The Indian T20 League has seen some incredibly high-scoring games over the years but some of these teams have gone overboard and compiled jaw-dropping totals. A glance at the five top totals in the Indian T20 League.
Bangalore 263/5 vs Pune
The game is known for the Chris Gayle blitz. Smashing Ali Murtaza and a lot of other Pune bowlers around the park, Gayle blasted a record-breaking 175 in the game in 2013 and helped Bangalore post a record 263 on board in 20 overs, an innings run-rate of 13.15. It remains the highest total in the league, and fourth highest world wide, even after seven years.
Bangalore 248/3 vs Gujarat in 2016
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli went on a rampage in this game in 2016 against Gujarat. On a placid surface at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Kohli and de Villiers made hundreds - 109 (55) and 129 (52) respectively - clocking 20 sixes between them as they compiled a sensational 248. They went on to win the game by 144 runs.
Chennai 246/5 vs Rajasthan
In 2010, Chennai, generally a par total team, hit a sensational 246, then the league record total, in their quota of overs batting first at the Chepauk Stadium. A 56-ball 127 from Murali Vijay drove CSK's charge although the final total was also achieved courtesy a 34-ball 62 from Albie Morkel. Rajasthan put up a stiff effort in the chase, falling short eventually by 23 runs.
Kolkata 245/6 vs Punjab
In 2018, Kolkata put up the highest total in the season in their fixture against Kings at the Indore stadium. The surge was driven by a cracking 36-ball 75 from Sunil Narine at the top and a 23-ball half-century from Dinesh Karthik in the death overs. Andre Russell with a 14-ball 31 also did his bit to help them post a mammoth total. Punjab led a decent effort in the chase with KL Rahul but fell short by 31 runs.
Chennai 240/5 vs Punjab
Michael Hussey's only ton in the Indian T20 League helped Chennai to a record 240/5 in their fixture against Punjab in 2008. The Australian walked in at no.3 and hit 9 sixes in a 54-ball 116. Suresh Raina with a 13-ball 32 and Subramanian Badrinath with a 14-ball 31, finished things with a flourish for Chennai at the Mohali stadium. James Hopes and Kumar Sangakkara led a decent run-chase but they fell short by 33 runs.
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