Playing long innings in an international match is considered very important, however, there have been times when a few cricketers, who have played game-changing knocks and won the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy because of their stellar performances.
Here, we bring you a list of three players who have won the ‘man of the match’ award by playing the minimum balls. Have a look:
3. Moeen Ali:
It was on 14th February 2020, the all-rounder of England cricket team, Moeen Ali scored 39 runs at the Durban Ground against South African cricket team with the help of 3 fours and 4 stunning sixes on just 11 balls. Later, he was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy. This was the same match when Moeen Ali gave 36 runs while bowling 3 overs.
2. Jos Buttler:
Jos Buttler, England wicketkeeper, who is regarded as one of the finest cricketers to have played this game is also in this list of cricketers to have won the ‘Man of the Match’ trophy after playing only a few balls. It was in the year 2012 when Jos Buttler scored an unbeaten 32 runs off 10 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes. With the help of Jos Buttler’s innings, the England cricket team scored 118 runs in only 11 overs.
1. Dinesh Karthik:
Dinesh Karthik, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman is the only Indian cricketer to have included in this list. DK took the Indian cricket team to the victory side by scoring an unbeaten 29-runs off 8 balls against Bangladesh, with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes in the final of the Nidhas Trophy in the year 2018. Dinesh Karthik was later awarded with the ‘Man of the Match’ award.