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Top 5 Highest Match Runs Aggregate in T20Is

Here we take a look at the top 5 matches with highest match runs aggregate in T20Is. India vs West Indies is currently the record holder with 489 runs scored in the match.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 26.11.2021
Highest Match Runs Aggregate in T20Is

T20 Internationals are all about swashbuckling entertainment for the viewers of the game and seeing many runs scored by both the teams resulting in a very competitive and close match gives the viewers the greatest satisfaction with ultimately wanting their team to win.

When the matches are one sided then the audience doesn’t feel as interested in the match and even if there are low scoring matches then the audience feels bored and switches off the match. Therefore, it will be Interesting to see the Top 5 Highest Match Runs Aggregate in T20 Internationals.

1. West Indies vs India (489 Runs): 

This run feast of a match took place at Lauderhill in 2016. This match was the perfect example of a great and close T20 international match between Two quality sides. While batting first West Indies hit the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground hitting sixes at will. Johnson Charles and Evin Lewis smashed 16 sixes between them and the others contributed to take the West Indies to a very formidable 245 runs. India while batting second also took the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni played extremely well to take India close to the total but they just fell short by 1 run and it was heartbreaking for every Indian cricket fan. For the viewers it was amazing to see such an amazing match.


2. New Zealand vs Australia (488 Runs): 

This match took place in Auckland in 2018 where both Australia and New Zealand gave everyone a treat to witness. New Zealand batted first and made a daunting 243 runs in their 20 overs with Martin Guptill hitting a wonderful century and Colin Munro hitting a blistering 76 and while batting second David Warner hit a fabulous 99 and the other batters contributed to it as well and remarkably Australia reached the total with 7 balls to spare. It was T20 international cricket at it’s best.


3. Afghanistan vs Ireland (472 Runs): 

This match took place in Dehradun in 2019 where Afghanistan did the major part of the hitting in this match thus by scoring the highest runs for a team in an innings in T20 Internationals. Hazratullah Zazai smashed 162 runs in a mere 62 balls and he hit 16 huge Sixes and Usman Ghani hit a very good 73 thus helping Afghanistan reach a daunting 278 runs and in reply Ireland tried to reach the total but always were behind the ball game and Paul Stirling hit a wonderful 91 but Ireland could only hit 194 runs . It was a one sided match but it was constant entertainment for the viewers.


4. South Africa vs West Indies (467 Runs): 

This match took place in Johannesburg in 2015 where South Africa and West Indies put on a show for the people. South Africa batted first and their captain Faf Du Plessis hit a stunning 119 runs and guided the South Africa team to a very good score of 231 runs but while chasing the West Indies team batted fearlessly The Universe Boss Chris Gayle hit a brutal 90 runs and was ably supported by the other batsmen and West Indies chased the total with 4 balls to spare.


5. England vs South Africa (459 Runs): 

This was a world cup group match at the 2016 T20 World Cup in Mumbai. South Africa batted first and made a respectable 229 runs on the board and it was considered a great total in a world cup match but this England team are fearless and they chased this total down with Joe Root leading the way with a scintillating 83 runs and won England the game .

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