T20 World Cup Match Biggest Wins By Runs-Victories With Highest Run Margins

In this blog, we are going to discuss the T20 world cup matches with Victory with highest run margins.

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Which Team Has the Victory with highest Run margins In T20 World Cup History?

Alt text: Top-10 biggest victories by a run margin in T20 world cup

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Sri Lanka has the most significant victory with highest run margins in the history of the T20 world cup matches.

WinnerMarginTargetOppositionGroundMatch DateScorecard
Sri Lanka172 runs261v KenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007T20I # 27
South Africa130 runs212v ScotlandThe Oval7 Jun 2009T20I # 94
Afghanistan130 runs191v ScotlandSharjah25 Oct 2021T20I # 1364
England116 runs197v AfghanistanColombo (RPS)21 Sep 2012T20I # 268
South Africa104 runs206v BangladeshSydney27 Oct 2022T20I # 1847
India90 runs171v EnglandColombo (RPS)23 Sep 2012T20I # 272
New Zealand89 runs201v AustraliaSydney22 Oct 2022T20I # 1839
West Indies84 runs167v PakistanMirpur1 Apr 2014T20I # 397
Bangladesh84 runs182v P.N.G.Al Amerat21 Oct 2021T20I # 1334
New Zealand83 runs199v IrelandNottingham11 Jun 2009T20I # 102

In the 2007 T20  world cup, Sri Lanka created the record for the highest run margin victory ever against Kenya. In that match, Sri Lanka scored a big total of 260 runs in the first inning.

In response to that, Kenya managed to score a total of 88 runs only, resulting in a massive victory by 172 runs for Sri Lanka.

South Africa and Afghanistan have the most significant victories in the second and third spots, by 130 runs each against Scotland.

1. Sri Lanka – Victory With Highest Run Margins

Sri Lanka - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source:https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2007-08-286109/kenya-vs-sri-lanka-8th-match-group-c-287860/match-photo 

The most significant margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka defeated Kenya by the largest run margin in the 2007 T20 world championship.

Sri Lanka scored a significant total of 260 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, Kenya only scored 88 runs, giving Sri Lanka a commanding victory of 172 runs.

Sri Lanka’s Batting

Sanath Jayasuriya scored the highest runs in the match against Kenya for Sri Lanka. He scored 88 runs in 44 balls with a strike rate of 200.00 by hitting 11 fours and four sixes in that game.

Apart from Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene also scored 65 runs in just 27 balls.

Kenya’s Bowling

Jimmy Kamande took the three wickets in this match by giving 48 runs in 4 overs with an economy of whooping 12 runs.

Apart from him, Thomas Odoyo and Nehemiah Odhiambo also took one wicket each.

Kenyan Batting

For the Kenyan side, Alex Obanda scored the highest runs in that match. 

He scored 21 runs in 25 balls. Apart from him David Obuya and Tanmay Mishra also scored 18 and 16 runs only.

Sri Lanka’s Bowling

Chaminda Vaas, Lasitha Malinga, and Tillakaratne Dilshan took the three wickets each for the Sri Lankan side. They were making Kenya all out on just 88 runs.

Man Of The Match

Sanath Jayasuriya won the man of the match award by scoring a hefty 88 runs in just 44 balls.

2. South Africa – Top 2 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

South Africa - Top 2 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

The second largest margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to South Africa.

South Africa defeated Scotland by the second largest run margin in the 2009 T20 world cup.

South Africa scored a total of 211 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, Scotland only scored 81 runs, giving South Africa a commanding victory of 130 runs.

South Africa”s Batting

For South Africa, AB de Villiers scored the highest runs in the match against Kenya. He scored 79 runs in 44 balls with a strike rate of 232.35 by hitting five fours and six sixes in that game.

Apart from AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis also scored fast 48 runs.

Scotland Bowling

Gordon Drummond and Majid Haq took the two wickets in this match by giving 40 runs and 25 runs in their four overs with an economy of whooping ten runs and 6.25.

Apart from them, Ryan Watson also took one wicket.

Scotland Batting

The highest run scorer for the Scottish side was Kyle Coetzer, who scored a quick 42 runs in just 32 balls with a strike rate of 131.25 by hitting one four and three sixes.

South Africa Bowling

In this match, South African bowling dominated the whole game. For the South African side Dale Steyn, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe and Albie Morkel took 2 wickets each. That led to the total demolition of the Scottish batting side, and they only scored 81 runs.

Man Of The Match

AB de Villiers won the man of the match award for his brilliant batting performance.

3. Afghanistan – Top 3 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

Afghanistan - Top 3 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-men-s-T20-world-cup-2021-22-1267897/afghanistan-vs-scotland-17th-match-group-2-1273728/match-photo 

The third largest margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan defeated Scotland by the third largest run margin in the 2021 T20 world cup.

Afghanistan scored a total of 190 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, Scotland only scored 60 runs, giving Afghanistan its biggest victory of 130 runs.

