Highest Target by Teams in T20 World Cup History

Top 10 Highest Target in T20 World Cup History

The first edition of the tournament was held in 2007 and hosted by the International Cricket Council (ICC), held every two years. Let’s have a look at the Highest Target posted by teams in the T20 World Cup History, some of which were successfully chased down as well.

Twenty20 also known as T20 cricket is the shortest format which contains only 20 overs on each side. T20 cricket includes a high-potential batting strategy as well as various variations in bowling.

The next Edition of the tournament is on its way, and fans are waiting to see which previous record will be broken in the T20 World Cup Live Telecast. Apart from that, let’s dive into the top 10 teams scoring the highest total in the T20 World Cup History.

Highest Innings Total in the T20 World Cup History

Match DateTeamOppositionScoreOversRRVenue
14 Sep 2007Sri LankaKenya260/620.013Johannesburg
18 Mar 2016EnglandSouth Africa230/819.411.69Mumbai
18 Mar 2016South AfricaEngland229/420.011.45Mumbai
19 Sep 2007IndiaEngland218/420.010.9Durban
7 Jun 2009South AfricaScotland211/520.010.55The Oval
20 Mar 2016South AfricaAfghanistan209/520.010.45Mumbai
11 Sep 2007South AfricaWest Indies208/217.411.77Johannesburg
11 Sep 2007West IndiesSouth Africa205/620.010.25Johannesburg
5 Oct 2012West IndiesAustralia205/420.010.25Colombo (RPS)
16 Mar 2016PakistanBangladesh201/520.010.05Kolkata

1. Sri Lanka – 260/6

On September 14th, 2007 Sri Lanka Posted the Highest Target of 260-6 in the T20 World Cup history while batting first against Kenya.

Once, the most dangerous side in t20 cricket, Sri Lanka was in great touch when their legends like Mahela Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Malinga, Mathews, and many other players were in the squad.

While Chasing down the target, Kenya was all out on 88 runs and eventually Sri Lanka won that match by 172 runs.

2. England – 230/8

One of the greatest sides of Day and T20 internationals, the English team scored 230/8 against South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2016 which was the 18th Match of that tournament.

Joe Root smashed 83 quick runs to chase down the mammoth target of 229 which was set by South Africa.

3. South Africa – 229/4

England is the only team who successfully chased down the highest total in the T20 World Cup history.

South Africa while batting first scored 229/4 with the help of Hashim Alma and Quinton De Cock who put their team in a strong position by posting the 2nd Highest Total in T20 WC history.

But, England remain dominant in the second innings and successfully chased down the target of 229.

4. India – 218/4

India is the all-time favorite team when it comes to the T20 World Cup tournament. In the tournament’s first edition, India set the target of 218/4 while batting first against the English team.

The record was set by the Indian team on September 19th, 2007 which was a Day-Night match between India and England.

Another amazing part of that game was Yuvraj Singh, who smashed 6 Sixes in a row to Stuart Broad making him the first-ever batsman to hit 6 Sixes in an over in T20 Cricket.

India won that match by 18 runs as England fell short while chasing the target and were all out at 200 runs.

5. South Africa – 211/5

South Africa also came back in the second edition of the tournament which was held in 2009 as they set the gigantic target of 211 runs against Scotland in the T20 World Cup.

Team Africa won that match by 130 runs as Scotland was all out by 81 runs.

6. South Africa – 209/5

You can’t keep South Africa out of the box when it comes to setting huge targets. In the 2016 edition, while batting against Afghanistan, Africa scored the target of 209 runs.

They won the match by 37 runs as Afghanistan ended their innings at 172 runs.

7. South Africa – 208/2

It looks like, South Africa loves to set the highest totals in the T20 world cup, but eventually, they never won the title which is quite sad.

In the first edition of the tournament, Team Africa successfully chased down 208 runs against the Mighty West Indies who are known for their quality hitting over the ropes.

While batting first West Indies scored 205 runs but Protease hit them with the marvelous hitting of Herschelle Gibbs who scored 90 runs and led their team to victory by 5 wickets.

8. West Indies – 205/6

The same match that we described above, back on September 11th, 2007, when the first edition of the tournament was being held.

West Indies smashed the 205 runs against South Africa but unluckily, Africa chased it down in the 17th overs with eight wickets to spare.

9. West Indies – 205/4

In 2012, West Indies equalized their record against Australia. In the 2012 Edition of the T20 tournament, West Indies smashed the huge target of 205 in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021.

While chasing down the target, Australia was all out on 131 runs as West Indies make their way to the final by beating Australia by 74 runs.

10. Pakistan – 201/5

In the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup tournament, Pakistan while batting first scored their highest total in the t20 world cup history against Bangladesh.

Setting the record of 201 runs Bangladesh fell short at 146 runs as Pakistan won the match by 55 runs.


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