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Top 10: Most Runs Scored by a Team in Last 5 Overs in a T20I Innings

The last 5 overs in a T20I innings can make or break a batting team’s fortunes. In this phase, the batters need to step up to provide the desired finishing touches to their team’s innings.

To do that, batters accelerate the scoring rate manifold by smacking the bowlers for boundaries and sixes. During the run feast, many teams end up accumulating the most runs between the 16th and 20th overs. 

So, this article lists the most runs scored by a team in the last 5 overs in a T20I innings.

Most Runs by a Team in Last 5 Overs in T20Is

Batting TeamRuns ScoredAgainstVenueDate
Nepal108MongoliaHangzhou27 Sep 2023
India103AfghanistanBengaluru17 Jan 2024
Norway93GermanyKrefeld8 Aug 2021
Nepal91Hong KongMulpani21 Oct 2023
South Africa90BangladeshPotchefstroom29 Oct 2017
Afghanistan88ZimbabweMirpur14 Sep 2019
Afghanistan88IrelandGreater Noida12 Mar 2017
England87AfghanistanColombo (RPS)21 Sep 2012
West Indies87EnglandSt George’s16 Dec 2023
India86West IndiesEden Gardens20 Feb 2022

Key Insights

100: The small South Asian country of Nepal became the first team to hammer 100+ runs in the last 5 overs in T20Is. Moreover, their tally of 108 runs, which came against T20I debutant Mongolia, remains the highest by a team in that phase.

314: Those 108 runs pushed Nepal’s total to a record-breaking 314 runs. This is the highest team total achieved by a team in the T20I format.

13: Out of Nepal’s 108 runs, 78 alone came from 13 humongous sixes. This is another record for smashing the most sixes by a team in the last 5 overs in T20Is.

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36: During the third T20I between India and Afghanistan in January 2024, Afghanistan’s bowler Karim Janat delivered the joint most expensive over in T20Is. Janat conceded 36 runs as Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh took him to the cleaners.

173: The aggregate runs scored by the West Indies and England in their respective last 5 overs in the same match. In the third T20I in December 2023, the Windies muscled the English bowlers, smashing 87 runs between 16 and 20 overs. While chasing the target of 223, England paid that back by swashbuckling 86 runs and winning the match.

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