The T20 format has emerged as one of the most loved cricket match formats in recent years. Out of that, the Indian Premier League is undoubtedly receiving love from the audience all over the world. The league consists of 8 different teams and that fight for the trophy. IPL has also given us some of the best players and records like fastest fifty, fastest hundred, highest individual score, and a team’s highest score in IPL. These records were so mind blowing that one can’t even imagine hitting more than 2-ton runs in 20 overs, and the teams have already done it. Not only this, it has also been witnessed that players perform on a completely different energy level when it comes to proving their worth in the Indian Premier League.
Talking about a team’s highest score in IPL has happened more than ten times that a team has crossed the 200 runs benchmark. Hitting 200 runs in a 20 over game is a pretty difficult task to accomplish. However, with the extraordinary performance of the players, almost all IPL teams have felt how it is like to hit 200 runs in a game. Here we are going to discuss the top 5 incidents where the teams have tried to hit the highest score in IPL and which one of them is at the top of the table.
Royals Challenger Bangalore has been a team that has created a lot of havoc on the opposition in most of the matches. The team has never won a single edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but still is at the top of the table of the highest score in IPL. The team scored 263 runs against Pune Warriors on April 23 in the 2013 edition of IPL. This one is remembered as one of the most significant victories in IPL in terms of runs, and RCB won the match by 130 runs.
In retaliation, Pune Warriors were only able to hit 133 runs in the game. In the match, the star batsman of RCB, Chris Gayle, also created the record of an individual with the highest score in IPL as he smashed 175 runs in the game. In his inning, the Jamaican batter smashed 13 fours and 17 sixes which was insane. The most amazing part about it was that Gayle scored this much in 66 balls only. Talking about records, Gayle also possesses the record of hitting the fastest hundred in IPL as he scored a century in just 30 balls and surprised all other players with his boisterous batting. Gayle broke the record of Brendon McCullum for highest runs in a single inning as McCullum held the record with a score of 158 runs in 73 balls against RCB.
Expect Winning the trophy, and it can be said that Royal Challengers Bangalore as a team has done a lot of wonders in the Indian Premier League. RCB was batting first in the match and scored 248 runs at a loss of three wickets. The star players of the match, Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers scored 109 and 129 runs in match on May 14 in the 2014 edition of IPL.
This one was the second-highest score in IPL and by Royal Challengers Bangalore too. Virat Kohli also became the first player in the history of Indian Premier League to score two hundred against the same rivals in a single tournament. He smashed 109 runs out of which he hit five fours and eight sixes. On the other hand, De Villiers scored 129 runs out of which he hit 12 sixes and 10 fours. Five years down the line, none of the IPL teams have been able to replace RCB from the first and second position of team with highest score in IPL
Two of the best teams from the 2010 edition of the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, were going to have a face off. The expectations were already high, but both the teams outperformed the expectations of their fans. Chennai Super Kings gave a target of 246 runs to Rajasthan Royals at a loss of 5 wickets in the game.
In the game, Murali Vijay played an inning of 127 runs of 56 balls at the MA Chidambaram stadium. Vijay emerged as the star performer of the game. Talking about Vijay, he stood as the individual with the second-highest score in IPL after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s Brendon McCullum. Moreover, he is the third Indian to score a century in the Indian Premier League after Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan.
Chennai Super Kings enjoyed the title of team with highest score in IPL for a long time until it got snatched from them by RCB. In addition to that, RCB replaced them from the place of team having the second-highest score in IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders failed to perform in the beginning editions of the Indian Premier League. But now, the team has grabbed pace and has also won the trophy multiple times. The team and scored 246 runs at a loss of 5 wickets in a match against Kings XI Punjab. The match was played on May 12 in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League at the Holkar stadium. The team was only two runs behind the highest score in IPL.
However, Kolkata Knight Riders have scored the fourth-highest score in IPL. The most amazing part about the match was that various players of KKR outperformed themselves in the game like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik. All the players contributed in taking their team in the top 5 list of teams with the highest score in IPL.
The fifth highest score in IPL is also registered in the name of Chennai Super Kings. The team scored 240 runs at a loss of five wickets in the first edition of the Indian Premier League. At that time Michael Hussey got the title of hitting the fastest century in the history of T20 cricket. Hussey smashed 116 runs in 54 balls. In his innings, he hit seven fours and 10 sixes and was unbeaten till the end. This is how Chennai secured to places in the list of top 5 teams to hit the highest score in IPL.
So these were the teams to hit the top 5 highest score in IPL. However, if we talk about five different teams, the picture will definitely be different from what it looks like right now. However, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers have amazed all their fans by making their place two times in the list of teams with the highest score in IPL. RCB is at the top of the table and it seems difficult for other teams to snatch the title of the team with highest score in IPL anytime soon.
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