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The first official twenty20 was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2005. Although it was the beginning of the new version of the game, the Aussie players smashed 14 fours and 12 sixes that summed up 128 runs for the team out of their total 214 runs.

The victory was important, and so was the near maiden century of Ricky Ponting in the historic game. But it was the smashing boundaries and the lesser number of balls that drove the fans crazy in the stadium and at their homes.

Twenty20 cricket is all about the exquisite boundaries pulled by the batsmen across the stand. And over the years, the cricketers have honed their skills to score most runs in fewer balls. With different environment and weather conditions, the batsmen of all calibre toy with the bowlers.

The shorter format is all about the blistering boundaries, and the raining sixes smashed all over the cricket ground. And the excitement sets the tone of the match when the batsman on the crease showers boundaries after boundaries and score a hundred just like Ponting.

The more number of boundaries results in higher scores compiled by the entire team in a lesser number of overs. Here is the list of the top five T20I fixtures that registered most runs acquired from just fours and sixes.

Top five T20I fixtures registering most runs scored by boundaries

  1. Sri Lanka vs Kenya – 186 runs (30 fours and 11 sixes)

Sri Lanka vs Kenya
Sri Lanka vs Kenya. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The Sri Lanka cricketers accumulated the fifth-most runs via boundaries in the 8th Match of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. The number of experimental international fixtures, the ICC introduced a biennial T20 tournament in 2007.

Sri Lanka marched up against Kenya, and the best batter of the team opened the match with a stunning boundary. Six out of the eight batsmen had hit the boundaries to set the target for the opposing team. However, Sanath Jayasuriya (88) and Jayawardene (65) compiled most runs for the team.

Opener Jayasuriya struck eleven fours and four sixes while Jayawardene had hit nine fours and two sixes. Sri Lanka composed a total of 260 runs out of which 30 fours and 11 sixes accumulated 186.

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