A World Cup event is the biggest stage that a team or a player dreams of for their country. Thus, every side wants to give their best when it comes to performing in ICC events. Thus, the pressure on such matches is immense and can make or break a real champion. We have seen many times that a team that enters the championship as an underdog goes on to win the title.
However, the best teams always dominate the other teams. That’s what we have seen over the years. However, with stiff competition, every side wants to win big. Because, in the end, their net run rate can have a big effect. So the margin of victory comes with some advantages. In this article, we will cover the biggest margin of wins (by runs) by associate nations in the Men’s T20 World Cup.
1. Afghanistan | 59 runs vs zimbabwe
The biggest win came in 2016 T20 World Cup. Following a scintillating performance from the batsmen led by Mohammad Nabi, disciplined bowling helped Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 59 runs in a one-sided encounter in Group B of the first round of the World T20. In this way, Afghanistan’s team registered its third consecutive win and made it to the Super 10. Zimbabwe lost wickets at regular intervals in front of the sharp bowling of leg-spinners Rashid Khan (3 for 11) and Hamid Hasan (2 for 11). And the team was bundled out for 127 runs in 19.4 overs.
2. Namibia | 55 runs vs Sri Lanka
Namibia defeated the Asia Cup champion team, Sri Lanka, in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Sri Lankan team could not achieve the target of 164 runs and were all out for 108 runs in 19 overs. With this, the Sri Lankan team lost the match by 55 runs. Jan Frylinck, who scored 44 runs in 28 balls and took 2 wickets for 26 runs in the match, was adjudged the player of the match. That’s why this win margin comes in the second position in the list of biggest margin of wins (by runs).
3. Netherlands | 45 runs vs England
Logan van Beek and Mudassar Bukhari stars as Netherlands stunning 45-run victory over England in a one-sided game of the 29th match of a World Twenty20. England’s 88 was their joint second lowest-total ever in T20 internationals and it is their second-worst total in World Twenty20. By this win Netherlands have become the only Associate team to beat a Test team twice in T20 internationals. Their first win against England was in the only other T20I these teams have played, at Lord’s in the 2009 World T20.
4. Ireland | 21 runs vs UAE
Ed Joyce and William Porterfield leads to Ireland cruising to via DLS method 21-run victory over United Arab Emirates in an electricity cut and rain-affected game of the eighth match of a World T20. UAE scored 123-6 in 20 overs with the top scorer by Shaiwan Anwar struck 30 off 28-balls including 2-sixes. Amjad Ali cracked a 20 off 19-balls including four-fours, Amjad Javed 19, and Khurram Khan 16. Ireland’s best bowlers Paul Stirling, and Kevin O’Brien both took two wickets and one for Tim Murtagh. DLS par score 82 after 14.2 overs Ireland was 21 runs ahead of the par score when the lights were off and came back on and play resumed after two-balls later, This time rain followed the loss of power. The ensuing delay was enough for the match to be called off.