The 14th edition of IPL will start in the next month, and all IPL teams already started their training camp. IPL is one of the competitive T20 leagues around the world, and anything can happen in it. There are many famous cricketers from around the world who play in the toughest league of T20. We have seen IPL teams are posting huge totals and even chasing down the mountain like total. The openers of modern-day cricket are fearless and destructive. Can you guess the highest powerplay score in IPL??
What is Powerplay in T20?
In T20 format, the first six overs of the batting team’s inning are Powerplay overs. During this period, the fielding team is allowed a maximum of two fielders outside the thirty-yard circle. These restrictions help the batting team to score heavily because a maximum of two fielders is allowed for fielding at the boundary.
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Five Highest Powerplay Score in the Indian Premier League
We have seen many times in the Indian Premier League hard-hitting by batsmen in the early phase of the inning. That’s why new records are creating in the new season of IPL. Below is the list of the five highest score in powerplay in IPL history.
Highest Powerplay score in IPL History
Kolkata Knight Riders, who scored 105 runs in powerplay against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017, holds the record for the highest score in powerplay in IPL history. Kolkata Knight Riders openers Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn demolish the RCB bowling lineup in M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore while chasing a target of 159 set by RCB. KKR score was 105/0 at the end of 6th over. During this match, Sunil Narine scored 3rd fastest fifty in just 15 balls. To Watch the highlight of this game, click here.
2nd Highest Powerplay score in IPL
The team which has the 2nd highest run in powerplay in IPL is Chennai Super Kings, with 100 runs against Kings XI Punjab in 2014. Chasing down a big total of 226 runs set by KXIP in the 2nd qualifier of the Indian Premier League in2014, Suresh Raina produced an absolute masterclass inning of 87 runs in just 25 balls. CSK scored 100 runs for two wickets in the powerplay, out of which 87 runs belong to Suresh Raina. This is one of the most rated innings of Suresh Raina. However, CSK lost the match by 24 runs, and KXIP qualified for the IPL final.
3rd Highest Powerplay score in IPL
The 3rd highest powerplay score in the Indian Premier League history is 90/0 set by Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai Indians in 2015. CSK openers Dwanye Smith and Brendon McCullum were phenomenal while chasing a target of 184. CSK chase down the target comfortably thanks to their opening pair as they added 109 runs for the first wicket.
4th Highest Powerplay score in the Indian Premier League
87/2, scored by Kochi Tuskers Kerala, is the 4th highest score in IPL powerplay. Kochi Tuskers Kerala achieved this feat while chasing a small target of 98 runs set by Rajasthan Royals in 2011. Brendon McCullum played a quick cameo of 29 runs off 12 balls. Brad Hodge scored unbeaten 33* off 17 balls during the match.
5th Highest Powerplay score in IPL History
The team which has the 5th highest run in powerplay in IPL is Kings XI Punjab, with 86 runs. KXIP finished at 86/1 at the end of powerplay against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. KXIP batsman Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha gave their team a flying start after losing Virendra Sehwag early while chasing a big total of 211 runs. KXIP won the match by six wickets.
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