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Top 8 Highest Powerplay Scores in IPL History: Dominating the Early Game

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The IPL, the toughest and most loved T20 league around the globe, has been organized since 2008, which was his inaugural season. Since then, the IPL has come a long way. It has produced many legends, great records, and a whole lot more in history. There are some records that are very interesting but that very few of you are aware of, and in that context, we will be diving into one of the amazing records, which is the highest powerplay score in IPL’s history. Here in our list, we shed light on the top scores ever scored in powerplay in the Indian Premier League’s history.

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Top 8 Highest Powerplay Scores in IPL History

Score  Team  Opposition Year 
105 Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore 2017
100 Chennai Super Kings Punjab Kings 2014
90 Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians 2015
87 Kochi Tuskers  Rajasthan Royals 2011
86 Punjab Kings Sunrisers Hyderabad  2014
84 Mumbai Indians Delhi Capitals  2015
84 Deccan Chargers Delhi Capitals 2009
83 Royal Challengers Bangalore  Sunrisers Hyderabad 2015

Kolkata Knight Riders (105 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2017)

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Sunil Narine: DNA

In the 46th IPL match of IPL 2017 between RCB and KKR at Bengaluru, the Kolkata Knight Riders made history by making the highest IPL powerplay score ever. The target was to get 159 runs to win, and Sunil Narine walked out to bat with Chris Lynn, who was making a comeback from injury, and Sunil Narine took the charge to revive the lost hopes of KKR and go bonkers against RCB’s bowling attack.

In the same match, the left-hander bagged the fastest ever IPL half-century in just 15 balls. In the first six overs, KKR scored 105 without taking a wicket. Narine’s (54*) and Lynn’s (49*) damage the home team by manifesting the highest powerplay score in league history.


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Chennai Super Kings (100 vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2014)

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While giving chase to the target of 227 marked on the scoreboard by the Punjab Kings in the 2014 edition, CSK batters took charge of the bowlers from the very first ball they faced. However, due to scoring pressure, Faf du Plessis, their opener, got out for a duck. Suresh Raina came in at number three for CSK and displayed a thunderous knock, which helped the yellow army contain 100 runs for two wickets in the powerplay.

Raina bagged a spectacular 87 knock in just 25 balls at a breathtaking strike rate of 348, which is regarded as the best inning ever played in the history of the IPL.

Chennai Super Kings (90 vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2015)

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This was the second time the yellow team, led by MS Dhoni, scored the most runs in power play; this time they bagged 90 runs without losing any wickets. They were chasing a challenging total against the Mumbai Indians at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. CSK’s openers, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, thrashed the opposition bowlers as they threaded a fast and furious stand of 90 runs in the powerplay and registered the highest powerplay score in the following season.

Kochi Tuskers (87 vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2011)

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Going all the way back to the 2011 edition of the Kochi Tuskers score, which they scored against Rajasthan, would cement the highest score of the powerplay for the next 3 seasons. It is also one of the most drastic matches in the IPL’s history, where the Rajasthan Royals bowled out just for a paltry 97 before the Kochi Tuskers cracked within just 7.2 overs.

Brad Hodge pocketed his career-best bowling figures and also smashed 25 runs in 12 balls during the power play alongside Brendon McCullum. They also accumulated 29 from 12 deliveries as the Kochi Tuskers registered into the record books with the highest runs in the powerplay.


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Punjab Kings (86 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014)

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The 5th highest score in powerplay in the IPL was registered by the Punjab Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 edition. Their prime opener, Virender Sehwag, could not help his team as he got out on the send ball he faced, but Wriddhiman Shah and Manan Vohra took charge to get their top score in power play. Their ruthless efforts in the powerplay helped the Punjab-based franchise chase down 205 with eight balls spare.

Mumbai Indians (84 vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2018)

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A high-scoring match in which the Mumbai Indians posted a giant total of 194/7 in 20 overs for the Delhi-based team. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis grouped together to put up 84 runs in the powerplay, helping MI post their highest powerplay score in IPL history. Surya Kumar Yadav scored 32 balls to reach 52 runs, while Evin Lewis scored 48 runs in just 28 balls.

In reply, the Delhi Capitals easily tracked down the target with the services of Jason Roy’s brilliant 91-run innings in just 53 balls.

Deccan Chargers (84 vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2009)

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The Deccan Chargers are another team on this elite list of the most runs in Power Play. In 2009, Deccan Charger bagged 84 runs in the first six overs against Delhi Capitals. The Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist notched up 85 runs in the semi-finals of the 2009 edition season in Centurion, South Africa, to aid his team for such a big score in Powerplay.

Deccan Charges easily got past 154 against Delhi Daredevils in 17.4 overs. Adam Gilchrist was honored with player of the match awards for the quickfire inning. He scored 74 runs out of 85 in just power play.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (83 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015)

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The RCB team, led by Virat Kohli, achieved the feat against SRH in the 2015 edition; they stood together for 79 runs in the powerplay. Virat Koli helped with 44 in 19 balls, and Chris Gayle assisted with 35 in 10 balls. Eventually, RCB’s skipper opted to be the player of the match for his masterful performance in the game.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which team has the highest score in IPL Powerplay?

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) achieved a remarkable feat in IPL history by scoring an impressive 105 runs without losing any wickets during the Powerplay against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 7, 2017.

Which team has the second-highest score in IPL Powerplay?

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) secured the second-highest score in IPL Powerplay, registering a notable total of 100 runs while losing two wickets against the Punjab Kings (PK) on May 30, 2014.

Which team has the third-highest score in IPL Powerplay?

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) further solidify their position in IPL Powerplay records by holding the third-highest score, amassing an impressive total of 90 runs without losing any wickets against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 17, 2015.

Which batsman has scored the most runs in IPL Powerplay?

Suresh Raina, representing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), holds the record for the highest individual score in IPL Powerplay. In a match against the Punjab Kings (PK) in 2014, Raina showcased his exceptional batting skills by scoring an impressive 87 runs off just 25 balls. During his innings, Raina struck an astounding 12 fours and six sixes, leaving a lasting impact on the game.

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