T20i is the most entertaining format of cricket. Things change really quickly in this format, and it is often a paradise for the batters. The reason is that they can hit the ball from the very first over, and once the ball gets old, things start to spice up. Bowlers put their very best in the final overs of the game, but often the ball is seen flying in the sky and the scorecard shows more than 200 runs.
Well, the game has also witnessed that teams have won with more than 200 runs in T20i. Yes, it is true, and in T20i format. Moreover, not once, but twice. A quick sneak peek: no full-time teams (India, Australia, West Indies, etc.) of the ICC are on the list. So, let us take a look at the biggest win margin in T20i history.
Biggest Win Margin in T20i History
- Czech Republic vs Turkey (257 runs)
- Canada vs Panama (208 runs)
- Tanzania vs Cameroon (184 runs)
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1. Czech Republic vs Turkey (257 runs)
The Czech Republic team won the toss and decided to bat first. Both of their openers got the team off to a fast start. After a few overs, the Turkish bowler, Mehmat Sert, sent both openers to the pavilion. The score was 107 for four wickets, and Sudesh Wickramasekara stepped onto the field. He smashed the Turkish bowlers for fun and scored 104 runs off just 36 balls. His innings included 8 fours and 10 sixes, which helped the team post a total of 278 runs at the loss of 4 wickets.
The Turkey team had a target of 279 runs to chase, but they got all out in the 9th over of the game. They only scored 21 runs, and eight batters were sent to the pavilion with a score of zero. The Czech Republic won the match by 257 runs and registered the biggest win margin in T20i history.
2. Canada vs Panama (208 runs)
As mentioned earlier, two teams have won a match with more than 200 runs in the T20i, and Canada is one of them. They defeated Panama by 208 runs in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas region qualifier.
The Canadian batters posted a total of 245 runs at the loss of only one wicket. One batter scored a century, and two batters scored a half-century. On the other hand, the Panama cricket team could not collectively score more than 37 runs. They were all out in the 18th over for just 37 runs.
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3. Tanzania vs Cameroon (184 runs)
This match took place on December 8, 2023. Tanzania defeated Cameroon by 184 runs in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub-Regional Africa Qualifiers. The Tanzanian batters posted a mighty total of 218 runs against the Cameroon team.
On the other hand, Cameroon got all out in the 13th over of the game. They were all bowled out for just 34 runs and lost the match by 184 runs. The Tanzanian bowler, Yalinde Nkanya, took five wickets and was awarded the player of the match award.
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Q: What is the biggest win margin in ODI history?
Ans: A 317-run victory for India against Sri Lanka is the biggest win margin in ODI history.
Q: What is the biggest win margin in T20i history?
Ans: A 257-run victory for the Czech Republic against Turkey is the biggest win margin in T20i history.
Q: What is the biggest win margin in test history?
Ans: A 675-run victory for England against Australia is the biggest win margin in test history.