4 batters who played less than 10 balls but won the Man of the Match award for batting

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Hitting is an art that not everyone can master. As with the different formats of cricket, there is a different requirement for the batting approach. In the Test format, hitters need to focus on spending the most time in the middle and scoring as many points as possible. The strike rate doesn’t really matter in the longer game format.

In the ODI format, hitters need to regulate their innings well. In the T20I form, the focus is more on hitting the ball outside the park. Fans will never see a player win Man of the Match for beating 10 or fewer deliveries. However, it has happened five times in T20 internationals. Here is a list of four of these hitters.

1. Dinesh Karthik

Another wicket-keeper batsman to be included on this list is Indian Dinesh Karthik. While Karthik is not playing for the country in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, he played a phenomenal cameo against Bangladesh in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final. Karthik scored 29 out of 8 and won the match for his nation.

2. Brad Hodge

Brad Hodge won Man of the Match for scoring 21 eight-ball runs in a 7-over-a-side match against South Africa. Australia needed 15 to win the final and Hodge helped them win.

3. Ramnaresh Sarwan

Ramnaresh Sarwan won the Man of the Match award in a 2009 ICC T20 World Cup match against England. He scored 19 points out of nine and helped the West Indies win with the D / L method.

4. Asif Ali

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Asif Ali is the latest on this list. Ali played a groundbreaking 25-point inning with just seven balls to win the Man of the Match against Afghanistan.

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