Top 10 highest team totals in T20s
Before the latest evolution of Cricket, scoring a total close to 300 seemed like a safe bet to win in the 50-over format. As the T20 format gained popularity after the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa, players have changed their style of batting and have made totals of over 200 achievable with ease (in twenty overs).
With the invention of unorthodox shots such as the ‘reverse hit’ and the ‘Dilscoop’, batsmen have been able to get the better of the bowlers and have been scoring at unbelievable run rates.
Here is a list of the highest totals ever registered by teams in T20 format, including both domestic and International matches.
10) Nondescripts Cricket Club (245-4 against Sri Lanka Air Force Sports)
In a T20 domestic tournament in 2015, Nondescripts Cricket Club faced the Sri Lanka Air Force Sports. Nondescripts won the toss and decided to bat first as Kumar Sangakkara scored 93 runs in 49 deliveries, hitting 9 boundaries and a couple of sixes in the process.
Kosala Kulasekara scored 98 runs in the same number of deliveries as Sanga and him ensured that the Nondescripts reached a total of over 240 in 20 overs. Russel Arnold played a good cameo of 21 runs in just 9 deliveries.
Ace bowler Lasith Malinga bowled 3 overs for the Nondescripts and picked up a wicket while conceding just 11 runs. Ultimately, the Nondescripts won by 142 runs as they bundled the Sri Lanka Air Force Sports to a total of 103.