Team India made history when they won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. That win gave hope to many Indian cricketers and it was a start to a brilliant journey for the Men in Blue in this form of the game. But India didn’t win any other championships in this format.
Despite all that, the Indian team has always been a top-ranked side in the shorter format. They have dominated other opposition and have set some big T20 records. Some of their records also include some big T20 wins, about which we will talk here. In this article, we will cover the highest win margins for India in the T20 format.
Biggest Win Margin in T20 for India
|168 runs||235||New Zealand||Ahmedabad||1 Feb 2023|
|143 runs||214||Ireland||Dublin (Malahide)||29 Jun 2018|
|101 runs||213||Afghanistan||Dubai (DSC)||8 Sep 2022|
|93 runs||181||Sri Lanka||Cuttack||20 Dec 2017|
|91 runs||229||Sri Lanka||Rajkot||7 Jan 2023|
|90 runs||171||England||Colombo (RPS)||23 Sep 2012|
|88 runs||261||Sri Lanka||Indore||22 Dec 2017|
|88 runs||189||West Indies||Lauderhill||7 Aug 2022|
|82 runs||170||South Africa||Rajkot||17 Jun 2022|
|78 runs||202||Sri Lanka||Pune||10 Jan 2020|
3. India (101 runs) vs Afghanistan in September 2022
India registered their third-biggest T20 win in what could be one of the most memorable games for every Indian fan. This game saw Virat Kohli scoring his long-awaited 71st international century after a gap of more than three years. This game was Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup in Dubai. It started with India losing the toss and being put into bat first. Rohit Sharma took a rest, and Virat came to open the inning.
India got off to a brilliant start with a 119-run opening stand for the first wicket in 12.4 overs. Skipper KL Rahul made 62 off 41 and got out. But once he got out, Virat took the charge and smashed the Afgan bowlers to all parts. He went on to score his maiden T20I hundred and made 122 not out off 61 balls, with 12 fours and six sixes. India made 212/2 and restricted Afghanistan for 111/8 to win by 101 runs.
2. India (143 runs) vs Ireland in June 2018
India’s second highest T20I win came in June 2018, when they toured Ireland for two T20Is. It was the second game in Dublin. Ireland won the toss and asked India to bat first. India lost Virat Kohli (9) early, but KL Rahul and Suresh Raina added 106 runs for the second wicket in just 57 balls, and both batters scored a half-century each.
Rahul made 70 off 36 with three fours and six sixes. On the other hand, Raina scored a 45-ball 69, including five fours and three sixes. In the end, a brilliant cameo from Hardik Pandya (32* off 9) helped India post a big total of 213/4 in the first inning. It needed a record performance from Ireland to chase. But they only managed a 70-run all-out in 12.3 overs and lost the game by 143 runs.
3. India (168 runs) vs New Zealand in February 2023
The highest win for the Men in Blue, which is also the second biggest in T20I history, came most recently in February 2023 against New Zealand. It was the final match of the three-match T20I series in Ahmedabad. Both teams had won one game each and it was a series-decider. After winning the toss, India decided to bat first and lost Ishan Kishan (1) early. But then Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi (44 off 22) added an 80-run partnership.
After that partnership was broken, Gill added small partnerships with Suryakumar Yadav (24 off 13) and Hardik Pandya (30 off 17). Gill carried his bat through and struck his maiden T20I century. He remained unbeaten on 126 off 63, with 12 fours and seven sixes. India posted their highest total against New Zealand, 234/4. Then, they dismissed the Black Caps for just 66 runs in 12.1 overs to win by 168 runs.