Highest Score in T20

For cricket fans throughout the world, T20 has been a highly exciting format. International and franchise cricket audiences have benefited from this format's size and diversity. There are 80 national teams in the ICC T20I rankings, as more and more nations choose to play in the shortest version of the game.

Shorter boundaries, bigger and stronger bats and the ability to break records virtually at will have fueled this format, which has gained a large number of new fans owing to the instant cricket formula that appeals to many. 

List of Highest Score in T20 International

Team

Score

Opposition

Venue

Date

Afghanistan

278

Ireland

Dehradun

23 Feb 2019 

Czech Republic

278

Turkey

Ilfov County

30 Aug 2019

Australia

263

Sri Lanka

Pallekele

6 Sep 2016

Sri Lanka 

260

Kenya

Johannesburg

14 Sep 2007 

India

260

Sri Lanka

Indore

22 Dec 2017

Scotland

252

Netherlands

Dublin(Malahide)

16 Sep 2019

Australia

248

England

Southampton

29 Aug 2013 

Australia

245

New Zealand

Auckland

16 Feb 2018

West Indies 

245

India

Lauderhill

27 Aug 2016

India

244

West Indies

Lauderhill

27 Aug 2016 

 

Highest Total in T20I

Afghanistan 278/3

Afghanistan, a cricketing country on the rise, surprised the globe on Saturday when they racked up the highest-ever total in a T20 international match. Ireland lost the second of a three-match series by 84 runs. Rashid Khan also became the first bowler in international T20 history to get a hat-trick in that match. Australia's record was beaten by 15 runs by Afghanistan on Saturday.

Hazratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 off 62 balls, the second-highest score in T20I cricket.

They put up 236 runs for the first wicket, with Usman Ghani contributing 73 off 48 runs. Ireland responded with a score of 194/6 and finished 84 runs short.

The Czech Republic 278/4

The batters of the Czech Republic embarked on a record-breaking rampage against Turkey in the Continental Cup at Ilfov County. The Czech Republic reached 278/4 because of Sudesh Wickramasekara’s 104* off 36 balls, along with Sumit Pokhriyal's 79 off 52 balls. Turkey, on the other hand, was bundled out for a measly 21 — the lowest T20I total ever recorded. In the shortest format of the game, 257 runs were the largest winning margin ever. The  Czech Republic scored at a pace of 13.9 runs per over and hit 29 fours and 14 sixes throughout their innings. Turkey batters could not stay longer on the pitch and the entire team was bowled out in 8.3 overs.

Australia 263/3

When Australia faced Sri Lanka at Pallekele on September 6, 2016, Glenn Maxwell, famed for his destructive batsmanship, was at the top of his game, scoring 263 runs. Aussie opener Maxwell caused havoc with his 145-ball undefeated score, setting the tone for an explosive start for the team. When David Warner (28), Usman Khawaja (36), and Travis Head (45) scored runs, the visitors reached a massive total. All of the Australian batsmen - and Maxwell in particular - came out firing from the get-go and pounded the Lankan spinners hard throughout the innings. Starting off with a strike rate of over 223, Maxwell smashed a total of 14 fours and nine sixes. Sri Lanka scored 189/9 in 20 overs, and lost the match by 85 runs.

Sri Lanka 260/6

Sri Lanka showed the world what batters could accomplish in T20 cricket in 2007 when it was a relatively new event. In the first World T20, it was the 27th T20I to be played in the international arena. The Sri Lankan batters put on a show that was nothing short of spectacular. Sri Lanka scored 260 for 6 against Kenya in Johannesburg, electrifying the shortest format of the game. It remains the greatest score by a side in a T20 World Cup match. Sanath Jayasuriya (88 off 44) and Mahela Jayawardene (65 off 27) were the main builders.

India 260/5

Against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul lit up the Holkar Stadium in Indore on December 22, 2017. Rohit and Rahul, who were put in to bat after Sri Lanka lost the toss, made the Lankan bowling attack pay for their choice. Rahul's 49-ball 89 with a strike rate of 181 helped India to a 165-run opening wicket partnership. His innings included five fours and eight sixes. As for Rohit Sharma, he smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes in 43 balls to end with 118 runs at 274.41. MS Dhoni (28) and Hardik Pandya (10) added finishing touches, as India concluded with 260/5. As Sri Lanka attempted to chase a challenging score, they were dismissed for 172 in the 18th over, giving India an 88-run victory. There were three T20 matches in the series. As a result of this, India went on to win the series 3-0.

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By Hitesh Jain Last updated on - Aug 7, 2021 3:10 am

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