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Top 5 highest team scores in T20 cricket

Top 5 highest team scores in T20 cricket: The T20 format has played a major role in expanding the sport of cricket to different parts of the world. A lot of countries have been taking a keen interest in the sport due to the emergence of the short format

Top 5 highest team scores in T20 cricket
Hazratullah Zazai smacked 162 runs in just 62 deliveries against Ireland in 2019 (X.com)

Having said that, the workload has also taken a toll on the players as they keep on playing throughout the year by participating in different T20 franchise tournaments and representing their national teams as well. 

T20 cricket has served as great entertainment for the fans as they get to witness a truckload of sixes and fours in a forty-over game. Over the years, the teams have notched massive totals in a 20-over innings. 

In that regard, let’s take a look at the five highest innings scores in Men’s T20 cricket: 

List of Top 5 highest team scores in T20 cricket

#5) 275/6 – Punjab vs Andhra, Ranchi, 2023

The Punjab team recorded their name in the history books after smashing a 275-run total against Andhra in the 2023 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Abhishek Sharma starred with the bat, scoring a 51-ball century. 

It’s the fifth-highest innings total by any team in T20 cricket and the highest total in the history of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.  

#4) 277/3 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024

SRH smashed 277 against MI in 2024 IPL on Wednesday (X.com)

Sunrisers Hyderabad etched its name in the history books on Wednesday during the clash against MI in the IPL 2024. SRH put in a masterclass display of batting as they notched the highest-ever total scored by any team in the IPL history. 

Riding on exceptional knocks from the top order, SRH smashed a 277-run total against Mumbai Indians. It’s the fourth-highest innings total in T20 cricket. 

#3) 278/4 – Czech Republic vs Turkey, Ilfov County, 2019

The Czech Republic and Turkey locked horns with each other in an international T20I match in Romania on 30th August 2019. The Czech Republic went on a leather hunt as they tormented Turkey’s bowling line-up with utter disdain. 

They smashed a massive total of 278 runs on the board, with Sudesh Wickramasekara top-scoring with the bat. He made 104 runs in just 36 balls, including eight fours and ten sixes. 

#2) 278/3 – Afghanistan vs Ireland, Dehradun, 2019

The 2nd T20I between Ireland and Afghanistan in 2019 saw Hazratullah Zazai make a mockery of Ireland’s bowling. The southpaw showed the world his power-hitting potential as he smashed 162 runs in just 62 deliveries, a knock that was laced with 11 fours and 16 sixes. 

Usman Ghani also played a solid knock of 73 off 48 balls. Thanks to those valuable knocks, Afghanistan put on a massive total of 278 runs in just 20 overs. It’s currently the second-highest innings total scored by a team in T20 cricket. 

#1) 314/3 – Nepal vs Mongolia, Hangzhou, 2023

The highest innings score by a team in T20 cricket belongs to Nepal. Nepal shattered the history books after storming into the top of the list. They notched a gigantic score of 314 runs for the loss of three wickets against Mongolia in the Asian Games 2023 encounter at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field. 

Kushal Malla played a heroic knock of 137 runs off 50 balls with the balls, including eight fours and 12 sixes. 

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