All the records broken in Windies' breathtaking performance against Afghanistan

By Sports Desk June 18, 2024
Nicholas Pooran led the record-breaking charge. Nicholas Pooran led the record-breaking charge.

In a thrilling display of cricket prowess, West Indies shattered records at all angles, and left fans in awe with a phenomenal 104-run win over Afghanistan in their final Group C contest of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Darren Sammy Stadium, in St Lucia, on Monday.

Here is a look at all the records that were broken during the breathtaking performance.

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 that Sri Lanka managed against the Netherlands, at the same venue, and Australia's 201-7 against England in Barbados.

Team

Score

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

Nicholas 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.

Player

Score

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.

Team

Score

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.

Opposition

Score

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.

Player

Sixes

Nicholas Pooran

128

Chris Gayle

124

Evin Lewis

111

Kieron Pollard

99

Rovman Powell

90

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