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Top 10: Largest Win Margin by Runs in T20 World Cup History

Nowadays, the T20I format often witnesses teams posting staggering totals on the scoreboard. And we have also seen teams chase down mammoth targets with ease.

However, there have been days when batting sides stumbled in their chase against strong bowling attacks, conceding massive defeats.

The T20 World Cup has seen plenty of one-sided matches where a team has outclassed their opponent, registering huge wins in terms of runs.

This article will list the top 10 largest win margins by runs in T20 World Cup history.

Largest Win Margin in T20 World Cup

WinnerWin MarginTargetAgainstVenueDate
Sri Lanka172 runs261KenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007
West Indies134 runs174UgandaProvidence8 Jun 2024
South Africa130 runs212ScotlandThe Oval7 Jun 2009
Afghanistan130 runs191ScotlandSharjah25 Oct 2021
Afghanistan125 runs184UgandaProvidence3 Jun 2024
England116 runs197AfghanistanColombo (RPS)21 Sep 2012
South Africa104 runs206BangladeshSydney27 Oct 2022
India90 runs171EnglandColombo (RPS)23 Sep 2012
New Zealand89 runs201AustraliaSydney22 Oct 2022
West Indies84 runs167PakistanMirpur1 Apr 2014

Key Insights

Sri Lanka holds the record for registering the largest win margin by runs in the T20 World Cup. They handed a 172-run defeat to Kenya in the inaugural edition after putting up 260 runs on the board — the highest team total in the tournament’s history.

Thus far, Sri Lanka remains the only team to beat an opponent by a 150-run margin in the competition.

South Africa and Afghanistan are the only teams to win 2 matches with a 100 or more run margin in the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, Scotland and Uganda are the only teams to concede 2 defeats by 100 or more runs.

Afghanistan is the only team to win 2 consecutive T20 World Cup matches by an 80 or more run margin. They first defeated Uganda by 125 runs and followed it up with an 84-run victory against New Zealand in the 2024 edition.

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