Today we bring you the highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007. The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a world cup championship in the 20-over format in 2007. The first edition, ICC T20 World Cup 2007, was hosted by South Africa and 12 teams participated in the tournament.
The world witnessed some of the most master blaster team totals built in this tournament for the first time since the invention of T20 cricket. There were several big tea totals built, and several records were made during the tournament. Here, in this article, we have mentioned the top 5 highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007.
5. Pakistan 189 (vs Sri Lanka)
Pakistan hit good strokes to put up a total of 189 runs on the board against Sri Lanka at a run-rate of 9.45 at Johannesburg in 2007 T20 world cup. The super stroking half centuries of Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan to put this total on the board.
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This team total stood at 5th place in the highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007. In turn, Sri Lanka couldn’t face back the Pakistan bowlers and as a result, lost the match by 33 runs.
4. New Zealand 190 (vs India)
New Zealand hit a super stroke 190 runs against India at a run-rate of 9.50 at Johannesburg in 2007 T20 world cup. This team total stood at 4th place in the highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007. In turn, India lost to New Zealand by mere 10 runs.
3. South Africa 208 (vs West Indies)
South Africa hit around 208 runs at a run-rate of 11.77 in just 17.4 overs while chasing a target of 206 set by West Indies team at Johnnasberg in the opening match of ICC T20 World Cup 2007. South Africa and West Indies gave a grand kick-off to the concept of the T20 World Cup as they entertained a capacity crowd at the Wanderers in a high-scoring thriller.
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West Indies posted more than 200 as Chris Gayle became the first batsman to record a hundred in T20Is, but Herschelle Gibbs’s stellar show helped the tournament hosts hunt down the target with relative ease. Stayed 3rd on the the highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007.
2. India 218 (vs England)
India smashed 218 runs at a run-rate of 10.90 against England at Durban in 2007 T20 World Cup. After Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir got India off to a flier, a charged up Yuvraj Singh – post his fight with Andrew Flintoff – smashed Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over and also recorded the fastest half-century (12 balls) in T20Is.
This team total stood at 2nd place in the highest team totals at T20 World Cup 2007. Although England made a suitable reply but a target of 219 turned out to be too big.
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1. Sri Lanka 260 (vs Kenya)
Sri Lanka hit a massive 260 runs total against the newbie Kenya in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 at Johannesburg. This team total made a new record of the highest total of the tournament. Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene smashed quick-fire fifties which helped Sri Lanka to build up this big score. In reply, Kenya had no match and lost the match by 172 runs.
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