Highest Powerplay Scores in T20 World Cup

T20 is a game of fast-paced action, and one of the most important aspects in the shortest format of the game is the powerplays. The first 6 overs of an innings, which are the powerplay overs, make or break the momentum of either team. For a batting team, it is all the more important that their top-order makes the best use of field restrictions in place and give the side a good start.

A good score in powerplays often results in a team piling up huge scores when batting first or securing a win when they are chasing. This gives the rest of the batting order a great foundation to build their innings upon. The first 6 overs are all the more important for a high-pressure tournament like the T20 World Cup. A lot of games have been won or lost by teams just because of their performance in powerplays.

There has been a lot of impactful performance regarding the powerplays in the short history of the T20 World Cup since its inception in 2007 to date. We will look at the top 5 team scores in powerplays in the all editions of the T20 World Cup.

NetherlandIreland 91/1193/42014, Sylhet
England South Africa89/3230/82016, Mumbai
South Africa England 83/0229/42016, Mumbai
IndiaScotland82/289/22021, Dubai
Sri LankaNew Zealand68/0174/62012, Pallekele
AustraliaBangladesh67/278/22021, Dubai
EnglandNew Zealand67/0159/32016, Delhi
NetherlandsU.A.E.67/0152/42014, Sylhet
PakistanNew Zealand66/1158/52016, Mohali
EnglandAustralia66/0126/22021, Dubai
South AfricaAfghanistan66/1209/52016, Wankhede
Top 5 team scores in powerplays in T20 World Cup history

Key highlights from the above stats

230/8 by England against South Africa in a Super 10 match at Mumbai is the 3rd highest run chase in T20I history and the highest in the World Cups. You can find here the top 10 batsmen with most runs while chasing in the tournament.

459/12 between England and South Africa at Mumbai is the highest aggregate score in T20 World Cup history and 5th highest overall.

South Africa’s total of 229/4 is the highest score by a team in a World Cup in a losing cause. The Proteas made a stunning 83 in powerplays but could not end up on the winning side.

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The Netherlands, a non-Test-playing nation is the only team to have made this list. They have the highest powerplay score in World Cups(91/1) which is also joint 3rd fastest in all of T20Is.

Also Read: Top 5 All Round Performances in ODI Cricket History

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