Highest Scorers For KKR: Players with Most Runs for KKR in IPL

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Highest Scorers For KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders have claimed the IPL trophy twice. And no wonder, there were some key players who supported the team through thick and thin.

These players played a major rule in taking the team to reach the victory point. Here we take you to five of the players with Most Runs for KKR in IPL;

Top5 Highest Scorers For KKR in IPL


#1. Brendon McCullum 158* off 73 balls

Brendon McCullum

Highest Scorers For KKR: Brendon McCullum is the highest scorer for KKR. The opening ceremony was a highly spectacular show, but what made it that huge was Brendon McCullum destroying the home team in the inaugural match of the IPL.

The innings was cruel one-man destruction on the Bangalore Royal Challengers, wherein McCullum blasted an unbeaten 158 from a mere 73 deliveries, which is also the highest score in a Twenty20 match, to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to a score of 222 for 3. Bangalore on the other side was in no condition to fight back after and collapsed badly within 82 to lose by an embarrassing margin of 140 runs, the fourth-largest defeat in this sort of match

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#2. Dinesh Karthik 97* off 50 balls

Dinesh Karthik Photo

Most Runs for KKR: Dinesh Karthik’s 97 not out was a special one, despite KKR lost the match against Rajasthan Royals. Karthik got trapped as the team had a very slow start till their 10th over. However, he took charge for the second half of the innings as he slammed Jaydev Unadkat for three sixes, including two in the last over, sent a free-hit from Oshane Thomas sailing over long-on in the 17th, and smashed the last two balls of in the 19th over, for sixes as well. It was an almost single-handed effort from Karthik to take Knight Riders to 175

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#3. Manish Pandey 94 off 50 balls

Manish Pandey

Highest Scorers For KKR: KKR and KXIP had an intense final played where both the teams made sure to have the most ace players they can have.  The majority of them included Indians, and of many, the one who stole the show was the one played by Manish Pandey as he ensured Kolkata Knight Riders’ victorious run of eight matches leading into the final culminated in their second championship. Pandey’s 94 off 50 balls, was an innings that required urgency, he managed to pull off the highest successful chase in any Twenty20 final.

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#4. Chris Lynn 93* off 41 balls

Chris Lynn

Most Runs for KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders went to chase down a target of 184 without losing a single wicket which is a world record in T20 cricket and the man who helped achieve the feat was  Chris Lynn.

Chris Lynn was asked to open the batting for only the second time in 86 T20s career, he equalled the franchise’s second-fastest fifty off 19 balls and also put on the IPL’s highest opening partnership of 184* alongside Gautam Gambhir and finally secured victory with 5.1 overs to spare. While Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, had a weak bowling attack and the blunder of choosing four opening batsmen as their overseas players.

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#1. Gautam Gambhir 93 off 51 balls

Highest Scorers For KKR: The despicable Gautam Gambhir made the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore pay for dropping him twice, Gambhir that day was batting with aggression and precision to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a match-winning total, unlike his calm and composed nature. The visitors, on the other hand, struggled to chase on a slow pitch at Eden Gardens.

Gambhir used the most of the depth of his crease, as well as his feet, and went on to 11 out of his 14 boundaries on the leg side which included majority Pull shots His 93, was anchored by Brendon McCullum and Jacques Kallis, helping Kolkata Knight Riders get the match on their side

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