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Staggering totals in cricket’s shortest format: Highest score in women’s T20 cricket

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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

Team Opposition Score Ground Match Date
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

Featured photo: Twitter/ICC

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