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Highest Score in T20 World Cup : Know Which Team Hold the Record

T20 cricket, the shortest form of international cricket, is arguably the most dynamic form of cricket. It is exciting for the players as well as the fans watching the match at the stadium and on their TV screens. 

As a cricket lover, you may be curious about all the records made so far. You may wonder: “Who has the highest score in T20 cricket?” and “who has scored the most runs in the T20 World Cup?” Today we’ll tackle a similar question: What’s the highest team score made in T20 World Cup history? 

In T20Is, each team gets 20 overs to post a score as big as possible against their opponents. Over the years, teams have breached the 200-run mark many times. However, the 250-run mark has been crossed only 9 times.

Highest Runs in T20 World Cup by Team : Top 10 List

The Sri Lanka cricket team currently holds the record for setting the highest score in T20 World Cup history. Sri Lanka made 260 runs for the loss of 6 wickets against Kenya at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 14th September, 2007. 

Let’s look at all the other highest team scores in the T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2021.

Rank

Team

Score

Against

Venue

Year

1Sri Lanka260/6KenyaJohannesburg2007
2England230/8South AfricaWankhede2016
3South Africa229/4EnglandWankhede2016
4India218/4EnglandDurban2007
5South Africa211/5ScotlandThe Oval2009
6India210/2AfghanistanAbu Dhabi2021
7South Africa209/5AfghanistanWankhede2016
8South Africa208/2West IndiesJohannesburg2007
9West Indies205/6South AfricaJohannesburg2007
10West Indies205/4AustraliaColombo (RPS)2012

Also read: How Many Times Has India Won the T20 World Cup?

Highest Score in T20 International by Team : Top 10 List

The Afghanistan cricket team holds the record for making the highest score in T20Is. Afghanistan made 278 runs for the loss of 3 wickets against Ireland at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, on 23rd February, 2019. 

Let’s look at all the other highest team scores in T20Is.

Rank

Team

Score

Against

Venue

Year

1Afghanistan278/3IrelandDehradun2019
2Czech Republic278/4TurkeyIlfov County2019
3Australia263/3Sri LankaPallekele2016
4Sri Lanka260/6KenyaJohannesburg2007
5India260/5Sri LankaIndore2017
6Czech Republic258/2BulgariaMarsa2022
7Denmark256/5GibraltarWaterloo2022
8New Zealand254/5ScotlandEdinburgh2022
9Scotland252/3NetherlandsDublin (Malahide)2019
10Australia248/6EnglandSouthampton2013

Also read: T20 World Cup Winners List

FAQs

Who has scored the most runs in T20Is?

Rohit Sharma is the top scorer in T20Is, with 3620 runs in 135 matches at an average of 32.32 and a strike rate of 140.63. He has scored 28 half centuries and 4 centuries. 

Who has the highest score in T20ls?

Aaron Finch holds the record for making the highest score in T20Is. He made 172 runs off just 76 balls against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. The innings included 16 fours and 10 sixes. 

Who is the highest run scorer in T20 cricket?

Chris Gayle holds the record of the highest score in T20 matches. He made 175 runs off just 66 balls against Pune at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The innings included 13 fours and 17 sixes. 

What is India's highest score in T20Is?

India made 260/5 against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on 22nd December, 2017. In the T20 World Cup, India’s highest score is 218/4, which came against England at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on 19th September, 2007.

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