T20 cricket is all about ferocious hitting and accumulating mammoth totals. Teams have given their batters a free license to smash the ball right from the word go.

The freedom has resulted in teams reaching huge scores and thrashing down equally big totals with ease. The T20 World Cup has also been at the forefront of witnessing some high-scoring thrillers.

This article will list the top 10 highest team totals posted in T20 World Cup history.

Highest Team Totals in T20 World Cup

TeamScoreAgainstVenueDate
Sri Lanka260/6KenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007
England230/8South AfricaWankhede18 Mar 2016
South Africa229/4EnglandWankhede18 Mar 2016
India218/4EnglandDurban19 Sep 2007
South Africa211/5ScotlandThe Oval7 Jun 2009
India210/2AfghanistanAbu Dhabi3 Nov 2021
South Africa209/5AfghanistanWankhede20 Mar 2016
South Africa208/2West IndiesJohannesburg11 Sep 2007
West Indies205/6South AfricaJohannesburg11 Sep 2007
West Indies205/4AustraliaColombo (RPS)5 Oct 2012

Key Insights

Sri Lanka holds the record for scoring the highest team total in the T20 World Cup’s history. The 2014 champions posted 260 runs on the board against Kenya in the inaugural edition. Thus far, only Sri Lanka has breached the 250-run mark in the tournament.

230 runs scored by England are the highest in a successful run chase in the T20 World Cup. They chased down the 230-run target set by South Africa at Wankhede in 2016.

The above game recorded the highest match aggregate in T20 World Cup history. England (230) and South Africa (229) accumulated 459 runs in the match.

South Africa is the only team to score 200+ totals in 5 or more matches in the T20 tournament. 

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There are 3 instances of both teams scoring 200 or more runs in a single T20 World Cup match.

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