ICC Men’s T20 World Cup - Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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Cricket has always been a game of skill and strategy. T20 World Cup is no exception. 

In this tournament, teams play against each other until only one team remains. This means that every match is extremely important.

To win the T20 World Cup, the team must score the highest number of runs possible in each innings.

From the beginning of 2007 till the last T20 World Cup in 2021, the teams have created several records. 

Today we will discuss the highest runs scored by teams in the T20 world cup.

PosTeamScoreOversRRInnsOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Sri Lanka260/620131KenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007
2England230/819.411.692South AfricaMumbai18 Mar 2016
3South Africa229/42011.451EnglandMumbai18 Mar 2016
4India218/42010.91EnglandDurban19 Sep 2007
5South Africa211/52010.551ScotlandThe Oval7 Jun 2009
6India210/22010.51AfghanistanAbu Dhabi3 Nov 2021
7South Africa209/52010.451AfghanistanMumbai20 Mar 2016
8South Africa208/217.411.772West IndiesJohannesburg11 Sep 2007
9South Africa205/52010.251BangladeshSydney27 Oct 2022
10West Indies205/42010.251AustraliaColombo (RPS)5 Oct 2012

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Highest Run Scored By Team In T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka has scored the highest total in T20 world cup; they scored a total of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Similarly, England and South Africa scored the second and third highest total in T20  the same match against each other in 2016 in Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

In that game, England scored 230/8, and South Africa scored 229/4, resulting in the English side winning. 

Sri Lanka Vs Kenya-Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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Sri Lanka is the team that has scored the highest Total in T20 world cup history.

In the first T20 world cup of 2007, Sri Lanka scored a massive 260/6 against Kenya.

On the other hand, Kenya got all out in 88 runs, resulting in a massive victory for Sri Lanka. 

Highest Run Scorer For Sri Lanka

Sananth Jayasurya was the highest run scorer for Sri Lanka in that match.

He scored 88 runs in 44 balls with a strike rate of 200 with the help of 11 boundaries and 4 sixes.

Apart from Jayasurya, Kumar Sangakara, Mahela Jayawardene, and Jehan Mubarak also scored 30, 65, and 46 runs, respectively

Highest Wicket Taker For Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, and Tillakaratne Dilshan were the highest wicket-takers in this match.

All of them have taken the 2-2-2 wickets each in this match. 

Highest Run Scorer For Kenya

Alex Obanda was the highest run scorer for Kenya.

He scored 21 runs in 25 balls with a strike rate of 84.

Highest Wicket Taker For Kenya

Jimmy Karmade was the highest wicket-taker Kenyan side

He took 3 wickets by giving 48 runs.

Man Of The Match Award

Sanath Jayasuriya won the man of the match award for his outstanding performance with the bat. 

He scored the highest runs, 88, in this match.

England Vs South Africa- Second & Third Highest Total in T20 World Cup

England Vs South Africa- Second & Third Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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England has scored the second highest total in T20  a single match in the T20 world cup.

In the T20 world cup of 2016, Wankhede Mumbai, England, scored 230/8 against South Africa.

On the other hand, South Africa also scored the third highest total in T20  the history of the T20 world cup in the same match by scoring 229/4, resulting in 2 wicket victory for England.

Highest Run Scorer For England

Joe Root was the highest run scorer in this match for England.

He scored 83 runs in just 44 balls with a strike rate of 188.63 and with the help of 6 boundaries and 4 sixes.

Apart from Joe Root, English opener Jason Roy scored 43 runs, and Jos Butler scored 21 runs, respectively.

Highest Wicket Taker For England

Moeen Ali was the highest wicket-taker for the English side.

He took 2 wickets by giving 34 runs in this match.

David Willey and Adil Rashid also took 1-1 wickets in this match.

Highest Run Scorer For South Africa

South African opener Hashim Amla was the highest run scorer for the team.

He scored 58 runs in 31 balls with a strike rate of 187.09 and with the help of 7 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Apart from Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock and JP Duminy also scored 52 and 54 runs, respectively.

