List of Twenty20 cricket records

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This is a list of Twenty20 cricket records, that is a record team or individual performances in Twenty20 cricket.

Listing criteria[edit]

In general the top five are listed in each category (except when there is a tie for the last place among the five, when all the tied record holders are noted). Currently active players are listed in bold.

Team records[edit]

Team scoring records[edit]

Most successful teams[edit]

Most wins[edit]
Rank Team Wins
1 India Chennai Super Kings 103
2 India Mumbai Indians 91
3 England Lancashire 90
4 England Warwickshire 85
5 England Somerset 78
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 12 December 2016)
Highest winning percentage[edit]

Qualification: 10 matches.

Rank Team Win% Matches
1 Pakistan Sialkot Stallions 80.00% 70
2 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 77.67% 60
3 Pakistan Lahore Lions 76.05% 71
4 South Africa Gauteng 73.91% 23
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 7 June 2015)

Highest innings totals[edit]

Completed innings only. Totals are for the teams in bold, with teams playing at home (where applicable) on the left.

Rank Score Teams Venue Date
1 263/5 (20 overs) India Royal Challengers Bangalore v India Pune Warriors India Bangalore 23 April 2013
263/3 (20 overs)  Australia v  Sri Lanka Kandy 6 September 2016
3 260/6 (20 overs)  Sri Lanka v  Kenya Johannesburg 14 September 2007
4 254/3 (20 overs) England Middlesex v England Gloucestershire Uxbridge 26 June 2011
5 251/6 (20 overs) Sri Lanka Saracens v Sri Lanka Sinhalese Colombo 12 January 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 12 December 2016).

Lowest innings totals[edit]

Completed innings only. Totals are for the teams in bold, with teams playing at home (where applicable) on the left.

Rank Score Teams Venue Date
1 30 (11.4 overs) India Jharkhand v India Tripura Dhanbad 20 September 2009
2 39 (10.3 overs)  Sri Lanka v  Netherlands Chittagong 24 March 2014
3 44 (14.4 overs) South Africa North West v South Africa Boland Potchefstroom 16 November 2014
44 (12.5 overs) Leeward Islands v Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago North Sound 11 January 2012
44 (12.1 overs) India Assam v India Delhi Vadodara 06 January 2016
44 (10.4 overs) BangladeshTitans v BangladeshRiders Mirpur 10 November 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 10 November 2016).

Highest victory margin (by runs)[edit]

Rank Winner Margin Target Opposition Venue Date
1  Sri Lanka 172 runs 261  Kenya Johannesburg 14 September 2007
2 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 167 runs 212 Leeward Islands North Sound 11 January 2012
3 Bangladesh Prime Bank 159 runs 205 Bangladesh Mohammedan Sylhet 26 December 2013
4 Zimbabwe Northerns 158 runs 228 Zimbabwe Southerns Harare 19 March 2008
5 India Royal Challengers Bangalore 144 runs 249 India Gujarat Lions Bangalore 14 May 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 16 May 2016).

Highest match aggregate[edit]

Rank Score Teams Venue Date
1 497/7 (40 overs) New Zealand Otago (249-3) v New Zealand Central Districts (248-4) New Plymouth, Taranaki 21 December 2016
2 489/10 (40 overs)  West Indies (245-6) v  India (244-4) Lauderhill, Florida 27 August 2016
3 469/10 (40 overs) India Chennai Super Kings (246–5) v India Rajasthan Royals (223–5) Chennai 3 April 2010
4 467/13 (39.2 overs)  South Africa (231/7) v  West Indies (236/6) Johannesburg 11 January 2015
5 459/12 (39.4 overs)  England (230/8) v  South Africa (229/4) Mumbai 18 March 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo (Updated 18 Feb 2017)

Individual records[edit]

Individual records (batting)[edit]

Highest individual score[edit]

Rank Runs Player Team Opposition Venue Date
1 175* Jamaica Chris Gayle India Royal Challengers Bangalore India Pune Warriors India Bangalore 23 April 2013
2 162* Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza Zimbabwe Mountaineers Zimbabwe Eagles Bulawayo 11 February 2016
3 158* New Zealand Brendon McCullum India Kolkata Knight Riders India Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore 18 April 2008
4 158* New Zealand Brendon McCullum England Warwickshire England Derbyshire Birmingham 3 July 2015
5 156 Australia Aaron Finch  Australia  England Southampton 29 August 2013
Source: ESPNcricinfo (updated 7 April 2016).

