When the Indian cricket team won the inaugural T20 World Cup back in 2007, it established its mark in the shortest version of the game. A number of victories and some of the best T20I scores have followed since then. India has a decent batting record in T20Is. India’s T20I team has scored 200+ runs on 18 occasions till now. Let us have a look at the top 5 highest total Indian National Cricket Team has scored-

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Highest Total for Indian Cricket Team in T20Is
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1. 260/5 vs Sri Lanka at Indore on 22 Dec 2017

Rohit Sharma was the centurion and the leading scorer for the Indian team as he scored 118 runs in just 43 balls with a strike rate of 274.42 including 10 sixes and 12 fours along with him KL Rahul scored 89 runs in just 49 balls including 5 fours and 8 sixes with a strike rate of 181.63. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya played small cameos in the middle which took India to a total of 260/5 which is the highest total India scored in T20Is.

2. 244/4 vs West Indies at Lauderhill on 27 Aug 2016

India was chasing a high total of 246 runs set by the West Indies. Rohit Sharma gave a fiery start to the Indian team as he scored 62 runs in 28 deliveries with a strike rate of 221.43 including 4 fours and 4 sixes. KL Rahul scored a brilliant century in the middle as he played an innings of 110 runs in just 51 balls with a strike rate of 215.69 including 12 fours and 5 sixes. MS Dhoni scored a thunderous 43 runs in 25 deliveries but lost his wicket in the final delivery of the game and India lost the game by just 1 run.

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3. 240/3 vs West Indies at Mumbai on 11 Dec 2019

In this game of cricket, all the runs for the Indian team are scored by the trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings together and built an opening partnership of 135 runs before Sharma lost his wicket at the score of 71 runs in just 34 balls including 5 sixes and 6 fours with a strike rate of 208.82. Virat Kohli scored 70 runs in just 29 deliveries including 7 sixes and 4 fours with a strike rate of 241.38 in the middle. KL Rahul top-scored for the team as his innings of 91 runs included 4 sixes and 9 fours which took India’s total to 240/3.

Highest Total for Indian Cricket Team in T20Is
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4. 225/7 vs Ireland at Dublon on 28 June 2022

This happened yesterday only as the young Indian side against the Ireland team managed to score 225/7. Deepak Hooda scored a brilliant century in his innings of 104 runs in 57 balls including 9 fours and 6 sixes with a strike rate of 182.46. Sanju Samson as an opener scored 77 runs in 42 balls including 9 fours and 4 sixes with a strike rate of 183.33. India managed to win the game by just 4 runs as Ireland was able to score 221/5 by the end of 20 overs.

5. 224/2 vs England at Ahmedabad on 20 Mar 2021

This was the decider match of the 5 match series between India and England which was drawn at 2-2 by the end of 4 games. Virat Kohli opened the innings for India with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli top-scored for the team with an innings of 80 runs in just 52 balls with a strike rate of 153.85 including 7 fours and 2 sixes along with him Sharma scored 64 runs in 34 balls including 4 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 188.24. Hardik and Suryakumar Yadav played small fiery cameos in the middle which took India to a total of 224/2.

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By Abhishek Pandey

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