Top 5 Highest Scores in IPL: The Indian Premier League was started in 2008, and since then, it has transformed the game for good. IPL has redefined the importance of franchise cricket, by giving a bunch of talent pools prepared for the international stage every season.
The popularity and impact of IPL have forced all the other international boards into agreeing to its supremacy. All the players want to play in the IPL for its lucrative contracts, intense competition, and the great quality of cricket.
The explosive batting and the innovation of the batsmen have made life difficult for the bowlers. Here’s a list of the
Top 5 Highest Scores in IPL
1. RCB – 263/5 against PWI, IPL 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore destroyed the bowlers of Pune Warriors India to register the highest ever team total in 2013. Gayle spearheaded the destruction with the record 175*, and also took 2 wickets for the team. RCB won the match by 130 runs and gained two points and a positive net run rate.
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2. RCB – 248/3 against GL, IPL 2016
Royal Challengers Bangalore demolished Gujarat Lions in the 44th match of the 2016 edition of IPL. Batting first, Virat and AB recorded the highest ever partnership of 229 runs, courtesy of their centuries. Gujarat crumbled in just 104 and gave RCB the biggest ever win in terms of runs in the IPL.
3. CSK – 246/5 against RR, IPL 2010
Chennai Super Kings and the maiden champion Rajasthan Royals fought till the end and gave the spectators one of the highest-scoring matches of IPL. CSK posted the mammoth total of 246/5 courtesy of Murali Vijay’s maiden century and helpful contributions from Albie and Hayden. RR’s batting line fired back, with Naman Ojha scoring an unbeaten 94. But his heroics, couldn’t take his team over the line, and RR lost the match by 23 runs.
4. KKR – 245/6 against KXIP, IPL 2018
In the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings eleven Punjab (now known as Punjab Kings) started their campaign in red hot form. Sunil Narine started the play for KKR with his quickest fifty. KKR ended on 245/6 after useful contributions from everyone. Punjab started well, but eventually lost their way and completed their innings on 214, giving two points to Kolkata.
5. CSK – 240/5 against KXIP, IPL 2008
Chennai Super Kings and Kings Eleven Punjab fought neck to neck in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League. After batting first, CSK posted a mammoth total of 240/5. Michael Hussey starred with his unbeaten century, and also some useful cameos along with the death overs from Badrinath and Raina. Punjab failed to win the match even after some explosive innings from Sangakkara and Hopes. Chennai won the match by 33 runs.