Stats: Highest team scores in T20Is
India has now equalled the second highest score in T20 cricket, posting 260 runs against Sri Lanka in Indore.
Published - Dec 22, 2017 9:55 pm | Updated - Dec 26, 2017 10:35 am
Twenty20 International cricket has seen some huge scores in the past, with Australia posting the highest team score in the format. In the shortest format of the game, teams have scored runs left, right and centre with some incredible power. While the likes of Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum have led their teams excellently in the T20 format, there have existed some teams who have struggled to cope up with these extravagant batsmen.
The highest total posted by a team in this format is by Australia, who scored a world-record 263 runs against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on September 6 of 2016. It was Sri Lanka who held the previous record for the highest team total in the T20I format when they scored 260 runs at 13 runs per over.
However, the score was registered against a weak Kenyan side in 2007, the first T20 World Cup in Johannesburg. Aaron Finch powered Australia feature once again on the list, having posted 248 runs against England in their own backyard.
India have now equalled the second highest score in T20I cricket, posting 260/5 against Sri Lanka in Indore. This time around, it was a fellow opener in the form of Rohit Sharma, who got India off the box. The right-handed batsman became the joint-quickest T20I centurion with a hundred from just 35 balls equalling at the top spot with South Africa’s David Miller.
West Indies feature with their huge total of 245 against India. It was Evin Lewis’ 49-ball hundred which got the hosts to the tremendous score. Lewis composed nine sixes and five boundaries, while Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard scored their part in the innings.
India, chasing the score of 245 fell short of the total by a single run. Fantabulous innings from KL Rahul could not help the away side to a victory, falling one run short of the West Indian total. Rahul scored 110 runs from 51 balls, scoring 12 boundaries and five sixes.