Australia Scores Highest T20 Runs against Sri Lanka

Australia team has set a new record in T20 International Cricket. In 1st T20 between Australia and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. But Sri Lanka’s decision went wrong for them as Kangaroos scored Highest ever T20 score of 263 Runs with the loss of 3 wickets.

This is the highest in the history of T20 International Cricket.

The last top score was 260, which was created by Sri Lanka in 2007, playing against Kenya. Glenn Maxwell fired a blistering 145 not out as Australia posted a world record 263 against Sri Lanka team.

Maxwell hit 14 fours and 9 sixes during his 65-ball stay to help Australia team break a nine-year record held by Sri Lanka, who scored 260/6 against Kenya in 2007. The raging hit was a delight for fans across the globe, who were stuck to the first of the two-match T20 series.

Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 2016 Score Card:


263 Runs for 3 Wickets

Sri Lanka-

178 Runs for 9 wickets

Australia Won by 85 Runs

Maxwell Scored 145 runs
Maxwell Scored 145 runs

The Australian T20 team is being run by David Warner. Ahead of the match, his side suffered a vast blow after in-form opener Aaron Finch feel pain a finger injury, and hard-hitting lower order batter Chris Lynn displaced his shoulder during the training session.

Sri Lankan team is being run by Dinesh Chandimal. All eyes are set on the best batsmen Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan to change the game through knock of their lives. For Sri Lanka team to chase down the total, a run rate of 13 per over would be compulsory. That would be a hard task against the Australian bowling attack, but it is not an impossible task.

Among Sri Lankan team bowlers, the most exclusive were Thisara Perera who gave 58 runs, along with Kasun Rajitha who gave 58 runs in his 3-over spell.

Highest team totals in T20s:

Score Team Opposition Ground Date
263/3 Australia Sri Lanka Pallekele 6-Sep-16
263/5 RCB PWI Bangalore 23-Apr-13
260/6 Sri Lanka Kenya Johannesburg 14-Sep-07
254/3 Gloucs Middlesex Uxbridge 26-Jun-11
251/6 Sinhalese Saracens Colombo (Colts) 12-Jan-16


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