Biggest Margin Win in T20 World Cup

Last Modified May 29, 2024 16:59 IST
PosWinnerTargetWinning MarginOppositionGroundMatch Date
1Sri Lanka261172 runsKenyaJohannesburg14 Sep 2007
2South Africa212130 runsScotlandThe Oval7 Jun 2009
2Afghanistan191130 runsScotlandSharjah25 Oct 2021
3England197116 runsAfghanistanColombo21 Sep 2012
4South Africa206104 runsBangladeshSydney27 Oct 2022
5India17190 runsEnglandColombo23 Sep 2012
6New Zealand 20189 runsAustralia Sydney22 Oct 2022
7West Indies16784 runsPakistanDhaka1 Apr 2014
7Bangladesh16784 runsPNGAl Amerat21 Oct 2021
10New Zealand 19983 runsIrelandNottingham11 June 2009



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The Sri Lankans hold the record for registering the biggest margin of victory in the history of the T20 World Cup. The Asian Lions scripted a 172-run victory against Kenya in 2007 after smashing 260/6 in 20 overs.


The Proteas are at the second spot, with a 130-run victory margin over Scotland in the 2009 T20 World Cup. In 2021, Afghanistan levelled with the South Africans by registering a 130-run win over Scotland in Sharjah.


Defending champions England are at the third spot. The two-time world champions scripted a 116-run victory against Afghanistan in the 2012 edition in Sri Lanka.


The South Africans once again appear in the top five, thanks to their 104-run victory over Bangladesh in Sydney during the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.


The fifth spot goes to the Men in Blue, who scripted a 90-run win over England in the 2012 T20 World Cup.


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The fourth spot goes to the Men in Blue, who scripted a 90-run win over England in the 2012 T20 World Cup.


The fifth spot belongs to the co-hosts of the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, West Indies, thanks to their 84-run victory over Pakistan during the 2014 edition in Bangladesh.


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