England quickest run-chase v Oman

England registered the quickest run-chase in T20 World Cup history during their game against Oman today (June 13). Here is the list of the quickest run-chases recorded in the history of men's T20 World Cups.

England shattered the record for the fastest run-chase in men's T20 World Cup history as they chased down 48 against Oman in 3.1 overs in Anitgua. 

Quickest run-chases in T20 World Cups

3.1 overs - England vs Oman, 2024

After a washout and a loss from their first two matches at the 2024 T20 World Cup, England found themselves needing two big wins to get their net run rate over that of Scotland's. They got one, as they annihilated Oman by eight wickets and with 101 balls remaining. Chasing 48, England finished it off in 3.1 overs, making it the quickest run-chase ever by a Full Member nation in men's T20Is.

5 overs - Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, 2014

Sri Lanka bowled out Netherlands for 39 in 10.3 overs, the joint-lowest total in men's T20 World Cup history at Chattogram. In response, they took only five overs to chase the target down, losing one wicket in the process. This is not just the quickest run-chase in the history of men's T20 World Cups, but also the quickest run-chase by a Full Member nation in T20Is.

5.2 overs - New Zealand vs Uganda, 2024

New Zealand bowled Uganda out for 40, the second-lowest total in men's T20 World Cup history, during 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 took only 32 balls to chase it down, at the loss of one wicket, making it the third-quickest run-chase in T20 World Cup history.

5.4 overs - Australia vs Namibia, 2024

Australia chased down 73 inside 5.4 overs against Namibia in North Sound, Antigua at the 2024 T20 World Cup. Adam Zampa was the star with the ball, picking 4-12 in four overs, before David Warner (20 off 8), Travis Head (34 off 17), and Mitchell Marsh (18 off 9), all combined to knock the target down inside the powerplay itself, and took Australia to the Super Eights in the process.

6.2 overs - Australia vs Bangladesh, 2021

In Dubai at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Australia bowled Bangladesh out for 73, with Adam Zampa being the destoryer-in-chief in this game as well. The leg spinner took 5-19 from four overs, before Aaron Finch (40 off 20) led the chase, finishing it in 6.2 overs. At that point, it was the second quickest run-chase in men's T20 World Cups.

6.3 overs - India vs Scotland, 2021

A day after Australia knocked down Bangladesh's target inside seven overs at the 2021 T20 World Cup, India did something similar, chasing 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 Sri Lanka vs Netherlands entry on the list, this time the island nation bowled the Dutch out for 44, five more than what they managed in the 2014 T20 World Cup. On the sluggish Sharjah surface, they took 7.1 overs to chase the target, and lost two wickets in the process. Kusal Perera remained unbeaten on 33 off 24.

Note - This list only includes full 20-over games.