Top 5 highest individual scores in IPL history
IPL 2021 was postponed mid-tournament due to a high rise in the covid numbers, with the situation under control the 2021 season remaining fixtures are also set to continue this month in Dubai. The T20 format is mostly dominated by the batters. And in the past few years of the Indian premier league, we have sighted numerous nerve-wracking knocks across the globe’s best man.
Every season new batting records are set and broken and this edition of IPL is no exception. The new season of the cash-rich Indian premier league is around the corner and in this article, we bring to you some of the best batsmen who have amassed the highest individual scores in the history of IPL. And factually four of the top five scores have been witnessed at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
Chris Gayle (175* vs Pune Warriors, 2013)
Chris Gayle is one of the most renowned, feared, and the finest feared batsman in the world of cricket. He is undeniably the greatest match-winner in T-20 cricket. He has made us an eye-witness to many breath-taking innings over the years. This man can hit sixes at just a stroke.
He had one of the finest innings in T-20 cricket versus the Pune Warriors India in the 2013 edition of IPL. He single-handedly ripped off the bowling attack of the Pune Warriors. He had the advantage to bat at top of the order, on the Bangalore wicket which was custom-made for batsmen, and Gayle scored 175 of just 66 balls with 17 sixes and 13 boundaries at a strike rate of 265.15.
Gayle later made a mockery of bowlers in that innings. RCB posted a mammoth total of 263 runs and they eventually won the game by a huge margin of 130 runs. Gayle also made the list of second-highest run-getter in that itself season with 708 runs.
Brendon McCullum (158* vs RCB, 2008)
Brendon McCullum has produced many eye-drooling innings with the bat in the past. He was the one who set the stage inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League on fire. Coming to bat at top of the order, he scored 158 of 78 balls with 10 boundaries and 13 huge sixes.
He smashed the Bangalore bowlers all out of the stadium. His contribution led to a total score of 222. RCB won later went on to win the game by a big margin of 140 runs.
AB de Villiers (133* vs Mumbai Indians, 2015)
Ab de Villiers is an exceptionally greatest player the world cricket can ever have. And is regarded as one of the best batsmen of this generation. He is often called “MR.360” because of his skills and ability to score all around the ground. Over the past, he has entertained the fans with his unique yet worth watching batting style.
In the 2015 IPL season, he scored an amazing knock of 133 of 59 balls against Mumbai Indians. The entire bowling crew of MI looked confused and in awe of Ab De Villiers. RCB posted a heinous total of 235 runs with the help of an outstanding partnership between Indian and RCB skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Both managed to put together 215 runs standing for the second wicket. RCB emerged victorious by 39 runs in that game.
AB de Villiers (129* vs Gujarat Lions, 2016)
As mentioned previously, he is undeniably the best batsman the world cricket can ever get, AB yet again produced one of the finest knocks in IPL history when RCB had a face-off with the Gujarat Lions in the 2016 IPL edition. He walked down to bat at number three and played an outstanding inning of 129 runs off 52 balls with 10 boundaries and 12 sixes.
He managed to hit every shot possible and that could ever exist in cricket which is why the name 360 came into existence. With the skipper’s assistance, the partnership stood strong and the duo of Kohli and AB helped, RCB put up 248 runs on the board and won the match by 144 runs, which also is the biggest margin victory for any team in the history of IPL.
Chris Gayle (128 vs Delhi Daredevils, 2012)
The storm that Chris Gayle comes with struck DareDevils during the 2012 IPL season. Coming to bat at top of the order Gayle played a stupendous knock of 128 off 62 deliveries which included 13 maximums and 7 boundaries.
He showered a variety of shots and took swiped off the Delhi bowlers in that innings. Gayle’s performance helped RCB to put a huge total of 215 runs on the board. RCB turned victorious against DD by 21 runs.