Top 5 highest team score in T20 World Cup history (2007 to 2021)

In this article, we will discuss the top 5 highest team score in T20 World Cup history from 2007 to 2021. We will also list out the top performers of that game and much more.

Top 5 highest team score in the T20 World Cup

Below is a table in which we ranked the highest team totals from 5 to 1.

RankingTeam NameHighest ScoreOpposition
5.South Africa211/8Scotland
4.India218/4England
3.South Africa229/10England
2.England230/8South Africa
1.Sri Lanka260/6Kenya
Top 5 highest team score in T20 World Cup

5. South Africa – 211/8

Source – The Independent

South Africa registered the 5th highest total of the T20 World Cup in the 2nd edition of the World Cup against Scotland on 7 June 2009 at Oval. Batting first against Scotland, they were scoring at a decent run rate in the first 10 overs but then accelerated in the last 10 overs.

The Proteas comfortably won the game by 130 runs and bowled out Scotland for just 81 runs.

Top Performers

Batting:

Player NameScore
AB De Villiers79*
Jacques Kallis 48
Graeme Smith 38

Bowling:

Player NameBowling figures
Dale Steyn2/21
Johan Botha2/17
Albie Morkel2/15

4. India – 218/4

Source – SportsAdda

India registered their highest ever total in the T20 World Cup against England in the first edition of the tournament against England on 19 September 2007 at Durban.

This game is widely popular among the fans because it was in this game where Yuvraj Singh created a world record by smashing 6 sixes in an over against Stuart Broad.

In the end, India comfortably won the game by 18 runs.

Top Performers

Batting:

Player NameScore
Yuvraj Singh58
Virender Sehwag68
Gautam Gambhir58

Bowling:

Player NameBowling figures
RP Singh2/28
Irfan Pathan3/37
Harbhajan Singh1/35

3. South Africa – 229/10

Source – NDTV Sports

South Africa again stands 3rd on our list of highest team scores in the T20 World Cup. The proteas scored 229 runs in the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup against England. Even though they batted extremely well they had to face disappointment in the end as they lost the match by 2 wickets.

Top Performers

Batting:

Player NameScore
Hashim Amla58
Quinton De Kock52
JP Duminy54*

Bowling:

Player NameBowling figures
Kyle Abbott3/41
Kagiso Rabada2/50
Imran Tahir1/28

2. England – 230/8

Source – ESPN Cricinfo

England registered their highest ever T20 World Cup total against South Africa in the 2016 edition of the World Cup. This is also the highest successful run chase in the history of the competition. Bowling first, their bowlers were smashed all round the ground but their batters were brilliant and chased down the total of 230 with 2 balls remaining.

Top Performers

Batting:

Player NameScore
Joe Root83
Jason Roy43
Jos Buttler21

Bowling:

Player NameBowling figures
Moeen Ali2/34
Adil Rashid1/35
David Willey1/40

1. Sri Lanka – 260/6

Source – ESPN Cricinfo

Sri Lanka’s 260/6 against Kenya in the first edition of the World Cup is the highest team score in T20 World Cup. They achieved this feat on 14 September 2007 at Johannesburg. Batting first, their batters were just smashing everything from ball one and registered their highest ever total.

In the end, the Lankans comfortably won the game by a huge margin of 172 runs and bowled out Kenya for just 88 runs.

Top Performers

Batting:

Player NameScore
Sanath Jayasuriya88
Mahela Jayawardene65
Jehan Mubarak46*

Bowling:

Player NameBowling figures
Chaminda Vaas2/15
Lasith Malinga2/13
Tillakaratne Dilshan2/4

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which the highest total scored by a team in T20I history?

Afghanistan’s 278/3 against Ireland on 23 February 2019 is the highest ever total in T20I history.

What is India’s highest ever total in T20I history?

India registered their highest ever T20I total by scoring 260/5 against Sri Lanka during their tour to Sri Lanka in December 2017.

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