 sixes to help his side post 205-run target in the first match of the inaugural edition. Though the Windies lost game and had a terrible campaign, the Universe Boss ensured T20 cricket had arrived on the global stage.