Defending a target is something that has become a very difficult task in modern-day T20I cricket. Nowadays chasing a 200+ target is a very casual thing. In this article, we will see the 5 highest runs conceded by team India while defending in T20Is and to give you guys a very unbelievable stat 4 out of 5 in this list came in 2022.
#5 England – 2007
India conceded 200 runs while defending a 200+ target in the 2007 T20 world cup against England. India took 6 wickets of England but still ended up giving 200 runs in 20 overs.
#4 Australia – 2022
It was the first T20I of the three-match series in Mohali. India made a mammoth target of 209 and in return, Australia chased it down and made 211. It was Cameron Green and Matthew Wade who played outstanding innings.
#3 South Africa – 2022
It was a five-match T20I series in June 2022 in India. South Africa made 212 while batting second in one of the 5 matches. India took only 3 wickets of proteas.
#2 South Africa – 2022
It was the second T20I of the three-match T20I series. India gave a huge target of 238 to South Africa while batting first because of the heroics of KL Rahul, SKY, and Virat Kohli. In return, South Africa fell short by only 16 runs and lost the match but it was David Miller who made 105* in the massive run chase but his innings went in vain. South Africa made 221 while chasing.
#1 Ireland – 2022
It seems impossible because you will never think that Ireland will make the highest runs against India in T20Is. It was the second T20I of the two-match series in 2022. India made a mammoth target and in return, an underrated Ireland team bounced back very hard on Indians and made 221 runs with the loss of only 5 wickets.