Scotland on Wednesday smashed the highest total of 2022 T20 World Cup so far by registering 176 for the loss of 5 wickets against Ireland in the first round of the marquee tournament. On that note, let’s take a look at the 5 highest totals put up by teams in the T20 World Cup history.
Sri Lanka’s 260 against Kenya in the inaugural edition
The Lankan Lions currently hold the record for putting up the highest total in the multi-nation tournament history. The inaugural edition of this tournament was something else. It witnessed the highest score of 260 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, against Kenya. This milestone was made at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 14th September 2007.
South Africa’s monumental target chased by England in 2016
The England vs South Africa match in 2016 at India’s Wankhede Stadium is one of the most memorable games ever in the history of T20 World Cup. This action-packed contest saw the second-highest score built by a team and the highest run chase as well.
First, the Proteas puts up a monumental target of 229. Chasing the humungous target England accomplished to create the second-highest total in championship history.
India putting up a ‘mighty’ show against England in their title year, 2007
Well, this match has a separate fan base of Indian cricket fans. Who doesn’t remembers Yuvraj Singh smashing 6 sixes in an over? Yes, I am talking about that match.
The 21st match of the introductory edition saw history being created. That year’s title champion India won against England by putting up an enormous target of 219 runs. Yuvraj Singh’s speedy 58 of just 16 balls, and the opening duo’s 136-run stand helped India put up the fourth-highest score of all time.
South Africa’s 211 against Scotland in the 2009 T20 World Cup
It was an AB de Villiers’ show at Kennington Oval in the 2009 T20 WC edition. De Villiers’ nippy 79 not out and Jacques Kallis’ 48 of 31 abetted a total of 211 against Scotland. Moreover, Albie Morkel’s 24 added a good chunky to the total.
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