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India scores highest total in T20 World Cup final

Indian cricket team who faced South Africa in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 final registered the highest-ever total score in a T20 World Cup final.

Australia’s 173 scores in the T20 World Cup 2021 final against New Zealand remained the highest-ever total. Rohit Sharma and Co surpassed the mark and scripted new history in the T20 World Cup.

If South Africa successfully chases the total, the Protes men will become the team to successfully chase the highest target in a T20 World Cup final. Australia’s 173 in 2021 came in the chasing inning while New Zealand scored 172 in the first inning.

Australia reached the target in just 18.5 overs and won their maiden T20 World Cup title. Notably, India lifted their first T20 World Cup title while defending against Pakistan in 2007.

Speaking of the match, winning the toss India decided to bat first while Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opened the inning. While every Indian cricket fan expected an outstanding opening partnership in the crucial game, the Indian skipper failed abruptly and returned pavilion after scoring just 9 runs.

following the dismissal, Rishabh Pant too lost his wicket for a duck and shocked every Indian cricket fan.

While Suryakumar Yadav was expected to make a match-saving knock, Rabada dismissed SKY for just three and loaded pressure over the Indian batters.

After losing three wickets inside the powerplay, Axar Patel and Virat Kohli made a decent partnership by building 72 runs partnership for the fourth wicket.

While everyone expected an impressive performance from Axar, he lost his wicket in an unexpected run-out dismissal and shattered the dreams of scoring big.

Following his dismissal, Shivam Dube joined hands with Virat and moved India’s scoreboard towards a decent margin. After securing his half-century, Virat Kohli shifted the momentum and turned the things in favour of the Indian cricket team and scored 76 runs from 59 balls before being dismissed by Marco Jansen in the 19th over.

At the end of 20 overs, India scored 176 runs for 7 wickets loss and failed to reach the magic number of 180.

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