Highest Scores by DC: Highest Team Totals by DC

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Highest Scores by DC

Delhi Capitals’ name comes twice in a list that they wouldn’t want to be in – 5 lowest scores in IPL. They do not feature in the list of 5 Highest Team Totals by DC in IPL. But having said that, they have produced some magical innings in their 12 years of existence.

This can be understood by looking at their top 5 scores in the tournament, all of which are over 200. Delhi has once possessed some of the most destructive cricketers of the shortest format of the game in Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers and David Warner. They still possess some big hitters like Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer.

Let us have a look at the 5 Highest Team Totals by DC in IPL:

5 Highest Scores by DC in IPL


#1. 231/4 vs Kings XI Punjab


Highest Team Totals by DC : Their highest score in an innings was during the 2011 season. It was a very high-scoring affair at the then Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium against Kings XI Punjab. Winning the toss, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist asked Delhi Capitals to have a go at bat first.

Gilchrist probably regretted his decision for a long time, as DC’s openers Virender Sehwag and David Warner lashed out on the Punjab bowlers. Both batters scored 77 runs each. While Sehwag took 48 balls to score those runs, the Australian scored them in just 35 deliveries. Y Venugopal Rao and Naman Ojha carried on the onslaught later to cross the 230-run mark. Kings XI Punjab also scored over 200, but couldn’t win the match.

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#2. 219/4 vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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While the first mention on this list was a very old incident, this innings should be fresh in every Delhi Capitals fans’ memories. In happened in 2018, at the same stadium, against Kolkata Knight Riders. Once again, the opposition skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field first.

Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro started hitting from the very first ball, but most the damage was done by Capitals’ skipper Shreyas Iyer. He played a majestic knock of unbeaten 93 from 40 deliveries. Glenn Maxwell joined the party later to help Capitals build a mountain of runs. Glenn Maxwell was brilliant with the ball as well, as he picked up the wickets of opening batsman Chris Lynn and Piyush Chawla.

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#3. 214/3 vs Gujarat Lions

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Highest Scores by DC: This incident took place a year before Shreyas Iyer wreaked havoc against Kolkata Knight Riders. This was again at the same venue, but this time Delhi skipper Karun Nair won the toss. He asked the now-defunct side Gujarat Lions to bat first.

Suresh Raina’s side batted brilliantly to get to 208. The captain himself scored 77, while wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik scored 65. Delhi Capitals knew the job in hand, and they chased the target down with 15 balls to spare. Pant scored 97 runs from just 43 balls, while Sanju Samson scored 61 runs from just 31 balls. The job was ultimately completed by Shreyas Iyer and Corey Anderson.

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#4. 213/6 vs Mumbai Indians

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Highest Team Totals by DC: This is the first and the only mention, which didn’t happen in Delhi. This incident took place in the Wankhede Stadium just last season. Rohit Sharma won the toss and asked the visitors to showcase their batting prowess first. They did just that, with some precision.

Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer were dismissed early, but Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram built a great partnership. Things were going well, but Capitals were never looking likely to get to 200. Then came Rishabh Pant, who played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 78 runs from just 27 runs. Yuvraj Singh and Krunal Pandya were also good with the bat in this match, but their contributions were not enough for Mumbai Indians to win the match.

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#5. 205/4 vs Mumbai Indians

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Highest Scores by DC: This was against the same opposition, but this time, the match happened in Delhi. The then Delhi Capitals’ skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss this time and decided to bat first. He and Mahela Jayawardene built a strong partnership. While Sehwag scored 73 runs, the Sri Lankan added 55 runs to the score-board.

But the entire complexion of the match changed when former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen came out to bat. The Englishman played a knock of unbeaten 50 from just 26 deliveries. Experienced Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard was taken for 23 runs in just one over. Mumbai Indians fought back well, with Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik playing impressive knocks. However, Indians fell short of the target by quite a big margin.

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