Staggering totals in cricket’s shortest format: Highest score in women’s T20 cricket
On June 20, 2019, Uganda women scripted history as they registered the highest score in women’s T20 cricket against Mali women in a Kwibuka tournament match in Rwanda.
Electing to bat first, Uganda women rode on opener Prosscovia Alako’s 116 off 71 balls and skipper Rita Musamali’s unbeaten 61-ball 103 to post a mammoth total of 314/2 in their quota of 20 overs.
In reply, Mali women were bundled out for just 10 runs in 11.1 overs as they suffered a humiliating 304-run defeat in the game. As many as six batters were dismissed for a duck.
Interestingly, 314/2 is still the highest total in cricket’s shortest format in both men’s and women’s cricket.
Two days later in the same tournament, Tanzania women recorded the second-highest score in women’s T20 cricket against Mali women.
Tanzania captain Fatuma Kibasu smashed a scintillating ton (108 off 71 balls) to power her side to a massive total of 285/1.
Mali women continued their dismal run with the bat as they were bowled out for just 17 runs. Tanzania women won the encounter by 268 runs.
Among Test-playing nations, Bangladesh women have the highest score in women’s T20 cricket, registering 255/2 against Maldives women in the South Asian Games 2019. It is the fourth-highest score in women’s T20 cricket.
In 2018, England women created history as they posted 250/3 against South Africa women in a tri-nation series game in Taunton, which was the highest score in women’s T20 cricket at that time.
The hosts registered a 121-run victory after restricting South Africa women to 129/6.
Highest score in women’s T20 cricket
|Uganda women||Mali women||314/2||Rwanda||20 June 2019|
|Tanzania women||Mali women||285/1||Rwanda||22 June 2019|
|Indonesia women||Philippines women||260/1||Dasmarinas||21 December 2019|
|Bangladesh women||Maldives women||255/2||Pokhara||5 December 2019|
|England women||South Africa women||250/3||Taunton||20 June 2018|
|Rwanda women||Mali women||246/1||Rwanda||21 June 2019|
|Australia women||Sri Lanka women||226/3||Chelmsford||26 July 2019|
|Australia women||Sri Lanka women||226/2||Sydney||2 October 2019|
|Australia women||Sri Lanka women||217/4||Sydney||29 September 2019|
|Indonesia women||Philippines women||217/2||Dasmarinas||22 December 2019|
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