South Africa Highest Score in T20

By Hitesh Jain on Aug 29, 2021

South Africa men’s T20 cricket squad is one of the full members of the ICC T20I Cricket. They are also popularly known as Proteas. The team played its first T20I match against New Zealand at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 21st October 2005. The South Africa team has won 78 matches out of their total 139 T20I matches. They have tied one match and got no result in one match. The African cricket team has appeared 6 times in the T20I World cup and has reached the semi-finals in 2009 and 2014. Till August 2021, South Africa had played 15 T20I matches against India and had got the victory in 6 matches with the winning percentage of 40.

Highest Team Total of South Africa in T20 International

241/6 Vs England – 2009

The 1st highest team total of South Africa in T20I is 241 for 6 against England at Centurion on 15 Nov 2009. South Africa decided to set a big target for the opposition after winning the toss and they had done it. They had set a challenging target of 242 runs for England. The opening pair of South Africa contributed an opening partnership of 170 runs that helped them to achieve that level of the total. Graeme Smith (88 off 44) and Loots Bosman (94 off 45) left nothing much for England in the second innings. The English team could not handle the pressure of such a big target and could make only 157 runs and lost the match by 84 runs.

231/7 Vs West Indies – 2015               

The 2nd highest team total of South Africa in T20I is 231 for 7 against West Indies at Johannesburg on 11 Jan 2015. While batting first, South African batsman Faf du Plessis made a century that helped them to put a score of 231 runs on the scoreboard. The target was not easy for the opposition but Chris Gayle’s stunning knock of 90 off 41 runs helped the team to achieve their most successful run chase in the shortest format of the game. Marlon Samuels also gave enough support with the bat and made 60 runs from 39 deliveries.

229/4 Vs England – 2016

The 3rd highest team total of South Africa in Twenty20 International came in the match against England at Mumbai on 18 Mar 2016. It was the 18th match of the Twenty20 World Cup 2016. England won the toss and invited the Africans to bat first. South Africa set a big target of 230 runs for England. Jason Roy and Joe Root showed an excellent effort and achieved the second-highest successful target in T20 internationals. Despite a big total, South African bowlers could not control English batters and lost the match.

224/4 Vs Bangladesh – 2017

The 4th highest team total of South Africa is 224 runs against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom on 29 Oct 2017. David Miller scored the fastest T20I century in the history of the game, scoring a 100 in 35 balls. After scoring 85 off 51 balls, Hashim Amla was also ready for a century but was bowled out in the 17th over. Bangladesh while chasing the target of 225 runs, could make only 141 and all out in 18.3 overs only.

222/6 Vs England – 2020

222 is the 5th highest total scored by the South African squad against England at Centurion on 16 Feb 2020. Heinrich Klaasen (66 off 33) and Temba Bavuma (49 off 24) helped SA to get the total of 222 on the scoreboard. But on the other side, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Eoin Morgan replied to African bowlers very well and got the target in 19.1 overs.

South Africa Highest Score in T20 List

Score

Overs

Against

Venue

Date

241/6

20

England

Centurion

15 Nov 2009

231/7

20

West Indies

Johannesburg

11 Jan 2015

229/4

20

England

Mumbai

18 Mar 2016

224/4

20

Bangladesh

Potchefstroom

29 Oct 2017

226/6

20

England

Centurion

16 Feb 2020

219/4

20

India

Johannesburg

30 Mar 2012

211/5

20

Scotland

The Oval

7 Jun 2009

209/5

20

Afghanistan

Mumbai

20 Mar 2016

208/2

20

West Indies

Johannesburg

11 Sep 2007

204/7

20

Australia

Johannesburg

6 Mar 2016

 

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