Highest Wicket Taker For South Africa

Kyle Abbott was the highest wicket-taker from the side of South Africa.

He took 3 wickets by giving 41 runs in his quota.

Kagiso Rabada also managed to take 2 wickets as well.

Man Of The Match Award

Joe Root got the Man of the match award for his outstanding performance from the bat.

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Joe Root got the Man of the match award for his outstanding performance from the bat.

He scored important 83 runs that played a very crucial role in winning this match.

India Vs England- Fourth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

India has scored the fourth highest total in T20  a single match in the T20 world cup.

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India has scored the fourth highest total in T20  a single match in the T20 world cup.

In the T20 world cup of 2007, India scored 218/4 in Durban against England.

England also scored 200/6 runs in this match, making it one of the highest-scoring T20 matches.

This match is famous for the 6 sixes by Yuvraj Singh.

Highest Run Scorer For India

Former opener Virendra Sehwag was the highest run scorer in this match.

He scored 68 runs in 52 balls with a strike rate of 136.76

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh both scored 58 runs in this game.

This game is famous for Yuvraj Singh’s six 6s.

Highest Wicket Taker For India

Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan was the highest wicket-taker in this match.

Indian pacer RP Singh also took two very important wickets for India. 

Highest Run Scorer For England

Vikram Solanki scored the highest runs for England.

He scored 43 runs in 31 balls with a strike rate of 138.70

Kevin Peterson also scored 39 runs in 33 balls.

Highest Wicket Taker For England

Chris Tremlett took the highest wicket for the English side.

He managed to take 2 wickets by giving 45 runs in his 4-over spell.

Andrew Flintoff and Darren Maddy also took 1 wicket each in this match for England.

Man Of The Match Award

Yuvraj Singh got the man of the match award for his excellent performance, scoring 58 runs in just 16 balls

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Yuvraj Singh got the man of the match award for his excellent performance, scoring 58 runs in just 16 balls.

In this match, he scored 36 runs in one over of Stuart Broad by hitting 6 consecutive sixes.

South Africa Vs Scotland- Fifth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

South Africa has scored the fifth highest score in the T20 world cup.

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South Africa has scored the fifth highest score in the T20 world cup.

In the T20 world cup of 2009 Oval, South Africa scored 211/5 against Scotland.

In this match, Scotland’s batting didn’t survive long and only managed to score 81 runs, resulting in a big South African victory of 130 runs. 

Highest Run Scorer For South Africa

AB de Villiers scored the highest runs for the South African side.

He scored 79 runs in just 34 balls with a strike rate of 232 by hitting 5 boundaries and 6 sixes.

Jacques Kallis also scored 48 runs in 31 balls.

Highest Wickets For South Africa

Dale Steyn, Johan Botha, and Albie Morkel Took the highest wicket for South Africa.

They all took 2 wickets each and helped South Africa to clinch this match.

Man Of The Match

 AB de Villiers

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With his excellent performance with the bat, AB de Villiers became the man of the match winner.

He scored exceptional 79 runs in just 34 balls with a strike rate of 232.35.

India Vs Afghanistan-Sixth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

India Vs Afghanistan-Sixth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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India is the sixth highest cricket scorer in the ICC T20 world cup cricket history.

In T20 World Cup 2021, India scored one of its best totals, 210/2 against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan also tried to fight back in this match, but at last, they could not give much competition to India.

Highest Run Scorer From Indian Side

Rohit Sharma scored the highest runs for the Indian Side.

The Hitman scored 74 runs in 47 balls with a strike rate of 157.44 by hitting 8 boundaries and 3 sixes.

KL Rahul also scored 69 runs in 48 balls, which helped India to score 210 runs against Afghanistan.

Highest Wicket Taker From Indian Side

Muhammad Shami took the highest number of wickets for the Indian side.

He managed to take 3 wickets in his 4-over spell.

Apart from Shami, Indian spin bowler R Ashwin also took the 2 wickets and dismantled the Afghani batting line-up.

