The India-England T20 International rivalry has developed as a thrilling story in the cricketing scene, defined by passionate confrontations, spectacular turnarounds, and breathtaking displays of skill. The two nations were involved in high-scoring encounters that left a deep impact in the shortest format. From nail-biting finishes to world-record performances, this rivalry has constantly created cricketing spectacles that fascinate fans across the world, making each match a highly anticipated encounter in the ongoing story of international T20 cricket. This article is about the top 10 highest T20I totals by India against England.

1. 224/2

The fifth T20I of the England tour of India was played on the 20th of March 2021., England elected to field first in Ahmedabad. India posted their highest total against England and set a target of 225. Skipper Virat Kohli opened the innings alongside Rohit Sharma, and both stitched a partnership of 94 runs. Rohit Sharma was dismissed after a wonderful innings of 64 off just 34 balls. The no.3 batter, Suryakumar Yadav joined the skipper in the middle. After his dismissal on 32, Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli took India to 224. Both scored 39* off 17 and 80* off 52. India won the match by 36 runs.

2. 218/4

The historic match of the inaugural season of the T20I World Cup in Durban will be forever etched in the heart of every Indian fan. India played England on the 19th of September 2007 and elected to bat first after winning the toss. The openers, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir played fantastic knocks of 68 and 58, respectively. Yuvraj Singh came to bat at no.5 and was involved in a heating exchange of words with the rival captain, Andrew Flintoff. What happened next will never be forgotten. The left-handed striker smashed six 6s in an over off Stuart Broad. His knock of 58 off 16 deliveries was way ahead of its time. India scored 218 runs and won the match by 18 runs.

3. 202/6

The third T20I of the England tour of India was a one-sided affair. On the 1st of February, India was asked to bat first by Eoin Morgan after he won the toss. Indian batters grabbed the opportunity and put up a mammoth total on the scoreboard. Even after getting Virat Kohli out for just two runs, the visitors conceded over 200 runs. Suresh Raina (63 off 45) and MS Dhoni (56 off 36) made a 55-run partnership in the middle phase of the innings. At the back end of the innings, Yuvraj Singh’s 10-ball 27 powered India to a good total of 202. In reply, the visitors could only manage a score 125 and lost the game by 75 runs.

4. 201/3

India toured England in 2018 and played the third T20I on the 8th of July in Bristol. India was given a target of 199 runs. Opener Rohit Sharma was fantastic in the run-chase and scored a blistering century (100*off 56). Important contributions from the skipper, Virat Kohli (43 off 29) and Hardik Pandya (33* off 14) helped India to win the game with eight balls remaining and clinch the series, 2-1.

5. 198/8

India and England played the first T20I of India’s tour of England on the 7th of July 2022. Skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first in Southampton. He gave a fantastic to the side after losing Ishan Kishan in the third over. Rohit scored 24 off 14, followed by Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 33 off 17 and 39 off 19, respectively. The star of India’s batting was Hardik Pandya, who scored 51 off 33 and powered India to a big total. Pandy also took a four-wicket haul and set up a nice victory for India by 50 runs.

6. 198/9

Another 190-plus total for India against England in the T20Is came on the 10th of July 2022. India chased a total of 216 but fell short of 17 runs. Openers Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant could not contribute with many runs. It was Suryakumar Yadav, with a valiant effort, who provided some hope to the Indians. He played a brilliant knock of 117 off 55 deliveries, including fourteen 4s and six 6s.

7. 185/8

India and England played the fourth T20I on the 18th of March 2021. It was England’s tour of India, in which, India was already down with 2-1 in the series. On a flat batting deck in Ahmedabad, England fielded first. The Indian batters, including Suryakumar Yadav (57 off 31), Shreyas Iyer (37 off 18), and Rishabh Pant (30 off 23) helped India to get to a fighting score of 185.  England could only manage 177/8 as Shardul Thakur took three wickets. Suryakumar was the MOTM for his brilliant 57 and the two catches that he took.

8. 177/8

England played the second T20I of their 2012 tour against India at the Wankhede Stadium. India batted first and scored 177/8. Virat Kohli scored for India with 38 off 20 balls, followed by Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, who scored 35* off 24 and 38 off 18, respectively. England chased down the total on the last ball of the innings.

9. 177/5

Another score of 177 by India against England came on the 7th of September 2014. England batter first IN Birmingham and gave India a target of 181. Shikhar Dhawan scored 33 off 28 balls, followed by Virat Kohli, who scored a brilliant 66 of 41. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni made 25 and 25, respectively, but could not get India over the line.

10. 170/4

This was a one-sided match, as India won by 90 runs. In a match of the T20I World Cup 2012, India batted first in Colombo and scored 170 runs. Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli scored 45 and 40, respectively. Rohit Sharma’s 55 off 33 balls set up a fighting score for India. England could only manage 80, as Harbhajan Singh took 4-12 and claimed the MOTM.