Bangalore: There have been a number of memorable batting performances at the three World T20 tournaments held so far. We look back at ten of the best:
1. Chris Gayle (WI, 117 v SA, Sept 11, 2007)
Chris Gayle, the destructive West Indian opening batsman, got the 2007 World T20 off to the perfect start, with an extraordinary century in the inaugural match against South Africa in Johannesburg. It rained sixes at the New Wanderers Stadium as Gayle pummeled the South Africans, smashing ten sixes and seven fours on his way to a 75-ball 117. It wasn't enough to ensure victory, however, as Herschelle Gibbs' unbeaten 90 helped South Africa overhaul the West Indies' 205 for 6.
2. Herschelle Gibbs (SA, 90* vs WI, Sept 11, 2007)
Lightning struck twice on the same day at the New Wanderers Stadium as Herschelle Gibbs led South Africa's response to the West Indies' 205 for 6. Gibbs launched a stunning assault on Ravi Rampaul and Dwayne Smith with a succession of boundaries, eventually finishing unbeaten on 90 off just 55 deliveries with 14 fours and two sixes. South Africa was home and dry, with 14 balls to spare.