Sanath Jayasuriya hitting the shot
Jayasuriya hitting a shot.


Most of us know about the highest team total of the only first-team, let’s just get to know about the top 5.

The T20 World Cup has come up with very few enormous team total in the past years. Most of us only know about the highest team total. But have you seen the other four team totals within the list?

Let’s check it out.

1): Sri Lanka: 260/6

In T20 World Cup 2007, the whole stadium clapped for the impressive inning of Srilanka’s 260 runs in 20 overs against Kenya. Sanath Jayasuriya took the match in hand when he crossed 100 runs in 10 overs.

Mahela Jayawardene earned the team 65 runs in 27 balls whereas the Southpaw scored 88 runs in 44 balls. Reaching 250 seemed hard until Jehan Mubarak came to the pitch and gave the team impressive hitting within the last overs.

Mubarak’s strike rate was 353.84, earning 46 runs on 13 balls. Srilanka won that match by 172 runs.

Moeen Ali and other player hugging.
Moeen Ali and other player is celebrating.

2): England: 230/8

One of the great matches of T20 was when England and South Africa had tough competition at Wankhede stadium in 2016. South Africa scored 229 runs in the first inning making a score that seem possible to chase.

England Cricketer, Joe Root had high hopes. He played with the run rate of 188.66 scoring 83 runs in 44 deliveries and made England chase down the 229 of South Africa.

England’s 230 runs still shine as the second-highest total in T20 World Cup history.

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3): South Africa: 229

In the same match discussed above. South Africa’s 229 runs are also unforgettable which makes them the third-highest total in T20 World Cup but they lost the match.

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, and JP Duminy earned the three half-centuries respectively. The opening batsman Hashim Amla and De kock gave South Africa an impressive start by scoring 96 runs in 7 overs.

David Millen and JP Duminy’s partnership scored 60 runs in just 27 balls.

Yuvraj Singh hitting 6 sixes.
Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in different images.

4): India: 218/4

The T20 World Cup 2007 will always be remembered for tremendous six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh to Stuart Broad. India scored 218 runs in 20 overs. Yuvraj struck 28 runs in 16 balls.

The openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag earned the team a 136 runs partnership. England reached 200 runs and India won by 18 runs.

5): South Africa: 211/8

In T20 World Cup 2009, South Africa set the fifth-highest total. South Africa went high hopes and scored 211 runs in 20 over against Scotland. AB Devilliers played a beautiful inning of 79 runs in 34 balls which include 5 tremendous fours and impressive six sixes. South Africa won by 130 runs.

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