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Highest Innings Totals in T20 Internationals

Highest Innings Totals in T20 Internationals

World cricket has frequently seen teams amass big totals in the shortest form of the game, with records being shattered on a regular basis.

Batter dominance over bowlers is frequent in both T20Is and franchise cricket.

The highest T20 score ever was recorded by Afghanistan against Ireland in February 2019, when they totaled 278/3. Six months later, Turkey was defeated by the Czech Republic in the Continental Cup, and they tied for the highest T20 team score with a score of 278/4.

The totals show that the two teams scored roughly 14 runs per over (13.9).

Melbourne Stars moved up to third place on the list of greatest T20 team scores in the Big Bash League 2021–22 after hitting 273/2 against Hobart Hurricanes, according to world cricket news.

In the Indian T20 League, Chris Gayle’s furious 175 not out against Pune in 2013 holds the record for the highest total. 13 fours and 17 sixes were hit throughout Gayle’s innings. Bangalore scored 263/5 runs to win by 130 runs.

After Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain at the moment, struck 118 to close the game, India’s cricket team defeated Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017 with a total of 260/5. India eventually won by 88 runs.

India’s home powerhouse Mumbai rounds out the top 10 rankings and is included on the list. With a score of 258/4, they defeated Sikkim in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Let’s look at the top T20 international cricket team scores.

  • Afghanistan (278/3) Against Ireland

Afghanistan tops the standings in T20 cricket with the highest score. On February 23, 2019, they broke the record at the Dehradun venue with a run rate of 13.90, 19 fours, and 22 sixes. Hazratullah Zazai, who scored 162 runs, Usman Ghani, who scored 73 runs, and Mohammad Nabi were their top scorers.

  • Czech Republic (278/4) Against Turkey

In second place is occupied the Czech Republic, with 278 runs at a loss of four wickets against Turkey on August 30, 2019, in Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground, as per the cricket news updates. Their run rate was 13.90 with 29 fours and 14 sixes. Their top scorers were Sudesh Wickramasekara, who scored 104 runs. 

  • Australia (263/3) Against Sri Lanka

On the list of top team totals in T20 international cricket, Australia is currently in third place. On September 6, 2016, at Pallakele International Cricket Stadium, they amassed 263 runs while dropping three wickets. They ran at a 13.15 run per minute with 25 fours and 14 sixes. According to cricket Samachar, the leading scorers were Glenn Maxwell (154 runs), Travis Head (45 runs), and Usman Khawaja (36 runs).

  •  Sri Lanka (260/6) Against Kenya

With 260 runs and the loss of 6 wickets on September 14, 2007, at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, Sri Lanka sits in fourth place. Thirty-four fours and eleven sixes made up their 13.0 run rate. Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, and Jehan Mubarak were their top scorers for them, each scoring 88 runs, 65 runs, and 46 runs, respectively.

  • India (260/5) Against Sri Lanka 

Team India is ranked sixth, according to the latest cricket news. On December 22, 2017, at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, they scored 260 runs while losing 5 wickets. There is a 130-run rate. Twenty-one-fours and 21 sixes are included. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and MS Dhoni are the top scorers with 118, 89, and 28 runs, respectively.

  • Australia (248/6) Against England

Australia successfully retained both the third and sixth spots. On August 29, 2013, they defeated England at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, scoring 248 runs while losing 6 wickets. They had a 12.40 run rate with 19 fours and 18 sixes. According to the top world news, their leading run scorers were Aaron Finch (156 runs), Shane Watson (37 runs), and Shaun Marsh (28 runs).

The ICC T20 World Cup schedule has been released by the tournament’s organizers. There are some highly anticipated matches on the program as well.

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