Afghanistan’s batsmen only managed to score 144 runs and ended up losing the match.

Man Of The Match

Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma got the man of the match award for his exceptional batting performance.

He scored 74 runs in 47 balls and helped India to score big in this match.

South Africa Vs Afghanistan-Seventh Highest Total in T20 World Cup

South Africa Vs Afghanistan-Seventh Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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South Africa is the seventh highest cricket scorer in the ICC T20 world cup cricket history.

In T20 World Cup 2016, Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, South Africa, scored one of his best totals, 209/5 against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan also tried to fight back in this match, but at last, they could not give much competition to South Africa and eventually lost the game by 37 runs.

Highest Run Scorer For South Africa

AB de Villiers was the highest run scorer for the South African side.

He scored 64 runs in 25 deliveries with a strike rate of 220.68 by hitting 4 boundaries and 5 sixes.

Apart from AB, Quinton de Kock also scored important 45 runs in 31 balls, leading South Africa towards a strong total in the game.

In response, the Afghan team scored only 172 runs in 20 overs and lost the game by 37 runs. 

Highest Wicket Taker For South Africa

Chris Morris took the highest wickets for South Africa.

He managed to take 4 wickets in his 4 overs by giving only 27 runs.

Apart from Morris, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, and Kyle Abbott also took 2 wickets each.

Man Of The Match

Chris Morris got the man of the match award

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Chris Morris got the man of the match award for his excellent performance from balling.

He took 4 wickets that helped South Africa to dismantle the Afghan batting lineup.

South Africa Vs West Indies-Eighth & Ninth Highest Total in T20 World Cup

South Africa Vs West Indies-Eighth & Ninth Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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South Africa has scored the eighth highest score in the T20 world cup.

In the T20 world cup of 2007 Johannesburg, South Africa scored 208/2 against West Indies.

In this similar match, West Indies also scored the ninth highest T20 world cup score of 205/6

The South African team won the high-scoring game by 8 wickets.

Highest Runs For South Africa

Herschelle Gibbs was the highest run scorer from the South African side.

He scored 90 runs in just 55 balls at a strike of 163.63, hitting 14 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Apart from him, Justin Kemp also scored a quick 46 runs in just 22 balls. 

Highest Wickets For South Africa

Johan van der Wath and Vernon Philander took the highest wicket for South Africa.

They both took 2 wickets each which helped South Africa to win this match.

Highest Runs For West Indies

Chris Gayle scored the highest runs for West Indies in this match.

Gayle scored 117 runs in 57 balls with a strike rate of 205.26, hitting 7 boundaries and 10 sixes.

Apart from Gayle, Devon Smith scored 35 runs, but the team fell short with few runs and eventually lost the game against South Africa.

Most Wickets For West Indies 

Ravi Ram Paul and Fidel Edwards took one wicket each in this game against South Africa

Man Of The Match

Chris Gayle was nominated as the Man of the match for his outstanding performance with the bat.

He scored 117 runs in just 55 deliveries.

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West Indies Vs Australia- Tenth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

West Indies Vs Australia- Tenth Highest Highest Total in T20 World Cup

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West Indies is the tenth highest cricket scorer in the ICC T20 world cup cricket history.

In T20 World Cup 2012 Colombo, Sri Lanka, West Indies scored one of his best totals, 205/4 against Australia.

The high score helped West Indies to win over its arch-rival Australia by a big margin.

Highest Runs For West Indies 

Chris Gayle scored the highest runs for West Indies in the match.

He scored 75 not out in just 41 balls with a strike of 182.92, hitting 5 boundaries and 6 sixes.

Highest Wickets For West Indies

Ravi Rampaul took the highest wickets for West Indies.

He took a total of 3 wickets in his 4-over spell.

Apart from Rampaul, Sunil Narain and Keiron Pollard took 2 wickets each.

Man Of The Match

Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle was awarded as the Man of the match for his extraordinary performance in this match.

He scored 75 runs in 41 balls, which is crucial in winning this game.

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