The T20 International (T20I) format is famous for its fast-paced action, often leaving the fans on the edge of their seats. Over the years, the format has been dominated by batters with huge sixes and quick boundaries.

This explosive batting approach makes sure that teams post mammoth totals on the scoreboard, leaving the opposition in tatters. Even though 20 overs are available to bat, some teams have done the unthinkable by scoring huge totals.

In this article, we’ll delve into the top 10 highest team totals in the T20I format.

Highest Team Totals in T20Is

Nepal314/3MongoliaHangzhou27 Sep 2023
Afghanistan278/3IrelandDehradun23 Feb 2019
Czech Republic278/4TurkeyIlfov County30 Aug 2019
2 Oct 2023
England267/3West Indies
Tarouba19 Dec 2023
Australia263/3Sri LankaPallekele6 Sep 2016
Sri Lanka260/6KenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007
India260/5Sri LankaIndore22 Dec 2017
South Africa259/4West Indies
Centurion26 Mar 2023
Czech Republic258/2BulgariaMarsa12 May 2022

Key Insights

314: On 27 September 2023, Nepal’s team was on full rampage as they clinched the record for the highest team total in T20I cricket. Nepal posted a staggering 314 runs on the board against Mongolia in the 2023 Asian Games. They went past Afghanistan’s previous record of 278 set in 2019, amassing a total that even some teams fail to score in ODIs.

9 & 34: Nepal’s record-breaking spree didn’t end with their highest total, their players also added a silver lining to it. Dipendra Singh Airee smashed a 9-ball 50, making it the fastest T20I half-century. Furthermore, Kushal Malla slammed the fastest century in the 20-over format, as he reached the 100 mark in 34 balls.

26: During Nepal’s quest for the highest total, they hit an astounding 26 sixes. This is the most sixes smashed in a T20I innings by a team.

517: In a thrilling T20I match between South Africa and the West Indies in March 2023, the cricketing world witnessed explosive batting from both sides. This encounter went down in the record books as the highest match aggregate in T20Is, with both team’s scores adding up to 517 runs.

258 & 259: And if this wasn’t enough, both teams etched records against their names. Even after registering 258 runs in the 1st innings, the West Indies couldn’t defend the score — making it the highest team total in losing cause. South Africa, on the other hand, crushed the target of 259 set by the Windies with ease, making it the highest successful chase in T20Is.

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