Afghanistan Batting

For Afghanistan, Najibullah Zadran scored the highest runs in the match against Scotland. He scored 59 runs in 34 balls with a strike rate of 173.52 by hitting five fours and three sixes in that game.

Apart from Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz also scored 46 runs fast.

Scotland Bowling

Safyaan Sharif was the highest wicket-taker in that game for the Scottish side.

He took two wickets in the game with an economy of 8.25.

Scotland Batting

In this match, Afghanistan bowlers entirely dominated the Scotland batting lineup.

The highest run scorer for Scotland was George Munsey, who made 25 runs in 18 balls.

Afghanistan Bowling

The Afghan bowlers dominated the whole Scottish batting lineup.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan were the highest wickets in this match, taking five and four wickets, respectively. 

Man Of The Match

Mujeeb Ur Rahman won the man of the match award in that game. He took five wickets in that match.

4. England – Top 4 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

England - Top 4 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2012-13-531597/afghanistan-vs-england-6th-match-group-a-533277/match-photo 

The Fourth largest margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to England.

England defeated Afghanistan by the fourth largest run margin in the 2012 T20 world cup.

England scored a big total of 196 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, Scotland only scored 60 runs, giving Afghanistan its most significant victory of 130 runs.

England Batting

Luke Wright scored the highest runs for England in that match. He scored 99 runs in just 55 balls with a strike rate of 180.00 by hitting eight fours and six sixes in the match.

Apart from him, Alex Hales also scored a vital knock of 31 runs.

Afghanistan Bowling

For Afghanistan, Izatullah Dawlatzai took the two wickets in the match, making him the highest wicket-taker.

Afghanistan Batting

The English bowlers demolished the Afghan batting lineup in the match.

The Afghan team only managed to score only 80 runs in the match. Gulbadin Naib scored 44 runs for Afghanistan, the highest score in the match.

England Bowling

Jade Dernbach, Stuart Broad, Samit Patel, and Graeme Swann took two wickets each for the English side.

Man Of The Match

Luke Wright won the award for the player of the match for his exceptional batting performance.

5. India – Top 5 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

India - Top 5 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2012-13-531597/england-vs-india-10th-match-group-a-533281/match-photo 

The Fifth most significant margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to India.

India defeated England by the fifth largest run margin in the 2012 T20 world cup.

India scored a big total of 170 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the English team only scored 80 runs, giving India its most significant victory of 90 runs in the T20 world cup history.

Indian Batting

Rohit Sharma scored the highest runs for India in that match. He scored 55 runs in just 33 balls with a strike rate of 166.66 by hitting five fours and one sixes in the match.

Apart from him, Gautam Gambhir scored an essential knock of 45 runs.

England Bowling

Steven Finn took the two important wickets for the English side and became the highest wicket-taker for England.

Apart from him, Jade Dernbach and Graeme Swann also took one wicket each in that match.

England Batting

Craig Kieswetter scored the highest runs for the England side. In that match, he scored 35 runs in 25 balls with a strike rate of 140.00.

India Bowling

Indian spin bowling legend Harbhajan Singh took India’s highest number of wickets in the match.

He took four wickets with an economy of just three runs. Apart from Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Piyush Chawla took two wickets each in the match.

Player Of The Match

Harbhajan Singh won the man of the match award in the match for his exceptional performance in the bowling department.

6. West Indies- Top 6 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

West Indies- Top 6 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/world-T20-2013-14-628368/pakistan-vs-west-indies-32nd-match-group-2-682959/match-photo 

The sixth-largest margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to West Indies.

West Indies defeated Pakistan by the sixth largest run margin in the 2014 T20 world cup.

West Indies scored a big total of 166 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the Pakistan team only scored 82 runs, giving West Indies its biggest ever victory by 84 runs in the T20 world cup history.

West Indies Batting

Dwayne Bravo scored the highest runs for the West Indian side in that match. He scored 46 runs in 26 balls with a strike rate of 176.92.

Daren Sammy also scored a fast 42 runs in just 20 balls in that match.

Pakistan Bowling

Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Tanvir, Zulfiqar Babar, and Shahid Afridi took one wicket each for the Pakistani side. 

Pakistan Batting

Mohammad Hafeez scored the highest runs in the match. He scored 19 runs in that match.

Sohaib Maqsood and Shahid Afridi also scored 18 runs each in that match.

West Indies Bowling

Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine took the three wickets each in this match.

Man Of The Match

Dwayne Bravo won the man of the match award for his exceptional performance with the bat. 

7. Bangladesh – Top 7 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

Bangladesh - Top 7 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-men-s-T20-world-cup-2021-22-1267897/bangladesh-vs-papua-new-guinea-9th-match-first-round-group-b-1273720/match-photo 

The seventh-largest margin of victory in a T20 World Cup match belongs to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh defeated PNG by the seventh largest run margin in the 2021 T20 world cup.

