Shahzad’s innings of 44 off 19 balls in reply to South Africa’s daunting total of 210 had the Proteas on the ropes at one point during the chase. Kyle Abbott’s first over alone went for 22 runs. The third ball of the second over of the game, was sent soaring over long-on from Shahzad. And as if to allow those watching to take in the enormity of that six, he held the pose like a champion for a few seconds and never once raised his head.
The Nissan Play of the Tournament vote was made up of 16 different brilliant Nissan Plays of the Day, with fans then being given the chance to pick their winner in a bracket knock-out vote.
Fans from nearly 200 countries got involved with the post tournament digital activation. There were over 3 million video views of the various plays and a staggering 1.5 million votes.
The response to the Nissan Play of the Tournament continued the trend of increased engagement with cricket fans and viewers across the world during this ICC World T20 2016, won by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams.
Across the official event website and App, ICC’s YouTube channel, ICC’s Facebook page, ICC’s Twitter and Instagram account and the regional and global live stories posted on Snapchat, there were more than 320 million video views – the highest mark ever for an ICC event.
During the event, 46 million people across the world engaged on Facebook, the most ever for any Twenty20 event in history, while the 85 press conferences streamed live on the ICC’s Facebook page had more than 10 million views. On Twitter, there were 5.75 billion impressions of Tweets related to the ICC World Twenty20, an all-time record for any cricket event.