Kenya Scores the Maximum T20 Score But Gets no Record

Updated - 06 Jun 2024, 12:25 PM

Collins Obuya. Credits: IDI/Getty Images.

Kenya posted a huge total of 270 runs at the expense of six wickets in the T20I game. The Kenyan team posted the massive score while playing against Rwanda in a World T20 qualifying match.

The match was played at new Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Kigali. However, the hosts Rwanda bowlers didn’t have any respite from the Kenyan batsman.

Collins Obuya. Credits: IDI/Getty Images.

Kenyan batsmen were on fire against Rwanda.

In fact, Kenya was able to leapfrog Australia’s record of the highest score of 263 for three in the shortest format of the game. Australia had put a mountain of runs while playing against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle.

Although, ICC gave the T20I status to the 102 nations, Kenya’s highest total has gone in vain, as far as the record books are concerned. It is because of the new amendments will be in effect from January 1, 2019.

“We are particularly pleased with the unanimous agreement to award all T20 bilateral games international status,” ICC chief executive David Richardson said in April.

“ICC is committed to growing the game and T20 is the vehicle through which we’ll do this and removing restrictions and having all Members ranked is a positive step forward. We have already introduced a regional qualification pathway for the ICC World T20 in 2020 which is now underway and we will continue to evolve our qualification structures across all three formats.”

Furthermore, the matches played in the Global T20 Canada league are not updated in the player’s stats. It is done because Canada is not yet a full-time T20I member of ICC.

Meanwhile, Kenyan batsman smashed a total of 21 fours and 20 sixes in their blistering innings. Obanda and Collins Obuya top scored with 63 runs. Kenya went on to win by a huge margin of 123 runs.

Here is the scoreboard of Kenya’s batting innings.

Kenya’s scoreboard. Credits: ICC