Most career runs[edit]

Rank Runs Player Teams Period
1 10074 (290) inns.) Jamaica Chris Gayle WIN}}, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Matabeleland Tuskers, PCA Masters XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, Western Australia, Melbourne Renegades 2005–present
2 7226 (248 inns.) Australia Brad Hodge  Australia, Auckland, Australia A, Barisal Burners, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers, Northern Districts, Rajasthan Royals, Victoria 2003–present
3 7103 (247 inns.) New Zealand Brendon McCullum  New Zealand, Birmingham Bears, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Glamorgan, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Otago, Sussex, Chennai Super Kings 2005–present
4 6921 (221 inns.) Australia David Warner  Australia, Australia A, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Northern Districts, Middlesex, Sydney Thunder, Sunrisers Hyderabad 2007–present
5 6630 (241 inns.) Pakistan Shoaib Malik  Pakistan, Barbados Tridents, Chittagong Vikings, Comilla Victorians, Delhi Daredevils, Hobart Hurricanes, Karachi Kings, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistanis, Sialkot Region, Sialkot Stallions, Uva Next, Warwickshire 2005–present
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 05 January 2017

Most centuries in a career[edit]

Rank Centuries Player Teams Period
1 18 Jamaica Chris Gayle  West Indies, Barisal Burners, Matabeleland Tuskers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dhaka Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Sydney Thunder 2005–present
2 7 New Zealand Brendon McCullum  New Zealand, Kolkata Knight Riders, Brisbane Heat, Otago, Chennai Super Kings 2005–present
3 6 England Luke Wright  England, Quetta Gladiators, Dhaka Gladiators, Melbourne Stars 2004–present
6 Australia Michael Klinger Gloucestershire, Perth Scorchers 2006–present
5 5 Australia David Warner  Australia, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Thunder 2007–present
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 12 February 2016

Fastest 100[edit]

Rank Balls Player Team Opposition Venue Date
1 30 Jamaica Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India Bangalore 23 April 2013
2 34 Australia Andrew Symonds Kent Middlesex Maidstone 2 July 2004
3 35 Namibia Louis van der Westhuizen  Namibia  Kenya Windhoek 7 November 2011
4 37 India Yusuf Pathan Rajasthan Royals Mumbai Indians Mumbai 13 March 2010
37 New Zealand Scott Styris Sussex Gloucestershire Hove 24 July 2012
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 27 June 2015

Fastest 50[edit]

Rank Balls Player Team Opposition Venue Date
1 12 India Yuvraj Singh  India  England Durban 19 September 2007
12 Jamaica Chris Gayle Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Strikers Docklands Stadium 18 January 2016
3 13 England Marcus Trescothick Somerset Hampshire Taunton 9 July 2010
4 14 New Zealand Colin Munro  New Zealand  Sri Lanka Auckland 10 January 2016
14 South Africa Gerard Brophy Yorkshire Derbyshire Derby 10 July 2006
14 Pakistan Imran Nazir Sialkot Stallions Lahore Eagles Lahore 26 April 2005
14 New Zealand Kieran Noema-Barnett Central Districts Otago Invercargill 12 December 2010
14 Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago Leeward Islands North Sound 11 January 2012
14 South Africa Farhaan Behardien Titans Warriors East London 11 December 2016
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 12 December 2016

Highest career strike rate[edit]

Qualification: 1,000 balls.

Rank Strike Rate Player Teams Period
1 165.56 (1,757 balls) Jamaica Andre Russell  West Indies, Comilla Victorians, Delhi Daredevils, Islamabad United, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Khulna Royal Bengals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder 2010–present
2 155.12 (1,970 balls) Pakistan Shahid Afridi  Pakistan, Peshawar Zalmi, Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Karachi Dolphins, Kent, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistanis, Ruhuna Royals, South Australia 2004–present
3 153.12 (3,972 balls) Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard  West Indies, Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Cape Cobras, Dhaka Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, South Australia, Stanford Superstars 2006–2015
4 153.11 (2,020 balls) Australia Glenn Maxwell  Australia, Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Surrey, Victoria, Yorkshire 2010–present
5 150.60 (1,569 balls) England Marcus Trescothick  England, Somerset 2004–2015
Source: Cricinfo.com, Last updated: 14 April 2016

Highest career average[edit]

Qualification: 50 innings.

