T20I cricket is a fun format that is loved worldwide among the fans. As compared to other formats, it provides the result in a span of just three hours. Fans love to see batters score runs and bowlers get wickets. However, in order to score quick runs, sometimes teams lose the momentum and go all out for a low score.
Especially in the chase, if the team batting first scores a big total, the team chasing tends to lose control and register a big defeat. And in this article, we will cover the list of matches with the highest win margin in the shorter format of the game. Notably, over 100 countries play the T20 format, but in this article, we will cover the record of all test-playing nations only.
Highest Win Margin in T20 Cricket (Test Playing Nation)
|Sri Lanka||172||261||Kenya||Johannesburg||14 Sep 2007|
|India||168||235||New Zealand||Ahmedabad||1 Feb 2023|
|Pakistan||155||194||Hong Kong||Sharjah||2 Sep 2022|
|Pakistan||143||204||West Indies||Karachi||1 Apr 2018|
|India||143||214||Ireland||Dublin (Malahide)||29 Jun 2018|
|England||137||183||West Indies||Basseterre||8 Mar 2019|
|Australia||134||234||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||27 Oct 2019|
|South Africa||130||212||Scotland||The Oval||7 Jun 2009|
|Afghanistan||130||191||Scotland||Sharjah||25 Oct 2021|
|New Zealand||119||244||West Indies||Mount Maunganui||3 Jan 2018|
|England||116||137||Afghanistan||Colombo (RPS)||21 Sep 2012|
6. England won by 137 runs vs West Indies in March 2019
On March 8, 2019, England defeated West Indies by the fifth largest margin in T20I history in Basseterre. It was England who batted first and reached a decent total of 182/6. Sam Billings (87 off 47) and Joe Root (56 off 40) played good innings. However, the West Indies were unable to maintain the pace and were bowled out for 45 runs in 11.5 overs (lowest T20I score for West Indies). Chris Jordan took 4/6 in two overs. England won the game by 137 runs.
5. India won by 143 runs vs Ireland in June 2018
The joint-third-highest win margin in the shortest format is registered under the name of India. It came against Ireland on June 29, 2018, in Dublin. Batting first, India scored a massive total of 213/4 in their 20 overs. KL Rahul (70 off 36) and Suresh Raina (69 off 45) played two good innings. In the end, Hardik Pandya played a cameo of 32 not out off 9 balls. In reply, Ireland got all out for just 70 runs in 13.2 overs and lost the game by 143 runs.
4. Pakistan won by 143 runs vs West Indies in April 2018
Pakistan is another team with the joint-third highest win margin in the shorter format. They registered it against the West Indies at Karachi Stadium on April 1, 2018. Pakistan scored a big score of 203/5 in their first inning. Four batters registered a score of 30 or 40. Chasing the target, West Indies had a poor start and lost their five wickets in the powerplay. Thus, the whole team got all out for just 60 runs, handing over a huge win margin of 143 runs to Pakistan.
3. Pakistan won by 155 runs vs Sept 2022
Pakistan also holds the record for the second highest T20I win, which came in the 2022 Asia Cup. It was their game against Hong Kong at Sharjah Stadium. Pakistan scored a challenging total of 193/2 in their first inning. Mohammed Rizwan (78 off 57) and Fakhar Zaman (53 off 41) scored half-centuries. In the end, Khushdil Shah played an unbeaten cameo of 35 off 15 balls. In reply, Hong Kong had a nightmare of a performance with the bat. None of their batters reached the 10-run mark. They got all out for their lowest total of 38 runs and lost the game by 155 runs.
2. India won by 168 runs vs New Zealand in Feb 2023
India batted first in the decided of the T20 series against New Zealand. India scored 234/4 batting first with the help of Shubman Gill’s century. In response, NZ team got all out at just 66 runs.
1. Sri Lanka won by 172 runs vs Kenya in Sept 2007
The biggest win in T20Is came in the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. It was the game between Sri Lanka and Kenya in Johannesburg on September 14, 2007. Sri Lanka went on to score the fourth highest T20I total and the highest ever in a T20 World Cup. They made 260/6 in 20 overs. Sanath Jayasuriya (88 off 44) and Mahela Jayawardene (65 off 27) made fifties. Jehan Mubarak played a brilliant cameo of 46* off just 13 balls. But Kenya couldn’t answer that score and got all out for just 88 runs, losing by a massive margin of 172 runs.