Most Runs in T20 by a Team

Updated on: Jul 25, 2023 2:57 pm IST

Highest runs in T20 by a team

T20 cricket, known for its exhilarating pace and explosive batting displays, has witnessed some remarkable moments of scoring prowess. Over the years, teams from around the world have left cricket enthusiasts in awe with their mammoth totals in the shortest format of the game. Let’s take a closer look at Most runs in T20 by a team etched in the record books.

Team Opposition Score Venue Date
Afghanistan Ireland 278/3 Dehradun Feb 2019
Czech Republic Turkey 278/4 Ilfov County Aug 2019
Melbourne Hobart 273/2 MCG Jan 2022
Titans Knights 271/3 Potchefstroom Oct 2022
Trinbago Tallawahs 267/2 Kingston Sep 2019
Somerset Derbyshire 265/5 Taunton July 2022
Bangalore Pune 263/5 Bengaluru April 2013
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
Yorkshire Northants 260/4 Leeds Aug 2017
India Sri Lanka 260/5 Indore Dec 2017

1. Afghanistan and Czech Republic – 278 Runs

In February 2019, Afghanistan and the Czech Republic achieved a monumental feat by both scoring 278 runs for the loss of wickets. Afghanistan set the record during a T20 match against Ireland, showcasing their exceptional batting abilities. The Czech Republic matched the same total six months later during the Continental Cup, proving that lightning can indeed strike twice. These historic scores of 278 runs meant that both teams scored at an astonishing rate of nearly 14 runs per over, highlighting the thrilling nature of T20 cricket.

2. Melbourne Stars – 273 Runs

During the Big Bash League 2021-22, the Melbourne Stars displayed their batting prowess by scoring a formidable total of 273 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes. This commanding performance secured them the third spot on the list of highest team scores in T20 cricket, showcasing their dominance and ability to dismantle opposition attacks.

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3. Titans – 271 Runs

The Titans, another powerhouse in domestic cricket, etched their name in the record books during the CSA T20 Challenge 2022-23. In a league phase match against the Knights, the Titans amassed an imposing total of 271 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. This impressive score cemented their place among the top-scoring teams in the T20 format.

4. Chris Gayle’s Unforgettable Knock – 263 Runs

In the Indian T20 League, an unforgettable moment occurred in 2013 when Chris Gayle unleashed an awe-inspiring innings of 175 not out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune. With his incredible display of power hitting, including 13 fours and 17 sixes, Gayle led his team to a massive total of 263 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, securing a resounding victory by a staggering margin of 130 runs.

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5. India’s T20I Record – 260 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. Led by then captain Rohit Sharma’s magnificent knock of 118 runs, India’s dominant performance resulted in an 88-run victory, emphasizing their proficiency in the T20 format.

6. Mumbai’s Milestone – 258 Runs

In the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Mumbai, a renowned powerhouse in domestic cricket, achieved a significant milestone by scoring an imposing total of 258 runs for the loss of 4 wickets against Sikkim. This commanding display showcased their batting depth and underlined their dominance over the opposition.

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