When the T20 format was announced, everyone was sure that the West Indies would become the most dangerous team in the format. It was because of the number of power-hitters they had in their team. And they made this statement right to some extent by winning the T20 World Cup twice, in 2012 and 2016, under the leadership of Darren Sammy.
The West Indies have given some of the biggest T20 superstars to the world, which is why the demand for West Indian players in the T20 leagues across the world is very high. In this article, we will talk about the Highest win margins for the two-time champions in the shorter format.
Biggest Win Margin in T20 for West Indies
|84 runs||167||Pakistan||Mirpur||1 Apr 2014|
|74 runs||206||Australia||Colombo (RPS)||5 Oct 2012|
|73 runs||172||Bangladesh||Mirpur||25 Mar 2014|
|72 runs||200||ICC World XI||Lord’s||31 May 2018|
|70 runs||139||Ireland||Providence||30 Apr 2010|
|61 runs||178||New Zealand||Lauderhill||1 Jul 2012|
|56 runs||210||New Zealand||Lauderhill||30 Jun 2012|
|56 runs||197||Australia||Gros Islet||10 Jul 2021|
|50 runs||191||Bangladesh||Mirpur||22 Dec 2018|
|41 runs||159||Zimbabwe||North Sound||3 Mar 2013|
3. West Indies (73 runs) vs Bangladesh in March 2014
The Caribbean team registered its third-biggest T20I win against Bangladesh in the 2014 T20 World Cup. It was the 20th game of the tournament in Mirpur. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat second. West Indies got off to a good start with a 97-run partnership for the opening wicket between Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle (48). Smith was the top scorer with 72 off 43 balls, with 10 boundaries and three maximums.
With a few more small contributions, West Indies reached a par score of 171/7 in 20 overs. In the second inning, the Caribbean bowlers did a tremendous job. Bangladesh got all out under 100 and reached 98 runs in 19.1 overs. The two-time champions registered 73 runs in that game.
2. West Indies (74 runs) vs Australia in October 2012
West Indies’ second biggest win came against Australia during the 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. It was the second semi-final of the tournament in Colombo. They won the toss and decided to bat first in the high-profile clash. West Indies lost Johnson Charles (10) early. But then, they had some good innings from other batters. Chris Gayle was the top scorer, scoring an unbeaten 75 off 41 balls with five fours and six sixes.
Marlon Samuels (26 off 20), Dwayne Bravo (37 off 31), and Kieron Pollard (38 off 15) played some blistering cameos. West Indies reached a big total of 205/4 in the knockout game. It was a pressure match and Australia needed to bat well. But it didn’t happen. They were all out for 131 runs in 16.4 overs, and the West Indies registered a 74-run win and qualified for the final. They won that World Cup as well.
1. West Indies (84 runs) vs Pakistan in April 2014
The biggest win for West Indies in the shorter format came during the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. It was the 32nd game of the tournament in Mirpur against Pakistan. After winning the toss, West Indies decided to bat. In the first inning, the Caribbean team lost their both openers for just 22 runs within four overs. But after that the rest of batting lineup made useful contributions. Lendl Simmons (31), Marlon Samuels (20), and Dwayne Bravo (46 off 26) played useful knocks.
In the end, skipper Darren Sammy made a 20-ball 42 not out to help the team reach 166/6 in 20 overs. It wasn’t a big score, but the West Indian bowlers had something different plans. Both Pakistani openers got out for ducks, and they lost all ten wickets for just 82 runs in 17.5 overs. West Indies won that game by 84 runs.