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Top 10: Largest Win Margin for India in T20I Cricket (by Runs)

The Indian team is a powerhouse in T20I cricket, with the best batters, bowlers, and all-rounders being part of the squad. With many talented players at their expense, India is always expected to perform better, either by scoring huge totals or bowling out the opponent early.

And rightfully so, they have delivered mesmerising performances by dominating their opponents in matches both with the bat and ball. The Men in Blue have posted big totals and successfully defended them, recording some of the biggest wins in T20Is.

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 largest win margins registered by India in T20Is (by runs).

Largest Win Margin for India in T20I (by Runs)

Win MarginTargetAgainstVenueDate
168 runs235New ZealandAhmedabad1 Feb 2023
143 runs214IrelandDublin (Malahide)29 Jun 2018
106 runs202South AfricaJohannesburg14 Dec 2023
101 runs213AfghanistanDubai (DSC)8 Sep 2022
93 runs181Sri LankaCuttack20 Dec 2017
91 runs229Sri LankaRajkot7 Jan 2023
90 runs171EnglandColombo (RPS)23 Sep 2012
88 runs261Sri LankaIndore22 Dec 2017
88 runs189West IndiesLauderhill7 Aug 2022
82 runs170South AfricaRajkot17 Jun 2022

Key Insights

India registered its first-ever 150+ run margin of victory in T20Is in February 2023. The Indian team defeated New Zealand by a staggering 168 runs, making it their largest win margin in T20Is.

The above match also saw Shubman Gill smash his maiden hundred in T20 International cricket. Gill scored an unbeaten 126 runs off 63 balls at an astounding strike rate of 200. (You can check out Shubman Gill’s century list here.)

In a T20I match played against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017, India posted a mammoth 260 runs on the board — India’s highest team total in T20Is. While defending the total, India restricted Sri Lanka to 172 runs, winning the game by a margin of 88 runs.

India has defeated Sri Lanka 4 times by a margin of 75 or more runs in T20Is. (Check out India’s T20I record against all teams here.)

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India has successfully defended 200+ totals in over 19 matches, while one game resulted in a tie, which India won following double super overs against Afghanistan. 

The Indian team logged its first 100+ run win margin in 2018 against Ireland. The Men in Blue scored 213 runs in the first innings and skittled Ireland on a mere 70 runs, winning the match by 143 runs.

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