We all know that, T20 cricket helped to bring the new audience to the sport and it also modified and on many occasions. Boundaries becomes shorter in T20 cricket. Most of largest team totals you’ll find come in world cups, cause that’s when major teams get to play minnows and impose their superiority. For big scores, Openers to give a thundering start, backed up with strong middle order and a terrific finish. No wonder, few teams have managed to score 200 plus runs in T20I cricket. Here we take a look at the Top 5 Highest Innings Total in T20I Cricket.
South Africa – 231/7
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis hit a 46-ball century which helps his team to reach 231 for seven is their second highest total in the shortest form of the game. Overall, it is fifth highest total in T20 Internationals.
West Indies – 236/6
Chris Gayle blasted 90 off 41 balls as the West Indies achieved a world record run chase of 232 in the second Twenty20 international on Sunday to beat South Africa by four wickets. West Indies finds the No.4 spot in this list.
South Africa – 241/6
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman’s partnership helped their team to reach a huge total of 241 in just 20 overs against England at Centurion on Nov 15,2009 and England lost the game by 84 runs. This is the Biggest loss in T20 cricket for England in this match.
Australia – 248/6
Aaron Finch smashed 156 off just 63 balls in the T20I game which helps his team to reach massive total of 248 against England in England. The home team closed on 209-6, with Joe Root unbeaten on 90, and lost to Australia for the first time in any format this Ashes summer.
Sri Lanka – 260/6
Sanath Jayasuriya’s 88 off 44, Mahela Jayawardene’s 65 off 27 and Jehan Mubarak’s 13 ball 46 taking his team to 260 which remains the highest ever score by a team in T20 International till date. Kenya bundled out for 88 runs while chasing the huge total of 260 losing by 172 runs.