Twenty20 (T20) cricket has taken the world by storm since its inception in the early 2000s. With its fast-paced, high-intensity format, T20 cricket has redefined the game, captivating fans with thrilling performances and incredible individual feats. One of the most exciting aspects of T20 cricket is undoubtedly the record-breaking high scores, which have left fans and experts astounded.
In this article, we will dig into the Highest score in t20 by a team. We will look at the remarkable teams and memorable matches that have contributed to setting these records, and how T20 cricket has evolved over the years.
Highest score in t20 by a team – 2023
Nepal team holds the record of scoring the highest score in T20 cricket, Nepal has scored the highest number of runs so far against Mongolia in the match played in Asia Cup 2023. The Nepal team made a huge score of 314/3 runs in 20 overs. On behalf of the Nepal team, Kushal Malla also made the record for scoring the fastest century in a T-20 International match. He achieved this feat in just 34 balls. Earlier this record was held by David Miller and Rohit Sharma, they had done this in 35 balls.
Here is the list of the Highest score in t20 by a team.
|1.||27 Sep 2023||Nepal||314/3||Mongolia||Hangzhou|
|2.||23 Feb 2019||Afghanistan||278/3||Ireland||Dehradun|
|3.||30 Aug 2019||Czech Rep.||278/4||Turkey||Ilfov County|
|4.||2 Oct 2023||Malaysia||268/4||Thailand||Hangzhou|
|5.||6 Sep 2016||Australia||263/2||Srilanka||Pallekele|
|6.||14 Sep 2007||Srilanka||260/6||Kenya||Johannesburg|
|7.||22 Dec 2017||India||260/5||Srilanka||Indore|
|8.||26 Mar 2023||South Africa||259/4||West Indies||Centurion|
|9.||12 May 2022||Czech Rep.||258/2||Bulgaria||Marsa|
|10.||26 Mar 2023||West Indies||258/8||South Africa||Centurion|
|11.||29 Jun 2022||Denmark||256/5||Gibraltar||Waterloo|
|12.||29 Jul 2022||New Zealand||254/5||Scotland||Edinburgh|
|13.||16 Sep 2019||Scotland||252/3||Netherlands||Dublin|
|14.||29 Aug 2013||Australia||248/6||England||Southampton|
|15.||26 Jun 2022||Bulgaria||246/4||Serbia||Sofia|
Highest score in t20 by a team: Afghanistan 278/3 vs Ireland, 2019
Before Nepal, Afghanistan held the record of scoring the most runs. In 2019, Afghanistan scored 278/3 in the match played against Ireland in Dehradun. In this match, Hazratullah Zazai performed amazingly for Afghanistan, he had played a brilliant inning of 162 runs on just 62 balls and Usman Ghani had played an inning of 73 runs on 48 balls.
Czech Republic 278/4 vs Turkey, 2019
Just a few months after Afghanistan scored the most runs in 2019, the Czech Republic equalled this record. In the match played against Turkey on 30 August 2019, the Czech Republic performed brilliantly and scored a huge score of 278/4 runs. They were holding the first position by joint runs with Afghanistan until Nepal broke their record. For Czech Rep, Sudesh Wickramasekara scored 104 runs on 36 balls and Sumit Pokhriyal scored 79 runs on 52 balls.
Highest score in t20 by a team in World Cup
Sri Lanka is in first place on the list of the Highest score in t20 by a team in World Cup. In the 2007 T20 World, which was the first edition of the T20 World Cup, in the match played against Kenya on 14th September 2007, Sri Lanka scored 260/6 runs, which is still the highest score even after 16 years.
Here is the list of the Highest score in t20 by a team in World Cup.
|5.||2009||South Africa||211/5||Scotland||The Oval|
|8.||2007||South Africa||208/2||West Indies||Johannesburg|
|9.||2007||West Indies||205/6||South Africa||Johannesburg|
Also read: Highest score in ODI by a team
FAQ on Highest score in t20 by a team
Question 1. What is the highest score in t20?
Answer. Nepal holds the record for scoring the most runs in T20 by scoring a mammoth 314/3 against Mongolia in the 2023 Asian Games.
Question 2. Which team scored the highest runs in the t20?
Answer. Nepal 314/3 against Mongolia in 2023 at the Asian game 2023.
Question 3. What is the highest individual score in T20 cricket?
Answer. The highest individual score in T20 cricket was 175 not out by Chris Gayle while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Question 4. Who holds the record for the highest T20 international score by a female cricketer?
Answer. The highest T20 international score by a female cricketer is 169, scored by Lucia Taylor from Argentina against Chile in 2018.
Question 5. What is the highest score in T20 World Cup match?
Answer. The highest score in T20 World Cup match is 260/6 by Sri Lanka against Kenya in the 2020 T20 World Cup.