The eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup is set to get underway on October 16 and there have been several shocking incidents in the tournament’s history, which the fans talk about to this day. In fact, the first-ever match of the tournament between South Africa and West Indies in 2007 turned out to be a very eventful game as the Proteas chased down a whopping target of over 200.
However, there have been many such shocking incidents and upsets over the years in the 20-20 World Cup history. Netherlands defeating England in the 2009 edition was another staggering game that is still cherished by the fans.
Here are the five most shocking incidents from the history of the tournament:
1) South Africa’s epic chase – 2007
This will go down as one of the most epic matches to have ever played in the tournament’s history. The first match in the 2007 20-20 World Cup turned out to be a cracker as South Africa managed to chase down a target of 206.
With regard to the match, Chris Gayle scored an emphatic century and helped the Caribbean team post a total of 205 on the board. However, the Proteas bounced back in the second innings and chased the target down on the back of Herschelle Gibbs’ unbeaten 90.