T20 World Cup

India has always been a hot favourite to lift the T20 world cup right since its first edition. The team which lifted the trophy in its inaugural season back in 2007 has been a consistent performer in the format for several years. 

In the course of time, the team has managed to achieve some unimaginable feats in the shortest format of the game. Blessed with incredibly good big-hitting and explosive batters in the modern era, team India has always been a huge threat to the opposition bowling lineups. 

The batting department has always shone brightly at the crucial moments to save the team from despair. It’s time for us to take a look at the top 3 highest totals registered by team India in T20I World Cup history so far. 

3. 188/5 vs Australia (2007 T20 World Cup)

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India vs Australia 2007 World Cup

One of India’s most memorable batting performances came against Australia in the semi-final match of the inaugural edition of the T20 world cup back in 2007. India while batting first India was in trouble after losing both their openers early on. 

The run rate wasn’t good enough for India and it seemed as if they would not be able to reach a good total. However, Yuvraj Singh totally changed the complexion of the match with a whirlwind 70 off just 30 balls to help India reach a total of 188 in 20 overs. 

Dhoni also had a crucial role to play with his fine 46-run innings. India registered a memorable win over Australia by 15 runs to reach the finals.

2. 192/2 vs West Indies (2016 T20 World Cup)

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India vs West Indies 20116 World Cup

Another memorable total registered by India in the T20I World Cup was in the semi-final of the 2016 edition of the tournament against the West Indies. India while batting first had a steady start but was being choked by regular wickets. 

Virat Kohli in at no.4 took matters into his own hands and started counterattacking the Windies bowlers brilliantly well. The right-hander displayed his trademark range of shots and scored a fantastic 89 off just 47 balls to help India reach 192/2 in 20 overs. 

Though India failed to win the match as West Indies chased down the target in the last over, this remains to be a memorable match for all Indians due to India’s effort with the bat in the first innings.

1. 218/4 vs England (2007 T20 World Cup)

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India vs England 2007 World Cup

India’s most memorable batting performance in the T20 world cup came in the year 2007 against England in the group stage match. India while batting first had a wonderful start as openers Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag stitched on a 100-run stand. 

But the highlight of the match was Yuvraj Singh’s swashbuckling batting performance which totally changed the cricketing world’s thoughts about the game. The left-handed smacked Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in 6 balls of the over and became the first batsman to do so in T20I history. 

He finished with a magical 58 off just 16 balls and helped India post a massive total of 218/4 in 20 overs. India went on to win the match by 18 runs. 

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