The International Cricket Council (ICC) organizes the Men’s T20 World Cup every 2 years. This tournament, which began in 2007, has seen many special batting performances. It is always a treat for the spectators to see the ball flying all around the stadium. You are about to read the Top 10 Highest Totals In Men’s T20 World Cup-

1. Sri Lanka (260/6 against Kenya)

In the first season of the T20 World Cup in 2007, Sri Lanka clashed with Kenya in Johannesburg. The Sri Lankan batting onslaught in the first innings powered it to 260/6 (third-highest T20I total by a full member of ICC). Sanath Jayasuriya (88), Kumar Sangakkara (30), Mahela Jayawardena (65), and Jehan Mubarak (46) were the stars for Sri Lanka. In the second innings, Kenya was bowled out for 88. Sri Lanka won the game by 172 runs (biggest margin of win in T20 WC).

2. England (230/8 against South Africa)

This was the highest-scoring match in the history of the T20 World Cup. In this match in 2016 in Mumbai, South Africa batted first and posted 229/4. Chasing the big target, Joe Root smashed a brilliant 83 along with Jason Roy (43 off 16) to win it for England. South Africa leaked 26 extra runs to make the ride a bit smooth for England. England overhauled the target by 2 wickets (third-highest T20I target chased down successfully).

3. South Africa (229/4 against England)

This inning is the prequel to the innings in the above-mentioned match. Hashim Amla (58 off 31), Quinton de Kock (52 off 24), AB de Villiers (16 off 8), JP Duminy (54* off 28), and David Miller (28* off 12) powered South Africa to 229/4. De Kock hit the fastest T20I half-century by a South African.

4. India (218/4 against England)

England clashed with India in the 2007 T20 World Cup. India won the toss and chose to use the bat first. England was in control at the start of the 17th over, with the scoreboard reading 148/2. Robin Uthappa got out in the next over and that brought Yuvraj Singh to the crease. Yuvraj slapped Flintoff for 2 fours in the next over. This caused an angry exchange of words between the two. In the 19th over, Yuvraj smashed Stuart Broad for 6 sixes. India posted 218/4. Yuvraj smashed a fifty (fastest fifty in T20Is) in 12 balls. India later won the match by 18 runs.

5. South Africa (211/5 against Scotland)

It was a Group D match of the 2009 T20 World Cup. In this match between South Africa and Scotland at Kennington Oval (London), South Africa batted first. Riding on AB de Villiers’ 79* (34), South Africa posted 211/5. Albie Morkel added a late blitz with his 11-ball-24. In the second innings, Dale Steyn, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe, and Albie Morkel grabbed 2 wickets each and bowled Scotland out for only 81.

6. India (210/2 against Afghanistan)

India had lost its first two fixtures in the 2021 edition and needed big wins and results of other matches going their way to advance to the semi-final. In this match against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan chose to bowl first. All 4 Indian batters played with a strike rate of over 140. Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul smashed 65+ scores. India posted 210/2. India eventually won the match by 66 runs.

7. South Africa (209/5 against Afghanistan)

South Africa and Afghanistan locked horns in 2016 in Mumbai. The South African batters, particularly AB de Villiers (64 off 29), battered the Afghans and posted 209/5. Chris Morris took 4 wickets to stop Afghanistan at 172 all out. Morris was named the Man of the Match.

8. South Africa (208/2 against West Indies)

South Africa hosted the first edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007. In a match in Johannesburg, West Indies batted first and posted 205/6. In reply, South Africa got off to a quick start. They were 54/0 in 5.1 overs when they lost Graeme Smith. The other opener Herschelle Gibbs (90* off 55) combined with Justin Kemp (46* off 22) to guide his team to an 8-wicket victory. The South Africans would also have thanked the West Indians for leaking 28 extra runs.

9. West Indies (205/6 against South Africa)

In the match mentioned in the above point, West Indies batted first. Chris Gayle became the first player to hit a T20I century. Gayle hit 117 runs off 57 deliveries with the help of 7 fours and 10 sixes. The last-over-six by Ramnaresh Sarwan took West Indies to a competitive score of 205/6. West Indies had got a fierce start to their World Cup campaign. But South Africa chased down the target with 14 balls to spare and won by 8 wickets.

10. West Indies (205/4 against Australia)

It was the semi-final of the 2012 World Cup at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. In this match, West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first. Micthell Starc got rid of Johnson Charles in the third over. But the remaining West Indies batters smashed the Australian bowlers. Chris Gayle was the best batter with a knock of 75* (41 balls). His innings included 5 fours and 6 sixes. Kieron Pollard provided the finishing touches with his 15-ball-38 (3 fours, 3 sixes). West Indies posted 205/4. Ravi Rampaul then grabbed 3 wickets to bowl out Australia on 131 despite George Bailey’s 29-ball-63.