Winning by a large margin in T20 World Cup cricket

Winning by a large margin in T20 World Cup cricket

Winning a century in Twenty20 cricket is a huge thing. Which is a big achievement for any team. And if it is on the stage like the World Cup, then the players of the winning team will want to tie the day in gold.

Winning matches by a margin of hundreds in the history of T20 World Cup:

September 14, 2006
Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sri Lanka: 260/6 (20)
Kenya: 88/10 (19.3 overs)

Result: Sri Lanka won by 162 runs

Winning at the highest margin as a run in T20 World Cup history. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat in the first match of the World Cup.

June 7, 2009
Venue: The Oval, London, England
South Africa: 211/5 (20 overs)
Scotland: 81/10 (15.4 overs)

Result: South Africa won by 130 runs

In the second World Cup, the cricket world saw a team win by a margin of hundreds. This time South Africa blew away Scotland. The Proteas batsmen won the toss and elected to field.

October 25, 2021
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates
Afghanistan: 190/4 (20 overs)
Scotland: 60/10 (10.2 overs)

Result: Afghanistan won by 130 runs

From London to Sharjah, an era has passed in between. The Scots may have forgotten the shameful rate to South Africa. But Rashid Khan, Mujib-ur-Rahman brought Kyle Quetzer's team to London in a 'time machine'! Afghan captain Mohammad Nabi decided to bat before winning the toss yesterday. To justify his decision, the openers attacked the Scottish bowlers from the start. One by one, four, six Scottish bowlers were being cut short.

September 21, 2012
Venue: Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
England: 196/5 (20 overs)
Afghanistan: 80/10 (17.2 overs)

Result: England won by 116 runs

Nine years ago, the Afghans themselves suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2012 World Cup. Afghanistan, playing their second T20 World Cup in their history, won the toss and elected to field.