Highest runs in T20 by a team
Updated on: Jul 17, 2023 10:26 pm IST
In the dynamic world of cricket, teams have consistently achieved remarkable scores and shattered records, particularly in the shortest format of the game. Whether it is in T20 internationals or franchise cricket, it is a common sight to witness batsmen dominating bowlers and teams amassing huge totals.
Highest runs in T20 by a team
|Czech Republic||Turkey||278/4||Ilfov County||Aug 2019|
|Australia||Sri Lanka||263/3||Pallekele||Sep 2016|
|North West||Limpopo||262/4||Paarl||Sep 2018|
|Multan Sultans||Quetta Gladiators||262/3||Rawalpindi||March 2023|
|Warwickshire Bears||Notts||261/2||Nottingham||June 2022|
|Sri Lanka||Kenya||260/6||Johannesburg||Sep 2007|
|India||Sri Lanka||260/5||Indore||Dec 2017|
One notable instance took place in February 2019 when Afghanistan set the Highest runs in T20 by a team by amassing 278 runs for the loss of 3 wickets against Ireland. Coincidentally, six months later, the Czech Republic also achieved the same total of 278 runs for the loss of 4 wickets against Turkey in the Continental Cup, resulting in both teams jointly holding the record for the highest T20 team score. These extraordinary totals meant that both teams scored at an astonishing rate of nearly 14 runs per over (13.9), showcasing the explosive nature of the T20 format.
The Melbourne Stars secured the third spot in the highest T20 team score list during the Big Bash League 2021-22. They recorded a formidable score of 273 runs for the loss of 2 wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes, exhibiting their batting prowess and ability to dominate the opposition. Following closely behind, the Titans scored 271 runs for the loss of 3 wickets against the Knights in a league phase match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2022-23, cementing their place among the top-scoring teams in the T20 format.
Within the Indian T20 League, an unforgettable moment occurred in 2013 when Chris Gayle unleashed an onslaught against Pune, delivering a breathtaking innings of 175 not out. Gayle’s knock included an incredible display of power hitting, comprising 13 fours and 17 sixes. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Gayle’s extraordinary performance, amassed a mammoth total of 263 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, winning the match against Pune by a staggering margin of 130 runs.
On the international stage, the Indian cricket team registered its highest T20I score of 260 runs for the loss of 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017. In this match, then captain Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock, scoring an exceptional 118 runs and demolishing the opposition. India’s dominant performance resulted in a resounding victory by 88 runs, underlining their proficiency in the T20 format.
Adding to the list of remarkable scores, Mumbai, a renowned powerhouse in domestic cricket, achieved a significant milestone in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They amassed an imposing score of 258 runs for the loss of 4 wickets against the minnows, Sikkim, showcasing their batting depth and dominance over the opposition.
These instances exemplify the ever-evolving nature of cricket, where batsmen continually push the boundaries and teams reach unprecedented heights in terms of scoring. Whether it be in international contests or domestic tournaments, the T20 format consistently provides thrilling displays of batting prowess and showcases the immense potential for records to be shattered.
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