India register highest team total in T20 World Cup final | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: In a historic achievement, India registered the highest team total in a T20 World Cup final, scoring 176/7 against South Africa at Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. This remarkable feat surpasses previous records and cements India’s dominance in the T20 format.
The previous highest team total in a T20 World Cup final was 173/2, set by Australia against New Zealand in Dubai in 2021.That match was remembered for Australia’s clinical batting performance and their ability to chase down New Zealand’s challenging total of 172/4, which now stands as the third-highest team score in a T20 World Cup final.
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Before these matches, the West Indies had set a record in the 2016 final by scoring 161/6 against England in Kolkata. The thrilling contest saw the West Indies chase down the target in a dramatic finish, courtesy of Carlos Brathwaite’s unforgettable four consecutive sixes in the final over.

  • 176/7 – IND vs SA, Bridgetown, 2024*
  • 173/2 – AUS vs NZ, Dubai, 2021
  • 172/4 – NZ vs AUS, Dubai, 2021
  • 161/6 – WI vs ENG, Kolkata, 2016
  • 157/5 – IND vs PAK, Jo’burg, 2007

India’s previous best in a T20 World Cup final was 157/5, achieved against Pakistan in Johannesburg during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. That match laid the foundation for T20 cricket’s growing popularity and showcased India’s emerging talent in the shortest format of the game.
Opting to bat, the 2007 champions overcame a top-order collapse to post a competitive 176/7 in a clash between the two unbeaten sides at the tournament. Virat Kohli (76) struck his first fifty of this World Cup and Axar Patel smashed 47 for India.
Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj claimed two wickets apiece for South Africa.
This record-breaking performance not only highlights India’s batting depth but also demonstrates their ability to perform under pressure in high-stakes matches.

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