The two nations have been among the best T20I nations since the Introduction of the format. India became the first country to win the T20I World Cup in 2007, and Australia achieved the feat fourteen years later, in 2021.  The legacy of some legendary players from both nations makes the rivalry even more interesting. The two teams were involved in interesting matches, including high-scoring thrillers and fantastic individual performances. The two nations play a lot of bilateral series, especially in the white ball formats. This article is about the top 10 highest scores by India against Australia in the shortest format of the game.

1. 235/4

Australia won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first on a good batting surface in Thiruvananthapuram. India had to score a lot of runs because of the dew factor later in the match. The men in blue scored a mammoth 235/4. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the innings and made a 77-run partnership. Jaiswal fell in the sixth over after scoring a brilliant 53 off 25 balls. Gaikwad and the no.3 batter, Ishan Kishan, scored 58 off 43 and 52 off 32, respectively. Rinku Singh smashed 31* off 9 deliveries to take India to 235.

2. 222/3

The third T20I of the ongoing T20i series between the two teams was played on the 28th of November in Guwahati. India lost the toss again and was asked to bat first by Matthew Wade. Yashaswi Jaiswal could not replicate his heroics from the previous match and was dismissed for 6 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad made a scintillating century, scoring 123* off 57 balls. He smashed thirteen 4s and seven 6s during his unbeaten knock. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma also played handy knocks of 39 off 29 and 31 off 24, respectively.  What happened in the second innings was completely unexpected. Glenn Maxwell scored 104* off 48 and won the match for Australia from the jaws of defeat.

3. 209/8

On the 23rd of November, 2023 India bowled first and conceded 208 runs. Josh Inglis scored a brilliant century and played a knock of 110 off 50. In reply, Jaiswal scored 21 off eight balls and provided a flashy start after Ruturaj got run out without facing any ball. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav scored 58 off 39 and 80 off 42, respectively, and placed India in a comfortable position. Things got a bit nervy at the end, but Rinku Singh, with his composed innings of 22 off 14, guided India to a famous victory.

4. 208/6

Australia won the toss and asked India to bat first in Mohali. India scored a great total of 208. Opener KL Rahul scored a brilliant 55 off 35, followed by Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya, who scored 46 off 25 and 71 off 30, respectively, and took India to 208 runs. In reply, the Aussies played a dominant brand of cricket in the second innings and won the match with four balls remaining.

5. 202/4

202 was the target given to India by the Aussies in the only T20I match at Rajkot on the 10th of October 2023. India won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Chasing a target of 202, Shikhar Dhawan gave a great start after losing Rohit Sharma early in the innings. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina scored 29 off 22 and 19 off 13, respectively, after Shikhar got dismissed for 32 off 19. It was the Yuvraj Singh show that evening in Rajkot, which put smiles on a lot of Indian faces. He scored 77*off 35, including eight 4s and five 6s. The skipper MS Dhoni also played a composed knock of 24* off 21, helping India win the match.

6. 200/3

The final T20I of the series took place in Sydney on the 31st of January 2016. Shane Watson scored a brilliant century, made 124 off 71 balls, and single-handedly took his team to 197. In reply, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, gave a good start to India before Dhawan got out in the fourth over for 26 runs. Rohit played a fine knock of 52 off 38, followed by Virat Kohli, who scored his third consecutive fifty of the series. Suresh Raina (49 off 25) and Yuvraj Singh (15 off 12) guided India to a victory and made it 3-0.

7. 195/4

The second T20I of the India tour of Australia took place in Sydney on the 6th of December 2020. Australia batted first and scored 194 runs. In reply, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan provided a great start to India by scoring 30 off 22 and 52 off 36, respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 40 off 24, followed by Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer, who scored 42 off 22 and 12 off 5, respectively, and guided India to a great win.

8. 190/4

On the 27th of February 2019, the two teams played the second T20I of the series in Bengaluru. India batted first and scored 190 runs. Opener KL Rahul provided a great start before getting out on 47 off 26 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli played an unbeaten knock of 72 off just 38 balls alongside MS Dhoni, who scored 40 off 23 to guide India to 190.

9. 188/5

The famous semi-final of the 2007 T20I World Cup in South Africa was played between the two teams in Durban. India batted first and scored 188 runs. Yuvraj Singh was the star of India’s batting and scored a fiery 70 off 30 balls. Robin Uthappa and skipper MS Dhoni scored 34 and 36, respectively. In reply, the Aussies could manage 173 and lost the match by 15 runs.

10. 188/3

The first T2Oi of the 2016 tour of India in Australia took place in Adelaide. India batted first and scored a fine total of 188/3. Virat Kohli was the leader of the batting attack and scored 90* off 55 balls. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina also chipped in with important innings of 31 off 20 and 41 off 34, respectively. India won the match by 37 runs, as the hosts were bowled out for 151.