No. Avg Inns Player Teams Period
1 42.35 243 Jamaica Chris Gayle  West Indies, Barisal Burners, Barisal Bulls, Dhaka Gladiators, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Highveld Lions, Matabeleland Tuskers, Melbourne Renegades, PCA Masters XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, West Indians, Western Australia 2005–present
2 40.89 133 Australia Shaun Marsh  Australia, Australia A, Glamorgan, Kings XI Punjab, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia 2006–present
3 40.26 186 India Virat Kohli  India, Delhi, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indians 2007–present
4 38.89 108 Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza  Zimbabwe, Easterns, Mountaineers, Sylhet Royals, Zimbabwe XI, Zimbabweans 2006–present
5 38.61 194 South Africa JP Duminy  South Africa, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, South Africa, South Africa XI, South Africans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Western Province Boland 2004–present
6 38.29 141 Australia Michael Hussey  Australia, Australia A, Chennai Super Kings, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder 2003–present
Source: Cricinfo.com, Last updated: 10 January 2013

Most career sixes[edit]

Rank Sixes Player Teams Period
1 732 Jamaica Chris Gayle  West Indies, Barisal Burners, Lahore Qalandars, Jamaica, Kolkata Knight Riders, Matabeleland Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, Western Australia 2005–present
2 448 Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard  West Indies, Dhaka Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, South Australia, Stanford Superstars, Trinidad and Tobago 2006–present
3 342 New Zealand Brendon McCullum  New Zealand, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Glamorgan, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Otago, Sussex 2005–present
5 321 Barbados Dwayne Smith  West Indies, Barbados, Barbados Tridents, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Gujarat Lions, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Islamabad United, Khulna Royal Bengals, Mumbai Indians, New South Wales, Sussex, Sylhet Royals, West Indies A 2006–present
4 288 Australia David Hussey  Australia, Australia A, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Melbourne Stars, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Victoria 2004–present
Source: Cricinfo.com, Last updated: 16 March 2017

Most sixes in an innings[edit]

Rank Sixes Player Team Opponent Venue Date
1 17 Jamaica Chris Gayle Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India Bangalore 23 April 2013
2 16 England Graham Napier Essex Sussex Chelmsford 24 June 2008
16 Sri Lanka Dasun Shanaka Sinhalese Saracens Colombo 12 January 2016
4 15 Jamaica Chris Gayle Somerset Kent Taunton 31 May 2015
5 14 Namibia Craig Williams  Namibia  Scotland Windhoek 4 October 2011
14 Australia Aaron Finch  Australia  England Southampton 29 August 2013
Source: Cricinfo.com, Last updated: 04 November 2016

Individual records (bowling)[edit]

Best figures in a match[edit]

Rank Bowling Player Team Opponent Venue Date
1 6/5 Malaysia Arul Suppiah Somerset Glamorgan Cardiff 5 July 2011
2 6/6 Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan Barbados Tridents Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel Bridgetown 3 August 2013
3 6/7 Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga Melbourne Stars Perth Scorchers Perth 12 December 2012
4 6/8 Sri Lanka Ajantha Mendis  Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe Hambantota 18 September 2012
5 6/9 South Africa Phaphama Fojela Border Easterns East London 14 December 2014
Source: ESPNcricinfo, last updated 30 April 2015

Most career wickets[edit]

