Getting a high score in the powerplay in the IPL is essential for any team’s hopes of winning a match.
Here we list the 5 highest runs in the powerplay in the IPL and the batsman that scored them.
Kolkata Knight Riders powerplay score 105/0
KKR hold the record for the most runs in the powerplay in an IPL match with the 105 they scored off the opening 6 overs of their match against RCB in 2017.
Sunil Narine who is a particularly dangerous customer in the powerplay scored 54 runs from 16 balls during that period including what was at the time the fastest half century in IPL history with Chris Lynn at the other end adding 49 runs from 20.
In total the pair managed 8 sixes during the powerplay which to date is the equal highest number of sixes in the powerplay in the IPL.
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Chennai Super Kings powerplay score 100/2
Back in 2014 CSK’s effort represented the highest runs in the powerplay in the IPL and the only other example of a team scoring 100 or more in the powerplay.
This game was a run fest from the off with KXIP making an impressive 232/6 in their 20 overs (the 7th highest total in IPL history) largely off the back of a Virender Sehwag century. Coming out to chase such a massive target, CSK knew they would need to score big in the powerplay but lost a couple of cheap wickets.
However, that didn’t stop Suresh Raina launching an incredible counter attack as he finished with the highest runs in the powerplay for an individual batsman, 87 off just 25 balls! To put that into context he alone scored more runs than only the top 3 teams on this list of highest runs in the powerplay in the IPL.
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Chennai Super Kings powerplay score 90/0
CSK’s 2nd appearance on the list but this time Suresh Raina got to sit with his feet up in the dugout while his teammates went about trying to chase down his record for the highest runs scored in the powerplay in the IPL.
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Kochi Tuskers powerplay score 87/2
Going all the way back to 2011 for this one which would remain the highest runs in the powerplay in the IPL for 3 years. It must also rank as one of the most one sided matches in the IPL’s history with Rajasthan being bowled out for a paltry 97 before Kochi Tuskers chased it down in just 7.2 overs.
Brad Hodge had earlier taken career best bowling figures before he came out and smashed 25 in 12 balls during the powerplay with Brendon McCullum (the 3rd time he’s been involved in an innings that resulted in the highest runs in the powerplay) also adding 29 from 12 deliveries as Kochi Tuskers wrote themselves into the record books with the highest runs in the powerplay in what was their penultimate appearance in the IPL.
KXIP poweplay score 86/1
The 5th highest runs in the powerplay in the IPL was hit by KXIP against SRH. Things didn’t start well for KXIP who lost Sehwag 2nd ball of the innings but that didn’t stop Wriddhiman Saha 52 from 23 balls and Manan Vohra 29 from 11 balls cutting lose.
Their efforts in the powerplay helped KXIP chase down 205 with 8 balls spare. As noted above their 13 fours in the powerplay equals the record for most boundaries scored in the powerplay in the IPL.
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