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    In pics: Top five innings in ICC World Twenty20

    • Gayle's 47-ball 100 not out in the opening match of Group 1 was a supreme example of how one should bat in the T20s. His fastest ton in World T20 made England's total of 182 for 6 look a tiny target as the West Indies won the match by six wickets with 11 balls to spare. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    • A record target of 230 looked insurmountable till England youngster Joe Root wielded his bat to take the wind out of South Africa's sail. His 44-ball 83, decorated with six boundaries and four sixes, turned the match on its head and guided the team to two-wicket thrilling win with two balls to spare. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    • The tournament's most unbelievable result was Afghanistan's upset victory over eventual champions West Indies in a Group 1 league match. But Najibullah's unbeaten 48 off 40 made him stand out. It was the highest score by any batsman in that match. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    • Virat Kohli's 51-ball 82* innings proved that he is the top batting star of Indian team. Chasing 161, India were in dire straits with 68 for 3 in 11 overs, before Kohli switched gears in the 12th over. After that it was an ruthless onslaught of Australian bowlers. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    • Just a day before the semifinal, Lendl Simmons was flown in to India to replace the injured Andre Fletcher, and the next he played an innings which ended the hosts' World T20 campaign. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)