What is the highest team score in the history of IPL?

highest team scores in IPL history

With the latest edition of the Indian Premier League right around the corner, there is a lot of buzz and excitement amongst cricket fans. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s one of the biggest sporting competitions!

The IPL since its inception in 2008, has seen so many good seasons and matches. What makes this tournament so much more exciting is that it is a T20 tournament. Teams are looking to score big and the game is extremely fast-paced, which makes it very fun to watch. 

Over the years, IPL teams have put up very big totals on the scoreboard, breaking the 200-run mark several times. But which team has the highest score ever in the history of IPL?

In this blog, we tell you the top seven highest team scores in IPL history. So let’s find out who’s on the top of the leaderboard!

(Note: All of these records are till the 2022 IPL season)

Top 7 Highest Scores In IPL History

1Royal Challengers Bangalore263/523rd April, 2013
2Royal Challengers Bangalore248/314th May, 2016
3Chennai Super Kings246/53rd April, 2010
4Kolkata Knight Riders245/612th May, 2018
5Chennai Super Kings240/519th April, 2008
6Royal Challengers Bangalore235/110th May, 2015
7Mumbai Indians235/98th October, 2021

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors

The highest score in IPL history to date is 263 runs made by the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors on 23rd April 2013 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The star of the match was Chris Gayle who went beast mode and scored 175 runs all alone

Without any surprise, RCB went on to win the game by 130 runs. This highest score record is yet to be broken. 

2. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions

Number two on the list is yet again the team from Bangalore who scored 248 runs against Gujarat Lions on 14th May 2016 at RCB’s home ground. This time it wasn’t Chris Gayle but the iconic duo of Kohli and de Villiers who led the charge and scored a partnership of 200+ runs, with both bagging a century to their name.

RCB crushed their opponents by bowling them all out just for 104 runs and won the game easily. 

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3. Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Yes, the team we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. CSK is third on this list with 246 runs against the Royals on 3rd April 2010 at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium. The MVP of the match was Murali Vijay who scored 127 runs and led the men in yellow to a massive total. 

This was a close game, as Rajasthan Royals also crossed the 200 runs mark, but fell short by 22 runs and lost the game. But this game will always be remembered as one of the most exciting run chases ever in IPL. 

4. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

Number four on the list is KKR who put up 245 runs against Kings XI Punjab on 12th May 2018 in Indore, The Kolkatan charge was led by Sunil Narine, who scored a brilliant 75 runs and put his team in a comfortable position. 

In the end, Punjab did manage to get close as they scored 214 runs but ran out of steam and lost the game. 

5. Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

CSK once again makes it to the list, and so does Punjab. Chennai scored 240 runs against Preity Zinta’s squad on 19th April 2008, at the famous Mohali ground. Michael Hussey was the starman who made 116 runs in this game. 

Punjab did come close by scoring 207 runs, but the 20th overcame very soon for them and they had to face defeat. This was in the first edition of the IPL, which set the benchmark very high. 

6. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

The teams from the south seem to be dominating this list as RCB is back again. This time, they scored 235 runs against the Mumbai Indians on 10th May 2015 at the Wankhede stadium. The player of the match was Mr. 360, AB de Villiers who scored 133 runs. 

MI did put up a fight but managed to only get to 196 runs and lost by 39 runs. 

7. Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Last on this list is Mumbai Indians who also scored 235 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on 8th October 2021, at Abu Dhabi. Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav both scored 80+ runs and helped their side reach a massive total. 

SRH tried their best but could only make 193 runs in this covid outbreak IPL season and lost the game by 42 runs.

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There we have it, the top seven highest scores in the history of the Indian Premier League. RCB are in this list the most number of times with 3 appearances, and also have the number one spot. CSK also find themselves a couple of times in it, which is not a surprise as they are one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL. 

But as they say, ‘records are meant to be broken’, and we sure hope that these records are indeed broken in the upcoming editions of the IPL. With IPL 2023 about to start shortly, which team do you think has a chance of making it to this list?

Which team has won the most IPLs?

Mumbai Indians has won IPL 5 times, the most out of all.

Which team has the second most IPL titles?

Chennai Super Kings have the second most IPL titles, with 4 to their name.

Who has scored the highest individual score in IPL history?

Chris Gayle has the highest individual IPL score of 175 runs in 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

How many teams will be playing IPL 2023?

A total of 10 teams will be playing in IPL 2023. They are:
i.Chennai Super Kings
ii. Delhi Capitals
iii. Gujarat Titans
iv. Kolkata Knight Riders
v. Lucknow Supergiants
vi. Mumbai Indians
vii. Punjab Kings
viii. Rajasthan Royals
ix. Royal Challengers Bangalore
x. Sunrisers Hyderabad

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