Players with the score of 50 and four-for in same T20I

All-rounders are an indispensable asset to any team, especially in the shorter format of the game, where they play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of the team. Predominantly they are the supporting cast to the primary batters or bowlers in the team, but often they steal the show with both bat and ball in their hands.

Here are the instances when a player scored 50 runs and bagged four wickets in a T20I:

4. Dwayne Bravo against India, 2009 – (66* & 4/38)

One of T20’s greatest ever players, Dwayne Bravo, was a menace in his prime. A masterful death bowler and a power-hitting lower order batter, Bravo was tailor-made for the shortest format of the game. He was at his belligerent best in the T20 World Cup of 2009 when West Indies locked horns against India in a group match. The bowling all-rounder reduced India to 153/7 in their 20 overs after scalping four Indian batters and then played an explosive match-winning knock of 66* off just 36 deliveries to guide the Caribbean side to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the match.

3. Mohammad Hafeez against Zimbabwe, 2011 – (71 & 4/10)

Mohammad Hafeez was one of the most versatile cricketers of his time as he could bat in a number of positions for his team and contributed with some handy off-spin bowling as well. The former Pakistani man showcased his talents in the opening T20I against minnows Zimbabwe as he scored a brisk 71 runs, , which pushed Pakistan’s total to 198 in their 20 overs. The all-rounder then returned to bag four wickets for ten runs in just 14 deliveries to wrap up the Zimbabwe innings for 113.

2. Shane Watson against England, 2011 – (59 & 4/15)

Shane Watson belonged to a rare breed of all-rounders who could open both batting and bowling innings for the team. A proven match-winner, the former Aussie opening batter was in a punishing mood in the first T20I against England in Adelaide as he blitzed to 59 off just 31 deliveries while opening the innings for the hosts. Australia struggled in the middle overs and posted a below-par target of 158. The visitors were cruising in their chase, but Watson wreaked havoc with the ball in the latter stages by scalping four English batters. But his efforts went in vain as the visitors won the match by one wicket in a thrilling encounter.

1. Hardik Pandya against England, 2022 -(51 & 4/33)

When in full flow, India’s Hardik Pandya is one of the most entertaining cricketers in the world. After a series of injuries earlier in his career, the all-rounder found his mojo back after a brilliant IPL 2022 campaign. The 28-year-old ravaged the English bowlers with a 33-ball 51, his maiden half-century in the format, which saw India reach a handsome tally of 198 runs in their 20 overs. He wasn’t done with the hosts in the series opener at Southampton as he ran through the English middle order by dismissing four batters. Pandya’s effort saw India beat the host emphatically by 50 runs.



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