Bangladesh scored a total of 182 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the PNG team only scored 97 runs, giving Bangladesh its most significant victory by 84 runs in the T20 world cup history.

Bangladesh Batting

Mahmudullah scored the highest runs in that match for Bangladesh. He scored 50 runs in 28 balls with a strike rate of 178.57.

Shakib Al Hasan also scored 46 runs in just 37 balls in that match. 

PNG Bowling

Kabua Morea, Damien Ravu, and Assad Vala took the two wickets each for PNG.

PNG Batting

Kiplin Doriga scored the highest runs in the match for PNG. He scored 46 runs in that match.

Bangladesh Bowling

Shakib Al Hasan took the four wickets for Bangladesh in that match followed by Mohammad Saifuddin and Taskin Ahmed with two wickets each.

Man Of The Match

Shakib Al Hasan won the man of the match award for his exceptional all-round performance with bat and bowl performance. 

8. New Zealand- Top 8 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

New Zealand- Top 8 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2009-335113/ireland-vs-new-zealand-13th-match-group-f-356003/match-photo 

New Zealand has the record for the eighth largest victory in the T20 world cup by the run margin.

In the 2009 T20 world cup, New Zealand recorded the win against Ireland.

New Zealand scored a total of 198 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the Ireland team only scored 115 runs, giving New Zealand its most significant victory by 83 runs in the T20 world cup history.

New Zealand Batting

Aaron Redmond was the highest run scorer for the New Zealand team, scoring 63 runs in just 30 balls. Apart from him, Martin Guptill and Scott Styris scored the critical knock of 45 and 42 runs for New Zealand.

Ireland Bowling

Kyle McCallan and Alex Cusack took the two wickets each for Ireland.

Ireland Batting 

Andre Botha scored the highest runs for Ireland. He scored 28 runs in 17 balls in that match. 

Apart from Andre Botha, Gary Wilson scored 23 runs for his team.

New Zealand Bowling

Nathan McCullum took the highest wicket for New Zealand in this match. He bowled his three-over quotas and took three crucial wickets in the match.

Kyle Mills also took two crucial wickets for New Zealand.

Man Of The Match

Aaron Redmond won the player of the match award for his exceptional batting performance.

9. Pakistan- Top 9 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

Pakistan- Top 9 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source-https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2009-335113/netherlands-vs-pakistan-9th-match-group-b-355999/match-photo 

Pakistan has the record for the ninth largest victory in the T20 world cup by the run margin.

In the 2009 T20 world cup, Pakistan recorded a win against Netherland.

Pakistan scored a big total of 175 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the Netherland team only scored 93 runs, giving New Zealand its most significant victory by 82 runs in the T20 world cup history.

Pakistan Batting

Kamran Akmal scored the highest runs for Pakistan in the match. He scored 41 runs in 30 balls.

Besides Akmal, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq also scored the crucial knock of 36 and 31 runs.

Netherland Bowling

Pieter Seelaar took the highest two wickets for the Netherland in the match.

Netherland Batting

Alexei Kervezee scored the highest runs for the Netherland in the match. He scored 21 runs in 29 balls. Apart from him, Ryan ten Doeschate scored 14 runs in that match. 

Pakistan Bowling

Shahid Afridi took the four wickets in that match and became the highest wicket-taker.

The specialist spinner of Pakistan, Saeed Ajmal, also took the three important wickets in the game. That helped Pakistan to win this game one-sided.

Man Of The Match

Kamran Akmal won this game’s player of the match award for his exceptional batting and wicket keeping.

10. Sri Lanka – Top 10 – Victory With Highest Run Margins

Sri Lanka - Top 10 - Victory With Highest Run Margins

Source:https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-twenty20-2012-13-531597/sri-lanka-vs-zimbabwe-1st-match-group-c-533272/match-photo 

Sri Lanka has the record for the tenth largest victory in the T20 world cup by the run margin.

In the 2012 T20 world cup, Sri Lanka won against Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka scored a total of 182 runs in the first inning of that game.

In response, the Zimbabwe team only scored 100 runs, giving Sri Lanka its most significant victory by 82 runs in the T20 world cup history.

Sri Lankan Batting

Kumar Sangakkara scored the highest runs in the match for Sri Lanka. He scored 44 runs in just 26 balls.

Jeevan Mendis also scored an outstanding knock of 42 runs in the match, only in 30 balls.

Zimbabwe Bowling

Graeme Cremer was the only bowler in that match who took a wicket for Zimbabwe..

Zimbabwe Batting

Hamilton Masakadza was the highest run scorer for the Zimbabwe side. He scored only 20 runs in the game.

Sri Lankan Bowling

Sri Lankan bowlers dominated the Zimbabwe batting lineup, and they eventually got all out.

Ajantha Mendis was the highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in that match. He took six wickets in that match by giving just only eight runs. And this is considered the best bowling performance in the T20 match ever.

Jeevan Mendis also took the three critical wickets in the game.

Man Of The match

Ajantha Mendis won the player of the match award for his brilliant bowling.

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