Rank Wickets Matches Player Teams Period
1 367 329 West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo  West Indies, Chennai Super Kings, Chittagong Kings, Dolphins, Essex, Kent, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Sixers, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria 2006–present
2 306 221 Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga  Sri Lanka, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kent, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna, Ruhuna Rhinos, Southern Express T20 2004–present
3 281 226 Pakistan Yasir Arafat  Pakistan, Barisal Burners, Canterbury, Dolphins, Hampshire, Khan Research Laboratories, Kent, Lancashire, Otago, Pakistan A, Perth Scorchers, Rawalpindi Rams, Surrey, Somerset, Sussex 2006–present
4 263 225 South Africa Alfonso Thomas  South Africa, Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Dolphins, Highveld Lions, Perth Scorchers, Pune Warriors India, Somerset, Titans 2004–2015
5 260 183 Pakistan Saeed Ajmal Adelaide Strikers, Chittagong Vikings, Dhaka Gladiators, Faisalabad Region, Faisalabad Wolves, Islamabad United, Kandurata Warriors, Karachi Blues, Pakistan, Pakistanis, Titans, Worcestershire, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 2005–present
Source:ESPNcricinfo , last updated 16 March 2017

Individual records (wicket keeping)[edit]

Most dismissals in career[edit]

Rank Dismissals Innings Player Team Period Catches Stumpings
1 188 179 Pakistan Kamran Akmal  Pakistan, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Lions, Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistanis, Rajasthan Royals, Sylhet Royals, Wayamba United 2005–present 103 85
2 177 232 India Mahendra Singh Dhoni  India, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants 2006–present 117 60
3 152 154 Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka, Deccan Chargers, Quetta Gladiators, Kandurata Kites, Kings XI Punjab, Nondescripts 2004–present 100 52
4 152 173 India Dinesh Karthik India, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tamil Nadu 2006–present 108 44
5 141 153 West Indies Cricket Board Denesh Ramdin West Indies, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indians, West Indies XI 2006–present 99 42
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 27 September 2016

Individual records (other)[edit]

Most matches played[edit]

Rank Matches Player Teams Period
1 342 West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo  West Indies, Chennai Super Kings, Chittagong Kings, Dolphins, Essex, Kent, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Sixers, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria 2006–present
2 336 Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard  West Indies, Dhaka Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, South Australia, Stanford Superstars, Trinidad and Tobago 2006–present
3 297 South Africa Albie Morkel  South Africa, Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, Durham, Somerset, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Titans, Rising Pune Supergiants 2004–present
4 285 Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate Netherlands Netherlands, Adelaide Strikers, Canterbury, Chittagong Kings, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Essex, Impi, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mashonaland Eagles, Otago, Tasmania 2003–present
5 277 Jamaica Chris Gayle  West Indies, Barisal Burners, Lahore Qalandars, Jamaica, Kolkata Knight Riders, Matabeleland Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Stanford Superstars, Sydney Thunder, Western Australia 2005–present
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 12 December 2016

Partnership records[edit]

Record wicket partnerships[edit]

Partnership Runs Players Team Opponent Venue Date
1st wicket 201 New Zealand Peter Ingram & New Zealand Jamie How Central Districts Wellington New Plymouth 18 January 2012
2nd wicket 229 South Africa AB de Villiers & India Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Lions Bengaluru 14 May 2016
3rd wicket 162 Pakistan Abdul Razzaq & Pakistan Nasir Jamshed Lahore Lions Quetta Bears Lahore 26 May 2009
4th wicket 202* India Manpreet Juneja & India Abdulahad Malek Gujarat Kerala Indore 30 March 2013
5th wicket 149 India Yogesh Takawale & India Sairaj Bahutule Maharashtra Gujarat Mumbai 3 April 2007
6th wicket 126* Scotland Calum MacLeod & Australia John Hastings Durham Northamptonshire Chester-le-Street 25 July 2014
7th wicket 107* Sri Lanka Lasith Abeyratne & Sri Lanka Roshan Anurudda Colombo Cricket Club Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Colombo 12 January 2016
8th wicket 120 Pakistan Azhar Mahmood & Sri Lanka Isuru Udana Wayamba United Uva Next Colombo 28 August 2012
9th wicket 64* Sri Lanka Krishal Magage & Sri Lanka Maduranga Zoysa Burgher Panadura Colombo 1 April 2012
10th wicket 63 New Zealand Grant Elliott & Pakistan Zulfiqar Babar Quetta Gladiators Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah 14 February 2016
Source: Cricinfo.com, last updated 15 February 2016
  • Note: An asterisk (*) signifies an unbroken partnership (i.e. neither of the batsmen were dismissed before either the end of the allotted overs or they reached the required score).

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