Fastest chases in T20 World Cups: England breaks record V Oman

England recorded the fastest chase in T20 World Cup history during their match against Oman today (June 13). Here is the list of fastest chases in Men’s T20 World Cup history.

England shattered the record for the fastest chase in Men’s T20 World Cup history when they chased down 48 against Oman in 3.1 overs at Anitgua.

Fastest chases in T20 World Cups

3.1 overs – England vs Oman, 2024

After failure and defeat in their first two matches at the 2024 T20 World Cup, England found themselves needing two big wins to get their net run rate above Scotland’s. They got one, as they destroyed Oman by eight wickets and with 101 balls to spare. Chasing 48, England finished the match in 3.1 overs, making it the fastest ever run-chase by a Full Member nation in men’s T20Is.

5 overs – Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, 2014

Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands for 39 in 10.3 overs, the joint lowest total in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cup at Chattogram. In response, they needed just five overs to chase down the target, losing one wicket in the process. This is not only the fastest chase in the history of the Men’s T20 World Cups, but also the fastest chase by a full member in the T20Is.

5.2 overs – New Zealand vs Uganda, 2024

New Zealand defeated Uganda by 40, the second-lowest total in Men’s T20 World Cup history, in their clash in Tarouba. Trent Boult took 2-7, Tim Southee took 3-4, while the other five wickets were shared between Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra. In response, New Zealand needed just 32 balls to chase it down, for the loss of one wicket, making it the third-fastest chase in T20 World Cup history.

5.4 overs – Australia vs Namibia, 2024

Australia chased down 73 players in 5.4 overs against Namibia in North Sound, Antigua during the 2024 T20 World Cup. Adam Zampa was the star with the ball, scoring 4-12 in four overs, ahead of David Warner (20 off 8), Travis Head (34 from 17) and Mitchell Marsh (18 from 9), all combining to bring down the goal. within the powerplay itself, taking Australia to the Super Eights in the process.

6.2 overs – Australia vs Bangladesh, 2021

In Dubai at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Australia defeated Bangladesh for 73 with Adam Zampa being the main destroyer in this match too. The legspinner took 5-19 from four overs before Aaron Finch (40 from 20) led the chase and completed it in 6.2 overs. At the time, it was the second-fastest chase in the Men’s T20 World Cups.

6.3 overs – India vs Scotland, 2021

A day after Australia demolished Bangladesh’s target inside seven overs at the 2021 T20 World Cup, India did something similar, chasing down Scotland’s score of 85 in 6.3 overs in Dubai for the loss of two wickets. KL Rahul was the top scorer for India, with a 19-ball 50.

7.1 overs – Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, 2021

Another entry between Sri Lanka and Netherlands on the list, this time the island bowled out the Dutch for 44, five more than what they managed in the 2014 T20 World Cup. On the slow Sharjah surface they took 7.1 overs to chase the target, losing two wickets in the process. Kusal Perera remained undefeated on 33 of 24.

Remark – This list only includes full 20-over games.