T20 World Cup 2022: Top 5 Most Surprising Results Of The Tournament. The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will be remembered in the history of cricket as the tournament with the most unpredictable results. Almost every match seemed as if it was headed for an upset. The semi-final shortlist teams were decided after the result of the penultimate match of the Super 12 stage.
West Indies failed to qualify for the Super 12, whereas, the Netherlands, courtesy of their performance in the tournament, have directly qualified for the Super 12 round of the next t20 world cup. England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets and won the T20 World cup 2022. Let us have a glance at the top 5 most surprising results in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022:
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Namibia Defeated Sri Lanka by 55 runs
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 got to a shocking start. In the very first match of the tournament, Namibia defeated Sri Lanka by a massive 55-run margin.
Chasing 164 to win, the Sri Lankan batting lineup perished like nine-pins, and they were bowled out for a poultry score of 108 runs in 19 overs. This was the beginning of more such surprise performances by the comparatively weaker teams.
Scotland Defeated West Indies by 42 runs
West Indies started their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a loss against Scotland. Scotland managed to score 160/5 in the 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Windies team was bundled out for only 118 runs. In just 2 days, the cricket fans witnessed 2 back-to-back losses by stronger teams against weaker opponents.
West Indies Getting Knocked Out Of The Tournament
West Indies, the only team in history to win T20 World Cup twice, were knocked out before the start of the Super 12 round, losing their final Group B qualification match against minnows Ireland by 9 wickets in Hobart.
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In a do-or-die match, the Irish team comfortably chased down the target of 147 runs. West Indies bowlers had no answer to the vigilant Ireland batting.
Zimbabwe Defeated Pakistan
Zimbabwe created an upset in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, defeating Pakistan by 1 run in the Super 12 round. Chasing a modest target of 130 runs, the men in green succumbed to the bowling of Zimbabwe as they could reach only 129 runs.
Sikandar Raza and Brad Evins shared 5 wickets between them to restrict the Pakistan batting lineup.
The Netherlands defeated South Africa in their last league match
In one of the most shocking results, the Netherlands defeated South Africa by 13 runs in their last match of the tournament. After scoring a competitive total of 158 runs, they made use of a slow wicket and defended their total.
This made South Africa get eliminated from the race to reach the semi-finals. The choker’s tag again became correct for the proteas, and their dream to win an ICC event again perished.