IPL 2018: Top five Highest Team Totals in the IPL
The game of cricket has evolved in the last one decade and the change has brought a lot of excitement and entertainment for the fans. The credit for this immense transformation of the game must be given to the Indian Premier League. The IPL has continued to entertain the fans all around the world since the very first day.
From Brendon McCullum’s belligerent innings in the very match of the IPL to the Gayle Storm at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which tore apart the Pune Warriors India’s bowling attack, the IPL has given it all to the fans.
These individual record-breaking innings have eventually helped their teams to reach a huge total and dominate the opposition. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been the most successful team regarding posting a daunting total.
Let’s have a look at the top five highest team totals in the last ten years of the IPL:-
5. 240/5, Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 2008
The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League proved to be a trailer for the upcoming seasons of the league the fans witnessed some incredible hitting by Australia’s Michael Hussey. Hussey remained unbeaten on 116 off just 54 deliveries at the PCA stadium in Mohali.
The match was a high scoring match as Punjab also managed to score 207 in their 20 overs and lost the match by 33 runs.
4. 242/6, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 2018
At the fourth spot, it is Kolkata Knight Riders who registered their highest total in IPL 2018 against Kings XI Punjab at the Holkar stadium in Indore. Riding on the early exploits of Sunil Narine, and the late blitz from captain Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell, KKR hammered 245/6 in their 20 overs, which is also their highest team total in the tournaments history.
- 246/5, Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals, 2010
Finalists for the first season have played some scintillating encounters in the past and have entertained the fans. One such match was in 2010 when CSK scored their highest ever team total at the Chepauk. CSK won the toss and chose to bat first and got off to a flier with Matthew Hayden and Murali Vijay starting the innings. Murali Vijay scored his first T20 hundred and scored 127.
Rajasthan in reply showed some fight and scored 223/5 in their 20 overs, losing the match by 23 runs.
- 248/3, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Gujarat Lions, 2016
The 44th match of the 2016 edition of the IPL saw two greatest batsmen of this era tear apart the Gujarat bowling line up. Both Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers went onto score hundreds. The African scored at an unbelievable strike rate of 248.
The margin of the victory was more than Gujarat Lions scored in the match as the RCB won by 144 runs.
- 263/5, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India, 2013
The 31st match of the 2013 IPL saw the highest ever T20 score being scored as the West Indian giant, Chris Gayle brought a Gayle Storm to the Chinnaswamy stadium. Gayle also scored the highest ever individual score in a T20 match as he scored 175 runs. Gayle’s innings included 17 sixes and 16 fours as he remained unbeaten after playing just 66 balls.
Pune Warriors scored 133/9 and lost the match by 130 runs.
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