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Multiple records broken as West Indies thrash Afghanistan in T20 World Cup

Srinagar: Hosts West Indies registered a crushing 104 win over Afghanistan in the match of T20 World Cup 2024 and in the process shattered multiple records.

ICC came up with at all the records that were broken during West Indies’ innings of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup clash against Afghanistan.

Highest total of 2024 T20 World Cup
West Indies total of 218/5 was the highest total by any team at this edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup, surpassing the 201/6 Sri Lanka managed against the Netherlands at the same venue and Australia’s 201/7 against England in Barbados.

Highest team total of 2024 T20 World Cup

West Indies 218/5 v Afghanistan
Sri Lanka 201/6 v Netherlands
Australia 201/7 v England
USA 197/3 v Canada
Canada 194/5 v USA

Highest individual innings of 2024 T20 World Cup
Pooran’s outstanding innings of 98 was the highest score by any player at this T20 World Cup, eclipsing the unbeaten 94 USA’s Aaron Jones put together against Canada in Dallas.

Highest individual innings at 2024 T20 World Cup

Nicholas Pooran 98 v Afghanistan
Aaron Jones 94* v Canada
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 80 v New Zealand
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 76 v Uganda
Ibrahim Zadran 70 v Uganda

Highest Powerplay in Men’s T20 World Cup history
West Indies scored 92 runs during the Powerplay, beating the previous best of 91 by the Netherlands against Ireland at the 2014 edition of the tournament

Highest Powerplay totals in Men’s T20 World Cup history

West Indies 92 v Afghanistan (2024)
Netherlands 91 v Ireland (2014)
England 89 v South Africa (2016)
South Africa 83 v England (2016)
India 82 v Scotland (2021)

Highest total for West Indies in Men’s T20 World Cups
The score of 218/5 by the West Indies was the best they have managed at any edition of the T20 World Cup, going past the 205/6 against South Arica in Johannesburg in 2007.

West Indies’ highest totals at Men’s T20 World Cups

Afghanistan 218/5 (2024)
South Africa 205/6 (2007
Australia 205/4 (2012)
India 196/3 (2016)
Australia 191/8 (2012)

Equal most runs conceded in one over in Men’s T20 World Cup history

An unwanted record for Afghanistan seamer Azmatullah Omarzai, who conceded a total of 36 in one over during the Powerplay. Pooran smashed three sixes and a pair of fours during Omarzai’s second over, with some wayward bowling meaning Yuvraj Singh’s long-standing record for most runs in one over at a Men’s T20 World Cup was equaled.

Pooran overtook Chris Gayle for most sixes by West Indies player in Men’s T20I history
Pooran hit eight sixes against Afghanistan, taking his tally to 128 in T20I cricket and past West Indies great Chris Gayle’s total of 124.

Nicholas Pooran 128
Chris Gayle 124
Evin Lewis 111
Kieron Pollard 99
Rovman Powell 90


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