Top 5 highest team totals in the IPL: SRH breaks RCB’s 11-year-old record

Mar 28, 2024

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batters lit up the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday (March 27), posting a record-breaking score of 277/3 against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This mammoth total eclipses the previous record of 263/5 set by Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) against Pune Warriors India (PWI) back in 2013.

Sunrisers Hyderabad rewrite IPL history

SRH’s batting onslaught was spearheaded by a trio of in-form batters. Travis Head anchored the innings with 62 off 24 balls, showcasing some clean hitting with 9 fours and 3 sixes. Joining the party were Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen, who continued the momentum provided by Head with their blazing half-centuries. Abhishek smashed a record-breaking 16-ball fifty, laced with 3 fours and 7 sixes, becoming the fastest SRH batsman to reach the milestone in IPL history. Klaasen, meanwhile, smashed 80 not-out runs off just 34 balls, including 4 fours and 9sixes.

This dominant batting display from SRH rewrote the record books for the highest team total in the IPL. Their score of 277/3 surpassed the previous record held by RCB for over a decade.

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𝟐𝟕𝟒 🤝 𝟐𝟓𝟖 🤝 𝟐𝟑𝟓 🔥

A 𝙎u𝙍real night in Hyderabad 🤩 #PlayWithFire #SRHvMI

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 27, 2024

In reply to the Sunrisers total, MI managed to put 246/5 on the scoreboard in their stipulated 20 over. The five-time champions lost the encounter by 31 runs.

Meanwhile, this victory not only cements SRH’s place at the top of the record books but also delivers a strong statement of their batting prowess in the ongoing IPL season. Their ruthless display against MI sends a clear message to the rest of the teams.

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Here’s a look at the top 5 highest team scores in the IPL:

SRH: 277/3 vs MI at Hyderabad on 27-Mar-24 (New Record)
RCB: 263/5 vs PWI at Bengaluru on 23-Apr-13
LSG: 257/5 vs PBKS at Mohali on 28-Apr-23
RCB: 248/3 vs GL at Bengaluru on 14-May-16
CSK: 246/5 vs RR at Chennai on 03-Apr-10

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