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World cricket has often seen teams amassing huge scores and records being shattered at regular intervals in the shortest format of the game.

Be it T20Is or franchise cricket, batsmen dominating bowlers is a common sight.

Afghanistan recorded the highest score in T20 when they totalled 278/3 against Ireland in February 2019. Coincidentally six months later, the Czech Republic also notched up the same total (278/4) against Turkey in the Continental Cup to jointly hold the record for the highest T20 team score.

The totals meant that the two teams scored at a rate of nearly 14 runs an over (13.9).

Melbourne Stars took the third spot in the highest T20 team score list by scoring 273/2 against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League 2021-22.

The highest score in the Indian T20 League was registered in 2013 when Chris Gayle went berserk against Pune enroute to a blistering 175 not out, a knock that was studded with 13 fours and 17 sixes. Bangalore scored 263/5 and won the match by 130 runs.

The Indian cricket team registered its highest T20I score of 260/5 against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017 when then skipper Rohit Sharma’s 118 knocked the opposition out of the contest. India eventually won by 88 runs.

India’s domestic powerhouse Mumbai also joins the list and rounds off the top 10 scores. They racked up a score of 258/4 against minnows Sikkim in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Highest score in men’s T20 cricket

Team 

Opposition

Score

Ground

Match Date

Afghanistan

Ireland

278/3

Dehradun

Feb 2019

Czech Republic

Turkey

278/4

Ilfov County

Aug 2019

Melbourne 

Hobart

273/2

MCG

January 2022

Trinbago

Tallawahs

267/2

Kingston

Sep 2019

Bangalore

Pune

263/5

Bengaluru

April 2013

Australia

Sri Lanka

263/3

Pallekele

Sep 2016

North West

Limpopo

262/4

Paarl

Sep 2018

Sri Lanka

Kenya

260/6

Johannesburg

Sep 2007

Yorkshire

Northants

260/4

Leeds

Aug 2017

India

Sri Lanka 

260/5

Indore

Dec 2017

Featured photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP

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