With inaugural IPL being held in 2008. We have had 12 seasons of intense cricketing action through IPL with players from various parts of the world taking part. One of the richest tournaments in the world-IPL has never failed to spark the audience.
In this listicle- Cricwizz takes a look into the top 5 highest individual scores in IPL till date.
1. Chris Gayle: (175 of 66 balls)
Not so surprising- Chris Gayle tops the list here with his dashing 175 of 66 balls which included 17 maximums and 13 fours. He looked unstoppable on that day striking at 265.15. His hard hitting helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach a mammoth score of 263 against Pune Warriors. Royal Challengers bangalore ended up on winning side by 130 runs. Which was then the second highest margin for victory by a team in IPL.
2. Bredon McCullum (158 of 73 balls)
The Knock that changed my life- Bendon McCullum. The statement tells us how much that innings meant for him and also for IPL to get established as a world class entertainment. Nobody who is a cricket lover can forget that innings by Brendon McCullum that night. At the time when T20 was in its baby steps, someone to come up and play an innings was itself a huge achievement.He scored a destructive 158 of 73 balls with the next highest score in that match being 20 showed the sheer domination of McCullum.
His innings helped Kolkata Knight riders reach a massive total of 222. Kolkata Knigh Riders ended up winning the match by 140 runs which was the record for highest victory margin at that time. Though, many innings have of high scores have played this innings of McCullum would stay in the hearts of cricket lovers and is one that could never be replicated.
3. AB De Villers (133 of 59 balls)
With all certainty South African flamboyant Batsman AB De Villers makes it third on the list with 133 of 59 balls at a spectacular strike rate of 225.42 amassing 19 fours and clearing the ropes on 4 occasions. He made all justice to his nametag of Mr.360 in that innings. His 133 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach a winning score of 235. Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up winning the match by 39 runs.
4. Rishabh Pant (128 of 63 balls)
With this innings being played uner pressure after his selection in the team was questioned after repeated failures was a huge achievement for the 22 year old Delhi boy. He striked the ball at a impressive strike rate of 203.17 with 15 fours and 7 sixes. His 128 helped Delhi Daredevils reach 187. Though, his 128 went in vain as Shikar Dhawan and Kane Williamson had other plans for that night as Sunrisers ended up thrashing Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets. But the innings still remains one of the best in IPL history solely because of circumstance in which it was played.
5.Murali Vijay (127 of 56 balls)
Chennai Super King’s dashing opener Murali Vijay was always meant to play a innings like this mainly because of his stroking ability and ability to play long innings.Though usually he takes times to get settled it was completely a different story in this match. He came out all guns blazing striking the ball at a strike rate of 226.78 hitting 8 fours and clearing the fence on 11 occasions. His dashy stroking ability helped CSK reach a humongous 246. Though Rajasthan Royals gave CSK a hard time too and putting the CSK fans at bay by reaching 223 it was CSk’s night as they ended up winning by 23 runs.
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