23 March 2020, by: Carl Lewis

Great Individual Sports Performances on YouTube

Great players always have that one match that you remember them for, well obviously their body of work as well, but as a reference point they always have a standout match or two.

In this list, we provide some of the best individual performances on YouTube (not of all time) – because we are stuck without any live sport for the foreseeable future.


Dan Carter v British & Irish Lions - 2005

Dan Carter scored 33 points against the British & Irish Lions in Wellington, in what has been described as the most all-round performance for a Number 10.

Ab de Villiers v West Indies - ODI in 2015

A look back at the fastest 100 of all time across all formats (international and domestic) when AB de Villiers feasted on the beleaguered West Indies bowling.

Tiger Woods - US Open 2000

Tiger Woods’ historic 15-stroke victory in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, accepted by many to be the most dominant performance in the history of the game.

Zinedane Zidane v Brazil - World Cup 2006

In the quarter-final of the 2006 World Cup, Zinedine Zidane produced one of the great individual performances.

Jonah Lomu v England - World Cup 1995

Jonah Lomu burst onto scene at the 1995 Rugby World Cup – his most dominant and memorable performance came against a shell-shocked English side.

Dale Steyn v Australia

South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn produced an unforgettable performance with a 10-wicket haul to seal a famous series win against Australia at the MCG in 2008.

He also produced a reverse swing masterclass against the same in opposition in 2014.

Michael Phelps - Olympics 2008

Michael Phelps was outstanding in the 2008 Olympics claiming eight golds medal the including the relay, where he swam one the greatest come-from-behind races in history of the Games.

Hashim Amla v England - Test Match 2001

One of South Africa’s greats – Amla scored the nations first and only triple century.

Ronaldo v Man United - 2003

See how Old Trafford stood in unison after Real Madrid striker Ronaldo was taken off after scoring sublime hat-trick against Manchester United.

Carlos Braithwaite v England - T20 World Cup Final 2016

Carlos Brathwaite struck four sixes against Ben Stokes to win the T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens.

Jannie de Beer v England - Rugby World Cup 1999

Jannie de Beer single handedly put England to the sword at Rugby World Cup 1999 with five drop goals.